Pep gives up on Sanchez deal as Mourinho waits

2018-01-19 21:16

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola accepted he had lost out in the race to sign Alexis Sanchez as Jose Mourinho insisted it was still not certain.

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English Premiership

Conte accepts banned Pedro dived

2018-01-19 20:19

Antonio Conte accepted Pedro dived in a controversial FA Cup tie that has left Chelsea without fellow striker Alvaro Morata for a match.

 
Absa Premiership

WRAP: Absa Premiership

2018-01-19 19:42

A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, kick-off times, results and match reports for all the weekend's Absa Premiership matches.

 
English Premiership

Millennium man Allardyce fetes 'great journey'

2018-01-19 18:26

Sam Allardyce says he has enjoyed a "great journey" as he prepared to take charge of his 1000th match when Everton host West Bromwich Albion.

 
International

Greeks to introduce VAR system next season

2018-01-19 17:48

The Greek Super League and qualifying Greek Cup matches will use the Video Assistant Referee system next season.

 
International

Bayern boss backs Dortmund's stance on Aubameyang

2018-01-19 16:25

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has backed the decision by Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund to drop star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

 
International

Sergi Roberto signs new Barcelona deal

2018-01-19 14:07

Sergi Roberto has signed a three-year contract extension with Barcelona, tying him to the leaders of La Liga until 2022, the club announced.

 
English Premiership

Crouch a shock target for Chelsea

2018-01-19 13:28

Peter Crouch could be set for a shock loan move to Premier League champions Chelsea from strugglers Stoke City, according to British media.

 
Absa Premiership

Tau not quite yet ready for Europe, says Pitso

2018-01-19 12:49

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says he needs another year to iron out a few flaws in Percy Tau's game before sending him off to Europe.

 
English Premiership

Kane calls for Spurs momentum in top 4 race

2018-01-19 11:38

Tottenham's star striker Harry Kane is determined to keep the team's good form going as they prepare for a challenging run of games in February.

 
International

Drogba launches school for disadvantaged children

2018-01-19 11:01

At the age of 39, Didier Drogba is in the twilight years of a glittering football career that has spanned two decades and brought him many trophies.

 
English Premiership

Juventus doing everything possible to sign Emre Can

2018-01-19 10:24

Juventus are ready to do everything they can to sign Liverpool's Emre Can to a pre-contract agreement this month.

 
International

Barcelona stay calm after seeing unbeaten run end

2018-01-19 08:44

Andres Iniesta has insisted that nobody at Barcelona is panicking after the runaway leaders of La Liga saw their long unbeaten run come to an end.

 
International

Schweinsteiger extends Chicago deal

2018-01-19 08:34

Former Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger has signed a new one-year deal which will see him remain with MLS side Chicago Fire for the upcoming season.

 
English Premiership

Lambert signs Greek international for Stoke

2018-01-18 21:56

Greek international Kostas Stafylidis became Paul Lambert's first signing since taking over as manager of Premier League strugglers Stoke City.

 
Absa Premiership

CT City targeting two more signings

2018-01-18 18:23

Cape Town City owner John Comitis is hoping to add two more players before the January transfer window closes.

 
Absa Premiership

Sirino vital part of Masandawana future, says Pitso

2018-01-18 17:45

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has praised new signing Gaston Sirino and believes he will be an important part of the club's future.

 
Absa Premiership

Mosimane and Tau win Absa Prem awards

2018-01-18 14:30

Pitso Mosimane and Percy Tau from Mamelodi Sundowns have been named the Absa Premiership Coach and Player of the month for December 2017.

 
International

Struggling Bordeaux sack coach

2018-01-18 14:04

Relegation-threatened French Ligue 1 side Bordeaux have fired their coach Jocelyn Gourvennec, the Atlantic coast side club said.

