South Africa's players took time out from their World Cup preparations in New Zealand to join a
team of young fans on the pitch at Eden Park, Auckland, to help raise awareness around adolescent
Aids and encourage young fans to learn more about HIV.
It was another record-breaking day for the Proteas as Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis shared a
second-wicket stand of 247 against the Irish in their World Cup pool match at Canberra on
Tuesday. The Proteas scored more than 200 runs in the final 20 overs for the second match in a
Proteas' assistant coach Adrian Birrell says the South Africans are taking their World Cup group
match against Ireland on Tuesday morning seriously. The Irish "bat long and deep. They know how
to chase targets ... We are fully aware of what they can do," says Birrell, who coached Ireland from
2002 to 2007.
The South African national under-17 team lost 2-0 to Mali in the 2015 African Youth Championship
final in Niger on Sunday night. But, says coach Molefi Ntseki, said he was proud of his boys' spirited
A good plan and solid preparation paid off for the South African national under-17 team when they
beat reigning African champs Nigeria 1-0 in an "unforgettable" semi-final CAF African Youth
Championship match on Wednesday afternoon.
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