Sunday afternoon. I was sitting at home, beer in one hand, remote control in the other. Because it was a week of Afcon, Euro and other qualifiers, there was sadly no English Premier League action to watch.
The South African Football Association bosses are noncommittal about stepping in as next year’s Africa Cup of Nations host.
Nigeria sacked Stephen Keshi as national team coach today, despite his side’s home win against Sudan that kept them in the running to defend their African title.
Bafana Bafana missed a golden opportunity to book a place at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals after they were held to a goalless draw by Congo-Brazzaville.
Sudan stunned Africa Cup of Nations title-holders Nigeria 1-0 in a 2015 qualifier while Algeria, Ivory Coast and South Africa achieved impressive away victories.
The Moroccan government has called for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) to be postponed due to the deadly Ebola epidemic.
Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba hopes that history will repeat itself when his team takes on Congo-Brazzaville tomorrow afternoon.
Immediately after touching down at Pointe-Noire International Airport in Congo after a four-hour flight from Johannesburg yesterday afternoon, Bafana Bafana were screened for Ebola.
As flight GBB 710 took to the skies at 1pm at OR Tambo International Airport today, it not only carried the Bafana Bafana team that will do battle against Congo-Brazzaville, but the hopes of a nation deprived of football glory for many years.
Anele Ngcongca has been ruled out with an injury and will not be part of South Africa’s back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Congo-Brazzaville.
Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba says overcoming an artificial playing surface will be a major hurdle for the national team ahead of their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo-Brazzaville over the weekend.
After shocking people by boldly selecting a mostly young and untested team for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan and Nigeria, Mashaba this week bolstered the squad with a few experienced players.
- Bafana’s lack of goals is a national crisis – Shakes Mashaba
- Shakes Mashaba has changed Bafana’s attitude – Sibusiso Vilakazi
- Bafana win puts spring in Shakes Mashaba’s Afcon step
- Senzo Meyiwa most deserving player to lead Bafana – Shakes Mashaba
- Ayanda Patosi cried after missing flight to Bafana – Shakes Mashaba
A gallant Bafana Bafana dropped to second spot in their group after a goalless draw with Nigeria in the 2015 Morocco Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Cape Town stadium.
Senzo Meyiwa will once again lead Bafana Bafana as they take on Nigeria in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier tonight.
Bafana Bafana face their archrivals Nigeria in a Group A fixture for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers this week.
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Thursday morning. The last day of Mampara Week. Where I come from, that’s the week before payday.
It should be increasingly difficult for South Africa’s top executives to justify their enormous pay packages, given the furore over excessive pay, the country’s high level of unemployment, and the huge disparity between the highest- and lowest-paid employees at companies.