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August 23, 2019

Latest South African results at the African Games in Morocco

Judoka MIchaela Whitebooi won South Africa’s first medal at the 2019 African Games in Rabat, Morocco.

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Michaela Whitebooi won a silver medal in the Women’s under-48kg weight division losing to Chaimae Eddinari of Cameroon in the final. Whitebooi had

seen off the challenged of Lucky Mabaka of Botswana and Hadjer Mecerrem of Algeria.

Jasmine Martin narrowly missed out on earning a Bronze medal for South Africa in Judo. Martin lost the Bronze medal match in the under 63 kg women’s category to Sofia Belattar of Morocco. Defeat to Steven Mungandu of Zambia in the repechage round denied Siya Mabulu a shot at a Bronze in the men’s under 66kg [...]

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August 1, 2019

Le Clos bags South Africa’s third FINA World champs medal

Chad le Clos claimed South Africa’s third medal of the Swimming World Championships on Saturday, taking bronze in the 100m butterfly to add to his 200m bronze.

The 27-year-old finished third in 51.16 seconds, behind America’s new world record holder Caeleb Dressel, who took gold by swimming the second fastest time in history (49.66), and Russian Andrei Minakov (50.83).

Le Clos managed to reach the wall just one tenth of a second ahead of Hungary’s 200m butterfly gold medallist and world record holder Kristof Milak.

“For me personally, I’m happy, not with my performances but because I medalled,” said Le Clos, who has been struggling with a groin hernia. [...]

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July 31, 2019

Bafana Bafana Afcon 2021 qualifying fixtures confirmed

Bafana Bafana are set to kick off their Afcon 2021 qualifiers with a tough away fixture.

Bafana Bafana will kick off their bid for a second consecutive appearance in the continent’s premier soccer competition with a trip to Ghana later this year.

Stuart Baxter’s men begin their Afcon 2021 in November, and have been drawn in Group C alongside the Black Stars, Sudan and one of Mauritius and Sao Tome e Principe, who are set to square off for the final spot in the pool.

They jet off to the West African nation first up, with the opening fixture taking place on Friday, 15 November.

This is followed by a home game, where they will be squaring off against Sudan [...]

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July 19, 2019

A Zimbabwean nurse travelled from Cape Town to Cairo by road enduring visa delays, internet blackouts and revolutionary protests all for the love of football.

Alvin “Aluvah” Zhakata had intended to make it to Egypt for the opening match of the Africa Cup of Nations on 21 June, when Zimbabwe’s Warriors took on the hosts.

But he missed the match because his epic journey took much longer than expected.

Yet thanks to those following his adventures on Twitter, he has now become a celebrity – and the African football boss has presented him with a ticket to this Friday’s final between Algeria and Senegal.

‘Africa is not friendly [...]
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