27.3.2020 03:14 pm
‘[The lockdown] is an absolute necessity and a brave decision by President Cyril Ramaphosa and the South African government,’ he says.
Matthew Booth knows the impact of South Africa going into lockdown, but says the measures are necessary if we are to bring a halt to the spread of the coronavirus.
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has announced that newly-built Japoma Stadium in Cameroon will host the 2019/20 Caf Champions League final on 29 May 2020.
South Africa’s two 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sao Tome e Principe at the end of the month have been called off, because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Molefi Ntseki says Bafana Bafana have invited Preston North End attacker Tom Barkhuizen to be a part of their Johannesburg camp, when they prepare to take on Sao Tome e Principe in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at FNB Stadium on March 27.
Itumeleng Khune was recalled to the Bafana Bafana squad on Thursday for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Group C qualifiers against Sao Tome at the end of March.
South Africa have been drawn with Zambia and Zimbabwe have been drawn in a Group of Death at the 2020 Cosafa Women’s Under-17 Championship that will be staged in Mauritius from 17-26 April.
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane hopes that one day South Africa will have two representatives in the semifinals, but admits it is still a long way to go before local teams participate regularly in the late stages of the Champions League.
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane were the African stars in Europe at the weekend, with both scoring as Premier League leaders Liverpool snapped a mini all-competitions slump by beating Bournemouth 2-1 at Anfield.
Mamelodi Sundowns attacker Lebohang Maboe was crucified on social media and saw the substitution gesture from the Sundowns faithful for turning a goal into his own net in their Caf Champions League quarterfinal against Al-Ahly on Saturday evening.
Mamelodi Sundowns needed to score three unanswered goals to advance to the semifinal of the Caf Champions League but in the end it was Al-Ahly who made it to the last four at the expense of Masandawana.
Mamelodi Sundowns bowed out of the Caf Champions League after they were held 1-1 by Al-Ahly at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.
Sundowns will need to put on their A-game if they are to overturn the 2-0 aggregate score to pave their way into the semifinals of the continent’s premium club competition.
Goal-shy Esperance will look to Abdelraouf Benguit as they attempt to overcome a 3-1 away defeat by Zamalek when they host the second leg of their CAF Champions League quarter-final on Friday.
After missing out on the Under-20 Fifa World Cup last year because of an injury, Kaizer Chiefs youngster Nkosingiphile Ngcobo has a shot in making the cut for the SA Under-23 Tokyo 2020 Olympic team.