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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.

  • 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.

  • Herve Renard And Hugo Broos In Contention For South Africa Coaching Job

    Herve Renard By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:37 am AFKI Original

    AFCON-winning coaches Herve Renard and Hugo Broos are among the final candidates being considered for the unoccupied position of South African national team coach, with a final decision set to be made in the coming days. Broos, who is currently Cameroon coach, and Renard, who is in charge of Morocco, are both successful tacticians as far as the continental game is concerned. Belgian coach Broos masterminded a stunning Africa Cup of Nations title triumph for the Central Africans in Gabon last month month, where Cameroon managed a 2-1 victory over favourites Egypt in the final to earn their fifth AFCON trophy.

  • 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Bafana Bafana

    By Keren MikvaAFKI Original

    Despite the many disappointments, the country’s fans continue to expect better from their heroes in green and gold, in the hopes that a sports mad nation can add football to their sporting powers alongside cricket and rugby.

    At a mediocre FIFA Ranking of 75 in November 2015, the national team has a great deal of room to grow and improve ahead of the 2017 AFCON and the 2018 World Cup in Russia, which they are aiming to qualify for. Here are 15 things you didn’t know about South Africa’s national football team, Bafana Bafana.

  • 12 Things You Didn’t Know About Bafana Bafana’s Richard Henyekane

    Richard Henyekane Photo: SoccerLaduma.net By Keren Mikva, 8:11 am AFKI Original

    A former coach said Henyekane admitted to a drinking problem. The coach blamed the problematic drinking culture in South Africa. “It is no longer about drinking anymore,” he said, “but we calculate the number of bottles you’ve drunk.” The former Bafana Bafana footballer is remembered as a talented and well-respected man. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Richard Henyekane.

  • SAFA Confirm Nigeria To Face South Africa On March 29

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 12:09 pm AFKI Original

    The South Africans were selected as the opponents for Nigeria’s national team following the news that a potential match against Ghana’s Black Stars which was to take place in London was cancelled due to a FIFA directive which does not allow teams to play matches in two different continents within a three-day period

  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Senzo Meyiwa

    By Keren Mikva, 9:30 am AFKI Original

    Rumors about secret children emerged after Meyiwa’s death. He allegedly had several children from different relationships – one with wife Mandisa Mkhize, one with girlfriend Kelly Khumalo, and others. Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza met with Meyiwa’s family to help work out his finances and a will, and to determine how best to allocate things among his children. South Africa is mourning the death of its football captain. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Senzo Meyiwa.

  • South Africa Keen To Hire Nigeria’s Coach Keshi After World Cup

    By Kevin Mwanza, 3:34 am

    Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi could be the next coach of Bafana Bafana, with the South African Football Association keen to hire a manager to improve the dwindling fortunes of its national team,

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