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The man who haunts Pirates to this day

By Andile Dladla & Mandla Dladla Former Maluti FET College coach lamented the short fused attitude of club owners who do not hesitate to pull the trigger on coaches, unaware of the trauma, emotional damage they causing as well as unconsciously destroying careers. Morena Ramoreboli, the man who masterminded Maluti FET College’s stunning 4-1 triumph over...

Basetsana and She Zebras lead race to Panama

The decision by the Botswana Football Association (BFA) to appoint German Dr Caroline Baun last year as assistant to senior men national coach Adel Amrouche was a masterstroke. She is not only involved in the senior national men team but her influence in the women game has been nothing short of miraculous. Somehow, she seems...

Senong to intensify preparations for AFCON

South Africa will enter a critical stage of their preparations for the CAF U-20 African Cup of Nations tournament scheduled for Niger next February when coach Thabo Senong calls up a squad of at least 30 players for final assessment. Speaking at the KwaMahlobo Festive Games in Meadowlands on Wednesday, Senong revealed that he had...

Banyana thrown in tough World Cup draw

South Africa were thrown into certainly one of the toughest groups when they were paired with former champions Germany, Spain and China for the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals at La Seine Island in Paris on Saturday evening. The other African representatives Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses were thrown into Group E with Canada, Netherlands and New...

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...

Magnificent seven for Banyana Banyana

It is not done and dusted yet, but it is safe to say that Banyana Banyana took a significant step closer to qualifying for the knockout stage of the African Women Cup of Nations when they handed Equatorial Guinea a 7-1 beating at the Cape Coast in Ghana on Wednesday evening. Following a 5-0 pasting...

Super Falcons bounce back from Banyana defeat

The Super Eagles bounced back into contention magnificently to hand Zambia a 4-0 beating in the second Group B game of their African Women Cup of Nations tournament in the Cape Coast in Ghana on Wednesday. Following a shock 1-0 loss in their opening match against South Africa on Sunday, the defending champions put the...

SA not distracted by Eq Guinea off-field drama

It is now official and the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAF) has rejected Kenya’s appeal following their ejection from the African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) and cheating Equatorial Guinea reinstated and latter have already played and lost 5-0 to Zambia. Equatorial Guinea were found guilty by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Disciplinary...

Banyana Banyana pluck Super Falcons feathers

Houston Dash forward Linda Kgatlana came off the bench and smashed a long-range strike that sailed beyond the groping hands of goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi in the 85th minute as South Africa edged the Super Falcons 1-0 in Gold Coast on Sunday. This was the opening match of the ongoing African Women Cup of Nations tournament...

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...

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