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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Tinkler proud of Bucs showing in Africa

Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler says he is very proud of his players, despite losing the CAF Confederation Cup Final to Etoile du Sahel. The Buccaneers lost 2-1 on aggregate following a 1-0 second leg defeat in Sousse last night, … Continue reading

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Nominees for FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015 awards revealed

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar will contest the 2015 Ballon d’Or competition after the shortlist was whittled down from 23 names to just three. Messi is the favourite to land the accolade, having led Barcelona to a famous treble … Continue reading

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Khune on the mend

Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is recovering well from a recent knee injury and has started with a rehabilitation process, according to the clubs medical team. “Khune’s knee is recovering well. The swelling is coming down and … Continue reading

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Benzema told to concentrate on football

Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has advised star striker Karim Benzema to concentrate on football after further revelations over his involvement in a blackmail case involving his France teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex-tape. Valbuena told French newspaper Le Monde … Continue reading

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Gerrard returns to Liverpool training grounds

Steven Gerrard has confirmed he will train with Liverpool next week but ruled out returning to Anfield on a loan move. Gerrard left his boyhood club after nearly 17 years to join LA Galaxy on an 18-month deal at the … Continue reading

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TKO final tickets sold within three hours

Tickets for this year’s Telkom Knockout final between Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs have been sold out in three hours, the PSL has confirmed. The final will be played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on 16 December. Kick-off is at … Continue reading

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Larsen resigns as Celtic coach

Clinton Larsen says he resigned as head coach of Bloemfontein Celtic after the club gave him an ultimatum to change his assistant coach or walk. Celtic are sixth on the Absa Premiership table with 16 points from 11 games. Larsen … Continue reading

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Wenger challenges Gunners to bounce back

Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal are in the midst of a “difficult moment” in the build-up to their crucial Champions League clash with Dinamo Zagreb. The Gunners slipped to a 2-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on … Continue reading

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Madrid are favourites – Benitez

Rafael Benitez has welcomed having his full squad available for just the second time this season for Saturday’s huge game against Barcelona. The Real Madrid coach confirmed all of Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos and Keylor Navas have recovered from injuries … Continue reading

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Draw for World Cup to be made next June

FIFA and CAF have determined that the draw for the third round of African Zone qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia will be held at CAF headquarters in Cairo on 24 June 2016. This stage of the preliminary … Continue reading

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