Articles Posted in the " Soccer " Category

  • On The Hunt For A Coach

    On The Hunt For A Coach: The South African Football Association (Safa) has confirmed it will get the ball rolling in their search for a new coach next week when members of its technical committee meet to discuss a possible replacement for the sacked Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba. The country’s hottest football seat became vacant when the Safa […]


  • Gordon Returns

    Gordon Returns: Gordon Igesund is not just back in the Premier Soccer League‚ where he has had a varied‚ mostly highly successful‚ and colourful coaching career – he has also returned home to Highlands Park‚ 47 years later. Former Bafana Bafana coach Igesund – the four-time league title winner at Manning Rangers‚ Orlando Pirates‚ Santos and […]


  • Improved Cape Town City

    Improved Cape Town City: Cape Town City’s gradual improvement was evident in their goalless draw against Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium in Soweto last night It was the first time Orlando Pirates were kept scoreless this season. Though the first half was goalless, it was not entirely uneventful, as Eric Tinkler’s side were a far better outfit […]


  • Orlando Pirated Take Victory

    Orlando Pirated Take Victory: Two men made all the difference as Orlando Pirates snatched valuable away points at Ajax Cape Town on Tuesday taking a 2-1 victory. Ndoro now has a total of five goals from his first two league games of the season while Mhlongo made it clear that Pirates had erred by leaving him out […]


  • Victory For Wits

    Victory For Wits: Goals from Eleazar Rodgers in the 22nd minute‚ Elias Pelembe in the 38th and Gabadinho Mhango in the 44th saw Wits overwhelm the new PSL team for a healthy lead to take to the second leg at Cape Town Stadium this past Saturday. Wits played the last 12 minutes with 10 men after goalkeeper […]


  • Bafana Bafana Beat Egypt

    Bafana Bafana Beat Egypt: South Africa salvaged some pride in an otherwise difficult international window by beating North African giants Egypt 1-0 at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday night. The victory – a third successive triumph in the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge – takes some of the pressure off coach Shakes Mashaba following a morale-sapping 1-1 draw with […]


  • Bafana Bafana News

    Bafana Bafana News: Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane took the unusual step of a public forum to call for some of his club’s Premier Soccer League assignments to be postponed and for his players to be left out of the national team to prepare for their upcoming African Champions League semifinal. But he said he has not […]


  • SA And Iraq Football Team Leaves Rio Olympics

    SA And Iraq Football Team Leaves Rio Olympics: South Africa and Iraq bowed out of the 2016 Men’s Olympic Football tournament after playing to a 1-1 draw at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo on Wednesday evening. Despite the match ending in stalemate, this was a one-sided affair as Iraq dominated proceedings either side of the half-time break. However, […]


  • Junior Bafana Hold Brazil Off

    Junior Bafana Hold Brazil Off: South Africa’s men’s Olympic team held on for 21 minutes plus four more of added time with 10 men to hold Brazil to a 0-0 draw in their opening game of Rio 2016 at Etsadio Nacional Mane Garrincha in Brasilia on Thursday night. The South Africans’ brave, intense and dramatic fighting result […]


  • SA U-20 Move Closer To African Youth Championship

    SA U-20 Move Closer To African Youth Championship: While the senior national team will not be participating in next year’s African Nations Cup finals‚ South Africa’s junior sides are on the march and the under-20 team aim to make the step up this weekend. The under-23 side are practising for their appearance at next month’s Rio Olympics […]


  • Vera Pauw Blasts Sascoc

    Vera Pauw Blasts Sascoc: The team were left scrambling this week to book accommodation for the Rio Olympics‚ and without accreditation for several members of their travelling party Vera Pauw Banyana Banyana coach states. Pauw questioned the role that Sascoc (the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee) had played‚ saying that four players and four technical staff have […]


  • Bafana Bafana Tough Challenge

    Bafana Bafana Tough Challenge: Southern African heavyweights Zambia and a Swaziland side who have won five of their last six matches meet on Sunday afternoon to decide who will face Bafana Bafana’s in Wednesday’s semifinal. Some experimentation in the line-up disrupted the South Africans’ flow further. Abbubaker Mobara was utilised in defensive midfield rather than defence‚ […]


  • Bafana Bafana World Cup 2018 Hopes

    Bafana Bafana World Cup 2018 Hopes: Bafana Bafana’s lowly position on the FIFA World Rankings means they will face an arduous road to the finals as they are likely to be placed in Pot 3 for the draw at Confederation of African Football (CAF) headquarters in Cairo. The 20 remaining teams will be drawn into five groups‚ […]


  • Cosmos Hopes Still Alive

    Cosmos Hopes Still Alive: Jomo Cosmos have kept their hopes of survival alive with a 1-0 win over University of Pretoria in their relegation dog-fight at Olen Park in Potchefstroom on Sunday. It started with Mukamba shooting at goal from the edge of the box‚ but failed to fully connect. The ball found its way to Mashumba‚ […]


  • Lack Of Transformation

    Lack Of Transformation: Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has now revoked the rights of four of the country’s biggest federations from hosting international tournaments. The South African Rugby Union‚ Cricket South Africa‚ Athletics South Africa and Netball South Africa have been barred from hosting international tournaments‚ the sports minister announced‚ following their failure to meet their transformation targets. The […]


  • Unfit To Coach

    Unfit To Coach: Beleaguered Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim ”Shakes” Mashaba faces a dressing-room mutiny as increasingly unhappy players begin to protest against his regime. Such is the growing discontent that some players are seriously thinking about not turning up when Bafana resume their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations campaign and they have pleaded with the South […]


  • 70th Spot On The Latest FIFA Rankings

    70th Spot On The Latest FIFA Rankings: Bafana Bafana have remained in 70th spot on the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday. Shakes Mashaba’s team has played a two-legged crucial Afcon qualifiers against Cameroon since the previous rankings which were released in March – drawing 2-2 in Limbe and playing to a goalless draw in the return […]


  • Shakes Mashaba Refuses To Give Up

    Shakes Mashaba Refuses To Give Up: Mashaba pronounced at a muddled press conference on Tuesday night that Bafana could still qualify as one of two best runners-up. South Africa’s position in Group M, in bottom place and on three points, is desperate. If Cameroon or Mauritania win one more game, Bafana cannot win their group. “Truly speaking, we […]


  • Soccer News

    Soccer News: Chiefs were always going to be up against it coming back from a 1-0 home defeat against the team from Ivory Coast in the first leg at FNB Stadium last Saturday. Mamelodi Sundowns are now the sole remaining South African team left campaigning in continental competition. Downs drew 1-1 against Congo’s AC Leopards in Dolisie […]


  • 33 Year Coma

    33 Year Coma  : Thirty-three years ago the beefy footballer, then 34, walked into a Lyon hospital for some routine surgery to correct a troublesome knee. By the time he left, he would never talk, walk or move any of his limbs again. The 67-year-old can breathe on his own, without the assistance of a machine, and has […]