South Africa

/ 128 days ago

President Ramaphosa vows equal pay for South Africa women after AFCON win

Pretoria (AFP) – President Cyril Ramaphosa rolled out the red carpet for South Africa's women on Wednesday, saying they deserved to be paid as much as their male counterparts after they won their first Africa Cup of Nations. South Africa beat tournament hosts Morocco 2-1 in the final on Saturday in Rabat, thanks to a […]


/ 204 days ago

South Africa angry after Morocco offer to host Liberia AFCON qualifiers

Johannesburg (AFP) – Another venue row involving Morocco is brewing, this time over qualifying for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in the Ivory Coast.     Liberia have no international-standard stadium and Group K rivals Morocco say the west Africans can stage their three home fixtures in the kingdom. But group rivals South Africa […]

South African rookies Royal eye CAF Champions League place

Johannesburg (AFP) – A Royal AM team coached by former Malawi star John Maduka moved closer to a fairy tale top-two finish in the South African Premiership on Sunday and qualification for the CAF Champions League. The Durban-based outfit led twice in a 2-2 away draw with Stellenbosch in the western Cape winelands that moved […]


/ 263 days ago

South Africa coach demands more aggression against France in football friendly

Johannesburg (AFP) – South Africa coach Hugo Broos is demanding more aggression from his team when they face world champions France in a friendly football international on March 29 in Lille.   "Ghana started very aggressively and we did not counter that," said the Belgian, referring to a 1-0 loss last November that eliminated South […]

South Africa want Ghana qualifier replayed after disputed penalty

Johannesburg (AFP) – South Africa demanded on Monday that a 2022 World Cup qualifier against Ghana be replayed after a controversial penalty cost them an African play-offs slot. TV replays showed Ghana defender Daniel Amartey apparently diving during the Group G decider on Sunday, leading to a penalty Andre Ayew converted for a 1-0 win […]

DR Congo

/ 383 days ago

Disputed Ayew penalty takes Ghana to play-offs

Johannesburg (AFP) – Captain Andre Ayew converted a controversial penalty in his 100th international appearance on Sunday to take Ghana into the African World Cup qualifying play-offs with a bruising 1-0 victory over South Africa. The former West Ham United midfielder sent rival skipper Ronwen Williams the wrong way from the spot kick in Cape […]

South Africa

/ 411 days ago

Swallows draw after ending 673-minute goal drought in S. Africa

Johannesburg (AFP) – South African top-flight club Swallows ended a 673-minute goal drought on Sunday, but a winless run stretched to eight matches after a 1-1 Premiership draw with Stellenbosch.   It was appropriate that Ruzaigh Gamildien should be the scorer for the famed Soweto club, who were formed 23 years before better known neighbours […]


/ 439 days ago

Champions League drama as South African, Eswatini clubs survive

Johannesburg (AFP) – AmaZulu of South Africa staged a great comeback and Royal Leopard of Eswatini pulled off a shock overall victory in CAF Champions League preliminary round second legs this weekend.    Staring at elimination after a surprise 1-0 first-leg loss at home to Nyasa Big Bullets of Malawi last weekend, Durban-based AmaZulu rediscovered […]

Kaizer Chiefs

/ 464 days ago

Success-hungry Kaizer Chiefs win to share lead with six rivals

Johannesburg (AFP) – Success-starved Kaizer Chiefs are among seven clubs sharing first place two rounds into the South African Premiership season after defeating Baroka 2-1 in Johannesburg on Wednesday.  A close-range tap-in from Zimbabwean Khama Billiat and a looping header by Daniel Cardoso earned the most popular club in the country maximum points after drawing […]

South Africa

/ 472 days ago

South African socialite buys top club after on-pitch, court failures

Johannesburg (AFP) – After failing to win promotion on the pitch or in the courtroom, South African socialite Shauwn Mkhize has fulfilled her dream of owning a top-flight football club by buying one. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) announced on Tuesday that second-division club owner Mkhize had bought Bloemfontein Celtic and would move the club […]

Orlando Pirates

/ 473 days ago

German Zinnbauer quits Orlando Pirates after season-opening loss

Johannesburg (AFP) – German Josef Zinnbauer quit as coach of leading South African club Orlando Pirates on Monday after losing his first match of the season, the club announced. The 51-year-old, who took charge of the Soweto outfit in 2019, did not mention  the surprise 2-1 home defeat by Swallows in a MTN 8 knockout […]