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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.

Top 10 South African Sporting Moments for 2018

In 2018 we have witnessed some gutsy, great and inspirational performances. From Banyana Bananya, the Proteas, and Caster Semenya making history, to Siya Kolisi walking down the tunnel at a packed Ellis Park Stadium to lead the Springboks. We also...
Ballon D'Or

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...
Banyana Banyana

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...

Usain Bolt Labelled a Slave

Legendary Usain Bolt was labelled a slave by television presenter David Koch during an Australian show called the Sunrise Breakfast that was broadcast on the Seven Network on Tuesday. Koch unapologetically stood by his silly slavery joke when he said "slavery...

Eric Reid Decides to Kneel During the National Anthem Again

People Try to Give Crumbs but Present Them as Cakes It didn’t take long for Eric Reid to continue his protest against police brutality and racial inequality and kneel during the national anthem again! This time it was during the...

Ryan Giggs: Jose Mourinho Should Keep His Job

Wales coach Ryan Gibbs still believes Jose Mourinho is the right man to coach Manchester United in spite a string of poor performances by his side and his questionable behavior off the field which is predominantly as a result...
Best FIFA players

Modric & Marta Named The Best FIFA Players In The World

Croatian captain Luka Modric and Brazilian legend Marta have been crowned the best FIFA players in the world for 2018 at the glittering FIFA awards ceremony on Monday night in London. Best FIFA Player, Male Luka Modric was up against Mohammed...

Nike Make Colin Kaepernick the Face of Its Just Do It Campaign

Picture: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick attempts a pass in Super Bowl XLVII. Nike has taken a bold decision to make former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and activist Colin Kaepernick the face of its Just Do It 30th anniversary...