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Benni blasts ‘flat’ City after draw with SuperSport

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Benni blasts ‘flat’ City after draw with SuperSport

Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy was so unimpressed with his charges in their 3-3 thrilling draw against SuperSport United that he was it was better to coach players in the MDC! McCarthy blasted some of his players whom he said were “in the comfort zone” as they knew they were guaranteed places in the…

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Grobler: SuperSport United striker understands why Orlando Pirates offer was rejected

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Grobler: SuperSport United striker understands why Orlando Pirates offer was rejected

SuperSport United centre forward Bradley Grobler has revealed the club rejected an offer from Orlando Pirates for his services during the recent transfer window. The 31-year-old player was expected to join the Soweto giants in a swap deal after Thamsanqa Gabuza and Kudakwashe Mahachi left the club for Matsatsantsa. Grobler explained he was not negatively affected by…

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SAFA Close Bafana Bafana Camp As Africa Teams Reject South Africa Amid Xenophobic Attacks

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SAFA Close Bafana Bafana Camp As Africa Teams Reject South Africa Amid Xenophobic Attacks

Xenophobic: The South African Football Association (SAFA) has taken a decision to release the players who had been in camp whole week to go back to their clubs after the withdrawal of Madagascar team from the friendly match against Bafana Bafana which was scheduled for Orlando Stadium on Saturday, 7 September 2019. SAFA in their…

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Madagascar withdraw from South Africa friendly

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Madagascar withdraw from South Africa friendly

Madagascar are the latest team to pull out of a friendly international against South Africa due to security concerns. The Barea had been drafted in to replace Zambia, who postponed its game against Bafana Bafana in Lusaka as the safety of the South African team could not be guaranteed. Both withdrawals have come in the wake…

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Caster Semenya joins South African football team JVW

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Caster Semenya joins South African football team JVW

Two-time Olympic 800m gold medallist Caster Semenya has joined a South African women’s football team. The 28-year-old is unable to compete without taking testosterone-reducing drugs following a rule change by the IAAF, athletics’ governing body. It means she cannot defend her 800m World Championship title in Doha this month – though she is fighting the rule…

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Xenophobia: Zambia cancels Bafana friendly over ‘security concerns’

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Xenophobia: Zambia cancels Bafana friendly over ‘security concerns’

With reports of Xenophobic attack still generating a huge concern across Africa, Zambia have pulled out of the friendly match against the South African national team on Saturday, September 7, citing security concerns as grounds for the decision. The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) felt it would be better to cancel the match due to…

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Brockie, Khune and South African football react after PSL transfer deadline day

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Brockie, Khune and South African football react after PSL transfer deadline day

The PSL’s transfer window has officially closed, and we take a look at how the nation enjoyed the late drama as South African clubs rushed to make last-minute deals. For some fans and their clubs, there wasn’t much drama so they posted a few jokes about the event. For other supporters, they needed to see which…

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A new dawn in women’s football in South Africa

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A new dawn in women’s football in South Africa

Despite hiccups, the national women’s league has begun. But there are still more questions than answers for Safa to address to make the league the success women’s football needs it to be. The start of the Safa Women’s National League (SWNL) is a glimpse of light in a long, dark tunnel in women’s football.  Talks…

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Soccer analyst and journalist David Kekana has died

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Soccer analyst and journalist David Kekana has died

South African’s on Monday woke up to the news of the passing of soccer analyst and journalist David Kekana. Reports state that he passed on after a long illness.  His death was confirmed by his mother Rose Kekana. “Yes he is late, that is all I can say.” she said. Tributes poured in for Kekana…

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SAFA launch Women’s National League

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SAFA launch Women’s National League

 The South African Football Association (SAFA) launched the long awaited SAFA Women’s National League on Thursday afternoon ahead of kick-off this weekend which will coincide with the celebration of Women’s Month. The first matches will be played at Nike Centre in Pimville, Soweto on Saturday, 24 August with the other matches scheduled at the same…

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