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Cape Town City's Olde Riekerink confident of success, despite Benni's looming shadow

Cape Town City head coach Jan Olde Riekerink has taken significant steps towards emerging from the shadows of predecessor Benni McCarthy, who was a fan favourite after a long career for South Africa and various Premier League sides.

Most recently, goals from Kermit Erasmus and Craig Martin sealed a scrappy but vital victory for City over Bidvest Wits at Cape Town Stadium, helping lift the mood at the club after a dismal recent run under the former Ajax Amsterdam mentor.

A visibly relieved City dugout...

Bundesliga in talks with South Africa's PSL, searching for next Aubameyang

CAPE TOWN -- Germany's Bundesliga has a growing reputation as one of the most 'watchable' top leagues in the world, and is hoping to use that perception to grow its footprint in Africa in the coming years.

The English Premier League and Spanish LaLiga have, for some time, had a strong presence in Africa, boosted by big brands such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Liverpool.

But the Bundesliga has its own appeal, for players and fans alike, and already boasts some of Africa's biggest...

Free State Stars' Sinethemba Jantjie dies in car crash

Free State Stars midfielder Sinethemba Jantjie has died in a car crash, the South African Premier Soccer League club has confirmed in a statement.

"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Free State Stars midfielder Sinethemba Jantjie," the club announced.

"Mr Jantjie passed away in the early hours of the morning when his car was involved in an accident.

"The club plans to meet with Jantjie's family, after which they will give further details of the funeral and memorial arrangements."

Jantjie,...

Benni McCarthy slams Kaizer Chiefs' 'pretty dirty' tactics

Cape Town City FC coach Benni McCarthy has all but accused Kaizer Chiefs of trying to hurt his players in their midweek Absa Premiership clash this week, after Teenage Hadebe leveled a crunching tackle on Siphelele Mthembu.

The Chiefs defender won the ball cleanly but his follow through left Mthembu injured, and he had to leave the game in the ninth minute. McCarthy, speaking to the media, felt the Zimbabwean tackler should have pulled back after winning the ball.

The former Bafana Banana striker...

Reeve Frosler excited for new Kaizer Chiefs challenge

New Kaizer Chiefs signing Reeve Frosler says he is looking forward to playing for a club big as Amakhosi, and is keen to add trophies to the club's cabinet in the wake of his Bidvest Wits exit.

Frosler signed with Chiefs this week after turning down a new deal at Wits at the start of the Absa Premiership season, and will be hopeful that a new team will allow him to make his case for a Bafana Bafana call up heading to the Africa Cup of Nations.

The 21-year-old defender, who has played for South Africa...