CAF course for women held in Cameroon

A course for CAF Women’s Instructors from around Africa was recently held in Cameroon at the CAF technical Centre in Mbankomo. The course was conducted by Ehypt’s Mohamed Abdul-Meneim, also known as ‘Shatta’, Dominique Niyonzima from Burundi and South Africa’s Fran Hilton-Smith. There were 24 participants from English-speaking African countries as well as the coaches

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COSAFA Executive Committee hands out sanctions

The COSAFA Executive Committee had handed out fines and suspensions to members of the Botswana team at the recent COSAFA Castle Cup in Namibia, as well as those players and officials found guilty of age-cheating at the COSAFA Under-17 Championships. Botswana coach Peter Butler, and players Boitumelo Mafoko and Joel Mogorosi, have been handed two

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Baby Warriors aim to turn tables on Congo

COSAFA Under-17 Championship winners, Namibia’s Baby Warriors have jetted out to Congo-Brazzaville for their Confederation of African Football (CAF) 2017 U-17 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers second-round second leg at the Alphonse Massemba-Debat Stadium in Brazzaville on Sunday afternoon. The Namibians will look to avenge a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Congo two weeks

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COSAFA sides baffle for U17 Afcon places

The remaining COSAFA sides in the 2017 African Under-17 Championships qualifiers will be in action this weekend as they seek to advance to the final round of the preliminaries. COSAFA Under-17 Championship winners Namibia were beaten 2-1 at home by Congo-Brazzaville in the first leg of their tie and face elimination from the competition unless

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SA men bow out of Olympics

The South African men’s Olympic team was knocked out of the 2016 Games following a 1-1 draw with Iraq in a do or die affair on Wednesday. South Africa opened the scoring in the 6th minute with a great goal when Andile Fikizolo played in a beautiful ball that Gift Motupa slotted into the back of

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S Africa coach says the side let themselves down

Head coach of the South African Men’s Olympic Team says they let themselves down in the 1-0 loss to Denmark in their second match of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The clash took place on Sunday, 7 August 2016 at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia. The South Africans created a lot of chances in

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South Africa hold Brazil to draw at Olympics!

COSAFA side South Africa put up a great fight in their first match of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games against Brazil as they held the hosts to a famous goalless draw and in the process earn themselves a precious point. In a match played at Mane Garrincha Stadium in the capital city of Brazil, Brasilia,

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Tough opening for COSAFA sides at Olympics

It was a tough opening round of matches for the COSAFA side’s in the 2016 Olympic Games women’s football tournament, though both equipped themselves well on a very tough stage. South Africa lost 1-0 to Sweden, undone by a goalkeeping error from Roxanne Barker in an otherwise fairly comfortable display. Zimbabwe took on the powerful

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S Africa, Zimbabwe to kick-off Olympics campaigns!

South Africa and Zimbabwe will represent the COSAFA region at the 2016 Olympic Games, starting on Wednesday! South Africa have teams in both the men’s Under-23 and women’s competitions, while Zimbabwe will play in the latter tournament only. The South African men’s side open their campaign on Thursday with a match-up against the hosts, who

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