Banyana Banyana move to third round of Olympic qualifiers

Staff Reporter BABYANA Banyana eased into the third round of the 2016 Rio Olympic qualifiers following a 5-nil victory over a Gabon at the Dobsonville Stadium yesterday ( Sunday, 31 May). Banyana Banyana won the first leg 3-2 in Libreville last weekend (Saturday, 23 May) to go through on a 8-2 aggregate. Head caoch Vera Pauw made no changes to the starting team that won the away match. A brace

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Statement by Minister Fikile Mbalula on FIFA

  Staff reporter Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa, Fikile Mbalula’s Statement on the allegations that the Government of South Africa paid a bribe to secure the rights to host the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup following remarks attributed to SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan. “We remain concerned at the ongoing media speculation which only plays into the hands of those whose objective is to tarnish the good name

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Another Fifa official banned

Following yesterday‘s decisions and further clarification, and on the basis of investigations carried out by the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee and the latest facts presented by the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, Hans-Joachim Eckert, today provisionally banned the official Aaron Davidson from carrying out any football-related activities at national and international level. The

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Last stop for Nedbank Ke Yona Team Search

AFTER travelling to five different provinces across the country, the 2015 Nedbank Ke Yona Team Search trials will make its final stop at the Rand Stadium for the Gauteng edition. Once again, aspiring footballers will be given a chance to make their dreams happen when try-outs take place on Saturday from 7am. The third edition of the Nedbank Ke Yona Team Search is led by an experienced quartet of selectors.

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Banyana ready for Panthers of Gabon

Sports Reporter BANYANA Banyana have resumed preparations for the second leg of their 2016 Olympic qualifier against Gabon after enjoying a free day on Monday. The Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana returned from Libreville on Sunday morning after a 3 -2 win over the female Panthers of Gabon in the first leg. Jermaine Seoposenwe scored two goals with the third coming from Sanah Mollo to give the South Africans an advantage going

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SA Half marathon championships in PE

Sports Reporter FOLLOWING the success of the inaugural Nelson Mandela Bay City half marathon last year, Athletics South Africa has accorded the race championship status. At a gala function at the Summerstrand Surf Lifesaving Club in Pollok Beach last night (Tuesday), the Jumbo SA Half Marathon championship was launched with a sponsorship of R1.3million, thanks to the combined support of Jumbo Clothing and the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. The race

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Crucial week to finalise preparations – Mashaba

Sports Reporter BAFANA Bafana head coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba says the two matches against Lesotho gave him a clue on what to work on this coming week when the squad enters the final week of preparations ahead of their COSAFA Cup quarter-final clash against Botswana. The encounter will take place on Sunday, 24 May at Moruleng Stadium in the North West Province. Kick-off is at 17hh30. To prepare for the

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Zulu puts Volkswagen Sasolracing on podium again

GUGU Zulu and his new navigator, Hilton Auffray, stepped up to the challenge of the Secunda Motor Rally on Saturday. The pair completed the event on a high, claiming a podium finish for the Volkswagen Sasolracing rally team. For Zulu this is the second consecutive podium result and a great return to national rallying for Auffray. “The rally started on a strong note, with Hilton and I posting a good

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Madibaz water polo star set for international event

Sports Reporter Madibaz water polo star Delaine Christian is set to make a splash at the European Union Nations Cup in Dublin, Ireland, this weekend. The 22-year-old earned her call-up to the South African senior women’s team following the national championships earlier this month. “It was definitely a surprise as I’ve been out of the game competitively for about a year,” said Christian, who also captains the NMMU side. “Although

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Mixed fortunes for SA Netball team

Sports Reporter THE SPAR Proteas netball team had mixed fortunes on Day 1 of the 2015 European Netball Championships being played in Belfast, Northern Ireland. They beat Scotland 45-36 but lost to England 69-33. Their next match is against Northern Ireland at 6.30pm this evening (Friday).

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