Kamohelo Mokotjo will get to play for Bafana after Home Affairs fast-tracks citizenship application on minister's orders

Kamohelo Mokotjo will be eligible to turn out for Bafana Bafana against Guinea-Bissau at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday.

'Let's not put too pressure on Phakamani Mahlambi and Luther Singh,' says Bafana defender Mphahlele

Bafana Bafana defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele has warned South Africans to not put too much pressure too quickly on Bafana Bafana's first-time call-up teenagers Phakamani Mahlambi and Luther Singh.

Patterns are emerging and the elastic bands that have held teams together are being stretched in Super Rugby

It's a tough weekend in Super Rugby. The Bulls are up against it. The Stormers face a potential banana peel in Singapore.

Delron Buckley says Safa cost Bafana Bafana the 2002 World Cup game against Spain

Bafana Bafana players were hauled out of their rooms at 11pm by South African Football Association delegates on the night before their 2002 World Cup match against Spain‚ says ex-national team midfielder Delron Buckley.

Lewis Hamilton 'in league of his own' after Aussie blitz

Lewis Hamilton was hailed as being "in a league of his own" on Friday as he burned off his rivals in the year's opening practice sessions at the Australian Grand Prix.

Troubled Bafana star Patosi incurs his Belgium club's ire after going AWOL - again

Discarded Bafana Bafana midfielder Ayanda Patosi has gone missing from his Belgian club again and now looks to have exhausted the patience of Lokeren.

Tour de France sets wheels in motion for Chinese revolution

Selling the world's most famous cycle race to a country where an estimated 450 million people own a bike hardly sounds like a revolutionary concept.

Owen da Gama to lead SA in two games that have special significance in Bafana's history

There will be some significance to Bafana Bafana’s friendly internationals against Guinea-Bissau on Saturday and Angola on Tuesday as the games will mark the 349th and the 350th time the team has taken to the field to represent South Africa.

Lewis Hamilton leaves rivals in the dust in season's first practice

Lewis Hamilton sizzled in the opening practice sessions at the Australian Grand Prix as he sent an ominous message to his rivals for the new Formula One season on Friday.

Owen da Gama joins long list of individuals to take temporary charge of Bafana

Caretaker coach Owen da Gama is the latest in a long list of individuals to take temporary charge of the senior men's national team in what has been a tumultuous past 25 years for Bafana Bafana coaches.

'Bafana Bafana new coach could be watching us against Guinea-Bissau and Angola,' says Furman

Bafana Bafana's new coach may be watching and there is all to play for in the international friendlies against Guinea-Bissau and Angola‚ midfielder Dean Furman has said.

Home Affairs offers glimmer of hope to Mokotjo in the midst of embarrassing citizenship debacle

There is an end in sight to the Kamohelo Mokotjo saga‚ with the midfielder now apparently on track to be eligible to turn out for Bafana Bafana against Guinea-Bissau at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday.

Lionel Messi penalty lifts Argentina into World Cup qualifying berths

Lionel Messi converted a penalty as Argentina laboured to a 1-0 win over Chile in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday that put them back in the automatic qualifying spots for next year's finals in Russia.

Paulinho hat-trick keeps Brazil on road to Russia

Brazil recovered from conceding an early goal to beat Uruguay 4-1 in Montevideo on Thursday, with Paulinho grabbing a hat-trick in a win that all but cemented their place at next year's World Cup finals.

Waratahs snatch comeback win at the death against Rebels

Centre David Horowitz scored a try in the final minute to cap a second-half fightback to give the NSW Waratahs a thrilling 32-25 win over the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday.

De Kock passed fit as SA eye depleted New Zealand

Keshav Maharaj turned it square on a pitch that looked and felt like a vast sheet of sandpaper at Seddon Park on Friday.

Smuts stars again as Warriors cruise into playoffs

Captain Jon-Jon Smuts stole the show again as the Warriors claimed a berth in the Momentum One-Day Cup playoff with a 36-run Duckworth-Lewis victory over the Highveld Lions at St George’s Park on Thursday night.

Match officials incensed that they have to pay from their own pockets for more fitness tests

South Africa’s senior refereeing panel gathers in Port Elizabeth this weekend for testing after a mass failure at the last fitness examination in January left the pool of competent officials dangerously thin.

Barrett impresses as Crusaders grind out win over Force

Scott Barrett underlined his versatility that should make All Blacks coach Steve Hansen take notice as he produced a tireless effort at blindside flanker in the Canterbury Crusaders' 45-17 win over the Western Force in Christchurch on Friday.
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Lewis wants to see more women in the paddock

There are "too many dudes" in the paddock at Formula One races and the series needs to improve access for women, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton said yesterday.

'There’s no A and B team in Bafana Bafana,' says interim coach Da Gama

Owen da Gama has said that he will field a strong starting line-up in Bafana Bafana’s matches against Guinea-Bissau and Angola‚ but will also be adventurous in giving a run to new caps and youngsters‚ including SA Under-20 international Luther Singh.

Vandiar helps Titans secure home Momentum ODI Cup final

Titans will host the Momentum One Day Cup final next Friday in front of their own supporters after they crushed woeful Cobras by six wickets with 111 balls to spare at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Thursday night.

Grey with lightning in the desert

Seven months ago, barely anyone in racing had heard the name Arrogate.

Bulls coach concede that they are underdogs against the Blues

History will weigh heavily against the Bulls when they face the Blues at the QBE Stadium in a Super Rugby clash in North Harbour on Saturday morning as the Pretoria side have not beaten their hosts in New Zealand since 2013.

Sharks pose toughest challenge for Cheetahs

The Cheetahs’ last Super Rugby home game for three weeks‚ against the Sharks this Saturday‚ is also their toughest test of the campaign so far and a match they simply have to win.

Bosch selected at flyhalf for the Sharks' crucial Super Rugby clash against the Cheetahs

Sanity has seemingly prevailed in Durban with the selection of Curwin Bosch at flyhalf for the Sharks' crucial Super Rugby clash against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Akani Simbine keeps his eye on the prize

The fact the South African 4 x 100m record did not fall in the fourth leg of the Athletics South Africa Speed Series in Germiston did not register in Akani Simbine's worry tank.

Big trouble for Bafana if Mokotjo is declared ineligible after playing for SA

The South African Football Association (Safa) could face a monetary fine and Bafana Bafana can be stripped of the result should Kamohelo Mokotjo be fielded in the upcoming friendlies and the player is proved to be ineligible.

Seabelo Senatla to make first Super Rugby start of 2017

Seabelo Senatla will make his first Super Rugby start of the season on the wing for the Stormers against the Sunwolves in Singapore on Saturday.

Khune licking his lips at the prospect of unleashing speedy Tau and Manyama

Itumeleng Khune is licking his lips at the prospect of utilising his renowned distribution skills to release new players with pace and mobility such as Percy Tau and Lebogang Manyama when Bafana Bafana meet Guinea-Bissau on Saturday.

Yaya Toure's return top priority for new Ivory Coast coach

Ivory Coast boss Marc Wilmots has made trying to persuade Yaya Toure out of international retirement one of his top priorities after taking over as coach of the former African champions this week.