Bafana training chaos

BAFANA Bafana's preparations for Sunday's friendly against Ivory Coast at Mbombela Stadium (3pm) were yesterday thrown into chaos.  

What Senong brings to Bafana

A YEAR ago Thabo Senong was coaching an academy team, Sunward Park High School, at the Gauteng Future Champions tournament.  

Sputla is mainstay to young footballers

"SPUTLA", or Mainstay, was once one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in townships, leaving all and sundry on unsteady legs.  

Chiefs shaken by City and drop points

KAIZER Chiefs had goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo to thank and striker Kingston Nkhatha to blame after they dropped points in a breathtaking 0-0 Absa Premiership draw against Polokwane City.  

COMMENT: Mashaba's secret to Bafana success

FINDING a leader that excites and sparks fire in people is often the one ingredient needed to turn good individual soccer players into an effective winning team.  

Charmza of the week: Darren Keet

Darren Keet deserves the charmza crown this week, after playing a superb game for Bafana Bafana on Wednesday.  

Polokwane City could stun Chiefs

A FEW weeks ago, few would have given Polokwane City a chance of ending Kaizer Chiefs' unbeaten run in the Absa Premiership.  

Bafana Bafana's double dose muthi

BAFANA Bafana may just win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, now that we have a white captain.  

Chiefs cling to log lead

A HIGHVELD storm threatened FNB Stadium towards the end of a narrow encounter.  

Igesund impresses with wins

THERE'S no denying that Gordon Igesund's quick success at SuperSport United has given weight to the argument that the four-times Premier League winner is a better club coach than he is a national team coach.  

Bafana's starting line-up for Nigeria clash

Midfielder Dean Furman retains the captaincy as Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba made three changes to the starting XI which defeated Sudan 2-1 at the weekend in Durban.  

Thanks for getting off the train May

CHEERS May Mahlangu, don't let the door hit you on your way out.  

Fifa's surprise U-turn

FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke has opened the door for the South African government to meddle in football affairs - a complete turnaround from the sports governing body, given its stance on politician's involvement.  

Mashaba silences doubters

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba says whoever still doubts whether he is the right man for the job is doing so 'at their own peril'.  

Guinea volunteers to host AFCON

THE 2015 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) will be held in Equatorial Guinea, the Confederation of African Federations (CAF) said on Friday.  

Naughty's take on soccer

LIFE after football has not been kind to former player William "Naughty" Mokoena.  

SA on the verge of Afcon

When Shakes Mashaba rests his head on his hotel-room pillow on Saturday night, he will do so with the knowledge that he has come through his most challenging assignment in his second stint as national coach to date.  

Letsholonyane on Bafana's bizarre fortunes

Bafana Bafana's bizarre reversal of fortunes, home and away, is a source of constant intrigue for midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane.  

Mwelase was a beacon of hope

MURDERED Bafana Bafana skipper Senzo Meyiwa and Olympic medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, who died in a car accident, received official provincial funerals yesterday. A third name was missing.  

Mark Fish suffers a heart attack

Former South African international defender Mark Fish on Tuesday was recovering from a mild heart attack sustained two days earlier, according to the Afrikaans website  

Hats off to Bafana Bafana, unbeaten to AFCON

Shakes Mashaba's boys learnt how cruel the game can be last night, when after taking a two-goal lead, they had to settle for a 2-all draw.  

Proteas in a spin without JP

WHAT would JP do? The question lurks like swirling smoke above the debris of South Africa's one-day series in Australia.  

Soccer ref goes to jail for match-fixing

THE Bellville Commercial Crimes Court on Friday sentenced former Safa referee, Clifford Malgas, to four years behind bars on two counts of corruption and perjury.  

Shoes finds his feet uplifting community

AFTER years of working hard to cultivate a menacing hardman image on the football pitch, Bernard "Shoes" Lushozi is now showing his softer side.  

Sudan visited Senzo Meyiwa's grave

Sudan's national team visited  the grave of Senzo Meyiwa on Friday.  

Safa talks tough on Mahlangu ban

TOUGH-talking Safa chief executive Dennis Mumble will not entertain taking back May Mahlangu into the national team.  

COMMENT: Is it end of the road for OJ?

ONE has lost count of the number of times the once great Mbulelo Mabizela's wheels have come off due to his short fuse and hitting the bottle big time.  

Bafana off to Guinea

BAFANA Bafana are going to Equatorial Guinea, the new hosts of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, after overwhelming Sudan in their penultimate qualifier.  

May Mahlangu banned from Bafana Bafana

Coach Shakes Mashaba has said May Mahlangu's days with Bafana are over.  

Inquiry into Mwelase's death launched

ONE of the first doctors to attend to Phindile Mwelase after she was knocked out last month allegedly thought the fallen female boxer was merely "exhausted".  

'Teenage' now teaches teens

TO those lucky enough to have seen him, the name Nelson "Teenage" Dladla will conjure up an unforgettable image - a tongue flicking in and out of the mouth like a cobra ready to strike.  

Goalkeeper's big task to fill Senzo Meyiwa's shoes

SHAKES Mashaba is bracing himself for a tough week of preparation in Durban for Bafana Bafana's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.  

Bafana players visit Senzo Meyiwa's grave - PHOTOS

Bafana Bafana players paid their respect to Senzo today.  

Platinum Stars to focus on PSL action

Despite having successfully booked their spot in the Telkom Knockout final at the end of the month, Platinum Stars coach Allan Freese is already turning his attention to fixing Dikwena's stuttering Premiership form.  

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