Afcon

Egypt’s Powerful Football Fans and Politics: a Toxic Mix that Could Combust During Afcon

When the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) opens in Cairo, Egypt, the focus will be on the games between the continent’s top football teams to see who is going to raise the cup on Friday 19 July at the end of the three-week tournament. ...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Bafana Must Do Better at Keeping Possession – and Veldwijk Could Prove a Key Implement

Much has been said and written of Bafana Bafana’s unpalatable loss to Cote’ d’Ivoire in their first Group D clash, with the general consensus intimating that, outside the glaring defensive errors, Stuart Baxter’s charges could have retai...

Katlego Mereko·almost 5 years ago

Want To Put Together A Winning AFCON Team? Here’s The Formula

The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament is the most important sporting event on the continent. It attracts media attention, sponsors and draws significant global viewership. Organised every two years, it is also considered one of t...

Ernest Yeboah Acheampong & Ellis Kofi Akwaa-Sekyi·over 4 years ago

Saleng, Mailula and Tau make it to Bafana's final squad for AFCON qualifiers

Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos has selected 8 players from Mamelodi Sundowns in his final Bafana Bafana squad for the back-to-back Afcon qualifiers matches against Liberia.

Neo Poho·about 1 year ago

"I expect Bafana Bafana to win both games" - Mark Fish

Bafana Bafana legend Mark Fish has expressed his delight at the squad Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has selected for the back-to-back African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Liberia on the 24th of March and 28th of March respectively

Neo Poho·about 1 year ago

Bafana Bafana prepare for Liberia ahead of AFCON qualifiers

Bafana Bafana have started with their preparations ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Liberia on Friday the 24th of March and Tuesday the 28th of March respectively.

Neo Poho·about 1 year ago

SA among 5 other nations in the bid to host 2025 AFCON

CAF President Patrice Motsepe announced that South Africa, Algeria, Benin, Morocco, Nigeria and Zambia are all in a bid to replace Guinea and host the 2025 African Cup of Nations.

Neo Poho·about 1 year ago

"Bafana's win has put our footprint back into Africa" - Tebogo Moloi

Following their 2-1 victory over Liberia away from home on Tuesday in Monrovia Bafana Bafana have qualified for the Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Neo Poho·about 1 year ago

"It will be a mental struggle in both games" - Hugo Broos

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has revealed how important it is for his side to win the two AFCON qualifying matches against Liberia in a bid to position themselves for qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Neo Poho·about 1 year ago

Bafana Bafana conclude preparations ahead of the Liberia clash

Bafana Bafana will conclude their preparations ahead of the much anticipated AFCON qualifier match against Liberia on Friday night at the Orlando Stadium.

Neo Poho·about 1 year ago

"This is the Percy Tau that I like" - Hugo Broos

Ahead of the must win group K AFCON qualifier against Liberia on Friday night, Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos is delighted with Al Ahly's Percy Tau's level of play.

Neo Poho·about 1 year ago

Bafana Bafana crumble in the second half

A disappointing second half display from Bafana Bafana saw Liberia salvage a 2-2 draw in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers at the Orlando Stadium on Friday night.

Neo Poho·about 1 year ago

Bafana Bafana defeated Morocco to go on top of group K

Bafana Bafana humbled Morocco in the last match of the 2023 AFCON qualifier by claiming a famous 2-1 victory at the FNB Stadium on Saturday night.

Neo Poho·10 months ago

The FNB Stadium will host Bafana Bafana against Morocco

Bafana Bafana will play their last AFCON qualifier match against Morocco on the 17th of June 2023 at the FNB Stadium after SAFA and the Stadium Management confirmed the announcement on Tuesday the 23rd of May 2023.

Neo Poho·11 months ago

Hugo Broos pleased with Bafana Bafana's AFCON opponents

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has revealed that he is pleased with the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) draw that pitted South Africa with Tunisia, Mali and Namibia in Group E for the tournament in January in Côte d'Ivoire. 

Neo Poho·6 months ago

Bafana Bafana humble Morocco in the AFCON last 16

Bafana Bafana shocked Africa’s number one ranked side Morocco with a 2-0 victory in their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) last 16 clash at the Laurent Pokou Stadium on Tuesday evening.Goals by Evidence Makgopa and Teboho Mokoena in th...

Neo Poho·2 months ago

Bafana Bafana coach optimistic ahead of a tricky Mali test

Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos is confident that his squad is ready to face Mali in their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations opener on Tuesday night.

Neo Poho·3 months ago

"We still have six points to play for and we will give our best" - Percy Tau

Although Bafana Bafana lost 2-0 in their 2023 AFCON group E opener against Mali on Tuesday evening, forward Percy Percy is still optimistic that they will progress to the knockout phase of the tournament.

Neo Poho·3 months ago

"There is still hope for Bafana Bafana" - Owen Da Gama

Former Bafana Bafana coach Owen Da Gama has revealed that there is still hope for Bafana Bafana to progress to the knockout phase of the 2023 AFCON in Ivory Coast.

Neo Poho·3 months ago

Siya Kolisi sends a message of support to Bafana Bafana

Ahead of their second AFCON group E match against Namibia on Sunday evening, Bafana Bafana have received a message of support from the 2023 Rugby World Cup winning captain, Siya Kolisi.

Neo Poho·3 months ago

Bafana Bafana coach unpacks how they managed to beat Namibia

Following their impressive 4-0 victory over Namibia in the second match of the 2023 AFCON group E encounter, Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos has revealed how they managed to obtain that victory and keep their hopes of progressing to ...

Neo Poho·3 months ago

"We are now in a great position to progress to the knockout phase" - Percy Tau

Bafana Bafana forward Percy Tau has expressed his excitement over a possible knockout phase progression for Bafana Bafana in the 2023 AFCON in Ivory Coast.

Neo Poho·3 months ago

Can Bafana Bafana overcome Tunisia and progress to the last 16 of the 2023 AFCON?

Bafana Bafana stand at the crossroads of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023, poised to make a compelling case for their journey to the last 16 of the tournament.

Neo Poho·3 months ago

"We are well prepared and we will give our all" - Grant Kekana

Bafana Bafana defender Grant Kekana has reiterated that the mood in the Bafana Bafana camp ahead of their encounter with Tunisia is that of hope and belief that they will overcome the North Africa side.

Neo Poho·3 months ago

"The aim is to reach the final" - Hugo Broos

Following their progression to the 2023 AFCON last 16 stage, Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos has unveiled that he wants to take the South African side all the way to the final of the tournament.

Neo Poho·3 months ago

Bafana Bafana are through to the last 16 of the 2023 AFCON

Bafana Bafana have advanced into the knockout round of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after they held Group E rivals Tunisia to a 0-0 draw at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Korhogo on Wednesday evening.

Neo Poho·3 months ago

Bafana Bafana coach concerned about Khuliso Mudau's injury

Ahead of their 2023 AFCON last 16 clash against Morocco next week Tuesday, Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos is concerned about Khuliso Mudau's injury.

Neo Poho·3 months ago

"Khuliso Mudau is progressing well" - Hugo Broos

Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos has given a positive update concerning Khuliso Mudau's injury ahead of their 2023 AFCON last 16 clash against Morocco on Tuesday evening.

Neo Poho·3 months ago

AFCON's decision to allow 24 countries to play is paying off – and having dramatic repercussions

By the end of the group stage, the 34th Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) was one of the most exciting and memorable Afcon tournaments in recent memory and this was particularly true of the performances of the continent’s best players on the...

The Conversation ·2 months ago

Bafana Bafana take aim at Morocco

Bafana Bafana will be making their bid to qualify for the quarterfinals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) when they face Morocco in the 2023 AFCON last 16 tie at the San Pedro Stadium on Tuesday night.

Neo Poho·2 months ago

Themba Zwane: Bafana Bafana's "Rainmaker"

Queen Modjadji is the hereditary queen of Balobedu tribe in Limpopo, she is a mystical and historic figure, who is believed to have special powers, she has the ability to bring rain to her allies and drought to her enemies, Bafana Bafana...

Seth Moloi, Football Observer ·2 months ago

"We want to win this match for our people in South Africa" - Sphephelo Sithole

Bafana Bafana midfielder Sphephelo Sithelo has described the clash against Morocco in the AFCON last 16 on Tuesday night as a match that they want to win for the many South Africans that have been supporting Bafana Bafana during the on-g...

Neo Poho·2 months ago

Hugo Broos praises Bafana Bafana for win against Morocco

Following their 2-0 victory against Morocco in the last 16 of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos has revealed how proud and excited he is for his charges as they progress to the quarterfinals of th...

Neo Poho·2 months ago

Hugo Broos' Master Plan

"It's not important how we play, if you have a Ferrari and I have a small car, to beat you in a race I have to break your wheel or put sugar in your tank" - Jose Mourinho

Seth Moloi, Football Observer·2 months ago

Bafana Bafana coach outlines Teboho Mokoena's role in the squad

Following another stellar performance by Teboho Mokoena in Bafana Bafana's 2-0 victory against Morocco in the 2023 AFCON last 16 on Tuesday night, head coach Hugo Broos has revealed how the 2022/23 PSL Footballer of the year's qualities ...

Neo Poho·2 months ago

Bafana Bafana Rise - Against all odds

Prophets of doom said Bafana Bafana's plane won't even be switched off because they were coming home soon.

Seth Moloi, Football Observer·2 months ago

"We need to be on our "A" game against Cape Verde" - Thabang Monare

With a spot in the 2023 AFCON semi-finals up for grabs, Bafana Bafana midfielder Thabang Monare believes the only way Bafana Bafana can defeat Cape Verde in the quarter-finals on Saturday evening is if they will bring their "A" game to e...

