South African Lyle Foster scored a bitter-sweet first goal for Burnley in the Premier League at the weekend.
It was the first by a South African in the league since Steven Pienaar netted for Everton in 2013, but could not prevent the promoted club losing 3-1 at home to Aston Villa.
The ‘big three’ South African clubs had mixed results as the league season began this weekend with title-holders Mamelodi Sundowns winning, Kaizer Chiefs drawing and Orlando Pirates losing.
The South Africa Women’s World Cup team were called “mercenaries” and “traitors” on Sunday as they boycotted a warm-up against Botswana ahead of the global showpiece this month.
Kaizer Chiefs, the most popular football club in South Africa despite eight seasons without a trophy, sprang a surprise on Wednesday by appointing local Molefi Ntseki as coach.
Holders Wydad Casablanca of Morocco equalised twice to draw 2-2 with Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa on Saturday, and book a second straight CAF Champions League final against Al Ahly of Egypt.
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Proteas cricket Test and ODI captain, Temba Bavuma was among the spectators in Real Madrid and Manchester City’s fierce Champions League semi-final encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Mamelodi Sundowns are “so good winning is easy”, said coach Rhulani Mokwena after stretching an unbeaten South African Premiership run to 23 games with a 2-0 win at Marumo Gallants on Saturday.
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