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Remembering Rashidi Yekini at 55!

Remembering Rashidi Yekini at 55!

🕔15:14, 5.Nov 2018

On October 23, this week, he would have been 55 years old. Some 6 years ago ‘Gangling’ was ‘murdered’ by careless family members.  The circumstances of the untimely death, on 5thof May 2012, of legendary Nigerian football star, Rashidi Yekini, remain a

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No Bright Finish Against Defending Champs

No Bright Finish Against Defending Champs

🕔12:41, 5.Nov 2018

By Satish Sekar in Polokwane © Satish Sekar (June 3rd 2018) Major David Bright saw his young charges come close to upsetting defending champions Zimbabwe. A 1-1 draw was followed by an incredible penalty shootout with a spectacular performance by

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Bafana Bafana Crash at First Hurdle

Bafana Bafana Crash at First Hurdle

🕔20:39, 4.Nov 2018

By Satish Sekar at Polokwane’s New Peter Mokaba Stadium © Satish Sekar (June 3rd 2018) Despite having the best of the match, which ended scoreless, South Africa fell at the first hurdle to Madagascar 4-3 in a penalty shootout, and

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Likuena Progress at Eswatini’s Expense

Likuena Progress at Eswatini’s Expense

🕔22:32, 2.Nov 2018

By Satish Sekar in Polokwane © Satish Sekar (June 2nd 2018) Sera Motebang’s 71st minute goal proved enough for Moses Maliehe’s Likuena (the Crocodiles) to advance to consign Eswatini (Swaziland) to the Plate semi-final. Lesotho went through to the semi-final

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Zambia Advance to semi-final – Just

Zambia Advance to semi-final – Just

🕔22:25, 2.Nov 2018

By Satish Sekar in Polokwane © Satish Sekar (June 2nd 2018) Fresh from inheriting temporary charge of the Chipolopolo after the departure of Wedson Nyirenda to South Africa’s Premier Soccer League, Beston Chambeshi gained bragging rights over Ricardo Mannetti’s Namibia

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Revenge Thrashing

Revenge Thrashing

🕔00:52, 1.Nov 2018

By Satish Sekar in Polokwane © Satish Sekar (June 1st 2018) With everything to play for everything went wrong for Francisco Filho and his Mauritius team. Major David Bright’s Botswana advanced to the quarter-finals in style, inflicting a 6-0 thrashing.

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Damage Done

Damage Done

🕔00:04, 1.Nov 2018

By Satish Sekar in Polokwane © Satish Sekar (May 31st 2018) Abel Xavier saw his team defeat the Seychelles 2-1 at Polokwane’s New Peter Mokaba Stadium, but bow out of the competition. Xavier graciously granted us an exclusive interview, which

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Malawi Hold Botswana

Malawi Hold Botswana

🕔23:14, 31.Oct 2018

By Satish Sekar in Polokwane © Satish Sekar (May 30th 2018) An early strike by Malawian defender, Precious Sambani, of all people, after just 7 minutes threatened to throw Group B wide open. However, Major David Bright, often referred to

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Angola Bounce Back

Angola Bounce Back

🕔20:55, 31.Oct 2018

By Satish Sekar in Polokwane © Satish Sekar (May 30th 2018) Francisco Filho saw his team squander the opportunity they had fought hard to create as the Palancas Negras clawed their way back into contention. The cautions piled up again

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Slip Up

Slip Up

🕔19:01, 31.Oct 2018

By Satish Sekar in Polokwane © Satish Sekar (May 29th) Having done the hard work of beating Mozambique in their first match Madagascar spurned the opportunity to heap pressure on Abel Xavier’s team by drawing 1-1 against the Seychelles in

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