Sport in South Africa http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24021/all en Soccer-South Africa can cause Nations Cup 'shock' - coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-south-africa-can-cause-nations-cup-shock-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>CAPE TOWN, Jan 7 (Reuters) - South Africa, tumbling down the FIFA rankings and given little chance in their home tournament, can "shock people" and make a bold bid to win the African Nations Cup, coach Gordon Igesund said on Monday.</p> <p>Igesund said his squad, hard hit by injury, the retirement from international football of captain Steven Pienaar and a match fixing scandal that led to a temporary suspension of top officials, was on the right path.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-south-africa-can-cause-nations-cup-shock-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football CDATA Gordon Igesund Gordon Igesund Person Career Pitso Mosimane Quotation Santos v Igesund South Africa national Australian rules football team Soweto Sport in South Africa Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731514 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Soccer-African Nations Cup finalists South Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-south-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Factbox on African Nations Cup finalists and hosts South Africa ahead of this year's tournament from Jan. 19 to Feb 10.</p> <p>Previous appearances African Nations Cup finals: 7</p> <p>Best performance: Winners in 1996; Runners-up in 1998</p> <p>FIFA world ranking Dec 2012: 87</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Sport in South Africa Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 03:30:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731950 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Du Plessis on brink of second test century http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/cricket-du-plessis-brink-second-test-century <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Faf du Plessis was on the brink of his second test century as South Africa moved to 390 for five at lunch on the second day of the second test against New Zealand at St. George's Park on Saturday.</p> <p>Du Plessis, who began the day on 69, reached the break unbeaten on 99 from 201 balls with 12 fours and a six, sharing an unbroken sixth wicket partnership of 54 with Dean Elgar.</p> <p>The left-handed Elgar was on 31 not out at the interval.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/cricket-du-plessis-brink-second-test-century" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Hashim Amla Sport in South Africa Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733543 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Cricket-Du Plessis punishes New Zealand http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-cricket-du-plessis-punishes-new-zealand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Faf du Plessis completed his second test century as South Africa cruised to 505 for seven in their first innings at tea on the second day of the second test against New Zealand at St. George's Park on Saturday.</p> <p>Du Plessis, who began the day on 69, eventually scored 137 off 252 balls with 14 fours and two sixes before he became medium-pacer Colin Munro's first test wicket when the batsman was caught in the covers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-cricket-du-plessis-punishes-new-zealand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in South Africa Du Plessis Sport in South Africa Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 14:15:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733572 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Hosts forego bonus payments at Nations Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-hosts-forego-bonus-payments-at-nations-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 16 (Reuters) - South Africa's footballers have agreed to forego bonus payments at the African Nations Cup finals until the knockout stage of the tournament, coach Gordon Igesund said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"The players themselves decided they will only accept a bonus payment if they get to the quarter-finals and again if they reach the final. There is no money in the first round and nothing for the semi-final," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-hosts-forego-bonus-payments-at-nations-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gordon Igesund Sport in South Africa Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:23:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735134 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-South Africa v Cape Verde - African Nations Cup teams http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-south-africa-v-cape-verde-african-nations-cup-teams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Teams for the African Nations Cup Group A match between South Africa and the Cape Verde Islands at Soccer City in Johannesburg on Saturday:</p> <p>South Africa: 16-Itumeleng Khune; 5-Anele Ngcongca, 14-Bongani Khumalo, 21-Siyabonga Sangweni, 11-Thabo Matlaba; 13-Kagisho Dikgacoi, 12-Reneilwe Letsholonyane, 18-Thuso Phala, 8-Siphiwe Tshabalala; 7-Lehlohonolo Majoro, 17-Bernard Parker.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-south-africa-v-cape-verde-african-nations-cup-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Sport in South Africa Sports Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 15:30:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736594 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-South Africa 0 Cape Verde 0 - African Nations Cup result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-south-africa-0-cape-verde-0-african-nations-cup-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds teams)</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 19 (Reuters) - South Africa 0 Cape Verde Islands 0 - African Nations Cup Group A result.</p> <p>At Soccer City, Johannesburg</p> <p>Teams:</p> <p>South Africa: 16-Itumeleng Khune; 5-Anele Ngcongca, 14-Bongani Khumalo, 21-Siyabonga Sangweni, 11-Thabo Matlaba; 13-Kagisho Dikgacoi (6-Lerato Chabangu 46), 12-Reneilwe Letsholonyane, 18-Thuso Phala, 8-Siphiwe Tshabalala (10-Thulani Serero 60); 7-Lehlohonolo Majoro (9-Katlego Mphela 68), 17-Bernard Parker.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-south-africa-0-cape-verde-0-african-nations-cup-result" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Johannesburg Labor Provinces of South Africa Sport in South Africa Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:15:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736659 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-South Africa coach says players froze in Nations Cup opener http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-south-africa-coach-says-players-froze-nations-cup-opener <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 19 (Reuters) - South Africa coach Gordon Igesund accused his players of losing their nerve during a woeful display against tiny Cape Verde Islands in the goalless opening match of the African Nations Cup on Saturday.</p> <p>Igesund, South Africa's third coach since the World Cup finals in South Africa in 2010, made no excuses for the hosts' poor display at Soccer City.