Davids: I’m proud of my players

2018-05-20 13:37

Maritzburg United coach Fadlu Davids praised Free State Stars for claiming the Nedbank Cup while saluting a superb performance from his side.


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English Premiership

Giroud: Conte departure would be sad

2018-05-20 13:02

Olivier Giroud has voiced his support for manager Antonio Conte following Chelsea's 1-0 FA Cup final win over Manchester United

Absa Premiership

Masutha eyes Cosmos’ scalp

2018-05-20 11:36

Ahead of their crucial clash against Jomo Cosmos, Black Leopards interim coach Joel Masutha believes that ball possession is crucial to his sides chances.

English Premiership

'This saves our season' - Cahill

2018-05-20 08:03

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill said the Blues' FA Cup final triumph against Manchester United was a huge relief because it saved his side's troubled season.

Absa Premiership

A season of tenacity and failure

2018-05-20 10:30

Now that the soccer season is over, Timothy Molobi looks at which teams lived up to expectations and which were lacking.


World Cup 2026 rivals in last push

2018-05-20 06:06

The guessing game will be over on May 29 as far as the next important step in the 2026 World Cup bid battle is concerned.

Absa Premiership

Free State Stars lift Nedbank Cup trophy

2018-05-19 21:00

Free State Stars are the 2018 Nedbank Cup champions having beaten Maritzburg United at the Cape Town Stadium.


Messi played Sundowns friendly due to 'contractual issue'

2018-05-19 21:02

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has admitted Lionel Messi played in last week's friendly against Mamelodi Sundowns due to a "contractual issue".

Absa Premiership

The next Chiefs coach: Local or international?

2018-05-19 06:56

After failing to win any major trophies for three seasons, should the next Kaizer Chiefs head coach be a local or foreigner?


Chelsea future shouldn't depend on Cup final - Conte

2018-05-19 13:00

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes his future at the club shouldn't depend on beating Manchester United in the FA Cup final.


I'll never hate Chelsea fans, says Mourinho

2018-05-19 09:53

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told Chelsea fans he will never hate them no matter how much abuse he receives during the FA Cup final.

World Cup

Germany win SWC... according to computers

2018-05-18 21:04

What happens when a bank gets its computers to run 10 000 virtual tournaments to guesstimate who is going to bring home the World Cup?

Absa Premiership

Micho explains Mokwena working relationship

2018-05-18 19:20

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic says he and assistant Rulani Mokwena work closely in a partnership that has paid dividends for the club.

English Premiership

Lambert leaves Stoke after Premier League relegation

2018-05-18 17:07

Stoke City announced that manager Paul Lambert had left his position by "mutual consent" following the club's relegation to the Championship.


Mourinho will wait to decide on Lukaku's Cup final fitness

2018-05-18 15:53

Jose Mourinho will wait until the last minute before deciding whether Romelu Lukaku is fit to feature in their FA Cup final against Chelsea.

World Cup

Platini: 1998 World Cup draw 'trickery' helped France

2018-05-18 14:21

France soccer great Michel Platini says "a little trickery" in the 1998 World Cup draw ensured his home country would avoid Brazil until the final which it won in Paris.


Xulu praises Davids' impact on his return to form

2018-05-18 13:34

Maritzburg United defender Siyanda Xulu credits Team of Choice coach Fadlu Davids for his return to form after a spell at Kaizer Chiefs.

World Cup

Wilshere: I should be in the England squad

2018-05-18 12:56

Jack Wilshere has broken his silence on his exclusion from England squad for the upcoming World Cup in Russia.

BET Centre

FA Cup final too close to call - bookies

2018-05-18 12:22

It's been a long old season and for one manager it could come to naught as Antonio Conte squares off against Jose Mourinho.

Absa Premiership

Efstathiou in explosive rant against Ajax arbitration ruling

2018-05-18 06:50

Ajax Cape Town CEO Ari Efstathiou, in an explosive interview, has hit out at the arbitration ruling to dock the club points, resulting in relegation.

English Premiership

Agent: Jorginho's City move up to Napoli

2018-05-18 10:32

Napoli midfielder Jorginho could be on his way to Premier League champions Manchester City in the off-season, according to his agent Joao Santos.

Absa Premiership

How much it cost Motsepe to arrange Barcelona clash

2018-05-17 10:49

Spanish reports have revealed the amount SA billionaire Patrice Motsepe paid to get Barcelona to travel to South Africa to face Mamelodi Sundowns.


