Mamelodi Sundowns shot straight to the top of their Caf Champions Group C when they opened their campaign with a 3-0 win over Angolan visitors Petro de Luanda on Saturday night at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium.
A 9pm kick-off is foreign to South African football but Mamelodi Sundowns have become accustomed to starting matches at this time of night in the Caf Champions League
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday he would like to see an African league created and investment of more than $1 billion (900 million euros) on stadia on the continent.
Etoile Sahel of Tunisia forward Karim Aribi will be among the stars on parade Friday when the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League group phase kicks off with 10 former winners in the field.
Trophy-holder Mohamed Salah is among 30 nominees named Sunday for the 2019 African Player of the Year award.
South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan gave a tetchy response when asked on Saturday about bonuses to be paid to the men ‘s football team that have qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.

Africa Cup of Nations: five talking points

Defending champions Algeria were among six of the 48 contenders for places at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations who completed the first two qualifying rounds with perfect records this week.

Egyptian ‘blessing’ pleases Notoane

South African will have to do everything in their power to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games when they face Ghana for the third-place play-off on Friday.

No end in sight to African football TV rights impasse

The impact has been felt across the world but nowhere more so than in Africa.

Five players who could boost Bafana in 2020

Molefi Ntseki has said he wants to increase the pool of players available to him as Bafana Bafana head coach, ahead of the start of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers in March.

Dodgy penalty helps dent SA’s Tokyo 2020 hopes

South Africa will face Ghana on Friday for a place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, after they were beaten 3-0 by hosts Egypt on Tuesday evening in the semifinals of the Caf Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations at the Cairo International Stadium.

Belaili scores direct from corner as Algeria win in ‘car park’

Youcef Belaili scored direct from a corner to give defending champions Algeria a 1-0 away win over Botswana Monday during matchday two of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.

Sa Under-23s eye Olympics spot

The South Africans need a win against the host nation at the Cairo International Stadium to guarantee a spot in the Olympic Football Tournament in Tokyo next year.

Bafana ratings vs Sudan

Bafana Bafana returned to winning ways when they beat Sudan 1-0 in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at Orlando Stadium on Sunday.

Phiri powers Bafana past Sudan

Lebo Phiri’s strike right at the end of the first half was enough to give Bafana Bafana a 1-0 win over Sudan on Sunday in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Group C encounter at Orlando Stadium.

Blow by blow: South Africa vs Sudan

Bafana Bafana take on Sudan in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at Orlando Stadium this afternoon.

Bafana starting XI vs Sudan announced

Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki has announced his starting line-up to face Sudan in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at Orlando Stadium this afternoon.

SA Under-23 through to Afcon semis 

David Notoane’s charges finished the group phase second in their group with five points after three games.

Nigeria stand between SA U23 and Caf semis

The national Under-23 team are just 90 minutes away from qualifying for the semifinals in the Caf Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations, which would bring them closer to qualifying for next year’s Olympics.

Kenya get surprise draw in Egypt as five-goal Algeria bury Zambia

Kenya held Mohamed Salah-less Egypt 1-1 and defending champions Algeria buried Zambia under a five-goal avalanche on Thursday as 2021 Africa Cup of Nations matchday one qualifying continued.


 

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