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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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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.

Felix Obada of Moroka Swallows and Zulu Siyabinga of Chippa United during the Absa Premiership match between Moroka Swallows and Chippa United at Dobsonville Stadium on September 14

Chilli Boys blow hot against Swallows

CHIPPA United yesterday won their first game away from home this season with a 2-0 Premiership triumph over Moroka Swallows in Dobsonville.

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Big battle of wits beckons

Brazil face Germany in do-or-die clash. AS BRAZIL and Germany prepare to do battle in their World Cup semifinal today, old stereotypes of both countries’ football philosophies are being rewritten.

Neymar of Brazil and Mauricio Isla of Chile in action during the FIFA World Cup 2014 round of 16 match between Brazil and Chile at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 28 June 2014. 
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All down to genius of Neymar

Brazil look to their talisman for one big push

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 21:  Lionel Messi of Argentina controls the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Iran at Estadio Mineirao on June 21, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Messi out to scale Swiss Alps

Argentina bank on their goal scoring maestro

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 30: Mathieu Valbuena of France is challenged by Emmanuel Emenike of Nigeria during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

End of the road as Nigeria bows out

Two late French goals sink quarterfinal dream

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