Bantwana captain admits lockdown break a challenge for the team

1 April 2020, 9:12 PM
The South African U-17 Women’s National Team captain Jessica Wade says the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic is a double challenge for her and her young peers, adding it will take concerted hard work and discipline from them to juggle between school and the national team once everything is back to normality.
Leverkusen players agree pay cut amid virus pandemic 1 April 2020, 7:01 PM

Bayer Leverkusen players, staff and management on Wednesday unanimously agreed to accept an unspecified pay cut as the Bundesliga remains suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Preventative medicine to take priority, says Dr Tswaane 1 April 2020, 6:44 PM

Baroka FC team doctor Happy Tswaane believes this period of coronavirus (Covid-19) will change the medical landscape for many clubs in South Africa.

Lions coach content with domestic changes 1 April 2020, 5:02 PM

Lions coach Wandile Gwavu is happy that the playing structures for next season have not been tampered with too much.

Mental strength will be key after this lockdown: Manyama 1 April 2020, 4:01 PM

Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs attacker Lebogang Manyama has emerged as a serious contender for the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Footballer of the Season award and the lockdown period has not dampened his spirit as they remain in chase of the Absa Premiership title. Manyama has been one of the shining stars in the Chiefs […]

2020 Wimbledon expected to be cancelled on Wednesday 1 April 2020, 3:15 PM

Wimbledon organisers are expected to announce the cancellation of the grasscourt grand slam on Wednesday due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the German Tennis Federation (DTB) vice-president Dirk Hordorff.

England’s Buttler to auction World Cup final shirt for coronavirus fight 1 April 2020, 7:47 AM

Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has said he will auction the shirt he wore in England’s 2019 World Cup final victory to raise funds for efforts to fight the coronavirus.

Broadcaster predicts La Liga restart in July with no fans 1 April 2020, 4:39 AM

Spain's La Liga could recommence in July without spectators, the head of a major broadcaster has said, adding that the season was likely to be cancelled if a player tested positive for the coronavirus once the campaign had restarted.

ECB announces 61 mln pounds aid package due to coronavirus 31 March 2020, 10:06 PM

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced a 61 million pounds ($75.63 million) aid package on Tuesday to help the English game withstand the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan businessman paid $8.2 mln by Olympics bid lobbied figure at center of French corruption probe 31 March 2020, 9:41 PM

A businessman who received millions of dollars for his work on Tokyo’s successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, which was postponed last week due to the coronavirus, said he played a key role in securing the support of a former Olympics powerbroker suspected by French prosecutors of taking bribes to help Japan’s bid.

Is Carteron heading to the PSL? 31 March 2020, 8:06 PM

Having coached in Central, West and now in North Africa, Zamalek head coach Patrice Carteron has his sights on coaching in the Southern African region with Premier Soccer League (PSL) being his preferred destination.

Springboks and Stormers captain appeals to South Africans to unite 31 March 2020, 6:28 PM

Springbok and Stormers captain Siya Kolisi says all South Africans need to pull together and play their part as the world faces the Coronavirus pandemic.

Safpu opposes salary cuts in the PSL due coronavirus’ football suspension 31 March 2020, 5:11 PM

In responding to COVID-19 pandemic which has brought the whole world to a standstill, resulting in almost all the football leagues around the world being suspended, the world’s football mother body FIFA has established a task force.

Sports personalities appeal to South Africans to stay at home 31 March 2020, 4:35 PM

Banyana Banyana vice-captain and AC Milan star Refiloe Jane has appealed to South Africans to stay at home during the lockdown period of 21 days.

IOC set July 23 next year for start of delayed Olympics 30 March 2020, 3:03 PM

The postponed Olympic Games will now begin on July 23 next year and run until August 8, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee said on Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to plan for them properly this year.

Wimbledon will be cancelled, says German tennis official – report 30 March 2020, 9:13 AM

 Wimbledon organisers will announce the cancellation of the grasscourt Grand Slam this week due to the coronavirus pandemic, German Tennis Federation (DTB) vice-president Dirk Hordorff has told Sky Sports.

