Afcon 2019: A wrap on the 24 QUALIFIED teams

The qualifying stage for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations has now concluded with South Africa becoming the last side to book their ticket to the June 21 to July 19 tournament. Group A Senegal and Madagascar went to the…

Fifa recommends use of VAR at Women’s World Cup

Fifa has recommended the use of video assistant referee (VAR) technology for the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France this year. The organising committee of world soccer’s governing body met on Monday and backed the use of VAR at the…

Poland 2019 draw throws up intriguing ties

The 22nd edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup kicks off in less than 90 days, and two major milestones were reached this weekend as the tournament in Poland approaches. Grzywek, a Polish bison, was unveiled as the tournament’s Official…

South Africa blame ‘politics’ for humiliating loss to Egypt

As South Africa reeled on Wednesday after a humiliating defeat by Egypt in a contest to decide the new 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosts, the blame game began. South African football officials said the 16-1 vote in favour of…

Nigeria retain AWCON title with shootout win over South Africa

Nigeria Super Falcons have retained the AWCON trophy after beating South Africa 4-3 on penalties in the final game of the 2018 edition at the Accra Sports Stadium in Ghana on Saturday. Dubbed revenge or repeat by football pundits, the…

Banyana vice-captain Jane to miss Women’s Afcon final

South Africa vice-captain Refiloe Jane will miss the final of the 2018 Women’s Afcon against Nigeria, which will take place on Saturday, 1 December at the Accra Sports Stadium. Jane, who played all the matches at the tournament, left Ghana…

AWCON 2018 Finale: Nigeria to defend title against South Africa

Nigeria will defend their Women’s Africa Cup of Nations title against South Africa on Saturday in Accra. Their victories in the semi-finals mean they also clinch places at next year’s Women’s World Cup in France – for Nigeria it will…

AWCON 2018: History beckons for South Africa

Banyana Banyana are just 90 minutes away from reaching their dream of qualifying for the elusive spot in the FIFA World Cup. The South African Senior Women’s National Team has never qualified for the football soccer spectacle and is now…

AWCON 2018: Holders Nigeria score four as South Africa net seven

Big wins for holders Nigeria and South Africa mean Group B at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations will be decided by the final games on Saturday. Nigeria got their title defence back on track with a 4-0 win over…

AWCON 2018: South Africa stun Nigeria in Group B opener

A brilliant strike by substitute Chrestina Thembi Kgatlana five minutes from time handed South Africa a dream start in the tournament as they beat holders Nigeria 1-0 in their Group B opener on Sunday in Cape Coast. Kgatlana struck late…

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