Jaded Marseille prepare for UCL last chance

2018-05-18 08:33

After Dimitri Payet's tears at losing the Europa League final, Marseille must rouse themselves as they try to snatch a Champions League place.

World Cup

Aguero says he feels 'like new' ahead of World Cup

2018-05-18 07:02

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero said that he feels "like new" and is ready to play his "best World Cup" in Russia despite struggling with injury.

World Cup

Fiery Benatia leads Morocco hopes at World Cup

2018-05-17 22:38

Fiery Juventus defender Medhi Benatia took centre stage as Morocco coach Herve Renard named his 23-man squad for the World Cup


Davids: Stars is a well-oiled machine

2018-05-17 18:03

Maritzburg United coach Fadlu Davids has called for calmness from his charges ahead of Saturday’s Nedbank Cup final with Free State Stars.

English Premiership

Man Utd boast 'fastest-growing' YouTube channel

2018-05-17 15:38

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has hailed the success of the club's recently launched YouTube channel.


Juve captain Buffon 'sorry' for referee rant

2018-05-17 15:46

Gianluigi Buffon has apologised for his referee rant after Juventus's Champions League quarter-final exit against Real Madrid last month.

World Cup

Maguire thrilled with World Cup call-up

2018-05-17 15:05

England centre-back Harry Maguire is relishing the chance to represent his country at the World Cup and says it's the pinnacle of anyone's career.

English Premiership

Allardyce 'disappointed' by Everton sacking

2018-05-17 14:22

Sam Allardyce says he is disappointed at his sacking from Everton, but knew it was coming after media speculation over his departure reached fever pitch.


Wembley specialist Sanchez seeks familiar FA Cup liftoff at United

2018-05-17 13:18

Alexis Sanchez heads into the FA Cup final against Chelsea hoping to be the inspiration needed to kick-start his Manchester United career.

English Premiership

Mourinho fumes after United FA Cup final flop

2018-05-20 08:07

Jose Mourinho claimed Chelsea didn't deserve to win the FA Cup after adopting a cautious approach in the second half of their victory.

Absa Premiership

Ndoro saga emphasises why PSL is fertile for conflict

2018-05-20 09:00

For years now, some of us have been pointing out that the Premier Soccer League (PSL) lends itself to exploitation and a serious conflict of interest.

Absa Premiership

Downs want to get back on track

2018-05-20 09:00

Mamelodi Sundowns will use the free soccer lessons they received from Barcelona to good effect in the CAF Champions League.

Absa Premiership

Leopards, Cosmos must use PSL chaos

2018-05-20 10:30

If ever there was a time for a National First Division (NFD) team to gain promotion to the Absa Premiership via the promotion play-offs, this will be it.


Keeper hurt by yellow card, but ref was right

2018-05-20 06:06

There were amazing scenes at the Uefa European Under-17 Championship match between the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands in England last week.


Bayern Munich shocked in German Cup final

2018-05-20 00:06

Ante Rebic ruined Jupp Heynckes' farewell as Bayern Munich coach with the Croatia striker scoring twice as Eintracht Frankfurt claimed an upset win in the German Cup final.

English Premiership

Lukaku only fit to make bench in FA Cup final

2018-05-19 17:47

Romelu Lukaku was only fit enough to be named among Manchester United's substitutes for their FA Cup final clash with Chelsea.


Buffon bids tearful farewell to Juventus

2018-05-19 17:38

Italy great Gianluigi Buffon played his final game for Juventus on Saturday before tearfully exiting after a trophy-laden 17-year career.

Absa Premiership

Baroka want a CAF Champions League coach

2018-05-19 10:43

Baroka Chief Executive Officer Morgan Mammila has revealed the club are targeting a coach with CAF Champions League experience to take the reins.


Mourinho: De Gea will play in final

2018-05-19 08:00

David de Gea will start for Manchester United in the FA Cup final against Chelsea, Jose Mourinho has said.


FA Cup final won't define United's season - Mourinho

2018-05-18 20:43

Jose Mourinho insists he won't regard Manchester United's season as a failure even if they lose against Chelsea in their FA Cup final.

English Premiership

Premier League sees record managerial changes

2018-05-18 18:41

Carlos Carvalhal and Paul Lambert's departures from their clubs mean there have now been a Premier League-record 15 managerial changes this season.

Absa Premiership

Judge dismisses Ajax appeal to stop PSL playoffs

2018-05-18 14:52

Ajax Cape Town’s appeal to interdict the PSL promotion/relegation play-offs has been dismissed by Judge Raylene Keightley.


