Nigeria claim eighth bronze medal at Afcon

18 July 2019, 4:10 PM
Nigeria have finished third for the eighth time at the African Cup of Nations tournament after beating Tunisia 1-0 in a third and fourth play-off match at Al Salam stadium in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday night.
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Kohli’s “mic drop” gesture adds to the spectacle, says Root 2 August 2018, 2:59 PM

England captain Joe Root took Virat Kohli's "mic drop" gesture in good spirit and said the India skipper's mocking imitation of him had added to the spectacle of test cricket.

The Lions will take on the Crusaders
Lions upbeat ahead of Super Rugby Final against Crusaders 2 August 2018, 2:22 PM

The Lions will have a good chance to win the Super Rugby crown in Christchurch New Zealand on Saturday if they can bully the Crusaders' forwards into submission.

Kaizer Chiefs fans due in court for stadium violence 2 August 2018, 11:55 AM

Eleven Kaizer Chiefs fans will appear in Durban Regional Court on Thursday in relation to the Moses Mabhida stadium vandalism.

Cancer-stricken Lyle sends emotional message to fans 2 August 2018, 6:02 AM

Cancer-stricken Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle thanked friends and fans in an emotional message Thursday after deciding to halt his treatment for leukaemia.

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.

De Kock hits quickfire 87 to set up ODI win 1 August 2018, 10:07 PM

South Africa opener Quinton de Kock's attacking 87 set up a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second one-day international on Wednesday, handing the tourists a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

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PSL to pronounce on suitability of Thohoyandou Stadium 1 August 2018, 3:12 PM

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) will make a final decision on Thursday on whether the Thohoyandou stadium in Limpopo is suitable for PSL games

Kenya’s Mweresa fails dope test ahead of African showpiece 1 August 2018, 8:28 AM

The AIU recommended the new regulations to the IAAF as a crucial step in protecting the integrity of the sport.

Proteas eye 2-0 lead in ODI series against Sri Lanka 1 August 2018, 6:02 AM

The Proteas will look to take a step closer to winning the One-Day International series against Sri Lanka when the two teams do battle in the second match on Wednesday.

Chiefs’ new coach receives work permit 31 July 2018, 6:53 PM

Kaizer Chiefs football club has confirmed that its new coach, Giovanni Solinas, has received his work permit and will be on the touchline for the Amakhosi's first fixture of the new ABSA Premiership season.

Murray beat McDonald in Citi Open tennis tournament 31 July 2018, 2:59 PM

Britain's Andy Murray fought back from a set down to advance to the second round of the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington.

Mitchell wants battling Bulls to splash cash on Springboks 30 July 2018, 8:17 PM

Former All Blacks coach John Mitchell reportedly wants 90 million rand (about $6,850 mn/5,850 mn euros) to bolster Super Rugby strugglers Northern Bulls for the 2019 season.

Lions include doubts Dyantyi, Brink in final squad 30 July 2018, 8:09 PM

Injury doubts Aphiwe Dyantyi and Cyle Brink have been passed fit to travel with the Golden Lions for the Super Rugby final against the Canterbury Crusaders this Saturday.

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.

Olympic champion Skofterud dies in jet-ski accident at 38 30 July 2018, 4:47 PM

Norwegian cross-country skier Vibeke Skofterud, an Olympic gold medallist and double world champion in relay, has died in a jet-ski accident at 38, Norwegian authorities said.

No beach for Hamilton as he plans to turn heat up in title duel 30 July 2018, 11:34 AM

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton has no intention of lazing on a beach as Formula One takes its annual European summer break following his resounding triumph in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.

Johnson bounces back to win first Canadian Open crown 30 July 2018, 7:23 AM

World number one Dustin Johnson rebounded from a shock early exit at the British Open to capture the Canadian Open title on Sunday for his third victory of 2018.

Hamilton claims victory in Hungary 29 July 2018, 6:02 PM

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position for Mercedes on Sunday to go into the August break with a 24-point lead over Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel.

SA beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in first ODI 29 July 2018, 3:08 PM

Jean-Paul Duminy hit an unbeaten 53 as South Africa beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the first one-day international in Dambulla on Sunday.

Lions need to be alert from the start in Super Rugby final 29 July 2018, 11:36 AM

 Being alert from the start and avoiding giving away early points will be top of the agenda as South African's Lions prepare to face the Canterbury Crusaders in Saturday's Super Rugby final in Christchurch.

Hamilton strikes in the wet to seize pole in Hungary 29 July 2018, 6:43 AM

Formula One world championship leader Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes on pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday amid thunder, lightning and plumes of spray.

Argentine’s Mayer beats Kovalik of Slovakia in German Open 28 July 2018, 5:20 PM

Argentina's Leonardo Mayer has booked his place in the final of the German Open tennis tournament in Hamburg.

Ajax Cape Town accepts ‘relegation decision’ 28 July 2018, 9:07 AM

Ajax Cape Town Chairperson Ari Efstathiou says they have accepted that they will have to play their football in the National First Division next season.

Amajimbos advance to Cosafa youth final 27 July 2018, 9:25 PM

The South African under 17 football team has advanced to the final of the COSAFA Youth Championship in Mauritius.

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.

I couldn’t look at a football after the World Cup: Neymar 27 July 2018, 12:04 PM

Brazil superstar Neymar admits that after his nation's quarter-final defeat to Belgium at the World Cup he couldn't look at a ball and didn't want to see any of the remaining matches.

Lions name squad to play in semis on Saturday 26 July 2018, 9:01 PM

The Lions have one more hurdle to clear, before a third consecutive Super Rugby final.

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Mandela Boxing Festival to go ahead in Bloemfontein 26 July 2018, 8:35 PM

Organisers of the Mandela Boxing Festival are confident the main bout will go ahead on Friday night in Bloemfontein.