PSL Big 3 shifts focus back to the League

30 November 2018, 3:12 PM
The ABSA premiership's so-called big three will look to collect maximum points this weekend as they shift their focus to the league after they all won their CAF competition matches midweek.
Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates emblems.
David Luiz of Chelsea celebrates after scoring.
Chelsea hands Manchester City first defeat 9 December 2018, 7:33 AM

Chelsea inflicted champions Manchester City's first Premier League defeat of the season with a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge that allowed Liverpool to go top of the table on Saturday.

Kaizer Chiefs axe coach, appoint Ernst Middendorp 7 December 2018, 8:28 PM

Kaizer Chiefs football club has appointed a new coach after Giovanni Solinas quit halfway through his first season in charge.

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Baroka FC will not be intimidated by Orlando Pirates 6 December 2018, 9:33 PM

Baroka FC Assistant Coach Bushy Moloi says they will not be intimidated by the in-form Orlando Pirates.

Rafinha falling after tackle.
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha ruled out for six months 5 December 2018, 6:35 AM

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha will be sidelined for six months after a knee operation, the Spanish champions confirmed Tuesday.

Amajita win their COSAFA opening match 4 December 2018, 6:36 AM

South Africa opened their 2018 COSAFA under 20 Youth Championship on a high by thumping a hapless Mauritius 5-0 on Monday.

Diego Costa
Atletico’s Costa to undergo surgery in Brazil 3 December 2018, 5:40 PM

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa faces a long spell on the side lines after the La Liga club said on Monday he has taken the decision to undergo surgery in his home country of Brazil to treat a chronic foot injury.

Banyana Banyana celebrate goal
Call for equality in soccer players’ salaries 2 December 2018, 8:44 AM

Calls are mounting for female soccer players to get the same remuneration as their male counterparts in South Africa.

Cameroon stripped of right to host 2019 African Nations Cup 1 December 2018, 7:41 AM

Cameroon has been stripped of the right to host the 2019 African Nations Cup finals due to delays in preparations for the tournament and security concerns.

CAF Champions League
Pirates, Sundowns score in CAF Champions League 29 November 2018, 7:50 AM

Both Pirates and Sundowns scored good wins in the CAF Champions League prelim round last night.

Newcastle revival continues with victory at Burnley 27 November 2018, 3:43 PM

Newcastle United surged clear of the Premier League relegation zone after a Ben Mee own goal and Ciaran Clark’s header in the first half helped them to a 2-1 win at struggling Burnley on Monday.

Banyana Banyana players practicing
Banyana close to qualifying for the World Cup 27 November 2018, 8:46 AM

They face Mali at the Cape Coast Stadium in a match that will determine qualification for the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup in France.

Luis Suarez
Barca striker Suarez to miss two weeks for knee treatment 26 November 2018, 6:02 PM

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez will be out of action for two weeks as he undergoes stem cell treatment on his right knee, the Spanish champions said Monday.

Mane extends Liverpool contract 23 November 2018, 7:13 PM

Forward Sadio Mane has agreed a new long-term contract with Liverpool, the Premier League club said. The Senegal international, 26, joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2016 for 34 million pounds ($43.8 million) and has scored 40 goals in 89 games for the Anfield club.

Claudio Ranieri
Ranieri to ‘tinker clever’ as Fulham seek survival 23 November 2018, 9:43 AM

New Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri intends to "tinker clever" as he seeks a winning formula to preserve the west London club's Premier League status.

Bantwana lost four-one to Brazil at the FIFA Under 17 Women's World Cup.
Bantwana returns after loss to Brazil 21 November 2018, 10:19 AM

South Africa's Under 17 women's soccer side will return from Uruguay with little to show for their efforts.

Dylan Kerr appointed new coach of Back Leopards.
Black Leopards appoint new coach 20 November 2018, 9:32 AM

PSL strugglers, Black Leopards FC, have appointed a former English professional footballer, Dylan Kerr, as Head coach.

Nigeria's Victor Moses celebrates scoring
Four more countries qualify for African Nations Cup finals 19 November 2018, 7:04 PM

Morocco and Nigeria added their names to the list of African Nations Cup qualifiers after Saturday’s preliminaries, with Mali and Uganda also booking their place at next year’s finals.

Swiss reach semis with remarkable win over Belgium 19 November 2018, 5:11 PM

Switzerland recorded a remarkable come-from-behind victory when they walloped Belgium 5-2 to advance to the UEFA Nations League finals.

Algeria team mates celebrate
Mahrez double books Algeria’s spot at Nations Cup finals 19 November 2018, 4:29 PM

Riyad Mahrez scored two stunning goals as former winners Algeria qualified for next year’s African Nations Cup finals on Sunday, with Guinea, Mauritania and the Ivory Coast also sealing their places.

Banyana won one-nil again Nigeria.
Banyana win against Nigeria 19 November 2018, 5:38 AM

Banyana Banyana striker Thembi Kgatlana has attributed her player of the match performance against Nigeria in their opening match of the 2018 Africa Women's Cup of Nations to her hardworking teammates.

Banyana Banyana celebrate goal
Banyana eye three points against Nigeria 18 November 2018, 5:54 PM

Three precious points are at stake at the Cape Coast Stadium in Ghana where Banyana Banyana will go for the jugular against Nigeria in their opening match of the 2018 Africa Women's Cup of Nations.

Bantwana practicing
Bantwana earn first ever point at World Cup 14 November 2018, 8:22 PM

South Africa recorded their first ever point at a FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup with a goal-less draw against Mexico in Uruguay on Tuesday night.

Coach and players practicing
Baxter urges South Africans to support Bafana 14 November 2018, 5:36 PM

Bafana Bafana players and their coach, Stuart Baxter, have urged South Africans to come out in their numbers and rally behind the team on Saturday in a crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match against Nigeria at the FNB stadium.

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Bantwana played to a goalless draw against Mexico 14 November 2018, 7:53 AM

Fellow group B teams Brazil and Japan also played to a goalless draw, so the four teams in the group are all square.

English FA to cut foreign players in Premier League: report 13 November 2018, 8:15 PM

In a bid to deal with Brexit and boost the number of homegrown players, the English Football Association (FA) is planning to reduce the number of overseas players in Premier League squads to 12 from 17.

Joe Cole
Former England and Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole retires 13 November 2018, 5:45 PM

Former England and Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has announced his retirement from football on Tuesday bringing the curtain down on a 20-year professional career.

Juan Quintero
Colombian player survives shooting attack after match 13 November 2018, 3:20 PM

Deportivo Cali defender Juan Quintero narrowly escaped injury when his car was shot at after the Colombian team failed to make the first division playoffs, local media reported on Monday.

Bantwana hit by a number of injuries .
Bantwana hit by a number of injuries 13 November 2018, 12:33 PM

Bantwana are playing in their second World Cup event, having also qualified for the 2010 edition in Trinidad and Tobago. Coach, Simphiwe Dludlu, says her players should just enjoy the experience.

Higuain apologises for sending off in Juve defeat 12 November 2018, 5:43 PM

AC Milan forward Gonzalo Higuain has apologised for getting dismissed against Juventus, the club that sent him to San Siro on loan this season, during a 2-0 defeat on Sunday in which he also missed a first-half penalty.

Al Ahly teammates on the field
Al Ahly face hot reception at Esperance in African final 8 November 2018, 4:40 PM

Egypt’s Al Ahly are clear favourites to extend their record streak of African club competition titles when they take a 3-1 lead over Esperance into their Champions League final second leg in Tunisia on Friday after a drama-filled build-up.