Law confident of securing Olympic spot despite Tokyo Games postponement 30 March 2020, 4:00 AM

Four years after being inspired by watching compatriot Justin Rose claim gold at the Rio Olympics, Bronte Law had all but secured a spot on the British golf team before the 2020 Tokyo Games were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Man City’s Gundogan says Liverpool deserve title if season cancelled 29 March 2020, 9:44 PM

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan says it would only be "fair" for rivals Liverpool to be awarded the English Premier League trophy if the season cannot be completed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Knicks owner Dolan tests positive for coronavirus 29 March 2020, 8:19 PM

New York Knicks owner James Dolan has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Fans turn to Belarus to fill void as virus puts sport on hold 29 March 2020, 1:24 PM

With professional soccer at a virtual standstill around the globe, fans in need of their weekly fix are turning to the Belarusian Premier League to fill the void as it carries on with matches despite the coronavirus outbreak.

Tokyo Olympics could happen in July next year 29 March 2020, 8:41 AM

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese organisers are in final stages of talks to set the opening date for the Tokyo Games in July next year, Japanese media said.

Tennis stars rally in fight against coronavirus 29 March 2020, 4:00 AM

Novak Djokovic and his wife, Jelena, are donating 1 million Euros about $1.1 million to buy ventilators and other equipment for hospitals in their native Serbia to assist in the fight against the coronavirus.

‘Challenge’ to decide who covers cost of postponing Games: Mori 28 March 2020, 5:25 PM

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee president Yoshiro Mori has told international federations that deciding who foots the bill for postponing the Games to 2021 will be a "major challenge", Olympic news website reported on Saturday.

SA rugby legend tests positive for COVID-19, urges South Africans to follow the rules 28 March 2020, 4:31 PM

Springbok rugby legend Danie Gerber has contracted the coronavirus. Gerber says he travelled a lot in the past two weeks, including more than four flights, and it is impossible to say where he picked up the virus.

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Jones tells England to follow ‘head coach Boris Johnson’ in fight against COVID-19 28 March 2020, 12:14 PM

England coach Eddie Jones said in a video message on Friday that the nation needs to get behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson in order to defeat the coronavirus.

Coronavirus will not be opportunity for drug cheats says WADA chief 28 March 2020, 9:50 AM

World Anti-Doping Agency chief Witold Banka had a message on Friday for any athlete thinking they could take advantage of the gap in drug-testing created by the coronavirus outbreak "we will catch you" and "eliminate you".

Pros take pay cuts as Australians face weekend sporting void 28 March 2020, 6:45 AM

As Australians embarked on the unprecedented novelty of a weekend without sport on Saturday, negotiations continued between professional leagues and players over wage cuts to ensure they survive the coronavirus shutdown.

ICC postpones World Cup qualifiers due to coronavirus 27 March 2020, 6:12 PM

The International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday that all qualifying events for the 2021 Twenty20 World Cup and 50-overs version in 2023 that were scheduled to be held before June 30 have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Player contracts should be extended due to coronavirus: FIFA 26 March 2020, 9:25 PM

Current contracts for players and coaches should be extended until the end of the delayed domestic soccer seasons, according to an internal FIFA document presented to its Coronavirus Working Group.

Is the SAFA CEO saga a tip of the iceberg in Danny Jordaan’s one-man show? 26 March 2020, 7:30 PM

Do not take your eyes off the coronavirus pandemic and the precautionary measures. But there is a war brewing in local football, if information reaching SABC News is anything to go by, writes SABC Digital News Senior Producer, Sipho Kekana.

Rakoma and his exco back as leadership of SAFA Capricorn region 26 March 2020, 6:55 PM

The Limpopo High Court on Thursday reinstated Abel Rakoma and his executive committee back to the leadership of SAFA Capricorn region with immediate effect.