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JOHANNESBURG, January 10 – Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune's shoulder injury has put his participation for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in major doubt, should Bafana Bafana qualify for the tournament. Khune's last appearance for Chiefs came at the start of December in a 2-1 win over Golden Arrows, and speaking ahead of Amakhosi’s league match with Bidvest...
JOHANNESBURG, January 9 – Kaizer Chiefs opened up the title race by beating log leaders Bidvest Wits 2-0 in an Absa Premiership fixture played at the Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday night. The win by Chiefs means the Clever Boys’ lead at the top has been cut to just two points and that will be good news to the other challengers...
DAKAR, Senegal, January 9 – It was a great night for South African football in Dakar, Senegal on Tuesday when Banyana Banyana's Thembi Kgatlana won the CAF Women's Player of the Year and Goal of the Year and Desiree Ellis won Coach of the Year at the annual awards ceremony. As expected Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool) walked off with...
TEMBISA, January 6 – Highlands Park and Orlando Pirates played to an exciting 2-2 draw in an Absa Premiership match played at the Makhulong Stadium on Saturday night. Pirates were out of the blocks quickly, with Thembinkosi Lorch setting up Augustine Mulenga early on, but the Zambian forward’s attempt was foiled by a desperate Highlands defence. The Buccaneers continued to...
JOHANNESBURG, January 4 – The first true heavyweight Absa Premiership battle of the New Year sees Kaizer Chiefs host Mamelodi Sundowns at FNB Stadium in Soweto on Saturday afternoon (start 3:30pm). Chiefs will be looking to pick up where they left off in 2018, having beaten SuperSport United 1-0 at home in their final league match of the year. The Amakhosi...
JOHANNESBURG, January 4 – South Africa’s top Premier Soccer League clubs will look to shake off the festive season rust with swift action in the transfer window as the second half of the season looms. The Christmas break was as frantic as ever with a number of clubs changing personnel in the technical area but with celebrations of the New...
CAPE TOWN, January 3 (ANA) – Orlando Pirates' teenage striker Lyle Foster has signed for French top-flight club AS Monaco until 2023.   Monaco, who are coached by former Arsenal great and French World Cup winner Thierry Henry, confirmed the news on their website late on Wednesday afternoon.   "AS Monaco is pleased to announce the arrival of Lyle Foster from Orlando Pirates...
DORTMUND, Germany — Borussia Dortmund says United States midfielder Christian Pulisic will join Chelsea next season. Dortmund says the 64 million euro ($73 million) transfer is effective immediately but the 20-year-old Pulisic will be loaned back to the German club for the rest of this season. It won't have to pay Chelsea a fee for the loan. Pulisic's contract with Dortmund...
Johannesburg, Jan 1 - Arsenal returned to winning ways on Tuesday with a 4-1 victory over struggling Fulham at the Emirates Stadium that moves them within two points of fourth-placed Chelsea. The Gunners had been shaken by a 5-1 thrashing from leaders Liverpool on Saturday that exposed their defensive frailty, and that weakness was evident again in the early stages. Fulham's...
JOHANNESBURG Jan 1 - Jamie Vardy's 58th-minute strike gave Leicester City a 1-0 win at Everton on Tuesday and condemned the Merseysiders to their fourth defeat in five Premier League games. Leicester boss Claude Puel made four changes from the team that lost to Cardiff City on Saturday, including leaving midfielder James Maddison on the bench, while Marco Silva recalled...


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