Excitement as SAFA launches women’s league but funding still a concern

21 August 2019, 8:55 PM
SAFA Vice-President Ria Ledwaba says the historic launch of the National Women’s League, which will get underway this week, is a perfect platform for corporate South Africa to play its part in funding women’s football.
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East London to get a taste of Pro14 rugby 16 August 2019, 6:05 PM

The Southern Kings will play one of their 11 Guinness Pro14 home games in East London this season.

Thulani Hlatshwayo and other players
Hunt changes tune on Hlatshwayo 16 August 2019, 3:10 PM

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt says the club's captain, Thulani Hlatshwayo, is going nowhere.

Novak Djokovic
Djokovic advances to quarter finals at the Cincinnati Masters tournament 16 August 2019, 12:40 PM

World number one, Novak Djokovic, is one of only four seeded players who made it to the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament.

Andy Murray
Murray to play singles in Winston-Salem Open 16 August 2019, 7:30 AM

Andy Murray will play in the singles at next week’s Winston-Salem Open as he continues his comeback from hip surgery, tournament officials told Reuters on Thursday.

Western Province
Griquas gearing up for Province clash 15 August 2019, 4:11 PM

The Griquas are pulling out all stops to face the Western Province in Kimberley on Friday in their Currie Cup match.

Semenya laments lack of support from other women in sport 15 August 2019, 2:35 PM

Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, who has been locked in a battle over her testosterone levels with athletics authorities, said on Wednesday that she has not felt supported by other women in sport.

Pitso Mosimane
Sundowns coach blames himself for one-all draw 15 August 2019, 10:10 AM

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has blamed himself after his team was held to a one-all draw by Chippa United in an Absa Premiership match in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday night.

Rassie Erusmas
Rassie tweaks team for Argentina clash 14 August 2019, 5:16 PM

With their first match of the Rugby World Cup a little more than a month away, Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has decided to rest most of his star players in cotton wool for Saturday's farewell test match against Argentina in Pretoria.

Djokovic and Federer advance to Cincinnati Masters third round 14 August 2019, 4:25 PM

Top seed Novak Djokovic and third-seed Roger Federer have advanced to the third round of the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament.

Wallabies
All Blacks need no reminder on how to bounce back 14 August 2019, 12:12 PM

The All Blacks (New Zealand) have had no shortage of advice on how to rectify last week's 47-26 defeat to Australia but one thing is clear, the forwards must stamp their authority on Saturday's game right from the first whistle if they are to retain the Bledisloe Cup.

Simbine on world mission but rues Semenya absence 14 August 2019, 10:05 AM

South African sprinter Akani Simbine will look to become the fastest man on earth at next month’s world championships but he will run with a heavy heart that his compatriot and friend Caster Semenya will not be joining him in Doha.

De Bruin resigns from Springbok coaching team 14 August 2019, 8:18 AM

Swys de Bruin has resigned from the Springbok coaching team.

Second Mpumalanga Cycle Tour kicks-off end August 13 August 2019, 7:14 PM

A second Mpumalanga Cycle Tour for 2019 takes place at the end of August. 

SA Schools rugby team crush Argentina 13 August 2019, 5:14 PM

The South African Schools rugby team recorded their second win of the SA Rugby Under-18 International Series.

Sharapova wins sets up Barty battle in Cincinnati 13 August 2019, 12:00 PM

Maria Sharapova overpowered Alison Riske 6-3 7-6(4) at the Cincinnati Masters on Monday to set up a tantalising second-round battle with world number two Ash Barty, who defeated the Russian at 2019’s Australian Open.

Commonwealth Games chief Louise Martin
Commonwealth stands firm on shooting exclusion despite India threat 13 August 2019, 7:54 AM

Commonwealth Games chief Louise Martin insists shooting will not be part of the 2022 edition in Birmingham despite a threat by India to boycott the entire event in protest.

Farouk Khan wowed by Eastern Cape football talent 12 August 2019, 8:47 PM

Former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach Farouk Khan says there’s a need for coaches to share knowledge to the benefit of football development in the country.

Ndimeni humbled by family support during Banyana’s Cosafa win 12 August 2019, 7:39 PM

Banyana Banyana midfielder Busisiwe Ndimeni says she was humbled by her family’s presence at the 2019 Cosafa Women’s Championship.

Springboks 20% off their mark despite Rugby Championship win – Erasmus 12 August 2019, 5:00 PM

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus believes that his side is still 20 percent off their benchmark going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup despite winning The Rugby Championships.

Siya Kolisi
Kolisi to return against Argentina 12 August 2019, 2:43 PM

South Africa will have captain Siya Kolisi back for their one-off test against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, but it is likely to be a slow reintroduction to the team, coach Rassie Erasmus said.

Molokwane happy with the success of the Spar National Championship 12 August 2019, 2:33 PM

Netball South Africa President Cecilia Molokwane was happy with the success of the Spar National Championship that took place in Johannesburg last week.

Banyana make it a hat-trick of Cosafa Women’s Championship titles 12 August 2019, 2:29 PM

South Africa made it a hat-trick of Cosafa Women’s Championship titles when they defeated Zambia with a sole goal in the senior women’s final in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

Benni flattered by Bafana rumours but focus is on Cape Town City 12 August 2019, 2:23 PM

Bafana Bafana legend Benni McCarthy says it is flattering to hear his name being spoken about as possibly being the next men's senior national team coach.

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal wins fifth Rogers Cup title after beating Medvedev 12 August 2019, 10:23 AM

Rafa Nadal has won his fifth Rogers Cup title, after beating Russian Daniil Medvedev in straight sets in Montreal.

Australia spearhead Cummins wants to play all five Ashes tests 12 August 2019, 7:39 AM

Australia paceman Pat Cummins wants to play all five matches in the Ashes series and is looking forward to rejoining the fray in his first test at Lord's on Wednesday.

‘Tongan Thor’ prop Tupou signs four-year Australia deal 12 August 2019, 6:05 AM

Promising young Australia prop Taniela Tupou has signed a four-year contract extension that will keep him with the Wallabies and Queensland Reds until after the 2023 World Cup.

Sundowns loses 2-1 to AS Otoho d’Oyo in CAF Champions League 11 August 2019, 7:17 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns have started their 2019/20 CAF Champions League campaign on a low note

Desiree Ellis
Banyana successfully defend COSAFA Women’s Championship 11 August 2019, 6:22 PM

Banyana Banyana beat Zambia with a solitary goal to lift the 2019 COSAFA Women's championship cup in a final played at Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

Daniil Medvedev
Nadal to square off with Medvedev for Rogers Cup 11 August 2019, 2:56 PM

Top seed Rafael Nadal of Spain will face Russian eighth seed, Daniil Medvedev for the Rogers Cup title in Montreal later on Sunday night

Chadwick on pole for W Series title race 11 August 2019, 1:14 PM

Title favourite Jamie Chadwick took pole position for the championship-deciding Brands Hatch round of the all-female W Series on Sunday with Dutch rival Beitske Visser qualifying fifth.