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Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. 5 SowetanLIVE Read SowetanLIVE <![CDATA[Percy Tau scores two goals as Bafana Bafana qualify for Afcon]]> 2019-03-24 21:07:00 South Africa’s ‘lion’ Percy Tau scored a brilliant brace to book Bafana Bafana’s place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals after a nervous 2-1 victory over Libya at a packed Stade Taïeb Mhiri in neutral Sfax, Tunisia on Sunday. <![CDATA[Pretorius, Phehlukwayo steer SA to T20 series whitewash against Sri Lanka]]> 2019-03-24 19:39:00 SA completed a 3-0 T20 series whitewash over Sri Lanka with a 45 runs D/L method victory at the Wanderers on Sunday where a few questions were answered regarding the make-up of the ICC World Cup squad. <![CDATA[Baxter has defensive formation‚ Keet in goal for Bafana against Libya]]> 2019-03-24 17:53:00 Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has named a defensive starting XI - effectively putting out five defenders - for his side's must-draw Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Libya in Sfax on Sunday night. <![CDATA[Burundi qualify for first Africa Cup of Nations finals]]> 2019-03-24 15:01:00 Burundi qualified for the African Cup of Nations finals for the first time as they kept Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in check to get the point they needed in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. <![CDATA[Stormers rue missed chances as injuries mount]]> 2019-03-24 14:46:00 The Stormers were left to rue another missed opportunity when they slumped to a 34-28 loss to the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday. <![CDATA[Chiefs humiliated the Bulls‚ admits Human]]> 2019-03-24 14:45:00 As he surveyed the wreckage of their unexpected and heavy 56-20 defeat to the Chiefs at Loftus on Saturday‚ Bulls coach Pote Human admitted that the result was embarrassing. <![CDATA[Robert du Preez hands Sharks victory against Rebels in Durban]]> 2019-03-23 19:38:00 The Sharks beat a predictable path in subduing the Melbourne Rebels in Durban on Saturday evening. <![CDATA[McKenzie stars as Chiefs down Bulls in Loftus]]> 2019-03-23 17:23:00 With each crushing blow, the noise levels from the Loftus stands grew flatter and flatter on Saturday afternoon. <![CDATA[UN-backed Semenya optimistic of CAS success in battle with IAAF]]> 2019-03-23 13:45:00 Double Olympic 800-metres champion Caster Semenya is “optimistic” of success in her appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over eligibility regulations in athletics for female classification. <![CDATA[Bafana expect a football-friendly chill in Sfax for huge game against Libya]]> 2019-03-23 12:48:00 Bafana Bafana have been kept guessing by varying weather patterns – from hot‚ to windy‚ to heavy rain – to contend with in Tunisia‚ but seem destined to welcome cool conditions for Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya. <![CDATA[Sketchy late Beauden Barrett try gives 'Canes narrow win over Stormers]]> 2019-03-23 12:14:00 The Hurricanes edged the Stormers 34-28 in a thriller at the Wespac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday thanks to a controversial late try by Beauden Barrett. <![CDATA[Van der Dussen urges Proteas to whitewash Sri Lanka]]> 2019-03-23 11:05:00 Such is the humility of South Africa’s rising batting star Rassie van der Dussen that he doesn’t see himself as a shoo-in for the World Cup in England later in the year. <![CDATA[Proteas beat Sri Lanka by 16 runs to clinch series]]> 2019-03-22 21:54:00 South Africa produced an all-round performance to beat Sri Lanka by 16 runs and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in this T20 series that concludes at the Bullring in Johannesburg on Sunday. <![CDATA[Luther Singh sets up three goals as SA U-23s cruise past Angola]]> 2019-03-22 19:01:00 South Africa’s Under-23 team took a confident first step towards the 2020 Olympics as they comfortably strolled past Angola 3-1 in Luanda in Friday’s first leg of their 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier. <![CDATA[Kenyans lament Diamond League scrapping 5000m]]> 2019-03-22 16:52:00 Both Kenya and Ethiopia have criticised the decision as "illegitimate" and even accused it of being made to "target African nations" which have dominated the distance events. <![CDATA[SA U-23s have a chequered Olympic record]]> 2019-03-22 15:25:00 South Africa’s Under-23 side wake from a three-year slumber on Friday to begin their quest to reach the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. <![CDATA[Nedbank Ke Yona venues announced for young Bafana stars in waiting]]> 2019-03-22 15:24:00 The Nedbank Ke Yona (NKY) team search initiative has added a venue in the Northern Cape‚ South Africa’s soccer-starved largest province‚ for the 2019 edition of the football talent search initiative. <![CDATA[SA referees hold mid-season refresher course three months late]]> 2019-03-22 15:24:00 South Africa’s top-flight refereeing panel are finally holding their mid-season seminar and fitness tests – some three months late and just before the end of the season. <![CDATA[UN rights council blasts IAAF over testosterone rules for female athletes]]> 2019-03-22 14:56:00 The UN Human Rights Council has condemned the IAAF’s attempt to regulate the testosterone levels of female athletes, as nations unanimously backed the cause of South African runner Caster Semenya. <![CDATA[Percy Tau feels no pressure being Bafana’s creative go-to forward]]> 2019-03-22 13:44:00 Percy Tau has become the go-to man for attacking creativity for Bafana Bafana‚ but says he does not feel any added pressure that this status might have created on him as the South Africans seek a draw against Libya to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations. <![CDATA['We can qualify for Japan Games']]> 2019-03-22 12:36:00 Nteo feels current squad is brimming with loads of talent <![CDATA[Sipamla says Proteas need to wrap up T20s at Cenurion]]> 2019-03-22 12:32:00 Being part of the Proteas setup over the past few months has been eye-opening for the highly promising fast bowler Lutho Sipamla. <![CDATA[Potent strike force carries the hopes of David Notoane's u-23 side]]> 2019-03-22 12:25:00 Notoane spoilt for choice up front <![CDATA[Mahlambi believes SA U-23s can come back from Angola with a 2-goal cushion]]> 2019-03-22 11:59:00 Phakamani Mahlambi says the South Africa Under-23s need a two-goal cushion from their Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifying encounter against Angola in Luanda on Friday (5pm SA time) to avoid pressure in the return leg at Bidvest Stadium on Tuesday. <![CDATA[Stormers lock Etzebeth ruled out of Hurricanes clash]]> 2019-03-22 11:58:00 Lock Eben Etzebeth has been withdrawn from the Stormers team to play against the Hurricanes on Saturday after failing the last stage of his concussion protocols. <![CDATA[Bulls expect to be to pushed to the limit by Chiefs at Loftus]]> 2019-03-22 11:57:00 Bulls captain Handre Pollard is expecting a high-intensity game from the struggling Chiefs when they meet in their Super Rugby clash at Loftus on Saturday afternoon. <![CDATA[Ayanda Ndulani free to box on, says Boxing SA]]> 2019-03-22 11:51:00 The boxer was in court in East London last week and the case was postponed to April 24. <![CDATA[Mamelodi Sundowns eager to break jinx over the Red Devils]]> 2019-03-22 11:28:00 Al Ahly have not lost to the Brazilians <![CDATA[Colin Nathan didn't train me - Kevin Lerena]]> 2019-03-22 10:48:00 Trainer Smith hits back at rival's claim <![CDATA[Arsenal legend Ian Wright feels for Percy Tau's work permit woes]]> 2019-03-22 10:36:00 Chat with legend boosts Celtic's Diski players