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Royal battle looming for Sundowns against ASFAR Ladies

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies team coach Jerry Tshabalala was this week satisfied about the inaugural CAF Champions League draw that paired his team against Vihiga Queens of Kenya, Rivers Angels of Nigeria and ASFAR of Morocco in Group B Group A is headed by Egyptian hosts Wadi Degla, AS Mande of Mali, Hassacas Ladies of Ghana...

What has gone wrong down Lamont way?

Is trouble brewing in Lamontville, the home of Abafana bes'thende in the south of Durban, the holiday capital city of South Africa? We asking this question because, following their implosion against Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN second leg semi-final 3-0 loss in Pretoria, we started hearing sweet gossip whispered in our eager ears. One gossip monger...

Flames lie in wait to torch Banyana Banyana in Cosafa

The 2021 COSAFA Women’s tournament gets underway in Nelson Mandela Bay metropolitan with the sad absence of three original members that seems to be constant absentees during the last couple of years. As Angola gets proceedings underway against Mozambique and hosts South Africa entertains Malawi in a double-header programme, the absence of the three island...

Super Falcons gunning to down Banyana Banyana

By Andile Dladla The Nigerian Super Falcons, which is the senior women national team of Nigeria, have a mountain to climb against the South African senior national team in the Aisha Buhari International Cup in Lagos today. Although Nigeria quickly established dominance over South Africa when Banyana Banyana were re-admitted to international football during 1992, the...

Ask not what the country can do for you!

By Mandla Dladla Former United States President John F Kennedy once delivered a heart-warming speech during his inauguration in 1961 and that historical speech has inspired both children and adults alike, not to mention one Siyabonga Khusela. On that fateful January day on the steps of the capital in Washington 60 years ago, Kennedy said: “Ask...

Mzansi …. a country of endless possibilities!

By Mandla Dladla and Andile Dladla There are two distinctive landmarks that are identified with Soweto township and have become popular tourists attractions thanks to a large extend to the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament that was staged in the country. The two gigantic towers are awash with eye-catching graffiti which vividly captures the spirit...

Banyana fancy their chances in Buhari Cup

By Mandla Dladla and Andile Dladla The inaugural Aisha Buhari Cup scheduled for Nigeria on Wednesday September 15 offers the continent’s greatest rivals an opportunity to fine tune their squads ahead of the African Women Nations Cup which would also serve as the 2023 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis has assembled her...

Bavuma is a township boy who has become national hero

By Mandla Dladla and Andile Dladla To be appointed captain of your country is the greatest honour that could be bestowed on you as an individual and Temba Bavuma does not take lightly the responsibility he carries on his huge shoulders. The South African cricketer is currently captain of the South African national team in One...

Bafana on the summit but it is still early days

A single swallow does not signal the arrival of summer, but there has been enough evidence to suggest that perhaps Hugo Broos is on the road to resuscitating Bafana Bafana following a critical World Cup qualifying 1-0 victory over Ghana on Monday. There was a little bit of skepticism when he dismantled the team he...