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South African fans’ guide to Rio 2016 – WEEK 2 (13-21 August)

4 August 2016 The Summer Olympic Games begin on 5 August, with South African track star and official flag-bearer Wayde van Niekerk leading the South African...

South African fans’ guide to Rio 2016 – Week 1 (3-12 August)

2 August The Summer Olympic Games begin on 5 August, with South African track star and official flag-bearer Wayde van Niekerk leading the South African...
We're ready for Afcon 15

South Africa to host anti-xenophobia football friendlies

Former President Nelson Mandela believed in the power of sport to bring people from different backgrounds together - and now the South African Football Association plans to host two high- profile matches in efforts to unite Africans in the wake of the attacks on foreign nationals in the country.

Football in Africa: a visual quiz

After Cote d'Ivoire's dramatic 9-8 win on penalties over Ghana in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final in Equatorial Guinea earlier this year, we bring you a visual quiz to test your knowledge - and maybe teach you something - about Africa's rich tradition of football.

South Africa's u17 team make history

South Africa’s u17 team make history

The Amajimbos gave beleaguered South African sports fans some hope when they became the country's first-ever team to qualify for the under-17 Fifa World Cup by beating Cameroon 3-1 at the CAF African Youth Championship at the weekend.

Infographic: Bafana Bafana ready to conquer Africa

With South Africa at 14/1 favourites to win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, they certainly stand out as the wild cards of the event. They are placed in the tournament’s group of death, with Ghana, Senegal and Algeria having better odds of winning the tournament. We analyse Bafana Bafana and their chances of bringing home the cup.

When football became Africa’s game

It is said the first football landed in Africa with David Livingstone. Since then, Africa has become truly passionate about football. The continent has produced a host of world-class players, from Liberia's George Weah to the mighty Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto'o.

Bafana at Afcon 2015: the full squad

South Africa's national football team Bafana Bafana is set to kick off their first match in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations on Monday 19 January, playing Algeria at the Estadio de Mongomo in Equatorial Guinea. We bring you facts and figures about the full 23-man squad.

Who will become a star at Afcon 2015?

Expect the Africa Cup of Nations to be one of the most exciting tournaments ever as the continent brings its carefree, buccaneering style to the beautiful game. The old guard has stepped down and the two most successful teams are out – leaving the field wide open for new stars to be made.

African footballers call on their juju men

The Africa Cup of Nations begins in a few days, with Equatorial Guinea taking on Congo in the first match. Players are doing more than limbering up; they are also turning to their magic men for that charm that will bring them success. In Africa, superstition is more than just wearing your lucky underpants.

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