SOUTH AFRICA TO NAME AFCON QUALIFIER SQUAD NEXT WEEK

South Africa have a crucial clash against Libya in the last game in the qualifies for the 2019 Afcon in three weeks. South Africa gaffer Stuart Baxter is expected to name his squad for the crunch clash next week according to reports from Media sources in the nation.

It is understood that the country’s football association (SAFA) have confirmed the date of the official announcement for next week. The Bafana Bafana are currently second in the group with nine points two ahead of Libya on seven points. Anything other than a defeat would see the country qualifier for the Afcon to held in Egypt in June.
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Mohamed Salah Adjudged As The Player Of The Year Of CAF African

Mohamed Salah of the Liverpool has become the Player of this Year of Confederation of Football of Africa, 2018. By winning this award he became the player to win it for 2 consecutive years. Salah, the forward of Egypt, who is 26 years old, defeated his teammate from Liverpool named Sadio Mane of Arsenal and Senegal and the striker of Gabon named Pierre Aubameyang to win the title.

He received this award at a ceremony held in Senegal last Tuesday. After he was conferred with the title he said in a press conference that “I have always dreamt of winning this CAF award since I was a small child and now I have won it and that so twice in a row.” Thembi Kgatlana, the forward of South Africa and Houston Dash was named as the Player of the year in the women’s category. Mohamed was voted as the BBC best African Footballer of the year consecutively for the 2nd time in the last December. To achieve this award he scored a total of 44 goals for the club of Liverpool during the season of 2017-18 and helped the Reds to the final of Champions League before he scored twice for Egypt at Russia in the World Cup.
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MABOE: WE WON’T SIT BACK

Mamelodi Sundowns maestro Lebohang Maboe says Bafana Bafana will not hold anything back when they play host to the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a 2019 African Nations’ Cup Qualifiers match this weekend.

South Africa go into the game on the back of a recent poor run of form and knowing they cannot afford to lose against the in-form Super Eagles, who have collected nine points from a possible nine, if they are going to have any chance of qualifying for the African Nations’ Cup in 2019.
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Teen From Alexandra Is Going To Represent South Africa At The Football Camp In Germany

Tebatso Sekoaleng the teenager from South African will be travelling to Germany for representing his country in the Allianz Junior Football Camp which is going to start from August 27.

Sekoaleng is now 16-years-old and he is studying in Minerva High School. He was selected from almost 50 aspiring soccer stars who participated in the Allianz Football Tournament that held in the month of June this year at the Three Square Sports Ground in Alexandra. The tournament was scouted by the Maimane Phiri, Former Bafana midfielder.

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Angola Crowned Cosafa Event And Earned Place At U-17 Nations Cup 2019

On Sunday, Angola was crowned the Under-17 Cosafa champions in the regional tournament in South Africa to register their place at Under-17 Africa Cup Nations that is scheduled for next year in Tanzania. In the final, it was the Palancas Negras who won the Cosafa crown and they registered the victory of 1-0 in South Africa. The match held in Port Louis, Mauritius, on a cloudy afternoon.

 

The only and the crucial goal happened in the fifth minute. The goal became possible when Osvaldo Capemba beat Bontle Molefe. The goal was done from close range and this earned them their title. This is their first title in this age-group. Zito Luvumbu of Angola, who tormented the Amajimbos’ Defense, got the title of the tournament’s best player.
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Schlupp’s Crystal Palace Set Unwanted Record

Jeffrey Schlupp, who is a Ghana International, has set an infamous record with his club, Crystal Palace as they became the first club in top-flight history to lose their opening five games without scoring as Roy Hodgson’s first match as manager ended in defeat by Southampton. The Eagles paid for slack defending in just the sixth minute when a Dusan Tadic cross-shot was parried to the feet of Steven Davis, who side-footed home from 10 yards.

Palace’s direct approach was contained for the most part, though Saints keeper Fraser Forster did have to make point-blank saves to deny Christian Benteke and Jason Puncheon either side of half-time. His resistance meant the hosts set a new top-flight record as they surpassed the 438 minutes Newcastle United went without a goal at the start of the 2005-06 season. Continue reading “Schlupp’s Crystal Palace Set Unwanted Record”

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”