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Tokelo Rantie and Rivaldo Coetzee during the South African national soccer team training session at Royal Marang Sports Complex on October 08, 2014 in Rustenburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Shakes stars real top dogs

BAFANA Bafana coach Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba was yesterday  tempted to use a different phrase to describe his work with the national team so far, having made them a force in Group A of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.


Bafana plan Cup coup in Point Noire

Bafana Bafana are tired of being known as the continent’s whipping boys, said defender Tefu Mashamaite ahead of the team’s departure today for Saturday’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo in Pointe Noire.

Anele Ngcongca of Racing Genk in action during the Jupiler League match between Club Brugge and Racing Genk at the Jan Breydel Stadium on April 16, 2014 in Brugge, Belgium Picture: Dean

No panic buttons for shakes

TEFU Mashamaite’s call-up to Bafana Bafana’s home and away 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Congo could prove crucial as the Kaizer Chiefs centre-back now seems certain to come in for the injured Anele Ngcongca.

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba

Shakes calls for total warfare

  BAFANA Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba is targeting six points from his side’s 2015 African Nations Cup double-header against Congo over the next 10 days and says the national side will go into the challenging fixtures without fear.

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Key players opt out of Bafana tour

BAFANA Bafana’s preparations for their tour Down Under plumbed farcical depths yesterday after Mamelodi Sundowns’ Teko Modise and Bidvest Wits’ Sthembiso Ngcobo took the unorthodox decision of personally turning down their invitations to join the travelling squad.

International Friendly: South Africa v Brazil

Neymar hat-trick sinks Bafana

A RAMPANT Brazil taught Bafana Bafana a footballing lesson with their heaviest-ever defeat, 5-0, in last night’s international friendly at FNB Stadium, yesterday.


Call to arms for Igesund’s men

BAFANA Bafana want to impose themselves against Brazil in tonight’s friendly international at FNB Stadium.

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