 
English Premiership

Wenger confirms Sanchez deal 'likely' to happen

2018-01-18 12:16

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Henrikh Mkhitaryan is close to joining Arsenal and Alexis Sanchez’s transfer will go through in the next 24 hours.

 
Absa Premiership

Hachi joins Chippa on loan from Masandawana

2018-01-18 08:53

Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed that Algerian defender Fares Hachi has been loaned out to Chippa United for the remainder of the 2017/18 season.

 
 
International

Turkey's Antalyaspor set to cut ties with Nasri

2018-01-18 07:46

Former French international midfielder Samir Nasri is set to leave Turkish top flight side Antalyaspor after a disappointing half year spell.

 
International

Chelsea edge into FA Cup fourth round

2018-01-18 06:05

Chelsea needed a penalty shoot-out before finally killing off Norwich after a 1-1 draw in Wednesday's FA Cup third round replay.

 
International

Neymar scores four as Cavani matches Zlatan record

2018-01-18 06:39

Neymar scored four times against Dijon while Edinson Cavani equalled Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Paris Saint-Germain all-time goalscoring record.

 
 
International

Real without Ronaldo unimaginable - Zidane

2018-01-17 17:43

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane dismissed media speculation linking superstar Cristiano Ronaldo with a move away from the Bernabeu.

 
English Premiership

Liverpool defender gets 12-month community service for assault

2018-01-17 13:57

Liverpool defender John Flanagan was sentenced to rehabilitation and 40 hours of unpaid work, having pleaded guilty to attacking his girlfriend.

 
English Premiership

Aubameyang forcing through Arsenal move

2018-01-17 13:35

Borussia Dortmund want-away star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly close to signing for Premier League side Arsenal.

 
English Premiership

Jones refuses to rule out United catching City

2018-01-17 12:49

Manchester United defender Phil Jones is not giving up hope of catching Premier League leaders Manchester City because of events from the 2011-12 season.

 
Absa Premiership

Ex-Chiefs striker joins AmaZulu

2018-01-17 09:30

Absa Premiership club AmaZulu have announced the signing of former Kaizer Chiefs striker Camaldine Abraw.

 
International

Neymar set to return for PSG

2018-01-17 10:39

Brazilian superstar Neymar looks set to return for Paris Saint-Germain against Dijon, club manager Unai Emery confirmed.

 
English Premiership

Lambert: Stoke too good to go down

2018-01-17 08:13

New Stoke City manager Paul Lambert feels the talent is there in his squad to stave off relegation in the final 15 games.

 
International

VAR helps Foxes advance in FA Cup

2018-01-17 07:42

Kelechi Iheanacho scored in each half as Leicester booked their place in the FA Cup fourth round with a win over Fleetwood.

 
Top Stories

LIVE: Wits v Bloemfontein Celtic

2018-01-19 19:51

LIVE scoring from the Absa Premiership encounter between Bidvest Wits and Bloemfontein Celtic at Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg.

 
English Premiership

WRAP: English Premiership

2018-01-19 07:26

A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, kick-off times, results and match reports for all the weekend's English Premiership matches.

 
South-Africa

Da Gama sparks Highlands Park revival

2018-01-19 18:16

Sy Lerman reports on Highlands Park's striking change in fortunes since Owen da Gama took over as coach.

 
International

Hospitalised Pele cancels London trip

2018-01-19 17:23

Pele is in hospital after collapsing due to exhaustion, preventing him from travelling to London for an engagement this weekend.

 
International

Brazil legend Pele collapses

2018-01-19 14:10

Brazilian soccer great Pele has collapsed due to exhaustion, the Football Writers Association has confirmed.

 
International

Bayern beat Liverpool to Goretzka signing

2018-01-19 13:56

Schalke 04 confirmed that Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka will join Bayern Munich at the end of this season on a free transfer.

 
English Premiership

Chelsea chasing Emerson... and maybe Dzeko too

2018-01-19 13:11

Chelsea are in talks with Roma to sign left-back Emerson Palmieri, and are reportedly also eager to bring in striker Edin Dzeko.

