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Bafana’s date with Angola proceeds as planned

The final preparatory match between South Africa and Angola scheduled for Cairo on Wednesday afternoon is back on track after initial reports indicated that it could be called off due to a strike by Palancas Negras players. Reliable sources indicated that the Palancas Negras had downed tools in Portugal demanding to be paid outstanding allowances...

Mothiba brace guides Strasbourg to French final

South African striker Lebo Mothiba grabbed a brace as Racing Strasbourg put paid to Bordeaux’s ambitions of progressing any further in the French League Cup semi-final at the Stade de la Meinau on Wednesday evening. It has certainly been a watershed year for Mothiba who really come of age and will now face his compatriot...

Mothiba’s team honour victims of terror attack

Lebo Mothiba’s team wore specially designed shirts for their Ligue 1 match away to Stade Reims on Saturday in honour of the victims of the of a terrorist attack in their city on Tuesday but still suffered a heart-breaking 2-1 loss. Four people died and more than 10 were seriously injured during the attack at...

Mothiba challenges Mbappe in golden boot

South African striker Lebo Mothiba climbed to seventh spot in the French golden boot race after scoring his eighth goal of the season when his club Racing Strasbourg was held to a 2-2 draw by Caen in the French League on Sunday. Pablo Martinez opened the scoring for Strasbourg in only the fifth minute of...

Daggers drawn by Super Eagles and Bafana

As Bafana Bafana intensified their preparations for the “All or Nothing” tie at Steyn City on Wednesday, their Saturday opponents also stepped up their training at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Wednesday for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying battle at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. The entire squad selected by coach Gernot...

Mothiba scores winning goal for his French side

South African striker Lebo Mothiba shook off the cobwebs of Tuesday’s drab scoreless draw against Seychelles in the African Nations Cup qualifier to grab the winning goal for his side in the French League on Saturday. Adrien Thomassen opened the scoring for Strasbourg away to Monaco in the 17th minute and Mothiba, who came closest...

Bafana made me sing in the rain after Seychelles rout

I’m sniffing and sneezing like crazy, feeling extremely hot but miserable under additional blankets the Government of my household has removed from where she had packed them at the beginning of September, just to cover me and make me feel warmer. But I’m not feeling any better or warmer; I’m just feeling hot and sweating....

Spectre of another Cape Verde haunts Bafana Bafana

Is it a sign of the times, that a team ranked a mere 10 places above bottom positioned Pakistan at 189 in the world, should send shivers down the spines of South Africa who are former African champions and have appeared in three FIFA World Cup finals?   There was a sense of urgency during training...

Mothiba strikes fear in France

South African striker Lebo Mothiba warmed up for the upcoming back-to-back African Nations Cup qualifying fixtures against Islanders Seychelles when he grabbed a brace for his club Strasbourg in the French Ligue 1 on Saturday. Mothiba, who missed the last AFCON qualifier against Libya when his club withdrew him claiming he had strained his thigh,...

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