ROWEN Fernandez knows exactly what it’s like to be nailed to a cross, ready for the stoning, in the Soweto derby and he has predicted that goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa will shine for Orlando Pirates in the MTN8 final on Saturday.
IN AN unprecedented move by any Bafana Bafana coach standards, Shakes Mashaba postponed his morning training session to later in the afternoon, telling his players to let their hair down at the Canal Walk Shopping Centre yesterday ahead of their grudge match against Nigeria tonight.
BAFANA Bafana have to overcome a massive mental block against Nigeria in Cape Town tomorrow, says one of the few men to have tasted victory over the Super Eagles, Shaun Bartlett.
IN THE face of criticism from some of the old guard at home, Shakes Mashaba’s Bafana Bafana babes seem desperate to get off to good start in tonight’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan at the 43000-seater Al-Merreikh Stadium.
NHLAKANIPHO Ntuli is viewed as one of the most exciting talents to emerge from South Africa in years and the 18-year-old has been rewarded for his steady improvement with a call-up to the “reserve” Bafana Bafana squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan and Nigeria.
CHIPPA United coach Kosta Papic is not feeling any pressure going into tonight’s game against Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium despite his side having lost their two previous games and are winless away from home.
EPHRAIM ‘‘Shakes” Mashaba has sent out an early indicator of his intentions with the national side after he left out a number of top names, picked a player who had knee surgery a month ago and included two youngsters who have not yet played a professional match.
Serero shines as SA, Socceroos share spoils. A YOUTHFUL Bafana Bafana put a damper on what was supposed to be Australia ’s big send-off party when they drew 1-1 with the Socceroos in a tough friendly international at the ANZ Stadium yesterday.