 
S'Busiso Mseleku

Should SA soccer fans brace for goals galore?

2018-01-19 12:07

S'Busiso Mseleku is optimistic that the home straight of the 2017/2018 Absa Premiership is going to produce an avalanche of goals.

 
Absa Premiership

Pienaar linked to CT City after being spotted in Mother City

2018-01-19 08:20

Former Bafana Bafana international Steven Pienaar has been spotted in Cape Town fueling rumours that the midfielder may join Cape Town City.

 
 
English Premiership

Morata suspension gives Conte selection headache

2018-01-19 09:26

Antonio Conte will attempt to find a solution to Chelsea's problems in front of goal without the services of suspended pair Alvaro Morata and Pedro when they face Brighton on Saturday.

 
English Premiership

City to bounce back against Newcastle warns Otamendi

2018-01-19 08:45

Nicolas Otamendi has given due notice to Manchester City's rivals that they won't let their loss to Liverpool derail their title charge.

 
English Premiership

Wenger rules out leaving troubled Arsenal

2018-01-19 07:24

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal's turbulent January hasn't affected his desire to remain in charge of the troubled Premier League club.

 
English Premiership

Dortmund deny contact with Arsenal for Aubameyang

2018-01-18 19:11

Borussia Dortmund they have had no contact with Arsenal amidst reports their star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is chasing a move.

 
Absa Premiership

Comitis willing to offer Benni a 10-year contract

2018-01-18 12:51

Cape Town City boss John Comitis is over the moon with the progress Benni McCarthy has made as head coach of the club.

 
English Premiership

VAR here to stay, says Wenger

2018-01-18 16:14

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists Video Assistant Referee technology is important for the future of the game despite some early "hiccups".

 
 
International

Pique extends Barcelona deal

2018-01-18 12:52

Resurgent Barcelona were given a fresh boost when key defender Gerard Pique signed a contract extension until 2022.

 
English Premiership

Sanchez to be unveiled by United imminently

2018-01-18 11:21

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is to be unveiled imminently by Manchester United with reports in Chile suggesting it could happen within 24 hours.

 
English Premiership

Otamendi delighted to extend City stay

2018-01-18 09:08

Ever-present Manchester City centre-back Nicolas Otamendi has put pen to paper on a new four-year contract with the Premier League leaders.

 
Absa Premiership

Mkhalele: Brockie snub shouldn't worry Bucs fans

2018-01-18 07:59

Orlando Pirates legend Helman Mkhalele believes the club's failure to sign either Leonardo Castro or Jeremy Brockie will not impact Bucs' long term success.

 
International

Nigeria announce pre-World Cup friendlies

2018-01-18 07:43

Nigeria on Wednesday announced friendlies against Serbia, Czech Republic and Congo as part of their preparations for the World Cup finals.

 
English Premiership

All eyes on Aubameyang as Arsenal hover

2018-01-18 06:17

All eyes will be on whether Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return to Borussia Dortmund's starting line-up at Hertha Berlin on Friday.

 
 
Absa Premiership

We want to keep Cape Town blue - Johannes

2018-01-17 18:51

Ikapa derby bragging rights are on the line as Cape Town City and Ajax Cape Town clash in an Absa Premiership match this weekend.

 
Absa Premiership

Doc reveals role in Ntshangase's Chiefs move

2018-01-17 16:41

Kaizer Chiefs legend Doctor Khumalo, now working at Baroka FC, says he was consulted by his former employers ahead of Siphelele Ntshangase's move to the Glamour Boys.

 
Absa Premiership

Otladisa hopes to 'break records' with Sundowns

2018-01-17 13:53

Exciting young Platinum Stars winger Katlego Otladisa plans make a major impact with Mamelodi Sundowns in the years ahead.