Ghanian Asamoah confirms Juventus exit

2018-05-18 14:03

Ghanian defensive midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has confirmed he will leave Juventus this summer after six years in Turin.

World Cup

Jack Wilshere responds to England World Cup snub

2018-05-18 13:03

Jack Wilshere, left out of England's 2018 Soccer World Cup squad, has taken to Instagram to humorously hint at his shock and disappointment.

World Cup

England's Hart broken over World Cup snub

2018-05-18 12:31

Former England first choice goalkeeper Joe Hart has admitted he is finding it hard to accept being omitted from the England World Cup squad.


Maboe: It’s a very big game for us

2018-05-18 11:45

Lebohang Maboe says winning Nedbank Cup will make it a special year for Maritzburg United ahead of the Saturday’s final with Free State Stars.

World Cup

Southgate happy to let England stars off the leash

2018-05-18 08:10

England manager Gareth Southgate wants his players to enjoy their time off before and during the World Cup in Russia


Legends to say farewell on La Liga's final weekend

2018-05-18 08:30

La Liga's winners and losers are settled but for a collection of star players the final weekend of the season will be anything but a dead rubber.

World Cup

Eder, Nani miss out on Ronaldo led Portugal for SWC

2018-05-17 23:03

Forwards Eder and Nani were surprise absentees from Portugal's World Cup squad selected by national team coach Fernando Santos.

World Cup

Liverpool's Mane included in Senegal SWC squad

2018-05-17 19:36

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane will lead Senegal's hopes at their second Soccer World Cup appearance in Russia next month.

English Premiership

WATCH: Pep and Neville analyse City's tactics

2018-05-17 18:06

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and football pundit Gary Neville discuss the tactics behind the club's recent success in the Premier League.

English Premiership

Wenger backs Arteta for Arsenal job

2018-05-17 16:35

Mikel Arteta has "all of the qualities" required to become Arsenal manager, says recently retired Arsene Wenger.

English Premiership

Fabregas: I love Mourinho

2018-05-17 15:06

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has spoken highly of Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho as the two prepare to go head-to-head in the FA Cup.


Atletico charged by UEFA over 'racist' banner

2018-05-17 15:01

UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Atletico Madrid over an allegedly "racist" banner shown by their fans at Europa League final.

World Cup

Youthful England squad picked on form - Southgate

2018-05-17 14:17

England manager Gareth Southgate refuted he is planning for the future by picking his country's third youngest ever squad for a World Cup.

Absa Premiership

Mlambo living the dream at Pirates

2018-05-17 13:18

After growing up in Soweto, midfielder Xola Mlambo says he's living his dream playing for Orlando Pirates.

Absa Premiership

PICS: Historic Sundowns-Barcelona clash in SA

2018-05-17 08:53

Barcelona held their end of the deal by fielding all their star players against Mamelodi Sundowns at the FNB Stadium.

World Cup

US would be heading to World Cup under me - Klinsmann

2018-05-17 12:18

Former United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann believes he would have successfully taken the team to the 2018 Soccer World Cup.


Heynckes denies Bayern are 'bad losers' after shock cup defeat

2018-05-20 12:47

Jupp Heynckes was forced to deny Bayern Munich are bad losers after their shock 3-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup final.


Six injured, two seriously, in Juventus title parade

2018-05-20 10:45

Six Juventus fans were injured, two seriously, when a truck they were travelling in during the Italian champions' victory parade.

World Cup

Isis threatens Ronaldo, Messi ahead of World Cup

2018-05-20 08:00

Fundamentalist group the Islamic State has issued an eerie new threat ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

Absa Premiership

The battle of the coaches begins

2018-05-20 06:05

Some mentors will spend sleepless nights not knowing whether they will still be employed when the new season commences in August, writes Timothy Molobi

English Premiership

West Ham-linked Pellegrini released by China club

2018-05-19 22:44

Manuel Pellegrini, favourite to succeed David Moyes at West Ham, appeared closer to a return to the Premier League after his Chinese club released him.

English Premiership

Hazard the hero as Chelsea win FA Cup

2018-05-19 21:04

Chelsea beat Manchester United to lift the FA Cup thanks to Eden Hazard's penalty at Wembley to salvage a hitherto disappointing season.


