Football

Zambia women football team

Zambia women’s football on a global rise

from ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia LUSAKA – BY breaking into the rankings among the world’s top 100 female football national teams, thanks largely to a surprise qualification for the Olympic Games, Zambia has underlined its emergence as a…

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Absa premiership league

COVID-19: South Africa halts football matches

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG – ALL professional football matches in South Africa have been suspended after the government declared the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a national disaster. The suspension comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement…



Lebogang Manyama

Inspired Chiefs defeat Pirates in Soweto derby

JOHANNESBURG – AN inspired goalkeeping performance and a brilliant individual effort guided Kaizer Chiefs to a 1-0 win over Orlando Pirates in an Absa Premiership match at the FNB Stadium on Saturday. Nigerian goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, and…


German coaches Ernst Middendorp, Josef Zinnbauer stare each other. Photo by Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Late arrivals denounced ahead of Soweto derby

JOHANNESBURG – THE incessant delay in the kickoff of matches, as a safety measure to quell disaster posed by fans coming late into the stadiums, is a persistent sideshow blighting the image of the South African Premiership,…