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Endurance athlete attempts to swim between Caribbean islands

12 Sep 2019

CAPE TOWN Endurance athlete Cameron Bellamy will attempt an unprecedented 150km swim from Barbados to St Lucia on Friday in an effort to complete the longest ocean swim in history.

Penalty save sees Liberia through in World Cup qualifier

08 Sep 2019

JOHANNESBURG Liberia needed a last-gasp penalty save, Ethiopia an own goal, Tanzania shoot-out penalties and Equatorial Guinea a late strike to all win their World Cup first round ties on Sunday and advance to the group phase of the qualifiers for Qatar 2022.

Soccer-Angola, Togo make positive starts to World Cup qualifying campaign

06 Sep 2019

CAPE TOWN, Sept 6 Angola and Togo made encouraging starts in their bids to reach the 2022 World Cup finals with positive away results in the first legs of their first round ties that put them closer to a place in next year’s group qualifying phase.

Soccer-Lowly-ranked Somalia earn first ever World Cup win

05 Sep 2019

CAPE TOWN, Sept 5 Ramadan Agab notched a hat-trick as Sudan beat Chad 3-1 away in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday but it was lowly-ranked Somalia who stole the spotlight by defeating Zimbabwe 1-0 to record their first ever World Cup win.

Liberia win on opening day of African World Cup qualifiers

04 Sep 2019

CAPE TOWN Liberia needed two penalties and a calamitous defensive error to beat Sierra Leone 3-1 on the first day of 2022 World Cup qualifying in Africa as the continent’s smaller teams enjoyed a rare moment in the global spotlight.

FIFA's African football takeover plan set for court challenge

22 Jul 2019

CAPE TOWN FIFA's plan to take over the running of African football is set to face a possible roadblock with an executive committee member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) saying he will challenge the decision in court.

Soccer-FIFA's African football takeover plan set for court challenge

22 Jul 2019

CAPE TOWN, July 22 FIFA's plan to take over the running of African football is set to face a possible roadblock with an executive committee member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) saying he will challenge the decision in court.

Bulls and Sharks complete line-up for playoffs

15 Jun 2019

CAPE TOWN The Bulls and Sharks completed the line-up for Super Rugby’s playoffs in contrasting style on Saturday as the regular season concluded with two games in South Africa.

Road to 2022 World Cup begins in Mongolia

04 Jun 2019

The long road to the 2022 World Cup finals begins in the footballing backwaters of Mongolia on Thursday as the first games that count towards qualification for Qatar are hosted in Asia.

Nigeria ready to fulfil potential at women's World Cup, says coach

29 May 2019

Nigeria have been unable to translate their dominance of African football into consistent success at the women's World Cup but coach Thomas Dennerby says his side have the potential to reach the latter stages of the upcoming tournament in France.

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