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Veldwijk likely to lead Bafana attack at Afcon

South Africa are likely to turn to gangly Dutch-born striker Lars Veldwijk as a surprise choice to lead their attack when they take on the Ivory Coast in their Africa Cup of Nations opener in Cairo on Monday.

The 27-year-old, who qualifies for South African citizenship because his father was born in the country, has only won two caps and was a surprise choice in Stuart Baxter's 23-man squad for the tournament.

But with a long history of poor finishing in the South African game, Veldwijk's tally...

Women's World Cup 2019: Caster Semenya visits Banyana in Paris

Olympic and World champion athlete Caster Semenya hopes she can be an inspiration to the South Africa team competing at the Women's World Cup, paying a visit to their camp in Paris on Wednesday.

Semenya won a 2,000 metres event on the outskirts of Paris this week and dropped in on the squad ahead of their vital Group B clash against China at the Parc des Princes on Thursday.

"I thought I had to come here and be an inspiration," Semenya said.

"I don't think I had to say much, but just being here,...

Fulutudilu ready to shine for adopted nation at Women's World Cup

Ode Fulutudilu's early life was one of upheaval as her family fled Zaire (now the DRC) and then Angola, but her selection for South Africa at the 2019 Women's World Cup shows she has not let those tough beginnings define her.  

Fulutudilu's family ended up as refugees in Cape Town, forced further and further south by war and instability, and it was there that she carved out a soccer career that has led her to play in Finland, and more recently at Spanish side Malaga.  

The forward will...

Ellis frustrated by Banyana's poor World Cup prep

A lengthy traffic delay and a dismal first-half were behind South Africa's crushing 7-2 Women's World Cup warm-up loss to Norway on Sunday, according to coach Desiree Ellis.

The former Banyana Banyana player has warned her players to shape up or face embarrassment at the global showpiece tournament in France this month.

The match kicked off 75 minutes late as South Africa were caught in traffic on their way from their training base in Rouen to the Stade Moulonguet in Amiens. The team then conceded...