 
Absa Premiership

Komphela hails 'unbelievable finisher' Castro

2018-01-17 12:49

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela expects new signing Leonardo Castro to be a goal-scoring revelation for the Soweto giants.

 
Absa Premiership

Dikwena duo heading for the land of the Pharaohs

2018-01-17 12:29

Platinum Stars pair Gift Links and Benson Shilongo are expected to soon seal transfers to Egyptian Premier League side, Al Assiouty Sport.

 
English Premiership

Conte hails Ampadu as a great talent

2018-01-17 11:35

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes teenage defender Ethan Ampadu has a bright future ahead of him and has already proven himself at the highest level.

 
International

Ronaldinho retires from football - brother

2018-01-17 07:17

Brazilian World Cup-winner Ronaldinho has formally confirmed his retirement from football, more than two years since his last appearance.

 
International

Chinese fans furious at Tevez comments

2018-01-17 07:58

Furious Chinese football fans branded Carlos Tevez "a rat" after the striker described his spell in China as a "holiday for seven months".

 
Absa Premiership

AmaZulu deny Khenyeza to Arrows claims

2018-01-17 07:33

AmaZulu team manager Qedi Dlamini has denied claims that veteran striker Mabhuti Khenyeza is set to join local rivals Golden Arrows.

 
English Premiership

Mourinho wants to forget Sanchez, focus on Burnley

2018-01-19 19:29

Jose Mourinho insists the pending signing of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez must not distract from Manchester United when they visit Burnley.

 
International

UEFA boss ready to curb power of top clubs

2018-01-19 18:58

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said he is ready to follow through on his pledge to create a "luxury tax" aimed at curbing the biggest clubs.

 
English Premiership

Tipsters: City to trounce Toon!

2018-01-19 12:14

Manchester City will restore normal service after their Anfield loss last Sunday by seeing off Newcastle comfortably, say most of our gurus.

 
English Premiership

Desperate Arsenal come up against plucky Palace

2018-01-19 16:31

Arsenal will be desperate to pick up all three points against Crystal Palace in their Premier League clash at the Emirates.

 
English Premiership

Fernandinho signs contract extension

2018-01-19 14:15

Fernandinho, rated by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as one of the three best defensive midfielders in the world, signed a two-year contract extension.

 
Absa Premiership

Micho warns Pirates against complacency

2018-01-19 13:04

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic has cautioned against complacency in the midst of the purple patch his team is enjoying.

 
TheDugout

iKapa derby set to divide the Mother City

2018-01-19 13:19

It might not be the biggest derby in South Africa, but over the past two seasons it has proven to be one of the most exciting.

 
International

Gulati warns Trump could hurt US 2026 World Cup bid

2018-01-19 12:25

US President Donald Trump could hurt its joint 2026 World Cup bid with Canada and Mexico, US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati warned.

 
Absa Premiership

Ntshangase reveals Shabba advice

2018-01-19 10:34

Siphelele Ntshangase says that some wise words from Siphiwe Tshabalala helped him to settle in when making his Kaizer Chiefs debut last weekend.

 
English Premiership

Busy week lifts Man United spirits

2018-01-19 10:24

Man United are in optimistic mood having spent the week closing in on the signing of Alexis Sanchez, and with Jose Mourinho close to agreeing a new contract.

 
International

Retiring Ronaldinho thanks ... ball!

2018-01-19 08:50

Soccer World Cup winner Ronaldinho took the unusual step of thanking his ball as he spoke for the first time about his retirement.

 
International

Madrid end winless run with late Asensio goal

2018-01-19 08:12

An 89th-minute goal by Marco Asensio in the first-leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals against Leganes ended Real Madrid's winless run.

 
English Premiership

City plan birthday gift for Guardiola

2018-01-19 07:32

Manchester City plan to give Pep Guardiola a belated birthday present when the leaders try to bounce back from their first defeat against Newcastle.

