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BFA president Letshwiti torches storm after criticising predecessors
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BFA president Letshwiti torches storm after criticising predecessors

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi  Gaborone – Botswana Football Association (BFA) president, Maclean Letshwiti, might find himself an isolated man after he, again, tore into his predecessors over lack…

Zambia’s U-20 World Cup adventure ends
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Zambia’s U-20 World Cup adventure ends

Staff Reporter - Jun 09, 2017

By Robson Sharuko HARARE – TWENTY NINE years after Zambia announced its arrival on the world stage with a stunning 4-0 demolition of Italy, the football gods…

Racism in football: Challenge to the integrity of football
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Racism in football: Challenge to the integrity of football

Staff Reporter - May 19, 2017

By Andrew Bonani Kamanga LAST year, The Southern Times Sport Forum lamented the disbandment of the FIFA Anti-Racism Task Force as premature and ill-advised.    It was,…

Exciting action in Debmarine Namibia Cup Round of 32
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Exciting action in Debmarine Namibia Cup Round of 32

Staff Reporter - Apr 28, 2017

WINDHOEK – The 2017 Debmarine Namibia Cup Round of 32 saw exciting football displayed at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek after an absence of almost two…

Mannetti impressed with the first group of Brave Warriors
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Mannetti impressed with the first group of Brave Warriors

Staff Reporter - Apr 13, 2017

Windhoek - Brave Warriors Coach Ricardo Mannetti is satisfied with the fitness level of players who attended a training camp last week. It was the first of…

Shakira’s honour in Zimbabwe cheers spirits of Malawians
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Shakira’s honour in Zimbabwe cheers spirits of Malawians

Staff Reporter - Apr 13, 2017

By Robson Sharuko Harare - The decision by a leading Zimbabwean newspaper to honour Malawian international midfielder Joseph “Shakira” Kamwendo as the best foreigner to grace the…

New CAF boss – Southern Africa stands tall amid the CAF wreckage
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New CAF boss – Southern Africa stands tall amid the CAF wreckage

Staff Reporter - Mar 24, 2017

By Robson Sharuko HARARE - When a Southern African-backed rebellion delivered the knockout punch on the world’s oldest football monarchy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last Thursday, it…

Young Chipolopolo become African champs
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Young Chipolopolo become African champs

Staff Reporter - Mar 17, 2017

By Robson Sharuko HARARE - The Zambia Under-20 national football side, riding on a wave of national euphoria last seen when the country shocked the world by…

George Weah: Ballon d’Or put me and Liberia on the map
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George Weah: Ballon d’Or put me and Liberia on the map

Staff Reporter - Mar 03, 2017

IN 1995 George Weah became the first – and to date only – African to win the highest individual award there is in world football: The Ballon…

Is this the time for Danny Jordaan?
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Is this the time for Danny Jordaan?

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2017

By Robson Sharuko HARARE - He is the only African to organise a FIFA World Cup, receiving a Presidential award for his efforts, and seven years after…

Rollers to cough up to P900,000 for CAF champions league tie
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Rollers to cough up to P900,000 for CAF champions league tie

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi Gaborone - Botswana’s representative in the CAF Champions League, Township Rollers, will fork out P900,000 (US$90,000) for their preliminary round tie against Madagascar’s side,…

Boost for Galz & Goals – UNICEF gives N$1.6m to Namibia Football Association
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Boost for Galz & Goals – UNICEF gives N$1.6m to Namibia Football Association

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

Windhoek - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) last week signed a N$1.6 million agreement with the Namibia Football Association (NFA) for the advancement of the Galz…

Shiyuka, Fredericks on NPL crisis
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Shiyuka, Fredericks on NPL crisis

Staff Reporter - Oct 31, 2016

, Namibia’s only Olympics medal winner and a former Namibia Premier League (NPL) player, Amos Shiyuka, have spoken out on the dire state of football in the…

Euro-based stars impose their class – 2018 World Cup race enters home stretch
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Euro-based stars impose their class – 2018 World Cup race enters home stretch

Staff Reporter - Oct 14, 2016

By Robson Sharuko HARARE-TWO of Africa’s rising football stars who are holding the English Premiership spellbound – Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho – were on target as European-based…

Anti-Racism Task Force: Fifa’s shame
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Anti-Racism Task Force: Fifa’s shame

Staff Reporter - Oct 07, 2016

THE sporting world and football lovers, in particular, learnt recently that the international football governing body, FIFA has disbanded its Anti-Racism Task Force. FIFA, obviously, has reasons…

Club football development in Southern Africa: Mamelodi Sundowns example
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Club football development in Southern Africa: Mamelodi Sundowns example

Staff Reporter - Sep 30, 2016

By Andrew Bonani Kamanga Club football in Southern Africa is fighting a valiant fight in the premier continental club competition, the African Clubs Champions League. The establishment,…

SADC football moneybags take a crack at African glory
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SADC football moneybags take a crack at African glory

Staff Reporter - Sep 30, 2016

By Robson Sharuko Harare - Two of Africa’s richest men will see their football clubs try and bring the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup trophies…

Former soccer star, Ouseb, nabbed for rape
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Former soccer star, Ouseb, nabbed for rape

Staff Reporter - Sep 23, 2016

By Southern Times Staff Writer WINDHOEK - FORMER Kaizer Chiefs and Namibian football superstar Muhammed ‘Slice’ Ouseb was last week arrested and appeared in court on rape charges.…

Is it still the African Cup of Nations or it has turned into the West/North African Nations Cup?
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Is it still the African Cup of Nations or it has turned into the West/North African Nations Cup?

Staff Reporter - Sep 09, 2016

By Robson Sharuko Harare - They have won 21 of the 28 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) titles and, in the qualifiers for the 2017 finals, the big…

Big sponsorship deal for CAF
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Big sponsorship deal for CAF

Staff Reporter - Jul 29, 2016

By Robson Sharuko Harare – The eight-year sponsorship deal between the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and French oil giant, Total, believed to be worth around US$250 million,…