Former PSL club boss Peter Rabali to be laid to rest on Sunday

10 July 2020, 4:12 PM
The former chairman of Limpopo PSL club and founder of the defunct NSL club, Rabali Blackpool FC, Peter Rabali will be buried on Sunday at Ha-Rabali village in Nzhelele, outside Louis Trichardt, in Limpopo.
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Matlou urges Banyana to prove themselves at Cosafa Cup 10 July 2019, 12:34 PM

South Africa national senior women’s team Banyana Banyana veteran Noko Matlou says the team will be expected to perform well at the upcoming COSAFA Women’s Cup in Port Elizabeth.

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Senator Manchin introduces bill to enforce equal pay for US national teams 10 July 2019, 11:51 AM

Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced a bill Tuesday preventing the federal government from providing funding for the 2026 FIFA World Cup until the United States Soccer Federation agrees to equal pay for its men’s and women’s national teams.

All Blacks’ Ian Foster keen to take over as head coach 10 July 2019, 10:37 AM

All Blacks assistant, Ian Foster, has put his hand up to succeed Steve Hansen as head coach after the Rugby World Cup, giving Canterbury Crusaders boss Scott Robertson competition for the role.

Federer wary of fresher, stronger Nishikori 10 July 2019, 6:06 AM

Roger Federer believes his Wimbledon quarter-final opponent Kei Nishikori is ready to challenge for Grand Slams after the Japanese number one seems to have found a way to reach the latter stages without getting tangled up in marathon matches.

‘Maybe this year will be the one’, says Senegal’s Cisse 9 July 2019, 10:09 PM

Senegal boss Aliou Cisse said the surprise exit of hosts Egypt and Morocco and the elimination of defending champions Cameroon has fuelled hopes of a first Africa Cup of Nations title.

Mental strength will be key for South Africa v Nigeria: Baxter 9 July 2019, 9:32 PM

Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter has emphasized the importance of remaining humble ahead of their crucial 2019 African Cup of Nations quarterfinal clash against Nigeria on Wednesday evening.

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Nigeria’s Afcon journey not a smooth one 9 July 2019, 6:31 PM

When Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr arrived late for a news conference on Tuesday because his driver went to the wrong entrance, it seemed to sum up his team's efforts at the Africa Cup of Nations generally good but spoiled by basic mistakes.

Serena battles through at Wimbledon, Halep storms back to reach semi-finals 9 July 2019, 5:35 PM

Seven-time champion Serena Williams is just two wins away from equalling Margaret Court's Grand Slam titles record of 24 but she wobbled several times in her Wimbledon quarter-final against Alison Riske on Tuesday. 

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1st semi-final Cricket World Cup halted as rain intervenes 9 July 2019, 4:25 PM

The first semi-final of the 2019 Cricket World Cup between New Zealand and India at Old Trafford has been halted by the rain.

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Bafana gears up for Afcon Nigeria clash 9 July 2019, 12:53 PM

South Africa are gearing up for their African Cup of Nations quarter-final against Nigeria, which will take place in Cairo on Wednesday night.

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Ighalo takes roundabout route to Nations Cup success 9 July 2019, 6:26 AM

Fondly remembered at Granada and Watford, Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo has finally won over fans of his own national team with his goals at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) — but it has been a long and bumpy road to achieve their recognition.

Zaha sends Ivory Coast through to quarter-finals 8 July 2019, 10:10 PM

Wilfried Zaha grabbed the only goal to settle a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations last-16 clash as Ivory Coast beat Mali 1-0 in Suez on Monday. 

New signing Diego Franco to add Mexican flavour to Stellenbosch FC 8 July 2019, 9:36 PM

Stellenbosch FC have added a Mexican flavour to their squad with the signing of Mexican midfielder Diego Franco as they continue to build their squad ahead of their first season in the Absa Premiership. The NFD champions are also looking at adding more experience to the squad with Morgan Gould, Marc Van Heerden and Kris […]

NYC set to host parade for FIFA Women’s World Cup champions 8 July 2019, 9:20 PM

New York City will host a ticker-tape parade for the winning FIFA Women’s World Cup winners this Wednesday after the United States (US) successfully retained their title as World Champions by defeating the Netherland’s in Sunday’s final.

