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SA on brink of glory

South Africa have already completed one major mission in Niger, but could claim another piece of history in the final of the African U17 Championship against Mali tomorrow.

A HEAD FOR HEIGHTS: Sive Ndayi jumps for the ball while his training partner Siya Ntabeni looks on during a training session for F C
Buffalo at Jan Smuts Stadium on Wednesday Picture: STEPHANIE LLOYD

Stakes high in clash of the titans

ABC Motesepe League Eastern Cape log-leaders Mthatha Bucks are out to make history today when they take on their nemesis FC Buffalo at the Jan Smuts Stadium at 6pm.

SUPER-CHARGED: Kaizer Chiefs’ George Maluleka, left, and Enocent Mkhabela of SuperSport United battle during the Premier League match at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Tuesday evening. United ended Chiefs unbeaten run with a 2-0 defeat Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Bax puts on a brave face

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter sought to temper the disappointment of the end of the club’s unbeaten run in the Premier League by praising his players’ performance rather than being concerned about the result. But he warned that mental strength was now key to going on to win the championship.

FIERY DISPLAY: A soccer fan is seen near a police car, which was set on fire by fireworks during clashes between soccer fans and security forces in front of a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo on Sunday. A total of 19 people were killed in clashes outside the  stadium  Picture: REUTERS

Cairo clashes claim 19 lives, soccer on hold

Egypt has suspended all major football games after 19 people were killed in the latest outbreak of violence between fans and police, authorities said yesterday.


Ghana cautiously optimistic ahead of semi-final

Ghana fans, players and officials cautiously optimistic ahead of the Afcon semi-final against hosts Equatorial Guinea, aiming not to stumble in the final four yet again as the quest for a first title since 1982.


Bafana on track, says Mashaba

Bafana Bafana are on track for their long term plan of qualifying for the 2018 Fifa World Cup, coach Shakes Mashaba said in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea, today.


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.

Greece v Cote D'Ivoire: Group C - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

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.

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