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Rivaldo Coetzee during the South African national soccer team training session at Peoples Park

A win is all Bafana plan for

HOW things have changed for Bafana Bafana. They’ve gained some respect on the continent and that was evident yesterday when some of the Nigerians greeted the visiting players with a little fear in their voices.

Shakes Mashaba during the South African national soccer team training session at Moses Mabhida Stadium

Mashaba coy on captaincy

AS A player, former defender and Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba could hardly be described as an artful dodger with the ball at his feet.

FNB Stadium in Gauteng, which hosted both the opening match and the final.

Construction firms ‘colluded’ over SA World Cup stadiums

South Africa’s top construction firms colluded over contracts to build and revamp stadiums for the 2010 World Cup, the Competition Commission said today, paving the way for possible prosecution.

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In looking at Meyiwa’s killing sight of ball is lost

It is amazing how the whole nation has been devastated  by the tragic death of a young man like Senzo Meyiwa.

SIBUSISO VILAKAZI

Soccer player’s parents robbed

Wits and Bafana Bafana midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi’s parents were robbed in their Soweto home while he was there, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

Senzo Meyiwa's mother Ntombifuthi Meyiwa breaks down in tears as she enters her house in K section Mlazi. Picture: TEBOGO LETSIE/The times

Shot may have been mistake

Bafana Bafana captain and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa may have been accidentally shot after his friend had a scuffle with one of the three men who attacked his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s home in Vosloorus, Gauteng.

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Banyana will not surrender

Diminutive defensive midfielder Mamello Makhabane, or “Juca” to her teammates, has become an indispensable part of Banyana’s hunt for an elusive World Cup berth.

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.

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