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CAF Cup consolation for Kaizer Chiefs after poor season

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Famed South African club Kaizer Chiefs produced a happy ending to a trophy-less season by winning 2-1 at Ajax Cape Town to clinch a 2019 CAF Confederation Cup place. Chiefs, who have won more trophies and command more support than any other football club in the republic, finished third in the Premiership, 12 points behind
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All Blacks prop faces foul play hearing

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All Blacks prop Joe Moody faces a disciplinary hearing Sunday after an apparent elbow to the throat of Kurtley Beale during the Super Rugby clash between the Canterbury Crusaders and NSW Waratahs. The incident occurred just before the burly prop scored the Crusaders opening try in their come-from-behind 31-29 victory in Christchurch on Saturday. Moody
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Sundowns advance to Nedbank Cup semi finals

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Mamelodi Sundowns have progressed to the semi finals of the Nedbank Cup following their 2-1 win over Cape Town City at the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday afternoon. City got off to a promising start and almost took the lead after five minutes when Roland Putsche’s shot went wide of the upright from close range.
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Nkompela appointed acting SAFA president until Jordaan ‘is able to resume his duties’

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The South African Football Association (SAFA) has appointed its Vice-President Xolile Nkompela as the Acting President until such time that  Danny Jordan will be able to resume his duties. The football association says that the SAFA president is currently outside the country attending a CAF matter. “Dr Jordaan is out of the country and currently
Source: The New Age

Morrison hopes brace against Ajax is the start of better opportunities

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BERNARD Morrison’s brace against Ajax Cape Town in the last 32 of the Nedbank Cup on Saturday would have given Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic a pleasant selection headache. In the absence of other strikers, Morrison was handed a rare start at the weekend. He grabbed his chance by scoring both goals in a 2-0
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Family affair as Serena makes long-awaited return

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Serena Williams made her long-awaited comeback to tennis on Sunday alongside elder sister Venus after the United States sealed a decisive victory over the Netherlands in their defence of the Fed Cup. It is Serena’s first competitive match since winning her 23rd Grand Slam title at the 2017 Australian Open, and the first time the
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Last-gasp Kane penalty earns Spurs draw at Liverpool

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Harry Kane scored his 100th Premier League goal from the penalty spot in stoppage time to snatch a point for Tottenham Hotspur in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. Mohamed Salah capitalised on a mistake from Eric Dier to put Liverpool in front in the third minute, taking his tally to
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Crystal Palace fight back to draw relegation tussle with Newcastle

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Luka Milivojevic’s second-half penalty secured a point for Crystal Palace as they recovered from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw at home to fellow strugglers Newcastle United on Sunday. Mohamed Diame gave Newcastle the lead from a corner midway through the first half when he slotted the ball in at the far post
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Pique silences Espanyol critics to keep Barca unbeaten

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Gerard Pique headed home a late equaliser for Barcelona against Catalan rivals Espanyol to earn his side a 1-1 draw in Cornella and maintain their unbeaten La Liga record on Sunday. The defender, whistled throughout after making provocative comments which upset Espanyol fans after Barcelona knocked their rivals out of the King’s Cup in January,
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Mourinho tells United to forget Sanchez and focus on Burnley

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Jose Mourinho insists the pending signing of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez must not distract from Manchester United’s league campaign when they visit Burnley on Saturday. Victory for Mourinho’s team at Turf Moor would cut leaders Manchester City’s advantage at the top of the Premier League to nine points — the first time their lead has
Source: The New Age

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