 
Absa Premiership

CT City a step closer to building own stadium

2018-01-18 08:14

Cape Town City owner John Comitis has revealed that they are edging closer to owning and revamping Hartleyvale Stadium.

 
English Premiership

Allardyce looks to shore up Everton defence

2018-01-18 17:59

Everton manager Sam Allardyce is to adopt a more defensive strategy in order to prevent his side becoming embroiled in the Premier League relegation battle.

 
Absa Premiership

Kekana screamer wins Goal of the Month award

2018-01-18 14:43

Hlompho Kekana's stunning goal for Mamelodi Sundowns against Orlando Pirates has won the Absa Premiership Goal of the Month award for November.

 
English Premiership

Long urges Saints team-mates to stick together

2018-01-18 14:01

Southampton striker Shane Long has urged his teammates to pull together and avoid pointing fingers as they work to turn the club's fortunes around.

 
Absa Premiership

Pitso still the boss, says Downs technical director

2018-01-18 12:16

Mamelodi Sundowns' new head of the technical department, Erik Hamren, has assured supporters that he will not interfere with head coach Pitso Mosimane's work.

 
English Premiership

Conte hits out at new VAR system

2018-01-18 10:18

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was unhappy with the way the Virtual Assistant Referee (VAR) was used in Wednesday's FA Cup win over Norwich City.

 
English Premiership

Iheanacho determined to build on Foxes form

2018-01-18 09:17

Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is determined to build on his recent form and help the Foxes to the next level in the coming months.

 
English Premiership

United set to make Sanchez highest-paid EPL player

2018-01-18 10:50

Manchester United are set to land Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal by making him the Premier League's highest paid player.

 
International

Benevento snap up Cannavaro jnr

2018-01-18 07:15

Serie A strugglers Benevento completed the signing of teenage midfielder Christian Cannavaro, son of Italian football great Fabio Cannavaro.

 
International

Missed Messi penalty costs Barca in cup derby defeat

2018-01-18 06:39

Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Espanyol struck in the dying moments to consign Barcelona to their first defeat since August.

 
Absa Premiership

SuperSport edge out Maritzburg for rare win

2018-01-17 22:26

SuperSport United won for the first time since November when they secured victory over Maritzburg United in their Absa Premiership showdown.

 
Top Stories

As it happened: Maritzburg United v SuperSport United

2018-01-17 21:30

Recap the scoring from the Absa Premiership encounter between Maritzburg United and SuperSport United at Harry Gwala Stadium.

 
English Premiership

Bartley: Cup run could boost Swansea

2018-01-17 16:23

Swansea City centre-back Kyle Bartley believes a positive result in the FA Cup could help the team to better Premier League performances.

 
Absa Premiership

Sundowns sign exciting Zambian teenager

2018-01-17 13:48

Mamelodi Sundowns have reportedly snapped up young Zambian striker Lameck Banda before loaning him back to Zesco United.

 
English Premiership

Players' happiness not important, says Conte

2018-01-17 12:49

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed that he doesn't believe it's important to keep players happy for a team to be successful.

 
Absa Premiership

SuperSport begin life without Brockie against Maritzburg

2018-01-17 10:34

SuperSport United will take on Maritzburg United 24 hours after Jeremy Brockie completed his move to Mamelodi Sundowns.

 
English Premiership

Conte casts doubt on Sanchez deal

2018-01-17 09:03

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has played down suggestions that the Premier League champions are in the race to sign Alexis Sanchez.

 
English Premiership

Moyes unaware of Chelsea interest in Carroll

2018-01-17 08:56

West Ham manager David Moyes says he has heard nothing about Chelsea's reported interest in a January purchase of striker Andy Carroll.

 
International

Maradona daughter's wedding fuels family drama

2018-01-17 07:58

Football legend Diego Maradona has some larger than life family drama on his plate: bad blood between a ready-to-wed daughter and his current wife.

 
 

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