Spain’s footballing authorities have given Barcelona the green light to make an emergency signing after confirming forward Ousmane Dembele will miss at least the next six months with a hamstring issue.
It’s less than six months to the Tokyo Olympics in Japan later this year and the South African U23 national football team will kick-off their preparation for the tournament with the international calendar in March.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says he does not know when Lionel Messi will return to action after another injury setback, as his side travel to Getafe on Saturday in La Liga seeking a first away win in eight matches in all competitions.
Coach Zinedine Zidane expressed frustration about Real Madrid’s growing injury list this season, after it emerged that defender Ferland Mendy will miss Wednesday’s visit of Osasuna for a La Liga match.
South African Football Association vice-president Ria Ledwaba is hoping that more PSL teams will come on board in the women’s national league that was officially launched on Thursday. Only Mamelodi Sundowns and Bloemfontein Celtic will be the only two PSL teams in the twelve-team league.