1996 African champions South Africa have embarked on a winning run that has seen them go close to securing their place at the 2022 edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) billed for Cameroon in the middle of the 2021/22 season. The South Africans have been able to put together a three-match winning run in Group C of the AFCON qualifiers for the tournament proper.
They had started with a loss on matchday 1 of the qualifiers only to recover with wins on matchday 2, matchday 3 and matchday 4. In their first qualifier, South Africa were guests of the Black Stars of Ghana and the game ended in a 2-0 defeat for them. New Arsenal signing Thomas Partey and Ajax Amsterdam forward Mohammed Kudus got the goals for the hosts. Continue reading “SOUTH AFRICA ON AFCON WINNING RUN”
The sports events have resumed their activities after a long pause of almost 6 months. In almost every country, football lovers have got their oxygen back as Football leagues of different countries have been resumed under several safety measures as well as precautionary arrangements. But even after the long pause, the leagues are witnessing a tsunami of goals in the games. The South African football premier league, which may start from October, will not be experiencing something else.
As of now, though South Africa is not that popular as a football-playing country, players from the continent are playing in different clubs of the world. World top league teams hire players from the African continent due to their heavy physique as well as speed. The South African Premier League was inaugurated in 1996. They are under the CAF confederation which is the authoritative body of African football. Altogether 16 teams play in this tournament and the lowest scorer team gets relegated to the National First Division. Due to the sponsorship rights, the league is known popularly as DStv Premiership.
Continue reading “South African Premier League Experiences Goal Flood”
The lockdown season has given football stars more time to connect with their loyal fans. Tol footballers have used this period to share quality time with their fans on social media pages.
On this edition, we take a look at the highlights of Cesc Fabregas’ question and answer session on twitter. The World Cup winner opened up on his biggest regret, his thoughts on Liverpool, and his stance on the Steven Gerrard versus Paul Scholes debate. He also revealed his most memorable moments with the Spanish national team.
Continue reading “FABREGAS CHOSE GERRARD AHEAD OF SCHOLES”
Leicester drew with Wolves over the weekend but club manager Brendan Rodgers believes Kelechi Iheanacho should have hit the ground while tackled hard in the opponent’s box 18.
Kelechi’s backsliding even cost
him a place in the Supers Eagles of Nigeria squad. South Africa was beating the
West African giants 2-0 at home when he last made a start. Gernot Rohr had
decided he’s hard enough of waiting for a talented player to put in some hard
work and show up to work but just never got any from him.
Continue reading “BRENDAN FUMES AT NO PENALTY FOR IHEANACHO”
Brighton are said to be looking to fast-track the arrival of South Africa international Percy Tau. The Seagulls signed the forward last season but have had to do without his services due to work permit.
featured last season in the Belgium lower league winning the player of the year
and this season has been sensational for Genk. Tau who is now an
undisputed star for the South African team is said to be eager for a transfer
to his parent club.
Continue reading “BRIGHTON KEEN ON SOUTH AFRICA STAR”
Monaco have been linked with Bordeaux forward Francois Kamano according to reports from France. French tabloid L’Equipe, claims that Monaco are contemplating a move for the Guinea international.
It is understood the Principality outfit are preparing a bid within the region of £13.4 million for the forward.
Continue reading “MONACO CLOSING IN ON NEW SIGNING”
The Banyana Banyana (National Team) will now receive the equal pay which will be equal to their male counterparts for the maiden time ever as they are heading towards the FIFA World Cup. In the last November, an announcement was made that the Women’s National Football Team of South Africa, the Banyana Banyana would now be heading towards the FIFA World Cup of Women for the maiden time. This news was celebrated by the South Africans, but some of them also pointed out that in spite of their huge successes, the female footballers were still paid less as compared to their male counterparts.
However, this is all set to change, as for the maiden time ever the women’s team of South Africa as well as its men’s team i.e. Bafana Bafana, will now receive the same pay as they are heading towards the World Cup which will take place in France and also the African Cup of Nations aka Afcon to be held in Egypt, respectively as reported by ‘Times Live’.
Continue reading “Women’s National Football Team of South Africa will Now Receive Equal Pay”
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.
Continue reading “SOUTH AFRICA TO NAME AFCON QUALIFIER SQUAD NEXT WEEK”
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.
Continue reading “Mohamed Salah Adjudged As The Player Of The Year Of CAF African”
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.
Continue reading “MABOE: WE WON’T SIT BACK”