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-south-africa-coach-says-players-froze-nations-cup-opener" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Gordon Igesund Sport in South Africa Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 20:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736691 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-South Africa suffer double midfield blow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/soccer-south-africa-suffer-double-midfield-blow <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DURBAN, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Hosts South Africa have suffered a double blow ahead of their African Nations Cup match against Angola on Wednesday with midfielders Kagisho Dikgacoi and Lerato Chabangu ruled out by injury, coach Gordon Igesund said.</p> <p>Dikgacoi, the team's midfield enforcer, has a recurrence of a knee injury and Chabangu suffered a groin strain after coming on for Dikgacoi when South Africa started the tournament with a nervy 0-0 draw against the Cape Verde Islands on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/soccer-south-africa-suffer-double-midfield-blow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Kagisho Dikgacoi Labor Sport in South Africa Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:00:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737924 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Crowds to return as jittery hosts continue Nations Cup bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/soccer-crowds-return-jittery-hosts-continue-nations-cup-bid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The crowds are expected to return to the African Nations Cup on Wednesday as hosts South Africa seek to kickstart their campaign after a jittery beginning.</p> <p>But their Group A clash with Angola at Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium may offer no respite for the beleaguered hosts, whose opening draw with the Cape Verde Islands has added to the pressure they felt before the tournament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/soccer-crowds-return-jittery-hosts-continue-nations-cup-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of South Africa Labor Provinces of South Africa Sport in South Africa Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 02:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738121 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-South Africa v Angola - African Nations Cup teams http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-south-africa-v-angola-african-nations-cup-teams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DURBAN, South Africa, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Teams for the African Nations Cup Group A match between South Africa and Angola at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday</p> <p>South Africa: 16-Itumeleng Khune; 5-Anele Ngcongca, 14-Bongani Khumalo, 21-Siyabonga Sangweni, 3-Tsepo Masilela; 15-Dean Furman, 19-May Mahlangu, 18-Thuso Phala, 17-Bernard Parker; 9-Katlego Mphela, 23-Tokelo Rantie</p> <p>Angola: 1-Lama; 3-Lunguinha, 13-Bastos, 4-Dani Massunguna, 15-Miguel; 16-Pirolito, 6-Dede, 17-Mateus, 18-Geraldo; 23-Guilherme Afonso, 9-Manucho</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-south-africa-v-angola-african-nations-cup-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Labor Sport in South Africa Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:31:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738315 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-South Africa 2 Angola 0 - African Nations Cup result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-south-africa-2-angola-0-african-nations-cup-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds teams)</p> <p>DURBAN, South Africa, Jan 23 (Reuters) - South Africa 2 Angola 0 - African Nations Cup Group A result.</p> <p>At the Moses Mabhida Stadium</p> <p>Scorers: Siyabonga Sangweni 30, Lehlohonolo Majoro 62</p> <p>Halftime: 1-0</p> <p>Teams:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-south-africa-2-angola-0-african-nations-cup-result" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Labor Sport in South Africa Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:30:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738394 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-South Africa hopes rejuvenated with convincing win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-soccer-south-africa-hopes-rejuvenated-convincing-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(adds byline, details, quotes)</p> <p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>DURBAN, South Africa, Jan 23 (Reuters) - South Africa got their first win at the African Nations Cup since 2004 and rekindled the host nation's hopes with a convincing 2-0 victory over Angola in Durban on Wednesday to go top of Group A.</p> <p>After drawing 0-0 with minnows Cape Verde in a lacklustre start to their campaign on Saturday, South Africa produced a much more convincing display to relieve some of the intense pressure that had built up around the home country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-soccer-south-africa-hopes-rejuvenated-convincing-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Labor Sport in South Africa Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:15:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738452 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Majoro to miss next match after stitches in leg wound http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/soccer-majoro-miss-next-match-after-stitches-leg-wound <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DURBAN, Jan 24 (Reuters) - South Africa striker Lehlohonolo Majoro, who scored for his country at the African Nations Cup on Wednesday, will miss at least the next match after suffering a cut on his shin that required stitches.</p> <p>Majoro came on to score the second goal of the Group A win over Angola in Durban but was carried off on a stretcher late in the game after a collision with opposing goalkeeper Lama.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/soccer-majoro-miss-next-match-after-stitches-leg-wound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Lehlohonolo Majoro Sport in South Africa Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:15:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738721 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Late goal takes hosts South Africa through http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-late-goal-takes-hosts-south-africa-through <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>DURBAN, South Africa, Jan 27 (Reuters) - South Africa grabbed a late equaliser to draw 2-2 with Morocco on Sunday and take top spot in the final Group A table at the African Nations Cup.</p> <p>Morocco, eliminated after drawing all three matches, were four minutes away from beating the hosts before defender Siyabonga Sangweni levelled.</p> <p>Issam El Adoua opened the scoring for Morocco in the 10th minute at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-late-goal-takes-hosts-south-africa-through" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football South Africa Sport in South Africa Sports Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:30:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740229 at http://www.globalpost.com