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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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July 12, 2019

Rugby: French Police embark on South African tour

A combined French police rugby team will face off against South Africa’s safety and security service in a tour to the Western Cape.

Two of the matches will be played in Paarl, while the Bastille Day match against the SAPS XV will fittingly be played out in Franschhoek.

The rugby teams of the South African Police Services (SAPS), Correctional Services, and National Defence Force (SANDF) will have a rare opportunity to measure themselves against international opposition when the French National Military Championship winners, the France Gendarmerie Rugby XV, tour South Africa for the first time from 14 to 18 July.

The France Gendarmerie Rugby XV, who won the French [...]

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