Baxter remains safe in South Africa hotseat

The South African national football team failed to qualify for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup after finishing at the last position of Group D which consisted of: Cape Verde, Burkina Faso and Senegal.

During this qualification phase which concluded on 2017, South Africa had to settle with only 1 victory out of the 6 matches that they played and were ultimately knocked out of having any chance on representing the South African nation for the approaching FIFA World Cup. Continue reading “Baxter remains safe in South Africa hotseat”

QUALIFICATIONS FOR WORLD CUP 2018

The world would gather in Russia next summer for the 2018 World Cup. Preparations are in top gear, teams have qualified and all obstacles have given way. Thirty two teams would feature in the event.

The hosts Russia, and group winners France, Germany, England, Belgium, Iceland, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, and Spain are representing the European contingent. Playoff winners Croatia, Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden would also feature.
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South Africa has a new assistant coach with Quinton Fortune

The South African national side has recently been struggling in their attempts to qualify for big tournaments after failing to qualifyfor the 2017 editionof the Africa Cup ofNations.


They also could not compete in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and are now currently attempting to turn things around by snatching a qualification spot in the upcoming 2017 FIFA World Cup.

In ordertostartbuilding a better squad, one of the things that the head coach Stuart Baxter did wastoappointQuintonFortune as oneofhisassistant managers.

Fortune is a former footballer who used to perform with: Manchester United and Bolton Wanderers as well as many other clubs. He alsomade 46 appearancesfor South Africa at the internationalstage.

The 40 year old retiree recently talked about this new appointment and task that he has with South Africa as QuintonFortunesaid: Continue reading “South Africa has a new assistant coach with Quinton Fortune”

Stuart Baxter says that he will continue focusing on the youth

Stuart Baxter is the head coach of the South African national football team and he has recently revealed his desire as well as plans to keep on promoting and giving the chance for his youngsters to prove their worth in the 1st team.


The South African national side recently claimed a 2-0 triumph over Botswana as they played their 1st leg of the 2018 African Nations Championship qualifier. The goals were scored by Ryan Moon who is only 20 years old and Gift Motupa who is also on the younger side with 22 years of age.

It appears like the youngsters are indeed repaying Stuart Baxter for his trust in the youth as South Africa kicked off their 2018 African Nations Championship qualifying journey in a positive way.

The 63 year old English manager has talked about his managerial decisions as well as his squad choices for this recently concluded match as Stuart Baxter said: Continue reading “Stuart Baxter says that he will continue focusing on the youth”

ONAZI: SOUTH AFRICA GAME IS A REDEEMER

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to face the BafanaBafana of South Africa in a 2019 AFCON qualifier.


Ahead of the match the captain of the team OgenyiOnazi claimed that the match was a chance for the team to redeem its image when they clash at the GodswillAkpabio Stadium in AkwaIbom.

Onazi told reporters that the team was taking the game with all seriousness after they lost the opportunity to play in AFCON 2015 when they played a draw with South Africa. The skipper said the team had not forgotten the disappointment they caused the nation after that game. Onazi asked for the support of the whole country with prayers as they approach the game.

With the influx of new names in the team, the player said they had adjusted well as they were professionals. The coach Gerot Rohr has said that the South Africans were the most difficult side he has had to face because of their record. Continue reading “ONAZI: SOUTH AFRICA GAME IS A REDEEMER”

Da Gama wants to coach South Africa

South Africa interim coach Owen Da Gama has stated that he is prepared to manage the national team on a permanent basis.


The South African football federation is still searching for a permanent coach following the sacking of Shakes Mashaba, and Da Gama believes that he has what it takes to manage the team on a permanent basis.

Da Gama told journalists that it has always been his dream to manage his national team and that so far he has not done a bad work. He said that there is a good spirit in the team and that the players respect him and that it would be great if he could continue his work on a permanent basis. Continue reading “Da Gama wants to coach South Africa”

The future of South Africa is bright despite the expulsion of Mashaba

During the final weeks of 2016, Ephraim Mashaba was fired from his managerial position of the South African national football team.


This occurred after a disciplinary hearing and this decision was made due to the 66 year old South African manager had insulted the head of the country’s soccer federation.

According to rumors, it’s believed that Mashaba had been involved with an altercation with the chief executive of the South African Football Association Dennis Mumble and Mashaba had also insulted the media which also affected his credibility and was eventually fired.

