Nigeria first qualifiers for Cup of Nations 2nd round

2019-06-26 19:15

Nigeria became the first qualifiers for the second round of the Africa Cup of Nations when they beat Guinea.


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Trump tells US women's soccer star Rapinoe not to 'disrespect' country

2019-06-26 17:07

Donald Trump hit back at US Women's World Cup soccer star Megan Rapinoe after she said she'd not go the White House, telling her not to show "disrespect."



2019-06-26 18:29

A comprehensive wrap of all the kick-off times, results and match reports for the Africa Cup of Nations group stage matches:

Absa Premiership

Kaizer Chiefs sign Ghanaian midfielder

2019-06-26 15:06

Kaizer Chiefs have signed Ghanaian defensive midfielder James Agyekum Kotei on a three-year contract, the club announced.

Bafana Bafana

STATS: Toothless Bafana register just TWO shots on target

2019-06-25 08:23

Stuart Baxter admitted his side lacked an attacking threat as a toothless Bafana Bafana registered just TWO shots on target in their defeat to Ivory Coast.


Egypt footballer Amr Warda banned over sexual harassment claims

2019-06-26 14:40

Egypt's football federation banned midfielder Amr Warda from playing in any further AFCON matches over mounting sexual harassment allegations.

Absa Premiership

Leopards willing to sell Mwape Musonda for right price

2019-06-26 13:24

Black Leopards boss David Thidiela has confirmed the club want to sell star striker Mwape Musonda to any interested suitors in the Premiership or abroad.

Absa Premiership

PSL announce nearly R40m in prize money for new season

2019-06-26 12:11

The Premier Soccer League has confirmed a total of R39.9 million in prize money for the upcoming 2019/20 Absa Premiership season.


Pamela Anderson splits with 'monster' French SWC-winning beau

2019-06-26 12:00

Pamela Anderson has revealed she has broken up with France Soccer World Cup-winning defender Adil Rami, saying he had "scammed" her by seeing another woman.

Absa Premiership

Doctor says Pirates players look good after testing

2019-06-26 09:35

Orlando Pirates Doctor Lervasen Pillay says the players look in good condition after their medical testing was completed at the start of pre-season training.

Absa Premiership

Veteran Yeye ends SuperSport stay but NOT retiring

2019-06-26 08:16

Veteran midfielder Reneilwe 'Yeye' Letsholonyane has confirmed that he will leave SuperSport United at the end of June.


Netherlands, Italy through to quarter-finals as Europe dominates World Cup

2019-06-26 07:28

A last-minute Lieke Martens penalty took the Netherlands through to the women's World Cup quarter-finals as they joined Italy in the last eight.

Absa Premiership

Why Sundowns misfit Silva spoke to Paul Pogba

2019-06-25 16:50

Former Mamelodi Sundowns winger Toni Silva says he once spoke to Paul Pogba as he wanted help to make a return to European football.


Heat is on as women's World Cup steps into the sauna

2019-06-25 15:49

With the temperature in France soaring, organisers are taking steps to adapt as the winter sport again faces the problem of playing its marquee tournaments in summer.


Nigeria's Kalu '100% ready' after collapse

2019-06-25 15:13

Nigeria's Samuel Kalu, who collapsed during training last week due to severe dehydration, is fully fit to play in the AFCON game against Guinea,


Mulumbu, DR Congo look to rebound from Uganda 'slap'

2019-06-25 14:28

DR Congo captain Youssouf Mulumbu has urged his team to move on from their defeat by Uganda at the Africa Cup of Nations ahead of a clash with Egypt.

English Premiership

Judge orders retrial of Hillsborough disaster commander

2019-06-25 12:46

A British court ordered the retrial of the police officer overseeing security during the 1989 Hillsborough disaster in which 96 Liverpool fans died.

English Premiership

'Liverpool are a big club, any links are flattering'

2019-06-25 11:43

Lyon forward Maxwel Cornet has hinted he would welcome a move to Liverpool after being linked with the European champions.

Absa Premiership

Masalesa nearing Chippa switch?

2019-06-25 09:28

Chippa United are reportedly nearing a deal with Black Leopards to acquire the services of former Orlando Pirates midfielder Lehlogonolo Masalesa.


Superstar Salah seeks first goal at Cup of Nations in Egypt

2019-06-25 09:13

Superstar Mohamed Salah gets a second chance to score his first goal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations when hosts Egypt face the DR Congo.


