Ronaldo critics proven wrong by display, says Solskjaer

21 October 2021, 8:35 AM
Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Cristiano Ronaldo had answered many critics of his value to the team with his display in the 3-2 Champions League win over Atalanta on Wednesday.
Rassie Erasmus confirmed as new Springboks coach 1 March 2018, 2:15 PM

Rassie Erasmus was confirmed as the new head coach of South Africa on Thursday on an unusually long six-year contract, with the former Springboks loose forward given the chance to lead the team through the next two Rugby World Cups in 2019 and 2023.

Fanning announces his retirement from pro surfing 1 March 2018, 8:36 AM

Australian Mick Fanning has done it all from winning three world titles to punching a shark but time has caught up with the surfing icon, who will retire as a professional next month.

Pienaar quits football 1 March 2018, 8:36 AM

Former Bafana Bafana and Everton player Steven Pienaar has retired from football.

Banyana, Slovakia play to a goalless draw in Cyprus Women’s Cup 28 February 2018, 9:20 PM

The Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana played to a goalless draw against Slovakia in their opening match of the 2018 Cyprus Women’s Cup on Wednesday. The last time the South Africans played there in 2015 they finished in 10th position in the 12-nation event that ends on 7 March. Banyana Banyana were making their sixth appearance in […]

IOC lifts doping ban on Russia 28 February 2018, 7:12 PM

The International Olympic Committee has lifted a ban against Russia, Moscow officials said on Wednesday, after the country had been barred from the Pyeongchang games over state-sponsored doping. The news, confirmed later by the IOC, was announced as Olympic athletes were feted in the Kremlin, thanking President Vladimir Putin for letting them compete under a […]

England levels five matches on One Day International Series 28 February 2018, 2:43 PM

England's cricket team has levelled the five match One Day International Series against New Zealand at one game apiece.

Pirates partners with Caltex 28 February 2018, 12:08 PM

Orlando Pirates have confirmed their new fuel partnership with Caltex.

Baroka FC coach awaits fate 28 February 2018, 10:07 AM

Baroka FC CEO Morgan Mmaila says the future of suspended coach Kgoloko Thobejane will be decided on Wednesday.

‘Acid test’ for Banyana coach Desiree Ellis 28 February 2018, 9:43 AM

Banyana Banyana are bracing themselves for the Cyprus Cup which kicks-off in that country on Wednesday.

Baroka FC adds to Cape Town City’s woes 28 February 2018, 8:43 AM

Cape Town City suffered a fourth successive loss in the Absa Premiership after going down 2-0 at the hands of Baroka FC at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Neymar out for at least six weeks 28 February 2018, 6:38 AM

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar faces "at least six weeks" out with a fractured bone in his foot and will miss next week's return leg of the Champions League last-16 tie against Real Madrid, his father said on Tuesday.

W Cape youngsters to represent SA in Hong Kong 27 February 2018, 9:39 PM

Eighteen youngsters from the Western Cape will make history when they represent South Africa at the 16th Annual Hong Kong International Kung Fu Championships in March.

Ricciardo leads F1 testing, Alonso loses a wheel 27 February 2018, 6:03 PM

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo went faster and further than anyone else as Formula One started testing on Monday (February 26) while Fernando Alonso ended up in the gravel after a wheel came off his McLaren.

Morkel’s resignation ‘a shock’ to Proteas 27 February 2018, 5:49 PM

South African Cricketer Dean Elgar has described fellow cricketer Morne Morkel's resignation as a shock for the team.

Zidane to rest Ronaldo to keep him fresh for PSG 27 February 2018, 2:54 PM

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is giving Cristiano Ronaldo a break and has left him out of the 19-man squad to face Espanyol in La Liga on Tuesday.

Chippa aims to bounce back from Bucs’ loss 27 February 2018, 7:29 AM

Chippa United are still confident of finishing in the top eight of the Absa Premiership despite going down 4-2 to Orlando Pirates at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday.

SASCOC inquiry resumes 26 February 2018, 7:44 PM

The Ministerial Committee of Inquiry into governance matters of SASCOC, resumed in Johannesburg on Monday, with yet more testimonies from administrators pin pointing interference by SASCOC.

Pirates’ focus is not on ABSA Premiership title 26 February 2018, 6:00 PM

Orlando Pirates assistant coach, Rhulani Mokoena, has made a confusing statement, ahead of Saturday's Soweto derby against bitter rival Kaizer Chiefs at the FNB Stadium.

Jordan dominates nomination for Safa president 26 February 2018, 2:36 PM

Two different presidential nominations were received by close of business on February 23 as the SA Football Association (Safa) prepares for the its 2018 Elective Congress to elect new office bearers next month.

Morne Morkel to retire after Australia Test series 26 February 2018, 2:03 PM

South African fast bowler, Morne Morkel has made an announcement that he will retire from all forms of international cricket after the four-match test series against Australia.

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Pirates down Chippa in six-goal thriller 26 February 2018, 6:00 AM

Orlando Pirates moved to second spot on the log after beating Chippa United 4-2 in an Absa Premiership match played at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth on Sunday afternoon.

Banyana Banyana raring to go in Cyprus 25 February 2018, 4:52 PM

Banyana Banyana wasted no time in fine-tuning their Cyprus Women’s Cup preparations as they literally stepped off the aeroplane and on to the training field on the Eastern Mediterranean island late Saturday afternoon.

Celtic holds Amakhosi in goalless stalemate 25 February 2018, 7:29 AM

Kaizer Chiefs were unable to make up ground on Absa Premiership leaders Mamelodi Sundowns when they were held nil-all by Bloemfontein Celtic at the FNB Stadium.

Cape Town City felled by old boy Majoro as Wits win 2-1 24 February 2018, 9:33 PM

Lehlohonolo Majoro scored a brace against his former team to see Bidvest Wits triumph 2-1 over hots Cape Town City at the Athlone Stadium on Saturday evening.

Gutsy Bulls edge Hurricanes 21-19 24 February 2018, 9:19 PM

The Bulls opened their 2018 Super Rugby account with a 21-19 victory over the Hurricanes in Pretoria on Saturday evening.

Mamelodi Sundowns drop crucial points in Tshwane derby 24 February 2018, 9:16 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns came back from a goal down as they drew 1-1 with SuperSport United in an Absa Premiership match played at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville near Pretoria on Saturday.

Manyonga admits he ‘loves the long jump’ 24 February 2018, 1:25 PM

Long jump star Luvo Manyonga will spearhead South Africa’s challenge at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England next weekend (March 1-4). The South African enjoyed a year of long jump perfection in 2017 boasting a 100 percent record on his way to winning the world title in London and the IAAF Diamond League […]

Maritzburg snatch last gasp win over struggling Stars 24 February 2018, 7:01 AM

Two goals in the dying minutes from Andre Fileccia fired Maritzburg United to second spot on the league table after a 2-1 Premiership win over Platinum Stars at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday night.

Russian athlete tests positive for trimetazidine 23 February 2018, 5:12 PM

A second Russian athlete has tested positive for a performance enhancing drug at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva tested positive for a heart drug on February 18.

Proteas to take on India in final T20 match 23 February 2018, 3:22 PM

The South African cricket team will take on India the third and final T20 match at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday.