South Africa loses another hero in Shoes

Tributes are pouring in for John "Shoes" Moshoeu, one of the country's best-loved soccer players. He played for Kaizer Chiefs and as well as wore the Bafana Bafana jersey with style no less than 73 times, helping the national team win the Africa Cup of Nations in 1996.

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South Africa to host anti-xenophobia football friendlies

Former President Nelson Mandela believed in the power of sport to bring people from different backgrounds together – and now the South African Football Association plans to host two high- profile matches in efforts to unite Africans in the wake of the attacks on foreign nationals in the country.

Afcon '17: Bafana draw Cameroon, Gambia and Mauritania

There are no easy matches in international football anymore, Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba warned after Wednesday's draw for the 2017 Orange Cup of Nations. Here is the full draw for the tournament, which kicks off in June.

Proteas are proud, but heartbroken

"We play to make a difference in our country back home," said an emotional Proteas captain AB de Villiers after his team lost in the final over to New Zealand in the ICC World Cup semifinal at Eden Park on Tuesday.

Pressure test as Proteas face Kiwis

New Zealand may be entering Tuesday's ICC World Cup semifinal match as favourites, but the result will depend on which team can absorb the most pressure during the key moments, says South African middle-order batsman David Miller.

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