SAFA have confidence in PSL match officials

The South African Football Association’s (SAFA) chairperson of the Referees Committee Natasha Tsichlas says efforts are being made to minimise avoidable mistakes by match officials. A number of high-profile errors from match officials in the country’s Premier Soccer League this season have caused a stir, but Tsichlas believes a few errors does not amount to

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Mixed fortunes for COSAFA sides at CHAN

There were mixed fortunes for the COSAFA sides in action at the 2021 African Nations Championship on Tuesday night, with Zambia off to a flying start and Namibia pegged back in their opening encounter. Zambia claimed an impressive win over Tanzania in their first Group D clash as captain Collins Sikombe converted a penalty on

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COSAFA saddened by passing of Abdul Bhamjee

COSAFA is saddened to learn of the passing of former football administrator Abdul Bhamjee (second from the left). Bhamjee was a leading figure in the pursuit of non-racial sport in South Africa and had a prominent role in the set-up of the National Soccer League (NSL) in 1985, the forerunner of the current Premier Soccer

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Namibia depart for CHAN competition

Namibia have arrived at African Nations Championship in Cameroon, after their preparations were curtailed by an outbreak of the COVID-19 virus to take on Guinea in their opening game on Tuesday. The Namibians travelled via Johannesburg and Addis Ababa to Yaounde where they also face Zambia, and Tanzania in Group D in Limbe. Their second

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New league season gets underway in Mozambique

Mozambique will get their new league season underway this weekend, having given up on efforts to start the 2020 campaign after its kick off suspended by the COVID-19 pandemic. The MocamBola, traditionally played inside a calendar year, gets underway on Saturday with the Associação Desportiva Vilankulo hosting Ferroviário Nacala. The rest of the first round

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Zambia draw with Libya in latest CHAN warm-up

The Zambia side preparing for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) played to a 1-1 draw with fellow finalists Libya in their warm-up clash before the competition gets under way on Saturday. The match was played next door to the Japoma Stadium in Douala and saw Zambia lead until late in the game when they were

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Zimbabwe name final squad for CHAN finals

Zimbabwe have named their final squad for the 2021 African Nations Championship (CHAN), with the side set to depart on Wednesday for the finals in Cameroon. Like many teams, the side had been effected by COVID-19 positive tests in the squad, but they are now ready to forge on and represent the country at the

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