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After a hard-fought victory over Congo, Nigeria now welcome South Africa on Wednesday, November 19th. Find out where to catch this AFCON clash online & on TV.
After some earlier wobbles, Nigeria seem to finally have gotten back on track. The reigning AFCON champions had lost two and drew one before finally stringing together back-to-back wins against Sudan and Congo that now see them four points behind their upcoming opponents South Africa in second place. Still, with Congo breathing down their necks as they are only in third based on goal difference, the... Read the rest of the article »
South African police release more information regarding the tragic murder of the Bafana Bafana captain
South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead at 8 PM by armed gang who broke into the house of his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus, where he was staying in a robbery attempt, police revealed, whilst insisting they will bring those responsible to justice.
"There was an altercation and Senzo Meyiwa was shot. The three suspects fled on foot after the shooting," South African... Read the rest of the article »
With only a few months remaining before kick-off, the CAF will now turn to either South Africa, Sudan, or Egypt to host the upcoming tournament, beginning January 17, 2015
Morocco have decided to pull out as the 2015 African Cup of Nations host country as fears over the spread of the deadly disease Ebola continues.
The north African country, who were initally planning on holding the upcoming tournament scheduled from January 17th to February 8th, put in an appeal to the Confederation of African Football on Friday asking them to postpone the tournament due to the... Read the rest of the article »
The Super Eagles look to get flying in their away clash against Bafana Bafana for their second AFCON 2015 qualifying match.
Reigning AFCON champions Nigeria suffered a shock in their first qualifying match as they seek to retain their title. For the first time in over three decades, the Super Eagles were on the losing end on their home turf as they fell to a 3-2 defeat to Congo, a team that many had expected them to easily brush past. Meanwhile it was a historic day of celebration for Congo's Red Devils as Thievy Bifouma's... Read the rest of the article »
South Africa will lock horns with World Cup hosts Brazil in an international friendly at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday, the 5th of March 2014.
Preview: Brazil poised to maintain good form
The Seleção have been in terrific form recently having won all of their last six friendly matches and will be hoping to keep their streak going with a win over Bafana Bafana. Luiz Felipe Scolari's men have not played a competitive match since defeating reigning World champions Spain in the Confederations Cup Final, owing to the fact... Read the rest of the article »
ESPN will broadcast Spain's friendly match against South Africa, at the scene where La Roja won the World Cup in 2010.
Preview: South Africa's final match in 2013 will be a tough test
Spain will return to Johannesburg, where they lifted the World Cup trophy in 2010. This time the match will not be as important, but Vicente del Bosque's side will want to come away with another victory.
Both countries will be taking part in their final match in 2013, and neither will want to end things on a negative note.
For... Read the rest of the article »
There will be a festive atmosphere in Port Elizabeth as England's mega-rich Manchester City visit AmaZulu on Mandela Day. Check out where to watch this friendly match from South Africa live!
Preview: Will Pellegrini's City spoil the South Africans' party?
The Citizens lacked consistency throughout the 2012/13 season and eventually finished without silverware. Following the controversial sacking of ex-manager Roberto Mancini, pressure is high on new coach Manuel Pellegrini to create a positive impact with immediate effect.
The Spanish-speaking man, who will take Man City to... Read the rest of the article »
All 32 Matches will be shown on ESPN3 Saturday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Feb. 10
ESPN has acquired the U.S. media rights for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, the premier championship for national soccer teams in the continent of Africa. ESPN3, the company’s live multi-screen sports network available in 83 million homes, will be the primary home for live presentation of the three-week tournament in South Africa from Saturday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Feb. 10.
ESPN Deportes... Read the rest of the article »
Many of Europe’s top football talents travel to South Africa to compete in the 2013 CAF Africa Cup of Nations.
British Eurosport will broadcast LIVE high definition coverage of all 32 games from the 19th January – 10th February.
Ivory Coast will boast a star-studded line-up and will again be among the favourites for the title. Among them include their all-time top scorer Didier Drogba now of Shanghai Shenhua. Joining him up-front will be Arsenal’s Gervinho, as well as Wigan’s... Read the rest of the article »
Debutants Cape Verde will be fighting for quarter-finals tickets at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. Meanwhile, Group A contenders South Africa, Angola and Morocco will all try to avoid upsets.
After over a decade of preparations, Cape Verde’s national football team has reached its goal: to qualify for a major tournament. They daunted a divided Cameroonian side in the playoffs to get to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals. Whether the Blue Sharks will cross more rivers in South Africa is a question which will be answered later in January.
Interestingly, the... Read the rest of the article »
Two big international friendly matches take place on Friday. Watch Brazil vs South Africa and Spain vs Saudi Arabia live.
