Mourinho’s tenure off to a flying start at Spurs

23 November 2019, 5:03 PM
Jose Mourinho got off to the best possible start as Tottenham Hotspur manager as his new side beat West Ham United 3-2 at London Stadium on Saturday, their first Premier League away win in 10 months.
Jose Mourinho
Egypt's Mohamed Salah
This award is big very big for me: Salah 9 January 2019, 4:18 PM

Egypt striker Mohamed Salah was voted as the African Footballer of the Year for the second successive year at the Confederation of African Football’s awards ceremony in Dakar on Tuesday.

FIFA President Gianni Infentino
FIFA should expand 2022 World Cup to 48 teams if possible – Infantino 2 January 2019, 4:09 PM

FIFA should, if possible, increase the size of the soccer World Cup in Qatar in 2022 to 48 from 32 teams, the global governing body's president Gianni Infantino said.

Samir Nasri
 Frenchman Nasri completes West Ham move after doping ban 1 January 2019, 11:53 AM

West Ham United have signed free agent Samir Nasri until the end of the campaign with the French midfielder having completed an 18-month doping ban, the Premier League side said on Monday.

Celtic player celebrating in front of fans
Celtic supporters not pleased with management 1 January 2019, 9:03 AM

Supporters of the cash strapped Bloemfontein Celtic have heavily criticised the club's management for failing to inform them about the developments in the team.

Manchester City
Liverpool open up six-point lead as Man City lose again at Leicester 26 December 2018, 8:05 PM

Liverpool moved six points clear at the top of the Premier League as the leaders eased past Newcastle 4-0 at Anfield and Manchester City were beaten for the second time in five days, 2-1 at Leicester.

Aaron Mooy
Mooy ruled out of Australia’s Asian Cup defence 24 December 2018, 2:40 PM

Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy has been ruled out of Australia's Asian Cup defence after a thorough assessment of his knee ligament injury, Football Federation Australia (FFA) said on Monday.

Amazulu players on the field
AmaZulu claim KZN derby bragging rights 23 December 2018, 12:30 PM

AmaZulu claimed the KZN derby bragging rights after beating Golden Arrows by two goals to NIL in an ABSA Premiership match played at the King Zwelithini stadium in Umlazi.

World Cup winners France organised yet unexciting, says Xavi 21 December 2018, 8:15 PM

Former Spain and Barcelona midfielder Xavi has said France’s World Cup triumph this year left him feeling “unenthusiastic” due to their style of play.

Tottenham's Dele Alli celebrates scoring their second goal
Tottenham take revenge on Arsenal to reach League Cup semis 20 December 2018, 6:04 AM

Tottenham Hotspur gained sweet revenge over north London rivals Arsenal as goals in each half by Son Heung-min and Dele Alli earned them a 2-0 win on Wednesday and a League Cup semi-final place.

Former Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho
Mourinho says he has a future in football after United sacking 19 December 2018, 8:42 PM

Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday that he still had a future in football following his sacking as Manchester United Manager, but he would not talk about his departure out of the "deepest respect" for his former colleagues.

Darren Fletcher
Interim coach would hold United back: Fletcher 19 December 2018, 6:29 AM

Manchester United run the risk of "writing off" next season as well as the remainder of the current one if they appoint an interim manager to replace Jose Mourinho, former United midfielder Darren Fletcher has said.

FIFA bans Gambia football head for 4 years for corruption 18 December 2018, 4:22 PM

FIFA has banned Seedy Kinteh, former president of the Gambia Football Federation, from all football activities for four years after finding him guilty of bribery and corruption, world soccer’s governing body said on Tuesday.

Alain Giresse
Giresse named new Tunisia coach 14 December 2018, 5:46 PM

Former France international Alain Giresse was named Tunisia coach by the country’s football Federation on Thursday after signing an 18-month deal.

Jack Wilshere.
West Ham’s Wilshere faces spell out due to ankle injury 14 December 2018, 10:13 AM

West Ham United midfielder Jack Wilshere has sustained an ankle injury, putting him in doubt for a busy run of Premier League fixtures for December.

Barca visit Levante with Dembele in spotlight again 13 December 2018, 5:05 PM

La Liga leaders Barcelona visit Levante on Sunday with the cloud of in-form Ousmane Dembele’s latest misdemeanour hanging over them.

Tottenham Spurs celebrate
Tottenham’s draw against Barca sends them to last 16 12 December 2018, 3:56 PM

Tottenham Hotspur produced a bold and spirited performance, coming from behind to grab a 1-1 draw at Barcelona which saw them finish second in Champion’s League Group B and reach the last 16 at the expense of Inter Milan on Tuesday.

Pogba and Mourinho
Mourinho urges Pogba to lead by example against Valencia 12 December 2018, 11:32 AM

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba must rediscover his best form and lead by example in Wednesday's Champions League tie at Valencia, manager Jose Mourinho has said.

Amajita advance to 2018 COSAFA final 12 December 2018, 8:13 AM

South Africa (Amajita) has advanced to the final of the COSAFA under-20 youth Championship after a hard fought 1-0 victory over Angola in Kitwe. 

Christiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo wants to resume Messi rivalry in Italy 11 December 2018, 9:36 AM

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo would like Barcelona's Lionel Messi to leave Spain and rekindle their rivalry by joining him in the Italian top flight.

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.

Baroka FC logo
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.

Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates emblems.
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.

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.