Gaba’s former team Bidvest Wits stun Pirates in his absence

SuperSport.com Inspirational Orlando Pirates forward Gabadinho Mhango missed the crucial Nedbank Cup 2-3 loss on penalties to Bidvest Wits because he had accumulated four yellow cards prior to the match against his former team. The game ended 3-3 after extra-time in a thrilling Nedbank Cup fixture at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Sunday that will live long in the memory. The Clever Boys looked down and out after squandering a two goal advantage and having Elias Pelembe sent off,…

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Volleyball commemorates its 125th anniversary

On July 7, 1896 at Springfield College the first game of volleyball was played. Initially the game was named  ‘mintonette’ by its inventor, William G. Morgan in 1895 after the invention of basketball only four years before.  Morgan, a graduate of the Springfield College of the YMCA, designed the game to be a combination of basketball, baseball, tennis and handball. And during a demonstration game, someone remarked to Morgan that the players seemed to be volleying the ball back…

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Southern Africa needs US$1.1 billion in humanitarian assistance

  By Tione Andsen, MANA Humanitarian agencies in southern African countries have appealed for US $1.1 billion to help them cope with food crisis it is facing but they have received only half of what is needed. The agencies plead with donors to urgently fund the UN humanitarian appeals to help save lives. Severe food insecurity rates across nine southern African countries are 140 per cent higher now than in 2018, primarily because people are being hit by weather…

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Kenya’s President Kenyatta leads nation in viewing Moi’s body in Parliament

By Davis Ayega, Capita FM President Uhuru Kenyatta led the nation in viewing the body of former president Daniel arap Moi at Parliament buildings in the capital Nairobi. Moi’s body lies-in-state in Parliament until Monday for public viewing, ahead of Tuesday when memorial service will be held in his honour at the Nyayo National Stadium. Flags in the country are flying at half-mast until Wednesday when the retired president will be buried at his Sacho rural home in Kabarnet,…

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5 Nigerian football stars known for their penchant for exotic cars

By Moyosoluwa Olorunsola, Daily Trust It’s common knowledge that football stars earn large sums of money and some are known for their penchant for expensive cars. Ahmed Musa The current captain of the Super Eagles is a skilled striker, who plays for FC Leicester City, a Saudi Arabia club in Al-Nassr for about 8 billion naira.  He has a Mercedes Benz G Wagon, Range Rover Velar and a Range Rover Sport. John Mikel Obi The defensive midfielder who played…

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Could Neymar, Mbappe antics derail PSG as season enters crunch time?

SuperSport.com While Neymar has been partying with an injured rib, and Kylian Mbappe has been making no attempt to hide his displeasure with his coach, Paris Saint-Germain supporters could be forgiven for having that sinking feeling. This has been the time of year when the French club’s season has tended to implode in recent years, with three successive eliminations in the first knockout round of the Champions League. They are currently unbeaten in 20 games in all competitions after…

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Liverpool fans must savour ‘dream season’ — chairman

SuperSport.com Liverpool fans should savour the club’s “dream season” in the Premier League as they may never see another like it, chairman Tom Werner has said. Liverpool are on course for a first league title in 30 years with Jurgen Klopp’s side winning 24 out of 25 games for a 22-point lead over champions Manchester City — the biggest of any leader at the end of a matchday in English top-flight history. “I keep telling everyone to really savour…

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Lesotho’s First Lady to be charged with murder

  By allafrica.com Maesaiah Thabane, wife of Lesotho’s prime minister Tom Thabane, is to be charged with murder in connection with the 2017 killing of the prime minister’s former wife, police have been quoted as saying. Associated Press report that Thabane, who had fled the country, has returned to Lesotho and handed herself to police in the capital, Maseru. Deputy Commissioner of Police Mokete Paseka told AP on Tuesday that Thabane would spend the night in custody and only…

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Moi funeral expected to be a replica of Mzee Kenyatta’s in 1978

  By Vincent Achuka, The Nation President Uhuru Kenyatta’s proclamation that former President Daniel arap Moi is to be buried in full civilian and military honours has set in motion elaborate and complex procedures whose end will be a grand ceremony that will be witnessed for the second time in Kenya. “As an expression of public sorrow the flag of … Kenya shall be flown at half-mast at State House, State Lodges, public buildings and grounds, military bases, posts…

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Oman Cancer Association President Al Kharusi laments: ‘Cancer is synonymed as disease of death!’

  By Dr Ahmed Mohiuddin Siddiqui The Sultanate of Oman is leading the fight against cancer at the international stage. A not-so-large country, Oman has made giant strides in preventing and fighting cancer, which has made the global community sit up and take notice.  Like the yesteryears, the Oman Cancer Association (OCA) commemorated the World Cancer Day, which falls on 4th February every year with a series of programmes and free cancer detection tests for females and males. In…

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