A couple of years after lifting the FIFA World Cup trophy in South Africa, Spain find themselves on the brink of commencing the winning process all over again. Spain’s World Cup qualifying campaign does not kick off on Friday.
La Furia Roja will entertain Saudi Arabia in an international friendly match while several qualifiers will take place across Europe. Vicente del Bosque will be hoping... Read the rest of the article »
Niger, as a country, is hardly associated with football. This year, however, the national team will experience the task of vying for the Africa Cup of Nations trophy.
Coach Harouna Doula Gabde and his men, nicknamed the Menas, have been tipped to rock the stage at the 2012 AFCON with their spirit of underdogs. Let’s see how good the 97th ranked nation could turn out to perform at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
Niger – no Cup of Nations experience
Niger’s current generation of national team players is privileged. With hard work, the... Read the rest of the article »
Host of the Africa Cup of Nation’s previous edition, Angola, will contest in Gabon-Equatorial Guinea against 15 other teams for the 2012 AFCON trophy.
This nation ranks first in alphabetical order above the rest of the competition participants. This fact explains why our team profile coverage opens with Angola.
Angola’s nickname is “Palancas Negras” which means “Black Antelopes” in Portuguese. The 2006 World Cup participants, who operate under the control of the Federação Angolana de Futebol, are... Read the rest of the article »
The 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament kicks off in a matter of hours, and Live Soccer TV brings you 10 facts that may refresh your minds upon the history of the competition.
1) The United States was the first country to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup. USA emerged victorious in the first edition of the competition—then an 8-team contest—which they hosted in 1991. They defeated Honduras on July 7 that year at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, in front of nearly 40,000 spectators.
2) Bora Milutinović and Bruce Arena are the only coaches who can boast of having... Read the rest of the article »
Teenage prodigy Juan Agudelo became the USA’s youngest ever goal scorer as he netted the game winner to lift the United States to victory in South Africa.
USA Coach Bob Bradley fielded a young and inexperienced team for this game, and will be delighted to have produced a victory. In the absence of Tim Howard, Brad Guzan started at goalkeeper and produced a very good performance.
South Africa put the USA under early pressure and in the 14th minute was forced into a smart save when Anele Ngongca was sent free by Leeds United forward Davide Somma.... Read the rest of the article »
The USA will travel to South Africa with a very young roster on Wednesday night to play their first road game since the summer’s last 16 finish at the World Cup.
While it is an away game, there is no doubt the USA will be in familiar territory. Thanks to the World Cup and Confederations Cup among other fixtures, this will be the USA’s 12th game in South Africa in the last three years. USA holds a 5-4-2 record in the previous 11 games, the first being a 1-0 victory over South Africa, and the most recent a 2-1 overtime defeat to Ghana in the World Cup Second... Read the rest of the article »
The USA will take on South Africa in Cape Town this Wednesday. For Coach Bob Bradley, this friendly appears as a platform on which the USA can stand and look forward to the Gold Cup.
In an interview ahead of his team’s flight to Cape Town, USA boss Bob Bradley revealed his view of the South Africa friendly which is meant to honor the Nelson Mandela Challenge. The coach was quoted as saying on USSoccer.com:
“This game is a good opportunity to look at some different players and assess their place in the pool as we continue to build for the next cycle.
“With... Read the rest of the article »
South Africa and the USA will clash in a friendly on Wednesday and this match will particularly be special for striker Davide Somma. How will the USA deal with the American reject’s desire for revenge?
He is probably unknown by the largest part of football’s public, but Davide Somma is South Africa’s new capture. The 25-year-old of Italian origins, who plays for Leeds United, has been called up by Coach Mosimane who may eventually benefit a lot from the player’s burning dream of “teaching the USA a good lesson”.
Johannesburg-born Davide Somma, whose parents moved to America as he... Read the rest of the article »
Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari won’t take part in the South Africa vs Ghana international friendly match that will take place at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg on August 11. That’s according to Coach Milovan Rajevac’s selected 18-man squad list.
The future of Ghana’s national football team is shaping itself differently with Chelsea’s Michael Essien and Inter Milan’s Sulley Muntari appearing more than irregularly for the Black Stars.
In Michael Essien’s case, where it’s been half a year since the ‘bull’ played for his country, injury worries are believed to have been the cause of his national... Read the rest of the article »
Africa’s most successful team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Ghana, will take on the nation that hosted that tournament, South Africa, for an international friendly meeting at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg.
The South Africa vs Ghana encounter will mark exactly a month since Spain and the Netherlands battled it out for the trophy in the World Cup final at the same venue. The Soccer City Stadium is a temple where African contingents failed to record a single victory during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. For Ghana’s national football team and supporters as well as for a multitude of football followers around... Read the rest of the article »