Can Hlanti contain Salah? The confident Bafana defender is not afraid of facing the Egyptian

Bafana Bafana do not need to fear anyone‚ not even Egypt‚ left-back Sifiso Hlanti has said after the South Africans’ 2019 Africa Cup of Nations took another dramatic turn when they found out late on Tuesday night that they had qualified for the last-16. At a personal level‚ Hlanti said‚ he also does feel the […]

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Madagascar president charters plane for Africa Cup fans

‘Barea’, who take their nickname from a breed of local cattle, play DR Congo on Sunday for a place in the semi-final. Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina has chartered a special plane to take football fans to Egypt for the Africa Cup of Nations after the country unexpectedly qualified for the round of 16. Excitement has […]

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SWISS COURT REJECTS IAAF REQUEST TO REIMPOSE TESTOSTERONE RULES AGAINST CASTER

Lawyers for South African track star Caster Semenya say Switzerland’s Federal Supreme Court has rejected the IAAF’s urgent request to be allowed to immediately reimpose its eligibility regulations on her. In an order issued on Wednesday, the Swiss supreme court upheld its prior order made on 31 May in favour of Semenya. “The supreme court’s […]

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IN PICTURES: 94th Comrades Marathon

South Africans produced stellar performances during the 94th edition of the comrades on Sunday. Edward Mothibi and 2019 Two Oceans marathon winner Gerda Steyn won the men’s and women’s races respectively, With Steyn adding a national record to her victory. Mothibi made his Comrades debut in 2018 finishing in fourth place. This year however Mothibi stunned everyone winning the race in five […]

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Woman who accuses Brazil’s Neymar of rape gives details in TV interview

Brazilians for the first time late Wednesday heard from the woman who says that football superstar Neymar sexually assaulted her at a Paris hotel. Extracts of a televised interview with Najila Trindade Mendes de Souza, the alleged victim, aired just one hour before Neymar was about to enter the pitch for a friendly game between […]

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NIKE USES PLUS-SIZE MANNEQUINS IN STORE

Nike’s London flagship store is now using plus-size and para-sport mannequins, an inclusive step that has been met with praise. The sportswear brand first debuted a plus-size range in 2017, which offers customers sizes up to 3X.  Now, after undergoing renovations, the Oxford Street store has unveiled its new women’s floor created exclusively for female athletes, which stocks the […]

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CAF orders replay of Champions League final

African football’s governing body has ordered the abandoned second leg of the CAF Champions League final between Esperance and Wydad Casablanca to be replayed at a neutral venue after this month’s Africa Cup of Nations. The turmoil in Africa’s premier club competition comes just over two weeks before the start of an expanded 24-team Afcon […]

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SACKED FOLAU EXPECTED TO LAUNCH LEGAL ACTION THIS WEEK – REPORT

Israel Folau is set to launch legal action against Rugby Australia this week, a report said Wednesday, with the sacked Wallabies fullback saying: “All I ask is to be treated fairly and by the law.” The devoutly Christian NSW Waratahs star had his contract terminated last month after a tribunal found him guilty of a […]

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Neymar’s mother urges son to ‘forgive’ rape accuser

Neymar’s mother has urged her Brazilian football star son to “forgive” the woman who accused him of rape and “return to Jesus,” in a message published Tuesday on Instagram. Nadine Goncalves’ plea, which featured a photo of herself with Neymar and his sister Rafaela, comes after lawyers for the accuser reportedly stopped representing her because of contradictions […]

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