Orlando Pirates lose and fail to qualify for Africa

Johannesburg (AFP) – A three-match bid by Orlando Pirates to play in Africa next season ended in failure on Monday when they fell 2-0 to SuperSport United in the final match of the South African Premiership season. Needing at least a five-goal victory to snatch a CAF Confederation Cup place, the Buccaneers fell behind on […]
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Kaizer Chiefs

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Kaizer Chiefs draw and miss out on Africa next season

Johannesburg (AFP) – Kaizer Chiefs will miss out on African football next season after only drawing 2-2 with lowly Swallows in the South African Premiership on Saturday in Johannesburg.  Chiefs, the most successful and popular club in the republic, cannot finish higher than fourth and only the top three in the league qualify for the […]
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Orlando Pirates reach CAF Cup final despite shock home defeat

Johannesburg (AFP) – South African club Orlando Pirates reached the CAF Confederation Cup final on Sunday despite a shock 1-0 loss to Libyan visitors Al Ahly Tripoli in a semi-final second leg. Pirates built a 2-0 first-leg lead in Benghazi last Sunday and qualified 2-1 on aggregate for a second final appearance in the second-tier […]
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South African Modiba hits stunning goal after copying Barca's Alba

Johannesburg (AFP) – Mamelodi Sundowns Aubrey Modiba took a leaf from the playbook of Barcelona star Jordi Alba on Sunday and scored a stunning goal in a 1-1 South African Premiership draw at Kaizer Chiefs. Just as Alba did in a La Liga victory at Real Betis 24 hours earlier, Modiba connected with a deep […]
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Zambian Samu strikes as Maritzburg claim another prized scalp

Johannesburg (AFP) – Zambian Friday Samu scored as lowly Maritzburg United upset Royal AM 1-0 on Wednesday to leave the race for second place in the South African Premiership wide open. Samu, a 26-year-old international forward who joined United in mid-2021, claimed his fourth league goal of the season by nodding a corner part Cameroonian […]
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Mamelodi Sundowns seal fifth straight South African league title

Johannesburg (AFP) – Mamelodi Sundowns sealed a record-extending fifth consecutive South African Premiership title on Wednesday, despite a 0-0 draw at home to Cape Town City in Pretoria.     Securing a point lifted 12-time champions Sundowns to 58 with four matches to play, and second-placed Royal AM can reach only 57. Cape Town stretched an […]
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Mamelodi Sundowns need point to seal league title as rivals slip

Johannesburg (AFP) – Mamelodi Sundowns need one point from a South African Premiership clash with Cape Town City in Pretoria on Wednesday to clinch a record-extending fifth straight league title.  The favourable situation for the dominant club in the country arose without them playing in the marquee domestic competition as they were on CAF Champions […]
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Kaizer Chiefs

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Kaizer Chiefs sack English coach Baxter amid trophy drought

Johannesburg (AFP) – Kaizer Chiefs have sacked English coach Stuart Baxter after he failed to end a trophy drought, a spokesman for the most successful and popular South African football club confirmed on Friday. Popularly known as the AmaKhosi (Chiefs), the Johannesburg club won a record 53 domestic titles from its formation in 1970 until […]
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South African strugglers Chippa score home win at 12th attempt

Johannesburg (AFP) – Lowly Chippa United on Sunday finally won a home match in the South African Premiership this season, after 11 failed attempts   A brilliant volley from substitute Sammy Seaba on 74 minutes gave the perennial strugglers a 1-0 win over sixth-placed Stellenbosch on a cold, overcast southern hemisphere autumn day. Fellow substitute, […]
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Shalulile treble moves Mamelodi Sundowns within 10 points of title

Johannesburg (AFP) – Peter Shalulile scored a hat-trick as Mamelodi Sundowns moved within 10 points of a record-extending fifth straight South African Premiership title by winning 4-2 at Swallows on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Namibian struck twice within five minutes to give the Pretoria club an early two-goal advantage over their lowly opponents in Soweto. When […]
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