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Do-or-die Afcon match for Bafana

BAFANA have a huge test on their hands when they face Ghana in their final Group C match in the group stage of the Africa Cup of Nations tomorrow night.

Big day for Africa’s best

After a tense few months, the day has finally arrived. The 30th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Equatorial Guinea tonight, where the continent’s finest players are gathered for a competition that usually lifts the January gloom.


Bafana on track for Afcon test

The opening 20 minutes are still an Achilles heel for Bafana Bafana. But their recovery to claw their way back into a game remains their biggest strength ahead of this weekend’s Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.


Gcaba’s fired up for Afcon

Now that he is over his shock Bafana Bafana call-up, Ayanda Gcaba believes the valuable experience he gained from the Caf Champions League with Orlando Pirates


Bafana, Zambia feel the heat

This wasn’t quite the send off Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba, still unbeaten, had in mind.

KEEPING FOCUS: Bafana Bafana fans will be hoping striker Bongani Ndulula nets plently of goals during the upcoming African Cup of NAtions tournament in Morocco next month Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Serero out of Bafana squad

Thulani Serero was the shock omission of Shakes Mashaba’s Bafana Bafana squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, commitment issues having apparently resulted in the exclusion of the Ajax Amsterdam midfielder.


Stormy seas no deterrent to Pirates

  The dictionary definition for resilience is: The ability to withstand or recover quickly from difficult situations.


Long walk to Orlando

THE route from Atteridgeville, Pretoria, to Orlando Stadium in Soweto is quite long and, in parts, full of potholes, road works and colourful street vendors selling everything from cellphone chargers to hangers and shoelaces.

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