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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...
JOHANNESBURG, April 1 - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) will observe a moment of silence for the late Free State Stars player Sinethemba Jantjie in local matches played this week. Jantjie died in a car accident in the early hours of Monday morning. The moment of silence will apply at all Premiership, National First Division and MultiChoice Diski Shield fixtures from...
NELSPRUIT, March 31 – Kaizer Chiefs set up a Nedbank Cup semifinal date with away at Chippa United after securing a comfortable 2-0 victory over Cape Town City at the Mbombela Stadium on Sunday afternoon. There are still two games to go before possible cup glory for Amakhosi. But with the team seemingly on a gradual upward trajectory since the...
JOHANNESBURG, March 29 – The sorry plight of some footballers has inspired former Bafana Bafana defender Siboniso Gaxa to turn to education to equip him for life in his post-playing days. Gaxa, who was one of the 2010 Fifa World Cup players, said he was pushed to read and study having seen most of his colleagues go broke soon after...
London - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was named as the new permanent manager of Manchester United on Thursday. The former United striker, who was installed as caretaker boss in December after the sacking of Jose Mourinho, signed a three-year contract. In a statement to the New York Stock Exchange, United said the Norwegian, whose goal won the Champions League in 1999, was "the right...

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