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Nigeria to South Africa: Road …

Nigeria to South Africa: Road to Soccer Star

Many football hopefuls flock to South Africa from across the continent, chasing dreams of becoming football sensations. For some it may be a reality and for some the dream may... Read more

Features

Sun is up at the Sundowns team

Sun is up at the Sundowns team

Sundowns FC practice on Thursday at the Sundowns home base ground showed how much they would like to win the game against Ajax Cape Town tonight.  When Youth Fit Africa... Read more

Features

Sports Icons Remember Mandela

Sports Icons Remember Mandela

South Africans gathered in their numbers at Olympic House this past weekend to remember the late former President Nelson Mandela. Sports icons from far and wide celebrated Tata’s life and... Read more

Features

African Soccer Giants

African Soccer Giants

Africa is not just a place for the Big 5 and glorious landscapes; it’s also a place with lots of sporting talent. Africa is especially thriving with soccer players, many... Read more

Profiles

Chiefs and Pirates Unrivalled …

Chiefs and Pirates Unrivalled Rivals

From the moment it is announced that these two teams would be going neck and neck and the tickets went on sale to the first whistle, who would win was... Read more

Features

Super Eagles: The winning stre…

Super Eagles: The winning streak continues

They say football unites nations, but yesterday it was a great icon Nelson Mandela and the game of football that did unite the nation. Nigeria took on a 2-0 victory... Read more

Features

Tips to become a better Soccer…

Tips to become a better Soccer Player

Have you ever wanted to try out for your soccer club or varsity team but didn’t think you were “soccer fit” or that your skills would cut it? Soccer is... Read more

Features

Get noticed: Recruiting highli…

Get noticed: Recruiting highlight video tips

If you are applying for a sports scholarship, want to get recruited, or are seeking a position in a sports academy– then a game highlight video is an absolute must.... Read more

My Story

Football, more than just a spo…

Football, more than just a sport

My name is Sipho Phiri, and my passion is to bring change into the lives of young people. It all started in May 2011, meeting a group of young, ambitious... Read more

Features

Anthony Laffor: Following his …

Anthony Laffor: Following his dreams

Upon arriving at the sundowns training stadium, it was evident that the vibe there was different to many other football clubs. Greeted by a warm smile, it felt more like... Read more

Features

Orlando Pirates on Road to Ca…

 Orlando Pirates on Road to Cairo

Soccer is one of the biggest sports in South Africa and the most supported one as well, and as it seems, has also become an international sport of choice. Looking... Read more

Features

Street Soccer Kicks off in SA

Street Soccer Kicks off in SA

Determined to retain their hard-earned trophy, last year's national champions from Khayelitsha are ready to take on all-comers, as learners across South Africa prepare for the 2013 KIA Street Soccer... Read more

Profiles

Nthabeleng Modiko: Heart in th…

Nthabeleng Modiko: Heart in the Game

When I say soccer in South Africa, you will probably think of teams such as Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Moraka Swallows, Mamelodi Sundowns, Bloemfontein Celtics, and the like found in... Read more

Profiles

Coach Potro’s Supporters

Coach Potro’s Supporters

“My supporters, are you with me?!”, shouts a Grade 8 learner from Alexandra High School, her eyes closed and her arms folded. Surrounding her in a tightly-knit circle are her... Read more

Profiles

Footballers 4 Life gives back …

Footballers 4 Life gives back to Toekomsrus

After a demanding training session on the soccer pitch, the entire Toekomsrus United football team squeezes into my garage having a life skills session. Today the subject is “Risky Business,”... Read more

Features

End of the Super Eagles of Nig…

End of the Super Eagles of Nigeria?

After a depressing draw match played by the Super Eagles yesterday, one could ask if this is the end of the Super Eagles Nigeria? Nigeria seemed to have done enough... Read more

Features

Afcon 2013: Will Zambia defend…

Afcon 2013: Will Zambia defend the Cup?

