Category archives for: Football

COVID-19: South Africa halts football matches

Absa premiership league

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – 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 on Sunday. As a result, gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited. The Premier Soccer League […]

Rufaro rot typifies decay of Zimbabwe stadia

Zion Christian church dancing at Rufaro Stadium

from WELLINGTON TONI in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – FROM the outside, it looks more like a fruit and vegetable market than a stadium where some of the country’s historic football moments occurred or a venue that played host to some of the greatest local stars of the Beautiful Game. Early into the morning, […]

BREAKING: World Football Summit postponed over COVID-19

World Football Summit

from NJABULO BUTHELEZI in Durban DURBAN, (CAJ News) – THE World Football Summit (WFS) Africa has been postponed following the official declaration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as a global pandemic. The first summit of its kind to be held in the continent, the event has been scheduled for March 17-18 in Durban, South Africa. It […]

Inspired Chiefs defeat Pirates in Soweto derby

Daniel Akpeyi

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – 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 midfielder Lebogang Manyama were the heroes for Chiefs in this Soweto Derby. Pirates […]

Late arrivals denounced ahead of Soweto derby

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

by MTHULISI SIBANDA  Africa Editor JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – 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, a league that takes pride in its ranking as the most lucrative […]

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