ARTICLES RELATING TO AFCON QUALIFYING

Shakes bemoans goal-shy Bafana

2014-09-11 08:30

Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba says they should have comfortably defeated Nigeria.

Cameroon thrash Ivory Coast

2014-09-10 19:15

A new Cameroon team has continued a great start to 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying by thrashing star-stacked Ivory Coast.

Bafana to stay grounded

2014-09-08 08:49

Midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi says Bafana must keep their feet grounded after a good start to their AFCON qualification campaign.

Bafana brace for Nigeria duel

2014-09-06 10:37

Bafana Bafana have arrived back in SA following their 3-0 victory over Sudan in their opening 2015 AFCON qualifier.

Furman wary of tricky elements

2014-09-04 21:04

Bafana Bafana's Dean Furman says getting over the sweltering conditions in Sudan will be key in their AFCON qualifier.

Khune's injury an old one - Doc

2014-09-03 22:13

Bafana Bafana team doctor Thulani Ngwenya says goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was carrying an injury from February.

Amajita trio delights Ngcongca

2014-09-01 22:23

Anele Ngcongca has welcomed the decision to include three members of the South Africa under-20 team in the squad.

Mosimane targets AFCON 2013

2012-01-09 20:43

Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane believes closer co-operation will ensure they are prepared for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

SAFA officially files protest

2011-10-10 22:29

SAFA has officially filed a protest letter to the Confederation of African Football following SA's AFCON elimination.

SAFA confident in appeal

2011-10-10 18:42

SAFA is serious about its appeal regarding the outcome of the 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifying campaign.

Bafana coach sad, confused

2011-10-08 22:17
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SA coach Pitso Mosimane feels like he failed the nation as confusion regarding the rules saw them miss out on AFCON qualifying.

Nigeria out of AFCON 2012

2011-10-08 18:28

Nigeria have failed to qualify for the 2012 African Cup of Nations after they drew at home against Guinea.

Bafana must avoid panic

2011-10-05 21:46

Bafana Bafana striker Bernard Parker says staying calm will be vital for them to leap past Sierra Leone in their AFCON qualifier.

Mokoena calls on Bafana's fans

2011-10-02 16:19

SA's Lebohang Mokoena has called on fans to support the team and not exert extra pressure ahead of their clash with Sierra Leone.

Mosimane: Bafana can qualify

2011-09-27 16:43

Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane is confident they can win their deciding AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone in Nelspruit.

Mosimane lauds CAF decision

2011-09-14 11:12

Bafana Bafana coach, Pitso Mosimane has lauded the CAF‘s decision to kick-off the last round of AFCON qualifiers simultaneously.

Mphela out of Niger clash

2011-09-04 16:32

Bafana Bafana striker Katlego Mphela has failed a late fitness test and will miss their AFCON qualifying match against Niger.

Mental strength key for Bafana

2011-08-31 15:04

Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Ithumeleng Khune says they have to be strong mentally and physically when they take on Niger in Niamey.

Injury worries for Bafana

2011-08-29 15:19

Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane has a few injury worries ahead of his team's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Niger.

Khune: SA will beat Niger

2011-06-07 20:42

Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is confident they will finish the job of qualifying for the African Nations Cup in style.

Bafana claim well-earned draw

2011-06-05 23:04

Bafana Bafana have managed a draw against Egypt in their AFCON qualifier, edging closer to ensure qualification.

'Bafana can't let it slip now'

2011-06-01 21:24

Bafana Bafana midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala says victory over Egypt is crucial, calling for a "business-like" approach.

 

Bafana held by Super Eagles

2014-09-10 21:56
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Bafana Bafana and Nigeria have played to an entertaining goalless draw in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Cape Town.

Mbalula: Please beat Nigeria

2014-09-09 14:11

Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula says he has a burning desire to see Bafana Bafana beat Nigeria.

Shakes no fan of home comforts

2014-09-06 16:10

After a 3-0 win over Sudan, Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has surprisingly admitted his preference for playing away from home.

Shakes off to a winning start

2014-09-05 21:29

Shakes Mashaba’s second tenure in charge of Bafana Bafana got off to a perfect start as South Africa beat Sudan.

Meyiwa to skipper Bafana

2014-09-04 18:30

Orlando Pirates' goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa will lead Bafana Bafana in their crucial AFCON qualifying match against Sudan.

Mokotjo aims to restore pride

2014-09-02 20:01

Kamohelo Mokotjo believes Bafana Bafana owe it to South Africans to qualify for major tournaments around the world.

Shakes' Bafana bank on youth

2014-08-22 19:37

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has named several youngsters in his squad for their next two AFON qualifying matches.

SAFA sorry, withdraws appeal

2011-10-19 17:22

SAFA has apologised to the nation for Bafana Bafana failing to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations and also withdrew its CAF appeal.

SAFA 'on wild goose chase'

2011-10-10 21:58

Kaizer Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung and former Bafana coach Clive Barker say SAFA is off the mark in protesting SA's AFCON elimination.

Mosimane admits to failure

2011-10-09 13:46

Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane admits they could have done better after failing to qualify for the African Cup of Nations.

Bafana fail in AFCON bid

2011-10-08 19:42
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Bafana Bafana have - after much confusion - failed to qualify for the African Cup of Nations after a draw against Sierra Leone.

Pressure on Bafana?

2011-10-06 15:10

Sierra Leone's coach Lars-Olof Mattsson says all the pressure is on the home team, Bafana Bafana, ahead of their AFCON qualifier.

Bafana 'can handle' pressure

2011-10-05 19:29

Bafana Bafana striker Katlego Mphela is confident they'll be able to come up with the goods in their clash against Sierra Leone.

Mosimane's plans thwarted

2011-09-28 22:35

Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane's plans to have all his players available for an extended preparation camp have been halted.

Bafana not fazed by ranking

2011-09-22 22:49

Bafana Bafana midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala insists they are not overly concerned with their drop in the world rankings.

Bafana slip up against Niger

2011-09-04 19:05

Hosts Niger have defeated Bafana Bafana in their 2012 AFCON qualifier at the General Seyni Kountche Stadium in Niamey.

Bafana sweat over Mphela

2011-09-04 12:10

Bafana Bafana striker Katlego Mphela is set face a late fitness test just a few hours before they take on Niger.

Modise confident in Bafana

2011-08-30 17:59

Bafana Bafana midfielder Teko Modise believes the national team has what it takes to return victorious from Niamey, Niger.

Pienaar a write off - Mosimane

2011-08-11 15:50

Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane has conceded that captain Steven Pienaar will be out for their next two AFCON qualifiers.

Tshabalala: We can improve

2011-06-07 17:12

While happy with the Egypt result, Bafana Bafana stand-in captain Siphiwe Tshabalala says they haven't fired on all cylinders yet.

Injured Pienaar off to Cairo

2011-06-02 21:29

Injured Bafana Bafana captain Steven Pienaar is on the plane with the team heading to Cairo to play Egypt in an AFCON qualifier.

'Bafana must stay cool'

2011-05-31 19:20

Bafana Bafana defender Bevan Fransman believes calm heads will be needed when they tackle reigning African champs Egypt in Cairo.

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