We are aware of Lorch’s threat: Okocha 8 July 2019, 8:46 PM

Nigerian legend Austin “Jay Jay” Okocha says their Super Eagles national team is aware of the threat posed by Bafana Bafana attacking player Thembinkosi Lorch.

Nigerian legend expects fireworks when Bafana face Super Eagles 8 July 2019, 8:26 PM

With Bafana Bafana playing Nigeria in the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations, Nigerian Legend Jay Jay Okocha is hoping to see an entertaining match.

There is a big need for basic football apparel in rural areas: Matlou 8 July 2019, 8:25 PM

Banyana Banyana defender Noko Matlou has praised the Solly Malatsi Legacy foundation for their donation of soccer boots and balls to 25 youngsters around Limpopo’s Capricorn District.

VKB Knights coach upbeat ahead of Sunfoil 4-day series 8 July 2019, 8:05 PM

VKB Knights head coach Alan Kruger is optimistic his charges will do well in the Sunfoil 4-day series starting in September.

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Du Plessis attributes poor World Cup showing to inconsistency 8 July 2019, 8:01 PM

Proteas captain Faf du Plessis has attributed his side's poor performance at the World Cup to a lack of consistency.

Mothiba on Nigeria, lack of goals, Lorch and more 8 July 2019, 7:23 PM

Bafana Bafana will be motivated by their record in recent matches against Nigeria ahead of the all-important 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) quarterfinal at the Cairo International stadium on Wednesday evening (kick-off at 21:00).

Williams urges the nation to rally behind Bafana Bafana 8 July 2019, 6:35 PM

Bafana Bafana’s number one goalkeeper at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament that is currently underway here in Egypt, Ronwen Williams is urging the nation to rally behind the team ahead of the crunch quarterfinal against Nigeria on Wednesday.

Gauff out of Wimbledon as 15-year-old’s run ends 8 July 2019, 5:07 PM

Teenage sensation Coco Gauff's Wimbledon fairytale came to an end on Monday, losing to Romania's former world number one Simona Halep 6-3, 6-3 in the last 16.

World champion Ashleigh Barty knocked out of Wimbledon 8 July 2019, 3:57 PM

World number one, Ashleigh Barty, was knocked out of Wimbledon on Monday, losing her fourth round tie to soon-to-be-wed Alison Riske of the United States (US).

Leopards management dealing with Musonda case: Mabedi 8 July 2019, 3:46 PM

Black Leopards assistant coach Patrick Mabedi says the technical team is patient with striker Mwape Musonda after he joined the pre-season camp late last week.

The plan was to close down Salah, Trezeguet – Zungu 8 July 2019, 12:26 PM

Bafana Bafana executed their game plan perfectly on Saturday night to knockout hosts Egypt in the 2019 AFCON tournament beating them 1-0 at the Cairo International Stadium.

Lorch dedicates the goal to his late brother 8 July 2019, 11:36 AM

Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates attacker Thembinkosi “Nyoso” Lorch has dedicated Saturday’s all-important goal that knocked out hosts Egypt in the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament to his late brother, who passed away in the Free State last week.  

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Jesus takes centre stage as Brazil wins Copa America 8 July 2019, 8:56 AM

Brazil's Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and was sent off in the second half as they beat Peru 3-1 on Sunday to win the Copa America for the ninth time in a pulsating contest at the Maracana stadium.

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Australia will be underdogs against ‘World Cup favourites’ England: Lyon 8 July 2019, 5:49 AM

Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon says his side will be the underdogs when they face hosts England in the Cricket World Cup semi-finals.

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Bangladesh’s Mashrafe takes blame for “disappointing” World Cup 7 July 2019, 6:35 PM

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza Sunday said he regretted his team let down its supporters and that he took responsibility for failing to reach the World Cup final four.

Egyptian press shames team following Bafana’s 1-0 victory 7 July 2019, 3:22 PM

Egypt's usually tame press did not hold back after the national team's exit from the Africa Cup of Nations on home soil, branding the side "embarrassing" after a "still-born performance."