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  • Middendorp gets his first win as Amakhosi coach

    12 December 2018 8:02 PM 12

    Cape Town - Ernst Middendorp earned a win in his first match in charge of Kaizer Chiefs as they saw off SuperSport United 1-0 at the Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday. George Maluleka scored the only goal of the game on 64 minutes although there were numerous chances missed by both sides in an entertaining end-to-end affair. There was an early opportunity

  • Rassie: Stick played a big role in 2018

    12 December 2018 7:23 AM 18

    Cape Town - Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has praised the work done by assistant coach Mzwandile Stick during the year. Having been the Bok backline coach under Allister Coetzee in 2016, Stick was then axed from the coaching team for 2017 with Coetzee instead turning to Cheetahs coach Franco Smith. Erasmus, however, made the decision to go back to Stick

  • Jozi Stars secure home playoff berth

    12 December 2018 6:42 AM 17

    Johannesburg - The Jozi Stars secured a home playoff berth in the Mzansi Super League with a massive 101-run win over the Tshwane Spartans at the Wanderers on Tuesday. The hosts posted a competition-best 239 for three off their allotted 20 overs, with Rassie van der Dussen and Dan Christian sharing an unbeaten 118-run stand. Van der Dussen was 96 not out off 44 balls

  • WATCH: Alisson wonder-save ensures Liverpool advance to last 16

    12 December 2018 6:09 AM 18

    Liverpool - Jurgen Klopp saluted Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker after the Brazilian's superb late save ensured his side advanced to the Champions League last 16 with a dramatic 1-0 win over Napoli on Tuesday. Klopp's team were just seconds away from reaching the knockout stage as they clung to the first-half lead given to them by Mohamed Salah

  • All Blacks star Smith to join Pau

    11 December 2018 8:20 PM 23

    Pau - New Zealand backline star Ben Smith will join Pau after next year's Rugby World Cup, the club's president told French broadcaster RMC Sport on Tuesday. Smith lifted the Webb Ellis trophy in 2015 and the 32-year-old has featured on 76 occasions for his country, scoring 33 tries since making his international debut in 2009. He will move to an unnamed

  • Galatasaray secure Europa League spot despite Porto defeat

    11 December 2018 8:06 PM 16

    Paris - Galatasaray wrapped up a Europa League knock-out stage place despite losing 3-2 to Porto in an entertaining Champions League game which saw two of three penalties scored on Tuesday. Lokomotiv Moscow were beaten 1-0 by Schalke in Gelsenkirchen, leaving the Russian champions rooted to the foot of the Group D table. Porto had already qualified for the Champions

  • Spain introducing VAR in Copa del Rey

    11 December 2018 7:53 PM 19

    Madrid - The video assistant referee system will be used in the Copa del Rey from January and in second division games next season at the latest, the Spanish football (RFEF) association said on Tuesday. "The Board of Directors of the RFEF today approved the extension of the VAR to further official competitions, the Copa del Rey and the Segunda Division

  • Marx, Dyantyi stand tall at Brightrock Players Choice Awards

    11 December 2018 7:09 PM 18

    Cape Town - A host of South African rugby stars were honoured at the Brightrock Players Choice Awards held in Sandton on Tuesday evening. The undoubted stars of the show were Malcolm Marx and Aphiwe Dyantyi, who scooped two awards each. Dyantyi, the Springbok and Lions winger won the #LoveChange Award - for the most improved player in 2018 - and the Backline

  • Toure leaves Olympiakos after just 5 games

    11 December 2018 5:29 PM 18

    Piraeus - Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure has left Olympiakos for a second time, after only playing five times, the Greek Super League club announced on Tuesday. Toure, 35, joined Olympiakos three months after originally making his mark in Europe with the Greek side during the 2005-2006 season. "Olympiacos FC and Yaya Toure

  • Boks looking at 'about 40' players for World Cup

    11 December 2018 4:34 PM 21

    Cape Town - Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says he is looking at "around 40" players as possible squad members for next year's World Cup in Japan. There are only four Test matches remaining for the Boks between now and the start of the tournament in September next year, and Erasmus must settle on a squad of 31 that will travel to the first ever World