Neo Poho·2 months ago

Hugo Broos marvels at Bafana Bafana's growth

Following their qualification to the 2023 AFCON quarterfinals by virtue of defeating Morocco, Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos has revealed his admiration at his team's growth since their defeat to Mali in their opening match of group E.

Neo Poho·2 months ago

Cape Verde - Bafana Bafana's Nemesis

"Numbers don't lie, Men lie, Women lie, but numbers don't lie" - Max Holloway. Bafana Bafana have failed to beat Cape Verde in their last 3 encounters as Cape Verde has beaten Bafana Bafana twice already and drew once.

Seth Moloi, Football Observer·2 months ago

"I am Ecstatic” - Ronwen Williams

Bafana Bafana goalkeeper and captain Ronwen Williams has expressed his excitement at saving four penalties in the 2023 AFCON quarterfinals against Cape Verde on Saturday night.

Neo Poho·2 months ago

The Bogey team curse is lifted as Bafana Bafana beat Cape Verde

It took 120 minutes of football, plus 4 penalty kicks saves to lift the bogey team curse as Bafana Bafana progressed to the semi-finals beating the stubborn Blue Sharks after 3 failed attempts, they had to do it via the penalty shootout.

Seth Moloi, Football Observer·2 months ago

"Anything is possible" - Hugo Broos

Ahead of the much anticipated 2020 AFCON semifinal clash against Nigeria, Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos is confident his charges will defeat the Super Eagles and qualify for the final of the tournament.

Neo Poho·2 months ago

South Africa v Nigeria : Clash of the Titans

"Let the stars be named after them forever," said King Zeus referring to Perseus, the lovely Andromeda and the noble Pegasus. "As long as man shall walk the earth and search the night sky in wonder, they will remember the courage of Pers...

Seth Moloi, Football Observer·2 months ago

Hugo Broos proud of his troops despite Nigeria loss

Although Bafana Bafana lost to 4-2 to Nigeria in the 2023 AFCON semi-finals on Wednesday night, head coach Hugo Broos has revealed that he is proud of his players as they now prepare for the third-place playoff encounter against DR Congo...

Neo Poho·2 months ago

Live by the sword. Die by the sword - Bafana Pay the Penalty

Reaching the AFCON 2023 finals proved to be a bridge too far for the wasteful Bafana Bafana team, having reached the semifinals via a penalty shootout, Bafana Bafana failed to produce the same magic to reach the finals just as the prover...

Seth Moloi, Football Observer·2 months ago

Bafana Bafana secure third place in 2023 AFCON

Bafana Bafana have secured the bronze medal at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after beating DR Congo 6-5 on penalties at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium on Saturday night.

Neo Poho·2 months ago

Ivory Coast are the 2023 AFCON Champions

Hosts Ivory Coast were crowned the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations champions after defeating Nigeria 2-1 in the final at the Olympic Stadium of Ebimpé on Sunday night.

Neo Poho·2 months ago

Ronwen Williams wins AFCON Golden Glove

Following his five clean sheets at the 2023 AFCON, Bafana Bafana goalkeeper and captain Ronwen Williams has won the 2023 AFCON Golden Glove.

Neo Poho·2 months ago

Cote d' Ivoire - The Man who would not die

After losing two matches in the group stages, the Elephants were on the brink of a humiliating group stage exit, but somehow, in a phoenix-like fashion, they rose from the ashes to claim the AFCON 2023 Trophy.

Seth Moloi, Football Observer·about 2 months ago

Deja Vu as Bafana Bafana clinch the Bronze Medal

Ronwen Williams pulled another heroic penalty shootout perfomance as he saved two penalties against DR Congo helping the team he captains to win a bronze medal.

Seth Moloi, Football Observer·2 months ago

Andre Arendse believes it's time for Ronwen Williams to play in Europe

Former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Andre Arendse believes Ronwen Williams has passed his test in the African continent and should now ply his trade in Europe.

Neo Poho·about 2 months ago

"I didn't achieve it all by myself" - Ronwen Williams

After winning the 2023 AFCON Golden Glove accolade, Bafana Bafana goalkeeper and captain Ronwen Williams has reiterated that the achievement of the 2023 AFCON Goalkeeper of the tournament was simply a team effort.

Neo Poho·about 2 months ago

Welcome Back Bafana Bafana : Where to from here?

"People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument" - Will Rodgers. Looking at Bafana Bafana's AFCON record since 1996, the numbers show that the team has only managed once, to improve its position from the previous...

Seth Moloi, Football Observer·about 2 months ago

Dstv Premiership resumes: Goals Galore

After a month-long feast on the 2023 AFCON's quality football, fans had to re-adjust and get ready to watch the resumption of the domestic league (Dstv Premiership), the big question was whether the local teams were going to be able to s...

Seth Moloi, Football Observer·about 2 months ago