lucky Lekgwathi: The Chairman will decide

The 37 year old defender will see his contract ending this month, but he insists he is not worried about the matter. “I feel good and I can still play; I have achieved a lot with this club and I will be here to serve in any capacity the Chairman asks me to serve,” Lekgwathi […]

Mirante to provide Italy Cover

Italy are hoping to have second-choice goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu in top physical condition by the time the tournament starts in Brazil. Sirigu, who plays for Paris St Germain and started in Saturday’s goalless draw against the Republic of Ireland in London, suffered a rib injury during training earlier this week. Doctors have ruled out a […]

Banyana Banyana preparations in full swing

The clash will take place on Saturday, 7 June 2014 at the Vaal University of Technology Stadium. Kick-off is at 15h00. The South Africans are using the match as part of their preparations for the upcoming 2014 African Women’s Championships that will be held in Namibia from 11 – 25 October. The Senior Women’s National […]

Portugal fret over Ronaldo fitness

With the World Cup looming, the FIFA Ballon d’Or winner as best footballer of last year, had some bad news about his recent aches and pains. Ronaldo has a “muscle injury on the back of his left thigh as well as left-leg patellar tendinitis,” the Portuguese Football Association said in a report on his medical […]

Van Gaal: Van Persie will be at full speed

Manchester United striker Van Persie is hoping to get back to his best in Brazil after a frustrating and injury-hit season at Old Trafford. The 30-year-old has scored in friendlies against Ecuador and Ghana in recent weeks as he steps up his recovery from a knee problem. Van Persie missed six weeks of action towards […]

Four-star Brazil stroll past Panama, Swiss win

After a tentative opening, the Selecao easily saw off limited opponents as Neymar, with his 31st international goal, set the ball rolling, rifling in a free-kick for the opener on the half hour. Alves drove in the second five minutes before the interval and a cheeky Neymar backheel was enough to pave the way for […]

Mbia: We learned from our 2010 mistakes

He represented his country at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Finland, where he scored the equalising goal four minutes into injury time in arguably the most spectacular game ever played in the competition as the west Africans  came from 5-0 down in the 70th minute against Portugal to draw 5-5. Five years later, Mbia […]