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MADRID, March 12 - Real Madrid on Monday confirmed Zinedine Zidane as their third first team coach of the season, just over nine months after he resigned from the club saying it "needed a change." The shock news of Zidane's return as the replacement for Santiago Solari, who loses his job after slightly more than three months in charge, was...
JOHANNESBURG, March 9 - Orlando Pirates showed character to score twice in the final 10 minutes to force a 2-2 draw against bottom-of-the-table FC Platinum of Zimbabwe, in a Caf Champions League Group B match at Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg on Friday evening. It was a well-earned point for Pirates who had trailed for the best part of 54 minutes. Pirates...
RIO DE JANEIRO — Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar has lashed out against a video assistant referee decision that opened the way for Manchester United to eliminate his French club from the Champions League. The Brazilian star used an Instagram post Wednesday to criticize VAR officials for awarding United a decisive penalty in injury time after defender Presnel Kimpembe jumped and...
JOHANNESBURG, March 6 - The Premiership title race has been thrown wide open as a result of the league’s top side’s inability to juggle domestic and continental responsibilities. The 2018-19 Premiership season could go down as one of the best in many years following the stumbles of defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns, and the side most fancied to displace them, Orlando...
Madrid, March 3, 2019 - La Liga leaders FC Barcelona won a tight and tense “ElClásico’’ 1-0 at Real Madrid on Saturday. They beat their great rivals at their Bernabeu home for the second time in four days and moved a staggering 12 points clear of them in the standings. Croatia international Ivan Rakitic struck the only goal of the game...
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester has fired manager Claude Puel after losing six of his last seven games. The latest was a 4-1 loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday that left Leicester eight points above the Premier League relegation zone in 12th place. Puel had to guide Leicester through grief when owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died after his helicopter crashed leaving the...
PRETORIA, February 19 – Mamelodi Sundowns squandered the chance to join Bidvest Wits at the top of the Premiership standings after they could only manage a 1-1 draw with Polokwane City at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Tuesday night. The home side scored early on through Themba Zwane but suffered a setback with a Denis Onyango own goal just before...
JOHANNESBURG, February 15 – Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp said that despite Magic FC playing in the ABC Motsepe League, they 'were not going to take it easy ' when the two teams meet in Sunday's Nedbank Cup match at Nelson Mandela Bay in Port Elizabeth (start at 3pm). “As I said before our last Nedbank Cup game against Tornado...
JOHANNESBURG, February 9 – It wasn't a classic, but a highly absorbing 90 minutes of league action at a packed FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon saw Orlando Pirates coming from behind to grab a 1-1 draw against Kaizer Chiefs. A Daniel Cardoso penalty early in the second half had seemed set to break Chiefs' 11-match winless run against their Soweto...
PRETORIA, February 2 - Mamelodi Sundowns moved to the top of the CAF Champions League Group A standings after defeating Ivory Coast domestic champions ASEC Mimosas 3-1 at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria on Friday evening. It took Sundowns just nine minutes to undo the Ivorian defence after Mosa Lebusa headed home from an excellent cross provided by Uruguayan midfielder...


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