Edouard and Ferland Mendy slam media mix-ups with rape and sexual assault accused Benjamin Mendy

18 November 2021, 7:23 AM
Chelsea's Edouard Mendy and Real Madrid's Ferland Mendy have complained about media outlets using their images to illustrate news reports about Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy, who has been accused of rape and sexual assault.
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Argentina select three Premier League players for World Cup qualifiers 28 September 2021, 7:28 AM

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has called up three Premier League players for next month's World Cup qualifiers despite the South American country remaining on Britain's COVID-19 travel 'red list'.

Arsenal trounce Tottenham as resurgence continues 27 September 2021, 10:15 AM

Arsenal's resurgence continued with a 3-1 victory over arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur as the two north London clubs continued to move in opposite directions in the Premier League on Sunday.

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SAFPU vows to protect the rights of football players at all times 17 September 2021, 6:18 PM

SAFPU is engaging with the owners of DSTV Premiership club, Royal AM, to make sure the contracts of former Bloemfontein Celtic players are honoured until they expire.

Orlando Pirates registers first win of the season in match against Swallows F.C 11 September 2021, 7:29 PM

Orlando Pirates have registered their first win of the season after they beat Swallows F.C 1-0 in the original Soweto derby at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Man United homecoming is no vacation, says Ronaldo 9 September 2021, 11:39 PM

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo says his return to Old Trafford is not a vacation and he hopes to prove himself again with consistent performances over the next three to four years.

SAFA promises free tickets to vaccinated fans for Bafana Bafana vs Ethiopia match 8 September 2021, 1:05 PM

President of the South African Football Association (SAFA), Danny Jordaan says they will give free tickets for the next coming game of Bafana Bafana versus Ethiopia to people who have been vaccinated.

Heavyweight wins for Ivory Coast, South Africa in World Cup qualifying 7 September 2021, 12:29 AM

Ivory Coast striker Sebastien Haller netted both goals to secure a 2-1 home win over Cameroon while South Africa scored late to beat Ghana in two heavyweight clashes in African World Cup qualifying on Monday.

U.S. opens World Cup qualifying with 0-0 draw at El Salvador 3 September 2021, 7:35 AM

A young U.S. men's national team played a 0-0 tie with El Salvador in the first CONCACAF World Cup qualifier on Thursday in San Salvador, El Salvador.

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Aston Villa, Argentina on collision course over World Cup qualifiers 30 August 2021, 7:22 AM

Argentina said on Sunday Aston Villa's Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia were available for all three of their September World Cup qualifiers, despite the Premier League club saying the players had agreed to only take part in the first two.

Crystal Palace sign midfielder Hughes from Watford 28 August 2021, 2:40 PM

Crystal Palace has signed midfielder Will Hughes from newly promoted Watford on a three-year deal, the south London club announced on Saturday.

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Teams hope to find their feet in MTN8 semi-finals 27 August 2021, 6:37 PM

The MTN-8 first leg semi-finals will provide another opportunity for the four remaining teams to find some rhythm before the international break officially kicks in.

The 2021/2022 DSTV Premiership kicks-off this weekend 20 August 2021, 9:10 PM

The 2021/2022 DSTV Premiership season promises to be one of the most exciting seasons in local football. All eyes will be on the title contenders, but mid-table teams have vowed to fight to finish in the top eight.

Hugo Broos names the Bafana Bafana team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers 19 August 2021, 8:00 PM

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos says he's looking forward to sitting on the bench for the very first time when his team takes on Zimbabwe in a crucial 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier on September 3.

Chippa United head coach Gavin Hunt says players are responding well to attacking tactics 19 August 2021, 6:45 PM

Chippa United head coach Gavin Hunt says the fifteen players he has signed for the upcoming DSTV Premiership are responding well to his attacking tactics. Hunt has signed four players from the Eastern Cape including three internationals from Namibia and Mali.

Golden Arrows book first MTN8 semifinal spot 14 August 2021, 8:41 PM

Golden Arrows have become the first side to book themselves a place in the semi-finals of the MTN-8 competition.

