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South African footballer Ntuthuko Radebe dies in a car crash

South African footballer Ntuthuko Radebe dies in a car crash

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KAS Eupen have confirmed that South African defender Ntuthuko Radebe has passed away following a car accident, aged 23. The defender had been playing at the Belgian club for the past five years, making a total of 43 appearances, although he had plans to move to the PSL in the near future. KAS Eupen confirmed the news on their official website [translated]: KAS Eupen received a terrible news from South Africa in the late afternoon service. Ntuthuko Radebe, who has played for KAS Eupen for five years and also last season, has died in his home country with a car accident at the age of only 23 years. This message has shaken the entire community of KAS Eupen and has been deeply saddened. As a graduate of the Aspire Academy Ntuthuko Radebe came with the first group of

McCarthy takes over as Cape Town head coach

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Former South African striker Benni McCarthy has been appointed the new head coach of Premier Soccer League club, Cape Town City. South Africa's record goal-scorer with 32 goals signed a three-year deal to replace Eric Tinkler who joined SuperSport United last week. "It's my first job and Cape Town City is gambling on me," the 39-year-old said at his unveiling on Tuesday. "I know what I have to do to achieve and succeed and hopefully I'll prove that my appointment is a good one. " I've set targets for myself and the club. Cape Town City finishing third in the league last season was incredible but I hope that the players want to go a step better. "In my role as a coach, I have stolen a little bit from all coaches I've worked with. "But, in the end, I still want to be my...
Super Eagles refuse to blame SA footballs for defeat

Super Eagles refuse to blame SA footballs for defeat

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The fall-out from Nigeria's dramatic defeat to South Africa in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday looks set to continue after one player branded the absence of official match balls a "national disgrace". Bafana Bafana won 2-0 in Uyo to record their first victory over the Super Eagles in a competitive match. But the game was overshadowed by the use of footballs borrowed from the South African camp. The Super Eagles turned up at the ground without balls approved by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) because the entire consignment of 250 sent to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is still stuck at a port awaiting clearance. Nigerian players had been training with footballs from their kit sponsors and only got a feel of the 2017 Caf balls during the pre-...
Stuart Baxter named South Africa coach

Stuart Baxter named South Africa coach

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Stuart Baxter is to take charge of South Africa for a second time, the country's FA (Safa) has announced. Safa has reached agreement with Baxter's current club SuperSport United for the 63-year-old to continue with them until July. The Briton replaces Ephraim Shakes Mashaba , who was sacked last year. "The coach has the skills to navigate the tough qualification path for the Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup," said Safa CEO Dennis Mumble. "We thank SuperSport United for their support towards the goals of the association and its national teams." Baxter will continue with Super Sport for the final four fixtures of the Premier Soccer League season and for the Nedbank Cup semi-final on 20 May (and potentially, the final on 24 June). He will also be in charge of the cl
Joseph Lamptey ban for life for ‘match manipulation’

Joseph Lamptey ban for life for ‘match manipulation’

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Ghanaian Referee Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life by Fifa for what it calls "match manipulation". The ban results from a penalty he awarded to South Africa in a 2-1 win over Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in November. Joseph Lamptey penalized Kalidou Koulibaly for handball, but replays showed the ball hit his knee. Meanwhile one of his assistants, David Laryea, also from Ghana, had charges against him dismissed by Fifa's disciplinary committee. The win for South Africa left them in second place in the four-team group after two matches, with Senegal in third.    
Godwin Ablordey blasts ref. Samuel Suker

Godwin Ablordey blasts ref. Samuel Suker

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Kotoko deputy coach Godwin Ablordey has blasted referee Samuel Suker for bad officiating in their 1-0 loss to bitterest rivals Hearts of Oak at the Accra Sports Stadium. The Porcupine Warriors were brought to their knees by Hearts of Oak following an 83rd minute penalty by Vincent Atinga in the first leg of the Super Clash. Referee Suker pointed to the spot in the 82nd minute when Samuel Yeboah’s shot hit Kotoko defender Ahmed Adams at the back when he went very low to block the ball. Many have accused the referee for awarding what wasn’t a penalty but Ablordey think Suker intentionally came to the field with his score line. “I have just watched the replay. It wasn’t a penalty. The way referees are officiating in Ghana, they will always take our game back,” Ablordey blasted
Richard Ofori returns to Ghana after failed move

Richard Ofori returns to Ghana after failed move

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Ghana goalkeeper Richard Ofori has returned to Wa All Stars after spending the last six weeks in South Africa chasing a new deal. Ofori, returned to the Ghanaian champions two days ago and is in line for a starting role against Ebusua Dwarfs in mid-week. The agile goalie’s return is a massive boost to coach Enos Adepa who has struggled to keep a clean sheet in his absence. Wa All Stars managed 1 point from the opening 2 games but has since added swagger to their title defense with three straight wins to put their title defense back on track. Source: Citifm Online
Infantino: Africa Will definitely get more World Cup slot

Infantino: Africa Will definitely get more World Cup slot

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The President of Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), Mr. Gianni Infantino, has stated that, his top most priority is to help invest and develop football in Africa. He said, as part of his reforms, Africa will have more than seven representatives in the FIFA World Cup after QATAR 2022. “Africa has been my biggest priority, since I assumed this position, we have to help develop football on this continent, there is a potential and we have to exploit it not only with words but with concrete actions and we have started putting them in place and together we can make the difference. “Many people taught my promises were just propaganda, but I have the habit of putting actions behind words, I do my best to achieve my set targets. I said during my campaign that when
Orlando Pirates release Ghana’s Edwin Gyimah

Orlando Pirates release Ghana’s Edwin Gyimah

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Orlando Pirates have confirmed they have released Ghanaian midfielder Edwin Gyimah, as per the player's request. Gyimah was involved in a skirmish with former Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral in September last year at the Cape Town International Airport after preparing to head home following a league meeting with Ajax Cape Town. The Soweto giants' investigation into the incident now appears to be at a close, with the Buccaneers having revealed Gyimah had submitted a written request to have his contract terminated prior to his departure to the recently-concluded 2017 African Nations Cup - one they have since granted. An official statement from the club read: 'Orlando Pirates Football Club has parted ways with Edwin Gyimah. The Club has agreed to release the player as per his...
Kotoko announce lucrative package for Steven Oduro

Kotoko announce lucrative package for Steven Oduro

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Management of Kumasi Asante Kotoko have announced a lucrative farewell package for veteran midfielder, Steven Oduro who won’t be registered for the 2016/17 season. Steven Oduro's will not be part of the Porcupine Warriors team this season and the club are set to reward him handsomely as he makes a bow out of the club.  He first joined Kotoko from Real Tamale United (RTU) in 2000 before moving to South Africa’s Super sport after five years.  He returned in 2006 where he has since served the club loyally. Steven Oduro known for his total dedication to the club, Management decided to reward him with a decent parting package. He will be made the club as Ambassador,  The club will bear the cost covering his study for a coaching programme till he secures the Confederation of African F