Baxter: 'Defeat to Ivory Coast a great learning curve for Bafana'

2019-06-25 07:29

Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter said his side's defeat to the Ivory Coast was a learning curve for his players but lamented a lack of goal threat.


'We belong here': South Africa's Baxter defiant in defeat

2019-06-24 21:29

SA coach Stuart Baxter said his team's display in a 1-0 loss to Ivory Coast showed they could provide a tough test for any opponent at the Africa Cup of Nations.


Heart issue rules Cameroon player out of Nations Cup

2019-06-24 20:32

Cameroon forward Joel Tagueu has been forced to withdraw from the squad ahead of their opening game at the Africa Cup of Nations due to an irregular heart condition.


Bafana suffer opening AFCON loss to Ivory Coast

2019-06-25 07:00

Bafana Bafana's AFCON 2019 campaign has started in the worst possible way with a loss to the Ivory Coast.


Swamp soccer tournament takes place in forest in Russia

2019-06-24 16:20

The Russian Swamp soccer cup took place in the forest approximately 60km from St. Petersburg in Russia.


Senegal lose Sane for rest of Africa Cup group stage

2019-06-24 15:22

Senegalese defender Salif Sane will miss at least his team's next two Africa Cup of Nations matches after hurting his ankle in the 2-0 victory over Tanzania.

Absa Premiership

Pirates sign French goalkeeper

2019-06-24 13:48

Orlando Pirates have made their first acquisition of the current transfer window by signing French goalkeeper Joris Delle on a free transfer.


Eto'o - 'Barcelona would be better fit for Salah'

2019-06-24 12:26

Samuel Eto'o has urged fellow African Mohamed Salah to move to Barcelona instead of Real Madrid after being linked with both of the La Liga giants.


Dortmund chasing Norwich youngster

2019-06-24 09:54

Norwich face a battle to keep hold of Simon Power as a host of clubs, including Borussia Dortmund, are showing an interest in him.


Cameroon coach rails at 'injustice' against England, defends team's behaviour

2019-06-24 07:00

Cameroon coach Alain Djeumfa insisted his team remained "very professional" and did not refuse to carry on playing during their defeat to England.


USA admire France's 'fantastic' Amandine Henry

2019-06-26 18:47

The USA have the utmost respect for France captain and "natural leader" Amandine Henry as the team's prepare for their clash in the Women's World Cup.


FIFA head, joining US push, wants more Palestinian football pitches

2019-06-26 15:36

The head of FIFA has promised to build more football pitches in the Palestinian territories as he joined a US-led economic workshop in Bahrain on drawing investment.


Neville unfazed by England fitness doubts for World Cup quarter-final

2019-06-26 15:13

England coach Phil Neville says he is "totally relaxed" despite potentially having to go into a quarter-final against Norway at the Women's World Cup without key players.

English Premiership

United set to splash £50m on Wan-Bissaka - reports

2019-06-26 14:23

Manchester United are closing on a deal worth up to £50 million for Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, according to media reports.

Absa Premiership

Captain Jele signs new deal with Orlando Pirates

2019-06-26 12:49

Orlando Pirates revealed that long-serving captain Happy Jele has penned a new contract until the end of the upcoming 2019/20 campaign.

Absa Premiership

Chiefs to face local and international teams in pre-season

2019-06-26 11:07

Kaizer Chiefs returned for pre-season training on Wednesday with the club confirming matches are lined up against local and international sides.


Igesund: 'Bafana were a bit too defensive'

2019-06-26 08:51

Gordon Igesund says that Bafana Bafana’s defeat against Ivory Coast in their opening AFCON clash is a good wake-up call.


Premier League stars Mahrez, Mane renew rivalry in faraway Cairo

2019-06-26 07:20

Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mane resume an English Premier League rivalry on a different stage when Algeria and Senegal clash at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.


Nigeria call off Nations Cup bonus strike

2019-06-25 19:15

Nigeria have suspended a training strike over unpaid bonuses at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt following last-minute pleas by the country's football officials.

Absa Premiership

End of Baroka journey for Ntshumayelo

2019-06-25 15:14

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Thandani Ntshumayelo has departed Baroka FC after making just one appearance for the club.

English Premiership

Derby free Lampard to conclude Chelsea return

2019-06-25 14:01

Frank Lampard's return to Chelsea as the club's new manager edged closer as Derby granted permission for the Premier League club to conclude negotiations.

