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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Medvedev into Montreal final, Nadal advances after Monfils withdraws 11 August 2019, 10:39 AM

Rafa Nadal will play Russia's Daniil Medvedev for the Rogers Cup title in Montreal on Sunday  after injured Frenchman Gael Monfils withdrew from his semi-final match with the Spanish top seed on Saturday.

Bodybuilding flexes muscles as niche sports Pan Am moments 11 August 2019, 8:39 AM

El Salvador's Yuri Rodriguez and Paulina Zamora claimed the first, and perhaps the last, Pan Am Games bodybuilding gold medals on Saturday as some of the world's niche sports enjoyed their moment in the spotlight.

Pollard shines as South Africa clinch Rugby Championship 11 August 2019, 6:48 AM

A Handre Pollard-inspired South Africa warmed up for the World Cup in superb style by beating Argentina 46-13 in the southern hemisphere's Rugby Championship in Salta on Saturday to claim their first major international trophy in a decade.

Serena rallies past Bouzkova into Toronto final 11 August 2019, 6:36 AM

Serena Williams rallied to avoid a stunning upset and secure a 1-6 6-3 6-3 semi-final win over Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova at the Rogers Cup on Saturday, setting up a title showdown with local teenager Bianca Andreescu.

Green Eagles beat Pirates 1-0 in CAF Champions League match 10 August 2019, 7:00 PM

Orlando Pirates have lost their opening match of the CAF Champions League by one goal to nil against Zambian side Green Eagles

Reece Hodge
Australia humble New Zealand for Bledisloe Cup 10 August 2019, 1:59 PM

Australia given themselves a huge boost ahead of the World Cup when they stunned a New Zealand side, reduced to 14 men for half the match, 47-26 in a thrilling Rugby Championship test in Perth on Saturday.

Mike Brown
Te’o, Brown dropped by England after brawl 10 August 2019, 11:25 AM

Backs Ben Te'o and Mike Brown were excluded from the final week of an England training camp after being involved in an altercation during a team social event, The Times newspaper reported on Saturday.

Japan beat United States 34-20 to win Pacific Nations Cup 10 August 2019, 9:15 AM

Japan overpowered a dogged United States 34-20 to win the Pacific Nations Cup in Suva on Saturday and enjoy a timely confidence boost six weeks out from hosting the World Cup.

Serena rolls past Osaka in Toronto, Halep retires 10 August 2019, 6:35 AM

Serena Williams moved into the Rogers Cup semi-finals on Friday with a maiden career victory over Naomi Osaka in their first meeting since the American's infamous row with an umpire overshadowed last year's U.S. Open final.

Appointment of Nkwe hailed 9 August 2019, 7:21 PM

Highveld Lions bowler Nono Pongolo has hailed the appointment of his former coach Enoch Nkwe, as Proteas interim team director, as a step towards the right direction.

Eric Tinkler on the field
Home form key for Maritzburg Utd this season – Tinkler 9 August 2019, 4:50 PM

Maritzburg United will be aiming for a winning Absa Premiership start on home territory when they welcome Highlands Park to the Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday night.

Sundowns players on the field
Mabunda anticipating a tough encounter in Congo-Brazzaville 9 August 2019, 2:51 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Tiyani Mabunda is anticipating a tough encounter against Otoho dÓyo from Congo-Brazzaville in the preliminary round of the first leg CAF Champions League clash against away on Sunday.

Indian board complies with national anti-doping agency 9 August 2019, 1:37 PM

The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has shed its apprehensions about efficiency of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) and will come under its ambit, a sports ministry official said on Friday.

US makes splash in pool to get past 200 medals at Pan Ams 9 August 2019, 8:23 AM

Led by another productive day in the pool, the United States sailed through the 200 total medal barrier at the Pan Am Games on Thursday and warned there was more to come.

United offload Lukaku, Spurs strengthen as window shuts 9 August 2019, 7:05 AM

Manchester United succeeded in offloading striker Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan on a transfer deadline day which saw plenty of business but few jaw-dropping deals from Premier League clubs.

Many changes for Cheetahs squad ahead of Sharks game 8 August 2019, 9:11 PM

Coach Franco Smith has made many changes to his Cheetahs side ahead of their Currie Cup clash against the Sharks at Kings Park Stadium in Durban on Saturday.

Banyana march into their third successive Cosafa Championship final 8 August 2019, 8:33 PM

South Africa will meet Zambia in the final of the 2019 Cosafa Women’s Championship on Sunday after defeating Zimbabwe 3-1in the second semi-final played at Wolfson Stadium on Thursday.

Boks focused on winning small battles in order to overcome Argentina – Erasmus 8 August 2019, 8:15 PM

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus has emphasized that they are only focused on winning the small battles in order to overcome Argentina in their final Rugby Championships clash in Salta this Saturday night.

Zambia qualify for their first Cosafa Women’s Cup final 8 August 2019, 6:14 PM

Zambia  will play in the their first Cosafa Women’s Cup final on Sunday after defeating Botswana 4-0 in the first semi-final at Wolfson Stadium on Thursday.

Sharks fighting for Currie Cup play-off spot 8 August 2019, 5:00 PM

The Sharks face an uphill battle to qualify for the Currie Cup play-offs after they lost to the Pumas in Nelspruit last weekend.

Hilton-Smith reflects on her tenure at Safa 8 August 2019, 4:01 PM

After serving South African football with distinction for the past 21 years, former SAFA Technical Director of women’s football Fran Hilton-Smith, appears to have some reservations about her forced retirement.

Serena storms into third round in Toronto 8 August 2019, 10:20 AM

Serena Williams made a solid start to her first US Open tune-up with a 6-3 6-3 victory over Elise Mertens on Wednesday while Naomi Osaka took a step closer to regaining her world No. 1 ranking by reaching the last 16 of the Rogers Cup.

Soccer ball
Juventus and Man City swap Danilo and Cancelo 8 August 2019, 6:45 AM

Juventus have completed a deal with Manchester City which will bring defender Danilo to Turin in exchange for right back Joao Cancelo, the two clubs said on Wednesday.

Mosimane takes CAF competitions seriously 7 August 2019, 8:47 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says he will never be in charge of a team that has got no ambition of winning silverware and compete in the CAF competitions.

Top eight teams set their eyes on the MTN8 Cup 7 August 2019, 8:42 PM

All eight teams that finished in the top eight in last season's ABSA Premiership have set their sights on winning the season's first cup competition.

DR Congo coach Ibenge quits after Cup of Nations 7 August 2019, 8:36 PM

Democratic Republic of Congo coach Florent Ibenge added his name to the list of post-Africa Cup of Nations departures when he announced on Wednesday that he was leaving the job.

CAF rules are not fair: Mosimane 7 August 2019, 8:06 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says the African football governing body CAF rules are not fair. 

Hopefully I will be considered for Bafana Bafana: Morena 7 August 2019, 7:41 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns utility player Thapelo Morena is hoping to be considered for Bafana Bafana selection by the future national team coach.

South Africa to play Zimbabwe in Cosafa Semis 7 August 2019, 7:06 PM

Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis says the defending champions of the women’s Cosafa Cup need to be on top of their game when they face Zimbabwe in the semi-finals at Wolfson Stadium on Thursday (kick-off at 15:30).

Nasief Morris laments Stuart Baxter’s resignation 7 August 2019, 4:36 PM

Former Bafana Bafana defender Nasief Morris says it is disappointing that Stuart Baxter resigned as the national team coach last week.