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AWCON: Super Falcons beat SA, to tackle Cameroon in final

Champions Nigeria will confront host nation Cameroon in the final of the 10th Women Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday. Cameroon got the better of Ghana in the first semi final at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium on Tuesday, with a second half strike, and Nigeria did same against the Banyana Banyana

10 man South Africa hold host Brazil

South Africa, down to 10 men, held host Brazil in their first men’s football game at the Rio 2016 Olympics. A Neymar-captained side, Brazil made several attempts from the blast of the whistle. However, he endured a frustrating afternoon on a sandy and slow surface in Brasilia as South Africa held out

South Africa’s Semenya challenges the sex divide in sports

It seems the sports world just doesn't know what to do with an athlete like Caster Semenya. The South African runner, and others like her, may present one of the greatest dilemmas for the perception of fairness in sports. Athletes like Semenya with intersex conditions — those that don't conform to standard

Semenya among 137 Rio-bound South Africans

Athletics gold medal hopefuls Caster Semenya and Wayde van Niekerk were named Thursday in a 137-strong South Africa multi-sport team for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Semenya is favourite to win the 800 metres women's gold medal in the first Games hosted by South America after clocking the fastest time this year,

South Africa pick two ‘wild cards’ for Rio

South Africa included two 'wild cards' -- goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and centre-back Erick Mathoho -- in a squad named Thursday for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games football tournament. Both play for Soweto club Kaizer Chiefs and are regulars for Bafana Bafana (The Boys), the national senior team. While worldwide qualifying for the

Pistorius walks on stumps in court ahead of murder sentence

Oscar Pistorius has walked on his stumps in a South African courtroom as part of his defense team's argument that the double-amputee athlete, convicted of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, is a vulnerable man who deserves leniency when he is sentenced. Defense lawyer Barry Roux on Wednesday asked Pistorius to remove his

Father of Reeva Steenkamp testifies at Pistorius sentencing

His voice breaking with emotion, the father of Reeva Steenkamp testified in a South African court on Tuesday that her fatal shooting by boyfriend Oscar Pistorius "devastated" his family and that he thinks of her constantly, even trying to imagine the horrific moment of her death. "Oscar has to pay for