Articles containing the tag ‘world cup
By Brent Robyn Smith On Friday, April 24th, 2015

Cricket South Africa Needs to Up the Ante on its Transformation Policy

With the Proteas once again failing to win the World Cup trophy, Cricket South Africa needs to seriously start implementing its transformation policy. South Africa has been a democracy for more than 20 years no... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Devastating Devilliers Wallops Windies

The captain of the South African cricket team, AB Devilliers, refused to accept praise for leading his team to the second biggest win in a World Cup on Friday as the Proteas demolished the West Indies in Sydney... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Christiano Ronaldo Wins the FIFA Ballon d’Or Award for 2014, Beating Messi

Christiano Ronaldo has once again won the top football award, the FIFA Ballon d’Or award. The trophy was presented to him in a ceremony held in Kongresshuis, Zurich, Germany on Monday, the 15th of January... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Senzo Meyiwa’s Funeral: Celebrating the Life of a Hero

Saturday was a day of mourning in Durban as the KZN community took time off their schedules to pay their last respects on a man that, despite being very young was held in high regards by many people whose life ... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Monday, July 14th, 2014

2014 World Cup Final: An Extra Time Goal Hands Germany a 1-0 Victory Over Argentina

An extra time Mario Gotze goal handed Germany a 1-0 victory over Argentina in Sunday’s World Cup final at the Maracana. In a hard-fought contest that lacked creativity and did not live up to its billing, it w... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Samba Kings Crash Out

The World Cup never ceases to come up with surprises. In a match that was billed to go either way with some soccer pundits actually giving Brazil an edge over their European rivals, Germany surprised everyone, ... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Belgium in the Last 16, Algeria and Portugal Still in With a Chance

The group matches have been wrapped up in the FIFA World Cup that is going on in Brazil with the last of three matches being played on the night of the twenty second and the morning of the twenty third. A total... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Spain and Cameroon On An Early Flight Home

Wednesday was a chance to confirm flights home for at least two countries in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Brazil. It started off with World Champions, Spain who, after a 5-1 massacre at the hands of the Dutch,... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Monday, June 16th, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup – Germany Gives Portugal Plenty to Worry About

Germany has made the road ahead a tricky one for the men from Portugal with a 4-0 final score that few, if any, could have predicted to be the outcome. Both of the two teams have been plagued with injuries over... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Sunday, June 15th, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup Score Updates: Ivory Coast Beats Japan 2-1

Saturday night appears to have been a night of double whammys as, in this Group C match at the Arena Pernambuco, Ivory Coast beat Japan by two goals to nil. The first drama to the match was well before the matc... Read more »