Africa

WHICH OVER-AGE PLAYERS CAN DA GAMA SELECT?

The summer Olympic games in Brazil are a mere six months away. And Baby Bafana earned the right to compete at the multi-sport event scheduled for Brazil in August following a grueling qualification in Senegal where they won bronze and a ticket to Rio. However, the International Olympic Committee rules allows coaches to spice up...

NFF OFFICIAL BRUTALLY KILLED AT HOME

Angola and Nigeria observed a minute’s silence prior to the start of their African Nations Championship (CHAN) practice match at the TUKS Stadium in Pretoria on Wednesday afternoon in honor of a Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) official who was shot dead in his native country the same day.   Ibrahim Abubakar (43) who was head of...

NIGERIA AND ANGOLA TIE END IN STALEMATE

Two teams heading for the CHAN tournament in Rwanda bored a handful of spectators with an uninspiring performance until the last two minutes when their practice match exploded into a fierce contest at the TUKS Stadium in Pretoria on Wednesday afternoon. Angola and Nigeria played out a storming 1-1 draw in Pretoria where both they...

COURT ORDER TO PREVENT MALAWI ELECTIONS

By Thomas Kwenaite Walter Nyamilandu swept the boards and won a fourth four year term during the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Presidential elections held in Blantyre on Saturday.   There were fears earlier in the day that the elections might not take place after some disgruntled candidates were granted an injunction by a civil court to...

SA Rugby lost opportunity to transform

Twenty years after former SA State President Nelson Mandela came shuffling onto the pitch wearing a green and gold Springbok jersey to promote racial reconciliation, many South Africans are not convinced the 2015 Rugby World Cup squad had shed its reputation as a bastion of white privilege. The roars of approval that greeted Mandela's decision...

MTAWALI IN CHARGE OF THE FLAMES

By Thomas Kwenaite Ernest “Wire” Mtawali was considered among the finest if not most elegant player ever to grace local football fields, bossing first the Bloemfontein Celtic and later the Mamelodi Sundowns midfield that he reminded many followers about the legendary former Dutch star Ruud Gullit. In fact, there were so many similarities between the two;...

Nigerian U17 Stars Linked With European Giants

  Gareth Bale's agents have signed four of Nigeria's U17 FIFA World Cup-winning stars, and they are now being linked with teams such as Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. Britain's biggest football agency, Stellar Group, who represent Bale, has signed up Nigerian youth midfielders David Enogena, Joel Osikel and Kelechi Nwakali, as well as striker Samuel...