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  • Stuart Baxter Set For Return As South African National Team Coach

    Stuart Baxter is ready for a Bafana return. Photo: Goal By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:24 am

    Englishman Stuart Baxter seems set to be officially confirmed as the new South African national soccer team coach, having agreed to terms with the country’s soccer authorities in what will be a return for the SuperSport United manager. The South African Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed that the 63-year-old has concluded a deal to coach Bafana Bafana, and all that remains is for the confirmation to be made public via the media.

  • Four South African Players In Doubt For Angola Friendly International

    Bafana captain Dean Furman By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:13 am

    South Africa’s 3-1 win over Guinea-Bissau in a friendly international on Saturday in Durban came with a price as four Bafana Bafana players are doubtful for the friendly encounter against Angola on Tuesday through injury. Defenders Erick Mathoho and Thulani Hlatshwayo, as well midfielders Dean Furman and Andile Jali are being monitored by the national team’s medical staff. The quartet missed Bafana’s first training session at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane on Sunday night, and will need to be closely monitored before a decision on their availability is made.

  • South African Starlet Luther Singh Given Chance To Shine With Bafana

    Talented South African youngster Luther Singh in action. Photo: Kickoff By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:06 am

    South African 19-year-old Luther Singh has been given a chance to shine for his national team after receiving a call-up to represent Bafana Bafana in upcoming friendly international matches this month. Singh, a star player with the under-20 side that reached the semi-finals of the U20 Africa Cup of Nations in Zambia earlier this month, has been drafted into a 25-man squad for games against Angola and Guinea Bissau. The teenager ended the tournament as the top scorer with four goals for Amajita, helping them to a fourth-place finish in Zambia.

  • Nigeria Topple Algeria, SA Stun Senegal In World Cup Qualifying

    Victor Moses - Nigeria squad By Peter Pedroncelli, 12:21 am AFKI Original

    The third round of African World Cup qualifying continued this past weekend, with the 20 teams from the continent left with a chance of securing one of the five spots allocated to Africa in action across the continent. This is how the 10 African World Cup qualifying matches turned out for the participating nations looking to earn their ticket to Russia in two years’ time.

  • Asamoah Gyan Named In Ghana National Team For World Cup Qualifier

    quarter-final By Peter Pedroncelli, 8:51 am AFKI Original

    Ghana national team coach Avram Grant selected a 23-man squad that will do duty for the Black Stars in matches against South Africa and Uganda. The Ghanaians will face Bafana in a friendly encounter on October 11, but will first need to negotiate a World Cup qualifier against the Cranes of Uganda on October 7.

  • Dean Furman Believes That South Africa Can Win Nelson Mandela Challenge

    Bafana captain Dean Furman By Peter Pedroncelli, 9:00 am

    South African national team midfielder Dean Furman says that Bafana Bafana have what it takes to win the 2016 Nelson Mandela Challenge against Egypt on Tuesday, 6 September, at Orlando Stadium in Soweto. Bafana have won the past two editions of the Mandela Challenge, defeating Senegal and Cote D’Ivoire 1-0 and 2-0 respectively.

  • Bafana Squad Announced For Mauritania AFCON Qualifier

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:13 am

    South Africa national team coach Shakes Mashaba has selected a 25-man squad that will do battle away to Mauritania on September 5 in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier. Bafana drew 0-0 in their first Group M clash against Gambia, and will be desperate to get back on the right track with this encounter against Mauritania, as a difficult match against Cameroon awaits the South Africans in March next year.

  • Algeria Maintain Top Spot In FIFA Ranking

    Top 10 Ranked African National Teams By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:53 am AFKI Original

    Algeria have managed to retain the top position in Africa according to the most recent edition of the FIFA rankings for the month of August. The Fennec Foxes place in 19th position in world football governing body FIFA’s list for the month, but 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) champions Cote D’Ivoire continue to keep the North Africans under pressure for top spot, coming in at 21st in the ranking and second on the continent.

  • Thulani Serero: Angola Win Important For Bafana

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:23 am

    South Africa beat Angola 2-1 in an international friendly in Cape Town on Tuesday evening, and one of the star performers of the victory was keen to explain the importance of the victory. Bafana stumbled to a goalless draw against Gambia in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier on Saturday, continuing their worrying trend of struggling to find the back of the net.

  • 2017 AFCON Qualifiers: Ghana And Nigeria Victorious

    Nigeria's Odion Ighalo By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:00 am AFKI Original

    The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying campaign began this past weekend with the first set of matches to decide the teams which will descend on Gabon at the beginning of 2017 to determine Africa’s best national team. AFKSports rounds up the results from the first matchday of AFCON qualifying action.

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