Tag - Morocco

Hlongwane looking to come good against Atlas Lions

By Andile Dladla & Mandla Dladla Bongokuhle Hlongwane has opened up to the local media about his four month stay so far in the USA after joining up with the rest of the Bafana Bafana squad that will face Morocco in the opening Group K match of the 2023 Cote d’Ivoire African Nations Cup tournament. “Everything...

Zambia offers to bail out African football

Zambia has shown African solidarity by coming to the rescue and volunteered to host the CAF U-17 tournament that was cancelled on the eve of kick-off in Morocco. Morocco announced on march 8, two days before the tournament was supposed to have kicked off, that the 12 nation youth festival would be cancelled due to...

Safa lodge appeal against CAF suspension

The South African Football Association (SAFA) officially lodged an appeal against the decision of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to impose a US$65 000 fine as well as suspension from two future FUTSAL AFCON tournaments for their decision to withdraw from the tournament. South Africa appears to be basing their argument on the minutes...

South Africa withdraws from 2020 CAF Futsal

The South African Football Association (SAFA) executive committee has taken a painful but necessary decision to withdraw from the CAF 2020 FUTSAL African Cup of Nations tournament scheduled for Laayoun in Western Sahara from January 28 to February 7. The SAFA CEO Gay Mokoena has been mandated by the executive committee to write a letter...

Political undertones in Morocco and Bafana tie

A battle of wits will be waged at the Al Salaam Stadium at 18H00 on Monday when South Africa line-up against Group D leaders Morocco in the final group match of the expanded 2019 African Nations Cup tournament in Cairo. Beside the expected tactical tussle between Herve Renard (Morocco) and Stuart Baxter (South Africa), there...

Jordaan must fire officials sleeping on duty

The time has come for SAFA President Danny Jordaan to flex his muscles, wield the big stick and lash a couple of lazy officials within his organization on their buttocks for dropping the ball at a time when we expect everybody to keep their eyes on the ball. I am aware that the Department of...