Sundowns, Chiefs hit the ground running with convincing victories in the MTN 8

11 August 2018, 8:55 PM
Goals in each half handed Mamelodi Sundowns a convincing win in the first quarterfinal match of the MTN eight.
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FIFA ban former African Player of Year Bwalya 10 August 2018, 8:02 PM

Zambia's former African Footballer of the Year, Kalusha Bwalya has been banned from the game for two years by world governing body FIFA after an investigation into his links to banned Qatari official Mohammed Bin Hammam.

Ghanaian match officials banned in CAF clean-up 7 August 2018, 5:27 PM

Seven referees and linesmen from Ghana have been handed lengthy bans as CAF on Tuesday announced a new round of sanctions for match officials caught up in a bribery sting.

David Wheater and Saido Berahino
Berahino switches international allegiance to Burundi 7 August 2018, 3:34 PM

Forward Saido Berahino is eligible to play for Burundi in next month’s African Nations Cup qualifiers after FIFA approved his application to switch international allegiance, the country’s football federation said on Monday.

Ronaldo’s Juventus debut to be streamed live on Facebook 6 August 2018, 5:11 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo's debut for Juventus is among a series of games from Serie A and Spain's La Liga to be broadcast for free on Facebook in the UK and Ireland this season.

Standard Bank and Bloemfontein Celtic legal battles continues 6 August 2018, 2:42 PM

A protracted legal tussle is looming between cash-strapped ABSA Premiership club, Bloemfontein Celtic, and Standard Bank South Africa.

Grealish in action in a pre-season friendly
Tottenham way off in valuation of Grealish, says Villa’s Bruce 3 August 2018, 3:15 PM

Tottenham Hotspur have yet to make a formal bid for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish and are some way off in their valuation of the player, the Championship club's manager Steve Bruce said.

English FA preparing for potential 2030 World Cup bid 2 August 2018, 5:30 AM

England's Football Association (FA) is carrying out a study into the feasibility of hosting the 2030 World Cup finals, FA chairman Greg Clarke said in a statement on Wednesday.

Collina steps down as UEFA’s refereeing boss 2 August 2018, 5:15 AM

Former World Cup final referee Pierluigi Collina has stepped down as UEFA's refereeing boss after eight years for personal reasons, European soccer's governing body said on Wednesday.

New MTN8 season kicks off 30 July 2018, 6:27 PM

Football players and fans are excited about the imminent start of the new season after the World Cup break.

Junior Nare to lead Amajimbos against Angola 28 July 2018, 3:16 PM

South African under 17 sensation, Junior Nare, will be carrying the hopes of Amajimbos, when they take on Angola, in the final of the 2018 COSAFA Youth Football Championship in Port Louis, Mauritius, on Sunday.

Iwobi boost as Emery looks to reload Gunners 27 July 2018, 6:16 PM

Arsenal boss Unai Emery on Friday said Nigeria's Alex Iwobi was set to sign a new deal, in a boost to his efforts to fire the Gunners back to the big time.

Carl Ikeme
Wolves and Nigeria ‘keeper Ikeme retires after leukaemia battle 27 July 2018, 5:33 PM

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme confirmed his retirement from professional football on Friday following a battle with acute leukaemia.

Alex Ferguson thanks medics for life-saving surgery 26 July 2018, 7:25 PM

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson thanked medics for saving his life and said he felt humbled by the huge outpouring of sympathy in his first public comments since undergoing emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage in May.

Andre Ayew joins Fenerbahce on loan 26 July 2018, 6:15 PM

Ghanaian international Andre Ayew was heading to Istanbul on Thursday where he will join Fenerbahce after the club announced a one-year loan from Swansea City.

German FA boss admits mistakes in Ozil affair but rejects racism accusations 26 July 2018, 4:01 PM

German Football Association (DFB) head Reinhard Grindel on Thursday said he should have made clearer that racism is unacceptable after midfielder Mesut Ozil quit the national team citing "racism and disrespect" over his Turkish roots.

Darmian can leave Man United for the right price, says Mourinho 26 July 2018, 2:48 PM

Manchester United will release their Italian defender Matteo Darmian if they receive a suitable bid in the transfer window, manager Jose Mourinho has said.

Ajax Cape Town withdraw interdict to stop start of season 26 July 2018, 1:39 PM

Judge Denise Fisher has granted the Premier Soccer League leave to appeal against her ruling in the matter involving Ajax Cape Town and Zimbabwean international, Tendai Ndoro.

France’s Pavard wins World Cup goal of the tournament 25 July 2018, 8:05 PM

France right-back Benjamin Pavard has won the 2018 World Cup goal of the tournament award for his stunning strike against Argentina, FIFA announced on Wednesday.

Mamelodi Sundowns
Mamelodi Sundowns gear up for CAF Champions’ League 25 July 2018, 5:29 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns are gearing up for a crucial CAF Champions’ League Group C match against AS Togo Port at the Loftus Versfeld on Friday.

Erdogan accused of using Ozil saga to push Turkey’s Euro 2024 bid 25 July 2018, 4:32 PM

German politicians on Wednesday accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of using Mesut Ozil's controversial retirement from international football to boost Turkey's bid to host Euro 2024 -- and weaken Germany's.

Bayern star Boateng poised for PSG move, if price is right 25 July 2018, 3:14 PM

Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng could join Paris Saint-Germain providing the price is right, the German giants' chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge suggested on Wednesday.

World Cup stars dominate FIFA best player award shortlist 24 July 2018, 6:58 PM

French World Cup winners Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane were included alongside perennial candidates Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on a 10-man shortlist for the FIFA best player award on Tuesday.

Mesut Ozil
Erdogan says called Ozil, praises decision to quit German team 24 July 2018, 2:06 PM

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said he had spoken to Turkish-origin football star Mesut Ozil after his decision to quit the German team on the grounds of racism, offering his praise for the Arsenal player's move.

Salisu Yusuf
Nigeria coach denies cash inducement claims 24 July 2018, 1:55 PM

Nigeria's chief coach Salisu Yusuf has denied any wrongdoing after footage broadcast on Tuesday showed him accepting money from undercover reporters posing as football agents.

Pussy Riot members lose appeal over World Cup pitch invasion 23 July 2018, 9:09 PM

A Russian court on Monday threw out appeals by Pussy Riot punk group members after they were sentenced to brief jail terms for invading the pitch at the World Cup final.

Merkel respects Ozil’s decision to quit German team 23 July 2018, 3:12 PM

Mesut Ozil's decision to quit playing for Germany unleashed a racism storm in Berlin on Monday, but earned the applause of Ankara with a Turkish minister hailing "a goal against the virus of fascism".

AC Milan cleared to compete in Europa League after court overturns Uefa ban 20 July 2018, 5:02 PM

The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday overturned a decision by European soccer body UEFA to ban AC Milan from next season's Europa League competition, saying the Italian club's finances had improved after a recent ownership change.

Fabinho backs Liverpool to win title, dreams of luring Mbappe to Anfield 20 July 2018, 4:08 PM

Liverpool's new midfielder Fabinho says his club can wrestle the Premier League title away from Manchester City while he tries to lure France star Kylian Mbappe to Anfield.

Brighton sign South Africa star Tau 20 July 2018, 2:27 PM

Brighton signed South Africa star Percy Tau from Mamelodi Sundowns on Friday, with the Premier League club set to send the forward on loan for the coming season.

Mourinho confident World Cup heroics will lift Pogba 18 July 2018, 9:51 PM

Jose Mourinho is confident that the euphoria of lifting the World Cup will provide a boost to Paul Pogba's club career at Manchester United.