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  • Madiba’s praise poet opens Chan

    11 January 2014 6:43 PM 19

    January 11 2014 at 05:14pm By SAPA Cape Town – Former president Nelson Mandela's praise poet Zolani Mkiva opened the third edition of the African Nations Championship (Chan) tournament, hosted by South Africa, with a rousing welcome in Cape Town on Saturday afternoon. Mandela died in Johannesburg on December 5 and the tournament was set to honour the iconic

  • 2014 Tour of Spain to end in Compostela

    11 January 2014 1:50 PM 4

    The 2014 Tour of Spain will finish with a 10km individual time-trial in the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela, organisers revealed on Saturday in a change from the usual procession through Madrid on the final stage of the race. The 69th edition of "La Vuelta" also begins with a team time-trial on August 23 and will encompass 21 stages in all before

  • Henyekane set to join Free State Stars

    11 January 2014 1:13 PM 17

    PSL transfer news Mamelodi Sundowns striker Henyekane set to join Free State Stars Mamelodi Sundowns striker Richard Henyekane is poised to join Free State Stars on loan, with the 30-year-old expected to link up with Ea Lla Koto on Monday. The Brazilians confirmed the news on their official website, stating: "Richard Henyekane is finalising a loan move to Free State

  • Downs confirm Mphela AWOL

    11 January 2014 10:51 AM 9

    Mamelodi Sundowns confirm Mphela AWOL As reported earlier by KickOff.com, Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed Katlego Mphela has gone AWOL. This website revealed Mphela, who has signed a pre-contract with Kaizer Chiefs, has been absent from training, with Sundowns unable to reach the former Bafana Bafana star. Downs released a statement on Saturday, which

  • Hayatou all but confirms Fifa's A-level decision

    11 January 2014 10:41 AM 6

    Hayatou told Goal that Fifa's decision would serve as additional incentive for participating teams in this year's Chan event and is confident the tournament would become a major role-player in years to come. "I have not seen the letter yet, but all the reports made to me by the GS (General-Secretary Hisham-El Amrani) and even the Vice-President of Caf Almamy

  • Missing Belhar boys found unharmed

    11 January 2014 9:40 AM 17

    Mia Spies | Jan 11th, 11:27 CAPE TOWN – Missing children organisation The Pink Ladies says two missing Belhar boys have been found at a youth centre in the Northern Suburbs. 12–year–old Justin Lee Jacobs and 10–year–old Junaid Baker both disappeared from their homes in extension 19 a week ago. Community members and police embarked on extensive searches

  • Injured Clark withdraws from Sony Open

    10 January 2014 11:06 PM 22

    South African Tim Clark pulled out of the Sony Open in Honolulu on Friday because of an elbow injury before he was scheduled to tee off in the second round. The 38-year-old, who was runner-up at the event last year after closing with a seven-under-par 63 at Waialae Country Club, had carded an opening 73 on Thursday. Clark's only PGA Tour victory came at the prestigious

  • Showtime bet on boxing pays off

    10 January 2014 3:40 PM 47

    In two years at the helm of Showtime Sports, Stephen Espinoza has the network's boxing franchise at an all-time high and poised for another big year in 2014. Since getting involved in boxing in 1986, Showtime, while it has been home to a number of major fights and produced several significant pay-per-views featuring Mike Tyson and Julio Cesar Chavez

  • Nyathi: Bafana Bafana should be wary of Nigeria

    10 January 2014 1:02 PM 21

    Bafana Bafana legend David Nyathi has told Goal that Gordon Igesund’s men should do well in the Chan tournament which kicks off in Cape Town on Saturday evening. “All the players in the squad have played in Cape Town before, and therefore I don’t think altitude will be an issue,” Nyathi told Goal. “I think with the quality of the players that we have, Bafana

  • Stormers name pre-season camp squad

    10 January 2014 12:52 PM 15

    January 10 2014 at 02:48pm By SAPA Johannesburg – Stormers head coach Allister Coetzee named a 38-man squad on Friday for next week's pre-season camp in the Western Cape. The Stormers head to Hermanus for the fourth year in a row as they prepare for the 2014 Super Rugby season which gets underway in just over a month. Springboks Tiaan Liebenberg, Frans