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SAFA apologizes to Ghana over age-cheating claims


April 27th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), April 27 (IANS) The South African Football Association (SAFA) has apologised to its Ghanaian counterpart over age-cheating allegations made against Ghana by the coach of its women's under-17 ... Read more...

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South African sports ministry keeping close watch on SAFA


March 8th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, March 8 (IANS) The South African sports ministry is keeping a close watch on the activities of the country's football association, ministry spokesperson Paena Galane has said. Galane ... Read more...

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South Africans deceived into match-fixing scandal: FIFA


March 6th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, March 6 (IANS) A FIFA investigation has found that South Africa was duped into match-fixing in the warm-up games leading to the 2010 World Cup.The South Africans were ... Read more...

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FIFA investigators in SA to probe match fixing


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, March 2 (IANS) A FIFA delegation arrived in South Africa as part of a global tour to investigate match fixing.The delegation, led by Chris Eaton, will spend four ... Read more...

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India’s football friendly with South Africa postponed


December 5th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) India's international football friendly with 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa slated for Jan 7 to mark the 150th year of arrival of Indians in ... Read more...

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West Ham dump flop Proteas star McCarthy


April 13th, 2011 - 10:28 am ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 13 (ANI): Premier League club West Ham have dumped 6.75 million pound flop South African football player Benni McCarthy.According to The Sun, McCarthy has agreed to a two million pound ... Read more...

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World Cup not over for South Africans


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, June 23 (ANI): The South African Football Association (SAFA) reminded South Africans that the World Cup was not yet over."Our efforts are not over. Our challenge is to continue to host ... Read more...

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Goa roots for Portugal in World Cup football


June 20th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, June 20 (IANS) Legendary Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama would be a proud man if only he could come back from beyond to Goa's shores once again, with the ... Read more...

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FIFA not to ban vuvuzela


June 14th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 14 (DPA) Football's governing FIFA sprang to the defence of the much-maligned vuvuzela Monday with president Joseph Blatter ruling out the favourite accessory of South African football fans being banned ... Read more...

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S.African soccer star says team doing a great job


June 14th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Pretoria (South Africa), June 14 (ANI): South African football star Kagisho Dikgacoi has told Football365.co.za that the team is doing a good job and working well as a unit, and added that ... Read more...

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Euphoric World Cup opening tinged with Mandela tragedy


June 11th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 11 (DPA) South African football fans wrapped in the rainbow colours of the national flag streamed to the majestic Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg Friday for the historic opening game ... Read more...

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South African referee Damon is living his dream


June 7th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 7 (DPA) South African football referee Jerome Damon is living his dream. For the second time in his career, he has been considered good enough to officiate at the highest level, ... Read more...

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South Africans shore up Cup of Good Hope with massive support


May 26th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Clare Byrne Johannesburg, May 26 (DPA) It was two months before the 2010 World Cup and there was a whiff of panic in the air.Half a million tickets were still unsold, ... Read more...

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Vuvuzelas could give South Africa an edge: Thailand coach Robson


May 17th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 17 (DPA) The thunderous sound of thousands of fanfaring plastic trumpets could spur South Africa's unfancied football team to success in the World Cup, according to Thailand's coach Bryan Robson. South ... Read more...

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Capello stuns FA, England fans by being involved in England players rating game


May 11th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): With the World Cup now only a month away England football boss Fabio Capello has cashed in on his high-profile position to back an online World Cup fantasy-football ... Read more...

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South African Football Association sends condolences to Togo FA


January 10th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Jan 10 (DPA) The South African Football Association (SAFA) has extended its condolences to the members of the Togo national football team and the families of those who were killed in ... Read more...

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From apartheid to World Cup, football comes a long way in South Africa


November 28th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Nov 28 (DPA) History is supposed to be the study of facts, but as in so many things in South Africa, even the history of international football in the country is ... Read more...

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Parreira returns to coach South Africa for World Cup


October 24th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg/Rio de Janeiro, Oct 24 (DPA) Eighteen months after he quit, Brazilian Carlos Parreira returned as coach to South Africa's national football team Friday, replacing his compatriot Joel Santana, who was dismissed ... Read more...

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Makarapas - the crowning glory of South African football


June 21st, 2009 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 21 (DPA) They're gaudy, they're fun and they're poised to become the fashion statement of the football World Cup next year. Of all the paraphernalia surrounding football in South Africa, thepimped-up ... Read more...

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Vuvuzelas trumpet celebration of football, hails FIFA chief


June 18th, 2009 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 18 (DPA) FIFA president Joseph Blatter Thursday said that he could not see how his organisation could suddenly ban the use of vuvuzelas (plastic trumpets) in the stadiums during the ... Read more...

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Controversy over Indian, white domination of South African sport


July 30th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, July 30 (IANS) A race row has erupted in South Africa with parliamentary sports and recreation committee chairperson Butana Komphela alleging that the South African Sports Confederation and Olympics ... Read more...

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Flamengo bids farewell to ‘miracle man’ Joel Santana


April 23rd, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by admin
DPA Rio de Janeiro, April 23 (DPA) Coach Joel Santana - the apparent substitute of Carlos Alberto Parreira at the helm of 2010 World Cup host South Africa - has left Brazilian club ... Read more...

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