“It is regrettable that we had to face the events of the past month at a time when the national team is experiencing a resurgence in its quest to qualify for the 2018 World Cup,” said Dennis Mumble, chief executive of the South African Football Association

That was the statement released by Dennis Mumble as he said that having to remove Ephraim Mashaba from his managerial position is a forgettable event to have done and especially after South Africa was going through such a positive period of time as they had overcame Senegal on November 12 in a match that was a 2018 World Cup qualification. Continue reading “The future of South Africa is bright despite the expulsion of Mashaba”

Danny Jordaan wants Ephraim Mashaba to search for players around the world

Danny Jordaan is the president of the South African Football Association (SAFA) and Jordaan has been pressuring the head coach Ephraim Mashaba to search for South African that might be good enough to be called up and perform at the international stage and he wants to make this exploration to be a worldwide thing.


In order for any national football team to get the best possible squad with the most skilled players, it’s much more beneficial for managers and scouters to take a global look around football even in nations or leagues that aren’t so well-known or highly rated and this is what Danny Jordaan wants Ephraim Mashaba to do with the South African national team as they are currently attempting to qualify for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup.

“Well, I think Mashaba understands the task of visiting all overseas-based players but If he doesn’t understand it and he doesn’t carry it out, then I do not think that I can be to blame for what happens next’’

“We have a high number of players playing around the world. Mashabae must go visit and see all the players. He must talk to them, engage them, he must go and then make up his mind about the squad that will face the next challenges next year.”

It’s believed that this worldwide search for South African players that can be eligible to perform for the national side.

This order from Danny Jordaan might turn things slightly complicated for Ephraim Mashaba as he will have to meet up with Kamohelo Mokotjo and this 25 year old defensive midfielder who is currently performing for the Dutch club FC Twente has had issues with the head coach
Ephraim Mashaba in the past.

Kamohelo Mokojo has stated that he does not want to perform with the South African national football team if Ephraim Mashaba remains in charge.

Danny Jordaan wants Ephraim Mashaba to search for players around the world

Danny Jordaan is the president of the South African Football Association (SAFA) and Jordaan has been pressuring the head coach Ephraim Mashaba to search for South African that might be good enough to be called up and perform at the international stage and he wants to make this exploration to be a worldwide thing.


In order for any national football team to get the best possible squad with the most skilled players, it’s much more beneficial for managers and scouters to take a global look around football even in nations or leagues that aren’t so well-known or highly rated and this is what Danny Jordaan wants Ephraim Mashaba to do with the South African national team as they are currently attempting to qualify for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup.

“Well, I think Mashaba understands the task of visiting all overseas-based players but If he doesn’t understand it and he doesn’t carry it out, then I do not think that I can be to blame for what happens next’’

“We have a high number of players playing around the world. Mashabae must go visit and see all the players. He must talk to them, engage them, he must go and then make up his mind about the squad that will face the next challenges next year.”

It’s believed that this worldwide search for South African players that can be eligible to perform for the national side.

This order from Danny Jordaan might turn things slightly complicated for Ephraim Mashaba as he will have to meet up with Kamohelo Mokotjo and this 25 year old defensive midfielder who is currently performing for the Dutch club FC Twente has had issues with the head coach
Ephraim Mashaba in the past.

Kamohelo Mokojo has stated that he does not want to perform with the South African national football team if Ephraim Mashaba remains in charge.

SOUTH AFRICA THRASH INDIA

In their opening match of the BRICS U17 Football Cup, the Amajimbos of South Africa soared high to defy all odds and win their match over opponents, India.

The Amajimbos arrived the night just before their match and did not have enough time to acclimatize before going into the game against India on Friday, 7 October at the Bambolin stadium in Goa, India.

For India, it was their second game after having lost to Russia by a lone goal when the competition first started on Wednesday, 5th October. In order to let the South African team rest a while after arrival, the clash that had been initially scheduled to be held in the afternoon, was later moved to 17H30 SA time.

The South African U17 men did not show off much fatigue despite their initial setback but held off their Indian counterpart as much as possible. The Indian team, on the other hand were desperate for a victory and pressed on further but could not find the net.

In the 22nd minute into the game, Ndamulelo Radzilani made it count for South Africa when he headed in a cross sent in from the left, thus giving his team the lead.

India continued to launch further attacks but the Amajimbos defense was too strong for them, thus leaving the score line at a goal for South Africa until the end of the first half.

When the game restarted in the second half, the two teams pushed further, with India trying to equalize and possibly score a second, while South Africa looked forward to a goal in order to consolidate their 1-0 lead.

Till the end of the game, both keepers stayed busy moving from end to end. Despite all, the score line remained same, a win for South Africa and a loss for India. So far, India has had two losses, which means they would have to perform better in their remaining matches if they plan on coming far in the competition.