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CAPE TOWN, May 7 – Bafana Bafana international Percy Tau has been named as the Proximus League Player of the Season after his goalscoring exploits for Belgian second division side Royale Union Saint-Gilloise. In 34 matches in all competitions this season, Tau scored 11 times and contributed a further 13 assists, and regularly made headlines and was featured on YouTube...
RABAT, Morocco, April 27 - Mamelodi Sundowns will have to try and qualify for the Caf Champions League final the hard way after going down 2-1 to Wydad Casablanca of Morocco, in a first-leg semifinal match in Rabat, Morocco on Friday evening. Salaheddine Saidi put the home side ahead in the 26th minute, with a quality finish after Sundowns were...
JOHANNESBURG, April 26 – Kaizer Chiefs are already looking ahead to next season as they officially confirmed the termination of three players' contracts: Hendrick Ekstein, Gustavo Paez and Kgotso Malope. The 24-year-old Malope managed just a handful of league games for Amakhosi over the past two seasons, never completing a full 90 minutes, and was an unsurprising departure. Paez, 29, showed...
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, April - Mamelodi Sundowns advanced to the semifinals of the CAF Champions League despite going down 1-0 to Al Ahly of Egypt in a quarterfinal second-leg match of the continental club tournament played in Alexandria, Egypt, on Saturday evening. A 67th minute header from Moroccan midfielder Walid Azarou proved to be the only goal of the game, in...
CAPE TOWN, April 13 – Played out in front of the spectacular Sphinx and the pyramids in Cairo, the draw for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament took the form of an extravagant visual show on Friday night. FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Yaya Toure, a former AFCON winner with Ivory Coast, and a four-time winner of the...
Berlin - Barcelona took control of their Champions League quarter-final with Manchester United by winning the first leg 1-0 at Old Trafford on Wednesday while Ajax drew 1-1 at home to Juventus. Luke Shaw nudged Luis Suarez's header over his own line after 12 minutes to give Barcelona the advantage heading into the return leg at home next Tuesday. In Amsterdam, Cristiano...
SAO PAULO — Pele left a Paris hospital on Monday after being treated for a urinary infection. The 78-year-old Pele, who has been frequently hospitalized in the last few years for kidney and prostate procedures, was under care in the French capital since kast Wednesday. The soccer great said in statement he will be back home in Brazil "ready to...
MADRID, April 3 - FC Barcelona salvaged a point in dramatic fashion with a thrilling 4-4 draw away to Villarreal on Tuesday night, but saw their lead at the top of the Liga Santander cut by two points after Atletico Madrid won 2-0 at home to Girona. Barca rested Leo Messi, but looked to be cruising as Philippe Coutinho...
LONDON, April 2 - Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba has assured him that he will not be leaving the club, amid recent rumors linking the French midfielder with a summer switch to Real Madrid. Last week, Pogba described Madrid as a "dream club for every player". Speculation about Pogba's future intensified over the weekend, when...
SOWETO, April 1 – A riveting, drama-filled Premiership encounter at the Orlando Stadium on Monday night had everything but goals, as Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns played to a 0-0 draw. The result moves log-leading Sundowns up to 44 points, three above second-placed Pirates, who went above Bidvest Wits on goal difference. The game kicked off 20 minutes late as a...


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