27.5.2020 03:09 pm
After winning their maiden African Champions League title in 2016, there has been a lot of expectations from the Mamelodi Sundowns fans and South African football supporters at large for Bafana Ba Style to deliver another crown.
It has been some four years now since Downs beat Zamalek in the final and Pitso Mosimane says winning the continent’s premium club competition is not a walk in a park, but they will continue to try as they have been.
The African Champions League and African Confederation Cup finals, due to take place in May, were postponed on Saturday because of the spread of the coronavirus, officials announced.
The 37-year-old, who has spent more than a decade in Europe, is currently a free agent after leaving Ligue 1 side LOSC Lille in 2018.
Patrick Gondwe recently found himself whisked away from his home country of Zambia to the Spanish city of Soria – where you can find the CD Numancia football club.
What do African legends Yaya Touré, Seydou Keita and Samuel Eto’o have in common? Apart from their significance in the Spanish topflight and stealing the hearts of football fans across the globe, the answer is one man – Larbi Ben Barek.
There is no doubt that world footballing body Fifa have taken the sensible option by extending to under-24 the age-limit for what is now the 2021 Summer Olympic Football Tournament in Tokyo.
Kaizer Chiefs’ South African Under-23 players Happy Mashiane and Siyabonga Ngezana have said that for now staying safe remains the priority, after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was postponed by a year, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Danny Jordaan has admitted the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals, scheduled for January next year in Cameroon, have to be in serious doubt with the current uncertainty over when football will be able to resume because of the coronavirus pandemic.
African football legends Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o have condemned comments by two French doctors who said the coronavirus vaccine should first be tested in Africa.
Tributes poured in Wednesday for former Marseille president Pape Diouf, who has died aged 68 after contracting the coronavirus.
‘[The lockdown] is an absolute necessity and a brave decision by President Cyril Ramaphosa and the South African government,’ he says.
The South African Football Association Head of Referees Ari Soldatos has admitted the current postponement of all matches, because of the coronavirus pandemic, will have a financial impact on referees, though at the moment Safa do not have a plan to compensate match officials for any loss of earnings.
South African Under-23 coach David Notoane has praised the decision on Tuesday to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, while admitting dismay at missing out on the chance to play in the games this year.
SuperSport United have taken a decision to suspend their training sessions for the safety of their players, technical team and support staff, as the Coronavirus cases seem to increase on a daily basis.
It was probably one of the best comebacks from the South African national Under-17 women’s team, but it all had to start with the head coach Simphiwe Dludlu.