Absa Premiership

CT City only PSL team interested in Pule Ekstein

2019-06-25 13:28

The agent to former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Pule Ekstein has confirmed that just Cape Town City have expressed an interest in his services.

Absa Premiership

Mpengesi confirms Masalesa's arrival at Chippa

2019-06-25 12:19

Chippa United boss Chippa Mpengesi has confirmed the arrival of former Orlando Pirates midfielder Lehlogonolo Masalesa on a two-year deal.


Baxter explains why Williams got the nod over Keet

2019-06-25 11:10

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter says he selected Ronwen Williams to start against Ivory Coast due to his shot-stopping and match sharpness.


Pakistan insists on Qatar World Cup workers' rights

2019-06-25 09:24

Pakistan will insist on proper labour rights for an army of its citizens working on Qatar's football World Cup infrastructure, after reports of abuses.


Cavani praises Uruguay's 'attitude' and 'mentality' in Chile win

2019-06-25 08:54

Uruguay demonstrated a winning attitude and mentality in their Copa America success over Chile that gave them top spot in Group C, Edinson Cavani said.


Tunisia first Cup of Nations top seeds not to win

2019-06-24 21:26

Tunisia became the first 2019 Africa Cup of Nations top seeds not to win their opening match after they were held by Angola in Suez.


Rapinoe fires USA into World Cup quarters clash with France

2019-06-24 20:24

The United States will take on France in the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup after two Megan Rapinoe penalties squeezed them past Spain.

Absa Premiership

Sangweni bemoans Matlaba Pirates exit

2019-06-24 18:46

Former Orlando Pirates defender Siyabonga Sangweni believes the club should not have let Thabo Matlaba leave as he still has a lot to offer with his experience and understanding of the team culture.


Baxter names Bafana starting line-up to face Ivory Coast

2019-06-24 14:03

Head coach Stuart Baxter has named his starting line-up to face the Ivory Coast in their opening Group B fixture of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

English Premiership

Benitez to leave Newcastle as talks over new deal collapse

2019-06-24 13:57

Rafael Benitez's three-year reign as Newcastle manager will come to an end next week after failing to agree terms on a new contract.

English Premiership

Koulibaly focused on Senegal amid United links

2019-06-24 13:14

Manchester United target Kalidou Koulibaly says he will decide on his future after the African Nations Cup as he remains focused on Senegal.

Absa Premiership

Ekstein: I am ready for a new team

2019-06-24 11:33

Hendrick 'Pule' Ekstein says he is ready for a new team after his contract with Kaizer Chiefs was terminated.


Predicted Bafana XI for crucial AFCON opener

2019-06-23 13:43

Sport24's Tashreeq Vardien predicts the Bafana Bafana starting XI for Monday's Africa Cup of Nations Group D clash against Ivory Coast.


Chile face Sanchez dilemma ahead of Uruguay Group C decider

2019-06-24 08:52

Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda faces a Copa America dilemma on Monday: either rest star forward Alexis Sanchez, or go all-out for top spot in Group C.


Mahrez strikes as Algeria make light work of Kenya

2019-06-24 06:48

Riyad Mahrez scored as an untroubled Algeria cruised to victory over Africa Cup of Nations underdogs Kenya in their first game of the competition in Cairo.


OPINION: SAFA drops ball in Bafana assessment

2019-06-26 14:54

Sy Lerman says SAFA watched another game when the governing body stated that Bafana matched up well with the Ivory Coast in their AFCON opener.

Absa Premiership

Ekstein's return to Kaizer Chiefs explained

2019-06-26 15:29

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Hendrick Ekstein recently returned to Naturena to collect final documents related to his release last season.


5 things Bafana need to fix ahead of Namibia clash

2019-06-25 11:56

The drawing board awaits coach Stuart Baxter following Bafana Bafana's defeat against Ivory Coast, Tashreeq Vardien writes.

English Premiership

Mourinho not interested in Newcastle project

2019-06-26 14:35

Jose Mourinho has appeared to play down reports he could be set to succeed Rafael Benitez as Newcastle United manager.

English Premiership

David Silva set for final season at City

2019-06-26 11:15

Spanish midfielder David Silva has confirmed he will leave Manchester City at the end of next season when his contract expires.

Absa Premiership

Ex-Kaizer Chiefs defender surfaces at the Clever Boys

2019-06-26 10:36

Wits have reportedly handed a trial to former Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United left-back Sibusiso Khumalo who was at Ajax Cape Town last season.

