NATIONAL TEAMS

Letsholonyane and Allie out of Bafana Bafana v Ghana match

Reneilwe Letsholonyane will miss Bafana Bafana’s practice-training match against Ghana on Sunday, 15 January 2012 due to injury. The midfielder was stretchered off on Wednesday (11 January) in a practice-training match against Zambia at the Rand Stadium. He went for an MRI scan on Friday, 13 January, which confirmed the knee injury. Letsholonyane was the […]

Bantwana to kick off World Cup qualifiers

The South African Under 17 Women’s National Team (Bantwana) will prepare for the first set of FIFA U17 Women’s World qualifiers that are set to begin this month. The third edition of the FIFA U17 Women’s World will be staged in Azerbaijan from 22 September – 13 October later this year. Bantwana made South African […]

Bafana Bafana play to a draw against Zambia

Bafana Bafana played to a one-all (1-1) draw against Zambia in a practice-training match held at the Rand Stadium on Wednesday, 11 January 2012.South Africa’s head coach Pitso Mosimane used a largely inexperienced side that held its own against an established Zambia side that is preparing for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations starting in […]

Makhabane and Jafta back in Banyana Banyana training in Stellenbosch

Experienced midfielders Mamello Makhabane and Yola Jafta are back in full training along with their other 21 Banyana Banyana players at the national team training camp in Stellenbosch. Makhabane (43 national appearances) and Jafta (17 national caps) missed out on the end-of-2011 Unity Cup match in Zimbabwe due to injury. Striker Zanele Sukazi, who plays […]

Zim brings fond memories for coach Mkhonza

A return to Zimbabwe and especially the country’s traditional home of soccer Rufaro Stadium brings emotional and fond memories for Banyana Banyana head coach Joseph Mkhonza. “It was at this same stadium and in the same competition where my first official assignment as Banyana coach started. And it has been a rollercoaster of a journey […]

Banyana Banyana to end 2011 on a high

Banyana Banyana will be out to end 2011 on a winning note, when they take on Zimbabwe in a Unity Cup Friendly International fixture at the Rufaro Stadium, in Harare on Thursday (15h00 kickoff). South Africa’s head coach Joseph Mkhonza will have fond memories of last year’s Unity Friendly match in the Zimbabwe capital. It […]

Nyandeni looking for double celebration

Banyana Banyana’s Russia-based roving midfielder, Nompumelelo Nyandeni, is expecting a life-fulfilling week. Before flying to join her teammates who are preparing to play Zimbabwe on Thursday (22 December 2011) in the annual Unity Cup, the unassuming Mpumalanga-born player was offered a one-year extension by her Russian side, Rossiyonka after another sterling season. As if that […]

ASFA crowned champs of the 2011 SAFA U17 Championship

The South African Schools Football Association (SASFA) has won the 2011 SAFA Under 17 Championship after defeating the Western Cape by three goals to two (3-2) in a penalty shootout following a goalless draw in regulation time. The match was played at the Gelvandale Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday, 16 December 2011. The clash […]