Topic: Bafana Bafana
In Pictures Ready for the World Cup
For a long time football was simply considered too complex and too ‘beautiful’ to be mastered by Africans, writes blogger Sipho Hlongwane. Racism created that perception, but poor African governance and political interference have helped keep that perception alive.
07/02/2010 11:33 am
The early exit of host-nation South Africa and France, Italy, England, and the United States has taken its toll on the vendors that had been doing well on the periphery of the World Cup.
06/29/2010 01:01 pm
Ghana's Black Stars are Africa's last remaining team in the World Cup. A win against the United States would take them through to the quarter-finals.
06/26/2010 02:02 pm
At the World Cup, France officially crashed out of the tournament after losing today's France vs. South Africa match to a surprisingly strong showing by the home team. But the Bafana Bafana victory was not enough to help them advance.
06/22/2010 01:49 pm
South Africa World Cup baby names such as Fifa, Bafana, and Soccer City are proliferating in the Rainbow Nation as white and black families name their children after stadiums and teams.
06/22/2010 10:23 am
Mexico vs. Uruguay 2010 is the most anticipated match on the World Cup schedule Tuesday, beside France vs. South Africa, Nigeria vs. South Korea, Greece vs. Argentina.
06/22/2010 10:15 am
Bafana Bafana sadness: South African officials are asking local fans to find other World Cup teams to root for.
06/17/2010 06:05 pm
Striker Diego Forlan scored twice in a reality check for Bafana Bafana. South Africa’s World Cup bid now hangs by a thread.
06/16/2010 06:58 pm
Soweto, a South African township, was the scene of an uprising that is remembered 34 years later on Wednesday, during the World Cup soccer tournament.
06/16/2010 04:38 pm
If the Bafana Bafana are to win today's South Africa vs. Uruguay game, goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune will have to be as quick and alert as he was in the game against Mexico.
06/16/2010 03:37 pm