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Where does Africa stand in terms of leagues restarting post-coronavirus?

In late April, the Confederation of African Football set May 5 as the date by which they wanted clarification from each member federation on their intended plans for local competitions.

Africa's domestic sporting competitions were halted in March and April, as the coronavirus pandemic first began to establish itself on the continent.

However, this week the respective national federations and league management committees have needed to outline their plans for the future, and it's proven easier said...

Quinton Fortune denies reports about Manchester United scouting deal

Former Manchester United midfielder Quinton Fortune has denied reports to ESPN that he and fellow former South Africa international Delron Buckley have been tasked with scouting players for the English giants.

Outlets in Manchester and South Africa had originally reported on a collaboration between Buckley and Fortune, who is a youth coach with the Red Devils, and the Class of '92, to find talent in South Africa.

But Fortune, via his representatives in Manchester, has no knowledge of this,...

Olympics postponed: How will 2021 date affect Africa's football qualifiers?

On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed the painful but inevitable decision to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

The event will now take place in the first half of 2021, although it remains to be seen how the men's and women's football tournaments will integrate with the rest of the game's calendar once regular competition resumes.

The revised scheduling will affect the various competing athletes to varying degrees, but it certainly changes...

Meet Jurgen Klopp's other club, Hout Bay United, some 14,000km from Liverpool

Hout Bay United is a small football club in Cape Town, nestled between the expensive wine farms of Constantia and the Atlantic Ocean, that enjoys the quiet support of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

It's not a rich club by any means, and they play in the third tier of South Africa's football leagues, but aside from Klopp, they also consider Athletic Bilbao a major influence. What is it about this team that attracts such patronage?

Hout Bay United Football Community (HBUFC) was founded in 2014, with...

Why does South Africa's PSL feature so many international goalkeepers?

South Africa's Premier Soccer League features an international goalkeeper on most of the big teams' squad lists, which is good news for fans of excellent shot stopping, but what does it mean for the country's own goalkeeping development?

Most notably, Kaizer Chiefs' Daniel Akpeyi recently won the Nigerian Goalkeeper of the Year award, but he is only one of many top quality international 'keepers across the country.

Ghana international Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United), 2016 and 2018 CAF Team of...