Absa Premiership

Thabo Nodada returns for Cape Town City

2019-06-26 09:19

Cape Town City have confirmed that key midfielder Thabo Nodada has returned to full training following a lengthy injury layoff.


Colombia's Copa football emulating its sumptuous coffee

2019-06-26 07:56

Boasting the only 100% record and yet to concede a goal, Colombia have seduced at the Copa America so far under the wily stewardship of Carlos Queiroz.


Benin, Ghana play to lively AFCON draw

2019-06-26 06:42

Veteran Benin forward Mickael Pote scored after 104 seconds and again in the second half as 10-man Ghana were held to a draw.

English Premiership

Lindelof hopes United wrap up transfers before pre-season

2019-06-25 15:12

Victor Lindelof has urged Manchester United to complete their transfer deals before pre-season starts so that the new signings can settle quicker.


Tau on Ivory Coast performance: 'I was just not in the match'

2019-06-25 13:29

Percy Tau admits that Bafana Bafana did not click as a unit in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations opening clash against Ivory Coast.


Neymar accepts pay-cut in 'verbal agreement' with Barca - reports

2019-06-25 13:14

Neymar is ready to cut his salary by €12 million to leave Paris Saint-Germain as part of a "verbal agreement" reached between him and Barcelona.

Absa Premiership

Moon weighing up options amid Maritzburg interest

2019-06-25 12:03

Soon to be former Kaizer Chiefs striker Ryan Moon says he is pleased that Maritzburg United are interested in his services but was not sure his move.


Qatar future bright after tough Copa America debut

2019-06-25 10:39

Qatar may have fallen at the first hurdle in their South American adventure but the 2022 World Cup hosts showed enough to suggest the future is bright.


Brazil's Coutinho owns up to poor Barcelona season

2019-06-25 09:16

Brazil's Philippe Coutinho admitted he had a poor season with Barcelona over the last 10 months but insisted it would serve as a "lesson" for the future.


Japan coach Moriyasu says Copa exit a learning process

2019-06-25 09:02

Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu said his team would learn from their Copa America heartbreak after missing out on a place in the quarter-finals.


Mali hand out AFCON lesson to newcomers Mauritania

2019-06-25 06:51

Mali inflicted a harsh dose of reality on Africa Cup of Nations debutants Mauritania by routing the newcomers in their first ever game at the tournament.


Copa America starts anew in quarters, says Argentina's Messi

2019-06-24 20:50

Argentina will start from afresh in the Copa America after averting disaster with Sunday's 2-0 victory over Qatar that sent them into the knock-out stages.


Bafana only deepen our sporting poverty

2019-06-24 20:03

Rob Houwing was among those hoping Bafana Bafana would salvage some ball-game pride for the country in Cairo on Monday. It was emphatically in vain …


Jordan Ayew, the stagnation of a one-time Ghana prodigy

2019-06-24 18:02

After a turbulent spell in England, former Ghana prodigy Jordan Ayew will attempt to relaunch his stuttering career at the Africa Cup of Nations


England ready for Norway test after coming through Cameroon battle

2019-06-24 16:17

After overcoming Cameroon at the Women's World Cup Phil Neville's England prepare for a testing quarter-final tie against Norway.

English Premiership

Drogba offers Lampard update

2019-06-24 13:00

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba says Frank Lampard is in talks with the club to become London sides new manager.

English Premiership

Arsenal after Brighton's Dunk

2019-06-24 10:12

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk is in demand after Arsenal joined Leicester City in the race to sign him.

Absa Premiership

Pitso explains reason for lack of finishers in SA

2019-06-24 09:32

Pitso Mosimane believes the reason South Africa lack quality finishers is because of the style of football played in the townships.


Baxter: We are not intimidated by Ivory Coast

2019-06-24 08:17

As South Africa prepares to take on Ivory Coast in their AFCON opener, coach Stuart Baxter says that they’re not afraid of anyone.


'How is it possible?' Lack of water break upsets Morocco

2019-06-24 08:48

Morocco coach Herve Renard expressed his unhappiness at the absence of any water breaks in their win over Namibia in sweltering temperatures.


Martinez, Aguero goals send Argentina into Copa America quarters

2019-06-24 07:10

An early goal by Lautaro Martinez and Sergio Aguero's late second gave Argentina a win over Qatar that qualified them for the Copa America quarter-finals.


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