There’s just one day left before the kick-off of the 2013 African Cup of Nations tournament, and African teams have landed and are getting ready to see who will take... Read more

Features

Is South Africa ready for Afco…

Is South Africa ready for Afcon

Today marks exactly 9 days to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The 2013 Africa Cup of... Read more

My Story

Inonge Gets Real in Zambia

Inonge Gets Real in Zambia

My name is Inonge Mulungushi. I am from the Woodlands area of Lusaka and have been a Grassroot Soccer (GRS) Zambia Coach for five years. Becoming a Coach was an... Read more

Features

Soccer inspires prison inmates

Soccer inspires prison inmates

Alexandra United (AU) won in the final game of an open day Tournament held at the Zonderwater Correctional Service Centre A, just outside Pretoria on October 23. AU beat Sundowns... Read more

Profiles

Don't Look Back In Anger

Don't Look Back In Anger

Always smiling and joking, Lukhanyo ‘Lukes’ Mjoka is much loved by the children he works with and respected by those who work with him. To meet him you would never... Read more

Features

Football can change the world

Football can change the world

  Five young sports driven men are making change in the world through the lens of football – very literally, through a camera lens. And they’re getting a first-hand view on... Read more

Features

Debating mega sports events

Debating mega sports events

Its two years after South Africa hosted the first ever FIFA World Cup in Africa – what has the impact been for not only SA, but the whole region and... Read more

Features

Khayelitsha Claims the Prize

Khayelitsha Claims the Prize

Sosebenza Primary street soccer team, who originate from Khayelitsha in the Western Cape, scooped the top trophy at the Kia Street Soccer National Final held in Soweto, South Africa. They... Read more

Features

Fiercely Female and Awesome De…

Fiercely Female and Awesome Design Contest

Designers across the globe and design lovers are celebrating South Africa’s Women’s Month by taking part in the Girls and Football SA's Fiercely Female & Awesome T-shirt design contest.... Read more

Profiles

Chosen FEW’s football activism

Chosen FEW’s football activism

All geared up in matching soccer kits, with smiles of joy and hope, the Chosen Few football team hits the pitch, giving 100% energy to the sport they are passionate... Read more

Profiles

Stella’s Stars: From fan to fo…

Stella’s Stars: From fan to football coach

It's not every day you meet a mother of 2 daughters, aged 19 and 15, running around in a soccer field coaching boys from 10 years to 17 on how... Read more

Profiles

Catching up with Al-Marreik

Catching up with Al-Marreik

Sudanese Football team Al-Marreik may have recorded a 0-0 draw against South Africa’s Black Leopards on 14 July, but the team celebrated victory as they advance to the group stage... Read more

Features

SAFA Faces Hearing on Women’s …

SAFA Faces Hearing on Women’s Football

Just a few weeks before Banyana Banyana head off to London to compete for Olympic gold, the South African Football Association (SAFA) has been questioned on progress in promoting women’s... Read more

Features

African footballers compete fo…

African footballers compete for Olympic gold

When the 2012 Olympic football series kicks off on 25 July, several African teams will be among the 16 men's and 12 women's teams vying for Olympic gold. Africa’s beautiful... Read more

My Story

My wife is soccer

My wife is soccer

A kid done rose from obscurity into becoming the best soccer player alive. Please don’t call me arrogant or self-centred but looking back at what I have been through, one... Read more

Nutrition

Fueling Soccer Players

Fueling Soccer Players

The average distance covered in a soccer match is 5.6miles (9 kilometers), so your need for calories is high in both training and competition. Your training schedule, the intensity of... Read more

Football

Banyana ready for 12-nation Cy…

Banyana ready for 12-nation Cyprus Cup

South Africa's women's football team, Banyana Banyana, will face one of its greatest challenges when it competes in the 12-nation Cyprus Women's Cup from 28 February to 6 March. Read more

Profiles

Lifa: Coaching stars of the fu…

Lifa: Coaching stars of the future.

Lifa is young man training under 13 soccer players at the Yeoville Boys Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. He passed his grade 12 in 2008 and decided to do a... Read more

Football

Women taking their place on th…

Women taking their place on the pitch

Women soccer players do not enjoy the same prestige, fame and glamour that their male counterparts experience in the world’s most popular sports game. Women in soccer - referees, players... Read more

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