PSG’s signing of Messi rekindles debate on UEFA FFP rules 12 August 2021, 11:14 PM

Paris St Germain's signing of Lionel Messi has re-ignited a debate over the effectiveness of UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, which were designed to curb excessive spending but have been relaxed in the last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Canada take women’s gold after shootout win over Sweden 6 August 2021, 6:18 PM

Canada triumphed with their first gold medal in women's football by beating Sweden 3-2 on penalties after Friday's final ended 1-1 following regular and extra time.

Mexico take bronze with victory over Japan 6 August 2021, 5:36 PM

Mexico secured the bronze medal in the men’s Olympic football tournament by comfortably beating Japan 3-1 on Friday, leaving the hosts in tears at the final whistle. The Mexicans, who lost on penalties in the semi-finals to Brazil, took a 13th minute lead when Wataru Endo tripped Alexis Vega in the box and, after a […]

Asensio strike sets up Spain v Brazil final 3 August 2021, 4:42 PM

Marco Asensio struck in an extra-time winner as Spain ended Japan’s hopes of Olympic gold in men’s football with a 1-0 (aet) victory, setting up a clash with Brazil in Saturday’s final. Defending champions Brazil also had to struggle to make the final, beating Mexico 4-1 on penalties after the game ended goalless after extra-time. […]

Brazil beat Mexico on penalties to reach final 3 August 2021, 1:43 PM

Defending champions Brazil reached the final of the men's Olympic football competition on Tuesday, beating Mexico 4-1 on penalties after the game ended goalless after extra-time.

‘Everything has been a struggle’, says Rapinoe after US loss 2 August 2021, 2:35 PM

The United States women's team's dream of regaining their Olympic crown ended with a 1-0 defeat by Canada in the semi-finals on Monday, leaving veteran Megan Rapinoe admitting the competition had been a "struggle".

ANALYSIS: SAU23’s Olympic fiasco highlights urgent need for national football indaba 2 August 2021, 10:28 AM

These events undoubtedly give rise to the temptation to jump onto the regular bandwagon of rubbishing the national team and local football. But a couple of pertinent questions arise; first and foremost being “and then what?”, writes Sipho Kekana. 

Kubo comes of age as playmaker leads Japan into quarters 30 July 2021, 7:44 PM

With crucial goals in each of Japan's three group games, Takefusa Kubo is delivering on his potential, as the Olympic Games hosts step up their chase for a place on the podium for the first time in over half a century.

SA U23 crash out of Tokyo Olympics winless and without points following 3-0 drubbing by Mexico 28 July 2021, 3:57 PM

The South African U23 side have crashed out of the Tokyo Olympics, winless and pointless, following a 3-0 drubbing by Mexico on Wednesday.

Brazil, Ivory Coast march into quarter-finals, Germany out 28 July 2021, 12:32 PM

Defending champions Brazil advanced to the quarter-finals of the men's Olympic soccer tournament after a 3-1 victory over Saudi Arabia on Wednesday helped them top Group D while Ivory Coast booked their berth following a 1-1 draw with Germany.

Kaizer Chiefs release seven players 27 July 2021, 7:54 PM

Willard Katsande, Kgotso Moleko, Philani Zulu, Lazarus Kambole, Yagan Sasman, Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya, as well as goalkeeper Brylon Petersen will not be kept by the Naturena-based club. 

Chiefs confirm the signing of Keagan Dolly and Cole Alexander 27 July 2021, 5:01 PM

Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the signing of former Mamelodi Sundowns attacking midfielder, Keagan Dolly and former Wits holding midfielder, Cole Alexander.  

Misfiring US held by Australia but reach knockouts 27 July 2021, 1:30 PM

The United States women's soccer team were less than convincing in their goalless draw with Australia on Tuesday but did enough to reach the Olympic tournament knockout stage behind Group G winners Sweden who stayed perfect by beating New Zealand 2-0.

Japan edge towards knockouts, Brazil held, and South Korea find scoring boots 25 July 2021, 5:56 PM

Hosts Japan moved within touching distance of qualifying for the men's soccer knockout stages with a 2-1 win over Mexico at Saitama Stadium on Sunday, while France staged a remarkable comeback to beat South Africa 4-3.

France pierce South African hearts in a seven-goal thriller 25 July 2021, 12:35 PM

France came back from behind three times and took the lead when it mattered most in the dying minutes of the match to beat a much-improved South African U23 side 4-3.