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Q&A with South African athlete Akani Simbine

South African sprinter Akani Simbine recently set a new record and now he is dreaming of Olympic glory. The 22-year-old, who broke the South...
South Africa beats Senegal in soccer friendly

South Africa beats Senegal in soccer friendly

The South African soccer team faced off against Senegal in the Nelson Mandela Challenge on Tuesday night. Bafana Bafana won the match 1-0 with Mpho Makola scoring the goal. It was Makola's debut appearance for the national side.

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.

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.

South Africa celebrates sporting victory

South Africa celebrates sporting victory

Football, rugby, cricket and cycling made it a spectacular sporting weekend for South Africa. A win over Sudan got Bafana to Afcon, the Boks beat England at Twickenham, and the Proteas trounced Australia in Perth. The Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge wrapped up the weekend in Johannesburg.

South Africa mourns captain Meyiwa

On Saturday evening he played football; on Sunday evening he was shot dead. Bafana Bafana captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was killed during a robbery, leaving sports fans reeling and the South African soccer fraternity stricken with grief. He was top of his game, leading Bafana out of the doldrums.

Ellis uses sport to build a better world

Growing up in Cape Town, Desiree Ellis was always kicking a ball. Later, professional football called and she answered. She captained the national women's soccer team, Banyana Banyana, for 10 years. Today, as well as coaching, she devotes her time to improving the lives of others through sport.

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Ellis uses sport to build a better world

Growing up in Cape Town, Desiree Ellis was always kicking a ball. Later, professional football called and she answered. She captained the national women's soccer team, Banyana Banyana, for 10 years. Today, as well as coaching, she devotes her time to improving the lives of others through sport.

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