Moroccan referee for Squirrels versus Eagles match

Redoune Jiyed, the Moroccan who handled the Nigeria versus South Africa quarter-finals clash at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations has been assigned the same roll in the Benin-Nigeria qualifying duel for Cameroon 2021. Two of his compatriots, Lahsen Azgaou…

NCDC confirms 676 new COVID-19 cases, total now 131,918

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 676 new infections of COVID-19 Monday. In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 131,918 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus…

Africa’s top cycling team finds sponsor

The South Africa registered team competes in all of the top cycling races around the world. Africa’s only top-flight professional cycling team has found a new headline sponsor to enable it to continue to race at the top level. Japanese…

Ramaphosa in self-quarantine after COVID-19 scare

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has entered self-quarantine after coming into contact with a person with COVID-19, his office said on Wednesday. Ramaphosa “has begun a period of self-quarantine following the positive COVID-19 diagnosis of a guest at a…

Coronavirus in South Africa: Relief, pride and the ‘new normal’

It was hardly a “mission accomplished” moment. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa looked appropriately dour, and sounded appropriately cautious, as he appeared on national television this week to warn of the dangers of a second wave of infections and to…

Coronavirus: South Africa eases strict lockdown as cases drop

South Africa, which had one of the world’s earliest and strictest lockdowns, has announced a further easing of anti-coronavirus measures. From 20 September an overnight curfew will be reduced, gatherings will be allowed at 50% of a venue’s capacity, and…

Glasgow City sign South Africa captain Van Wyk

Glasgow City have hailed their latest addition, South Africa captain Janine van Wyk, as one of the “biggest ever signings in Scottish women’s football”. The centre-back, South Africa’s record cap holder with 170 appearances, skippered her country at their debut…

South Africa’s Jermaine Seoposenwe aims to make impact in Portugal

South Africa forward Jermaine Seoposenwe says she wants to make an impact with former Portuguese champions Sporting Braga Feminino. The 26-year-old joined Braga after leaving Spanish side Real Betis last week. “Looking forward to this new journey and a chance…

SA Premier League allowed to resume

South Africa’s Premier Soccer League, which was suspended on 16 March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, has been given the green light by government to resume subject to the clubs meeting stringent protocols. This follows a statement by country’s Department…

SA’s golf courses reopen

Golf courses in South Africa have officially reopened as the country eases some of its lockdown regulations. The courses had been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic but under the current level 3 lockdown regulations, non-contact sports like golf are…

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