Articles tagged 'bafana'

Jordaan remembers stampede victims 9 July 2015 HARARE - South Africa Football Association president Danny Jordaan paid tribute to the 13 victims of the National Sports Stadium disaster during the 2002 World Cup qualifier between the Warriors and Bafana Bafana on this day 15 years ago. In a statement, Jordaan said: “It is a miserable day wh...
Without Shoes, we're all poorer 26 April 2015 JOHANNESBURG - He is considered in Mzansi circles as the most colourful player together with Doctor Khumalo to have ever graced the game of football since South Africa was re-admitted into the Fifa family in the early 90s. He was a teetotaller through and through, would only speak to someone i...
Parker relishes Bafana return 6 January 2015 JOHANNESBURG - Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker made a timely return from injury to be part of the 23-man Bafana Bafana squad travelling to Equatorial Guinea for the Caf Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015. He last played for South Africa in the 5-0 loss to Brazil in March. The match was pla...
Bafana have what it takes 6 December 2014 JOHANNESBURG - The highlight of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations draw that took place in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, was Group C which brought together Bafana Bafana, Algeria, Ghana and Senegal. Needless to say soon after the draw, many critics admitted Group C was the Group of Death and anyone w...
What needs to be done to change Bafana rot? 25 January 2014 JOHANNESBURG - A lot of reactions have dominated sports headlines this side following Bafana Bafana's sub-standard defeat to Nigeria and failure to go beyond group stages of the on-going Chan tournament being hosted here in Mzansi. By his own admission, under-fire coach Gordon Igesund admitted...
Bafana Bafana stun Spain 20 November 2013 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa recorded a famous 1-0 win over World and European champions Spain in an international friendly at FNB Stadium on Tuesday night.Bernard Parker scored the decisive goal 10 minutes into the second half as Bafana Bafana racked up a victory that will boost both their self-c...
Costa out of Bafana tie 12 November 2013 LONDON - Atletico Madrid's Brazil-born forward Diego Costa has withdrawn from the Spain squad for their friendlies against Equatorial Guinea and South Africa after tearing a muscle in his right leg in La Liga action on Sunday. Costa, who was substituted in the 83rd minute of Atletico's 1-1 dra...
Bafana's rebuilding exercise has started 10 November 2013 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's senior national men's soccer team, Bafana Bafana, have been on a downward trend in the past few years. The popular side hit its lowest low in 2011 when they failed to reach the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations tournament jointly hosted by Equatorial Guinea and Gabon in ...
Warriors slay Bafana 11 September 2013 JOHANNESBURG - An unstoppable second-half strike by Knowledge Musona and a goal by Cuthbert Malajila allowed for Zimbabwe to record a 2-1 victory over South Africa in a friendly match at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday evening. Ian Gorowa's men dominated large portions of the game to inflict a surp...
Bafana confident of victory 5 June 2013 YAOUNDE - Fresh off captaining Bafana Bafana to a 2-0 win over Lesotho in an international friendly at the weekend, Thabo Nthethe is confident South Africa can secure maximum points in their upcoming 2014 World Cup qualifiers. Bafana first play Central African Republic (CAR) at a neutral venue in...
Bafana v Warriors match fixed? 20 December 2012 HARARE - Following stunning revelations this week that South Africa s pre-World Cup warm-up matches were fixed by an Asian betting syndicate linked to Zimbabwe, it has also emerged that Bafana s friendly against the Warriors in the same period may well have been also influenced by the syndicate. ...
Bafana remain favourites for Afcon 2013 27 October 2012 JOHANNESBURG - Very few Zimbabweans must have followed the 2013 African Nations Cup draw which took place in Durban on Wednesday. To many, the draw was a stark reminder of the Luanda disappointment, which to many was too hard to swallow and is only starting to sink now. It is a fact that Zimbabwe...