Category archives for: Football

Blockbuster fixtures mark Absa Premiership return

SuperSport United Head Coach, Kaitano Tembo

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AN increase in prize money and a flurry of signings made in the transfer window period paves way for what is anticipated to be an intriguing South African premier football division. The Absa Premiership kicks off with a blockbuster Tshwane Derby between defending champions, Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport […]

EXCLUSIVE: Eternal enemies Nigeria, SA take matters to the AFCON

Nigeria versus South Africa football rivalry takes centre stage in AFCON encounter tonight

from AHMED MOOLLAH / EMEKA OKONKWO in Cairo, Egypt CAIRO, (CAJ News) – THE long running rivalry between South Africa and Nigeria will take a sporting dimension on Wednesday when the two sides contest a quarterfinal match at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. Bafana Bafana and The Super Eagles are scheduled to […]

EXCLUSIVE: SA, Madagascar keep SADC integrity intact at AFCON

Thembinkosi Lorch , photo by Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

from AHMED MOOLLAH in Cairo, Egypt CAIRO, (CAJ News) – A spellbinding run in the tournament by debutants Madagascar and the revival of South Africa at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) have sparked life into what had otherwise been a nightmarish competition for the Southern African region. They are through to the quarterfinals. […]

SADC sides find going tough at AFCON 2019


from AHMED MOOLA in Cairo, Egypt CAIRO, (CAJ News) – A MAJORITY of teams from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region have fared badly at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, with none securing victory in the opening matches. Seven teams from the bloc – Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), […]

Hosts Egypt defeat Zimbabwe in AFCON opener

Egypt football squad

from AHMED MOOLA in Cairo, Egypt CAIRO, (CAJ News) – HOSTS Egypt have opened their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a slender victory over Zimbabwe at a sold-out Cairo International Stadium on Friday night. Zimbabwe has stand-in goalkeeper, Edmore Sibanda, to thank that the scoreline a respectable 1-0. Thrust into the starting XI in […]

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