Balotelli back as Mancini plots Italy revival

2018-05-19 21:07

New Italy coach Roberto Mancini has recalled Nice striker Mario Balotelli for three friendlies against Saudi Arabia, France and the Netherlands.


Serena, Beckham in line-up for Royal Wedding

2018-05-19 17:06

Tennis great Serena Williams and football star David Beckham were among the famous from sports attending the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Absa Premiership

Shongwe uncertain of next career move

2018-05-19 13:17

Departing Golden Arrows midfielder Jabulani Shongwe says he will discuss his future with agent Jazzman Mahlakgane before deciding his next move


Three years after going bust, Parma back in Italy's Serie A

2018-05-19 07:51

Parma have returned to Italy's Serie A after being dumped into the fourth division following a series of financial crisis which led to bankruptcy.

World Cup

Pogba issues SWC warning to France team-mates

2018-05-18 19:53

French midfielder Paul Pogba says he and his France team-mates must approach the Soccer World Cup finals in June with the right mindset.

English Premiership

Relegated Swansea let Portugal's Carvalhal leave

2018-05-18 17:36

Carlos Carvalhal became the fourth Premier League manager to lose his job this week when newly-relegated Swansea City.

Champions League

Ronaldo '120 percent' fit for UCL final - Zidane

2018-05-18 16:01

Zinedine Zidane has declared Cristiano Ronaldo "120 percent" fit ahead of the Champions League final against Liverpool next week.

English Premiership

Aguero says club link-up with Messi 'impossible'

2018-05-18 13:42

Sergio Aguero says he will probably never play alongside Lionel Messi at club level as he is staying at Manchester City and his compatriot will never leave Barcelona.

Absa Premiership

Motsepe dubs Kaizer Motaung SA's 'father of football'

2018-05-18 13:35

Kaizer Chiefs chairperson Kaizer Motaung has been honoured by Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe for his outstanding contribution to South African football.

English Premiership

Wenger, still in 'shock', sets deadline for future plans

2018-05-18 12:00

Arsene Wenger admits he is still in shock after the curtain finally came down on his 22-year-reign as Arsenal manager.

BET Centre

Jimmy Tau's Cup final BET Boost

2018-05-18 12:28

Jimmy Tau dialled into BET Central this week to let us know who he fancies for the weekend’s matches.


PSL calls on Capetonians to adopt a Nedbank Cup final team

2018-05-18 08:48

The PSL is calling on people from in and around Cape Town to adopt one of the two clubs that are going to battle it out for the Nedbank Cup final.


Galatasaray scent glory as Turkish league goes to wire

2018-05-18 08:55

Leaders Galatasaray need just a point to snare the title, but Fenerbahce and Basaksehir both have a chance of grabbing first place in the final round.

Absa Premiership

WATCH: Arendse rushes to swap shirts with Messi

2018-05-17 12:55

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Wayne Arendse did not waste anytime in swapping shirts with Barcelona maestro Lionel Messi.


Fabregas: Hazard can be unstoppable

2018-05-18 06:58

Desperate to end a dismal season on a high note, troubled Chelsea manager Antonio Conte needs Eden Hazard to ride to his rescue in the FA Cup final.


Don't ask me to coach again when I'm 80, says Heynckes

2018-05-17 20:55

Jupp Heynckes will bring the curtain down on his fourth spell as Bayern Munich coach, warning the club not to call on him again when he's 80

English Premiership

Mo-mentous occasion! Salah's boots score at British Museum

2018-05-17 17:22

Mohamed Salah fever continues in the UK with a pair of the winger's boots sitting alongside Egyptian artefacts at the British Museum

English Premiership

Tottenham's Winks signs new long-term deal

2018-05-17 16:32

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks has signed a new five-year contract, the Premier League club announced

Absa Premiership

De Sa: We were a little undercooked

2018-05-17 15:57

Roger de Sa says Platinum Stars suffered in their 1-0 promotion/relegation play-off defeat to Black Leopards as they were not at 100 percent.

Absa Premiership

Date set for PSL awards ceremony

2018-05-17 14:59

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) awards will be held on Tuesday, May 29 at the Sandton Convention Centre, the league announced.

English Premiership

Crunch time for Chelsea's Courtois

2018-05-17 14:22

Thibaut Courtois faces a defining period as the Chelsea 'keeper as he considers whether to commit his long-term future to the Blues.

English Premiership

United open talks with Chelsea for Willian

2018-05-17 13:27

Manchester United have approached Chelsea to discuss the possibility of signing one of their star men, Willian, this summer, according to a report.


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