Mashaba happy after S Africa defeat Costa Rica

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba showered his players with praise after defying the odds to beat hosts Costa Rica 1-0 in a highly charged friendly international match at a packed San Jose National Stadium on Thursday (Friday SA time). A clinical finish by Andile Jali on the 9th minute separated the two sides in a

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Botswana return to play in Francistown again

Francistown will be hosting an international match for the second successive month as Botswana take their World Cup qualifier against Eritrea to the northern city for a rare competitive international outside of the capital Gaborone. It follows last month’s 1-0 win for the Zebras at home to Burkina Faso in the African Nations Cup qualifiers,

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COSAFA club Pirates seek place in Confed Cup final

Ninety minutes of resolve is needed from COSAFA club Orlando Pirates to overcome the continent’s most prestigious side and book themselves a place in the African Confederation Cup. The South African side take a slender one-goal lead to Egypt tomorrow night for a game where they can expect to face a fulsome home attack as

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S Africa, Zimbabwe ready for Olympic qualifiers

COSAFA sides South Africa and Zimbabwe enter the final stages of their bid to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. Zimbabwe are away at Cameroon in the first leg of their tie, while South Africa host Equatorial Guinea. Both are difficult opponents, but South Africa coach Vera Pauw says

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SAFA announce new sponsorship deal

The South African Football Association (SAFA) on Friday announced a sponsorship relationship with Burger King to the tune of R25million over the next five years. The sponsorship will go mainly towards the youth development although it will also filter to the Senior Men’s National Team, Bafana Bafana in the process. The new sponsors will drive

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Mashaba announces squad to face Costa Rica and Honduras

South Africa coach Ephraim Mashaba has announced the squad to travel to Central America for two friendly international matches next month against Costa Rica on Thursday, 8 October 2015 at Boltodano Bricenio Stadium in Liberia and Honduras at Metropolitano Stadium on Tuesday, 13 October. The Costa Rica match will kick off at 04h00 SA time

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