If Bafana Bafana come out of nowhere and lift the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations it will truly be one of the more remarkable South African sporting stories of our time.
One individual even offered a full kitchen renovation on Twitter if Bafana made it, something they must be slightly regretting right now.
This time of the year can be boring for football fans but is made better when their teams make some interesting signings that make them eager for the next season to begin.
Bafana have every chance of making the last 16, with the four best third-placed teams in the six groups, as well as the top two in each group, making it to the knockout rounds.
Whatever happens to Banyana Banyana going forward in this Fifa Women’s World Cup, one sincerely hopes it doesn’t get any worse for them in terms of the dreaded VAR.
For so long on Sunday, it looked like the 2019 Cosafa Cup was going to provide the perfect blend of testing out younger players, preparing for the 2020 Olympics, and getting the right result for Bafana Bafana.

Can Bafana inspire the nation again?

With the Premier Soccer League season now behind us (something, at least, that Kaizer Chiefs fans can be thankful for), it is time to focus on Bafana Bafana, and in the main, their bid to take on the continent at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

PSL hits spot with award winners

Awards will, by their nature, stir debate, with some insisting that the trophy went to the wrong nominee, or indeed that the rightful winner was not nominated at all.

Gap to top two gets wider for Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs play in the Nedbank Cup final on Saturday and in normal circumstances, there would be some kind of redemption for Amakhosi, if they were to lift a first piece of silverware in four seasons.

Title race could be decided off the pitch

The Absa Premiership title race should be decided this weekend, with the proviso that off-the-field matters could also intervene.

Goalline technology really a no-brainer

Maybe Fifa could, with all the money at their disposal, spend some implementing goalline technology across the globe, given how it has improved fair decisions in the game.

Can TS Galaxy pull off biggest heist?

TS Galaxy, a team not even one season in the making, would be pulling off one of the all-time giant killings if they could beat Kaizer Chiefs in Durban in the final of the Nedbank Cup on May 18.

It’s getting really hot in the kitchen

The happy days are so close for Orlando Pirates that their supporters can almost taste them.

Exciting times in Absa Premiership

Kaizer Chiefs coach, Ernst Middendorp did say last week that Bafana Bafana’s qualification for the Caf African Cup of Nations will have positive impact on the local game and I guess we can all now agree with the German. Just looking at last weekend’s performances shows a big improvement in the Absa Premiership.

We pay tribute to a Star gone too soon

Yesterday (Monday) was another tragic day in South African football, as it emerged that Free State Stars midfielder Sinethemba Jantjie had died in a car crash in the morning.

Have Bafana finally turned the corner?

It is to Bafana Bafana’s immense credit that they faced, on Sunday, many of the cliched pitfalls of playing away on the African continent, and still qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Come on Bafana, it’s time to make us happy

The last time Bafana Bafana played a competitive match in Tunisia was in 2004, when Styles Phumo took charge of a pretty woeful campaign at the Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Big concern over Bafana defenders

Stuart Baxter must hope his Bidvest Wits Bafana Bafana defenders show their international form, and not their current club form if and when they take to the field for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya in Sfax, Tunisia on March 24.

Don’t look Benni’s gift horse in mouth

McCarthy’s continuous ruling out of his own side as title challengers reminds me a bit of Jose Mourinho, when he referred to Chelsea as a “little horse” in the race for the 2013/14 English Premier League title with Manchester City and Liverpool.

A make-or-break week in title race

This could be a pivotal week in the race for the Absa Premiership, with Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates both involved in midweek action, before Saturday’s showdown sees a meeting of Masandawana and table-topping Bidvest Wits, while the Buccaneers are at home to AmaZulu.


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