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Football aka soccer was spawned in England in the mid-19th century when so-called association football and rugby football bounced in different directions. The sport's first governing body was the Football Association of England. While a similar game is played in the USA, American grid-iron football is a totally different experience for players and spectators. Both are covered on this website.

The Culture of Poor Officiating in South African Football

South African Football has a history of match officials making dreadful decisions, going back to as early as the 1980s, howlers that would make one wonder if it was really ‘human error’ or it was just clear bias. Refereeing in...

Liverpool Might Be Favourites Against United but Form Goes out the Window

It’s arguably one of the best football rivalries in the world, as two of the most successful clubs in England lock horns when the Red Devils Manchester United take on log leaders Liverpool at Old Trafford on Super Sunday. For...

Liverpool’s Midfield Might Not Be the Prettiest on the Eye but Their Work Rate...

Liverpool's midfield might not be the prettiest on the eye but their work rate is outstanding as a result, the Reds are top of the League with four goals conceded and remain as the Premier League side to taste...

Varsity Football Round 5 Wrap

Jayden Petersen scored a second half brace and Leandro De Sousa got the opener as the University of Western Cape (UWC) made lightwork of a disorganised University of KwaZulu-Natal unit, defeating them 3-0 to make it two consecutive wins...

UJ Out to Silence NWU

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) will be in search of their first win at home when they welcome North West University (NWU) to Soweto in a Varsity Football clash on Thursday evening. The Orange Army failed to get maximum points...

Ria Ledwaba: The National Women’s League Will Be Sustainable

The South African Football Association (SAFA) Vice President Ria Ledwaba is optimistic that the much anticipated National Women's League will be sustainable. The league will kick-off on Saturday, August 24 at the Nike Training Centre in Soweto. According to Ledwaba,...
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Sexist Row After Ballon D’Or Host Asks First Women’s Winner to Twerk

Norway striker Ada Hegerberg was named the winner of the first ever French Ballon d’Or Award for women’s football. But her moment was ruined when host, DJ Martin Solveig asked her to twerk on stage. After leading Olympique Lyonnais to...

Victorious Banyana Banyana Coach Says “We Did It!”

Picture: Banyana Banyana celebrate after qualifying for the FIFA Woman's World Cup. (Picture Twitter) Janine van Wyk was in tears and Noko Matlou just hugged head coach Desiree Ellis and said: "We did it!" The emotion was palpable and totally expected....

Banyana Banyana Must Win Tomorrow’s Women Cup of Nations Semi-Final

Banyana Banyana has failed to get past the semi-final stage in the last two Africa Women Cup of Nations events, but coach Desiree Ellis says they have to do it this time around. It is non-negotiable, she says, as...
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Banyana Banyana from Underdogs to Victors

Banyana Banyana have beaten Nigeria in their first step towards qualifying for the World Cup. In the dying minutes of the game in Ghana on Sunday, Thembi Kgatlana came off the bench to score a stunning volley, handing Banyana Banyana...