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October 28, 2017 7:50 PM England Under 17 coach Steve Cooper praises Young Lions for keeping their nerve and playing their own game

England coach Steve Cooper hailed his Under-17 world champions for playing football ‘our way’ as they completed a stunning comeback from two goals down to beat Spain 5-2. The Young Lions were deserving winners of the World Cup for the first time and lifted the trophy after a series of free-flowing, free-scoring performances. Cooper’s side racked up 23 goals 42

October 28, 2017 7:32 PM England win another World Cup as the Under 17s destroy Spain with thrilling final comeback in Calcutta

England became world champions in thrilling fashion two goals from Phil Foden and Rhian Brewster’s eighth of the tournament helped power the Young Lions to an emphatic Under-17 World Cup final win over Spain in Calcutta. It was a sensational turnaround by Steve Cooper’s side, who had been two down to the slick Spaniards inside half-an-hour. But Golden 35

October 21, 2017 10:11 PM Western Province stout defence keeps Lions at bay

CAPE TOWN – Western Province’s defence provided the sheet-anchor for a well-taken 19-5 Currie Cup semifinal win over the Golden Lions at Newlands on Saturday evening, after leading 13-5 at halftime. The match produced typically finals rugby and in the final analysis, the Lions paid heavily for their errors. They also had several chances to kick for goal when penalties 43

October 21, 2017 5:54 PM Province too good for Golden Lions in Newlands semifinal

In a game that turned on fine margins‚ it was Western Province who made the most of their opportunities to advance to the Currie Cup final for a fifth time in six years thanks to a making fewer mistakes than the Golden Lions. Flyhalf Rob du Preez contributed 14 points from four penalties and a conversion in a 19-5 semifinal win at Newlands on Saturday 37

September 15, 2017 11:49 PM Black Princesses beat Algeria 5-0

The Black Princesses have beaten their Algerian counterparts 5-0 in their 2017 FIFA World Cup qualifying match played in Algiers on Friday. Elmina Sea Lions midfielder Olivia Anokye scored a brace with Grace Asantewaa, Sandra Owusu Ansah and Helena Obeng all hitting the back of the net. The win puts Ghana in a good position to qualify to the next stage 41

September 8, 2017 9:49 AM Paarl Boys’ High to host 2018 Coca-Cola Craven Week

The 2018 edition of the U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week and Coca-Cola Academy Week will be hosted at Paarl Boys High from 8 to 14 July, in celebration of the school’s 150th anniversary, with both tournaments getting fresh makeover. The U13 Coca-Cola Craven Week and U16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week, meanwhile, will be hosted at Hoërskool Diamantveld in Kimberley 34

September 8, 2017 6:03 AM Junior Sables out of next year’s competition

The South African Rugby Union (Saru) announced yesterday that Zimbabwe, Namibia, Eastern Province Country Districts and Border Country Districts will only play in the Coca-Cola Academy Week and no longer field Under-18 Craven Week teams. Instead, Saru said in a fresh introduction to the Under-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week, the Blue Bulls, Golden Lions and Western 46

September 4, 2017 1:00 PM Dreams take shape and hopes evaporate in Africa

THE MATCHDAY REPLAYED – The third instalment of the third round of African qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, which was spread out over the past three days, did not result in any team booking their ticket for next year’s tournament, but it did enable certain nations to take huge steps towards that goal. In addition, it allowed some sides 19

September 4, 2017 8:16 AM Shock, Surprises Trail CAF World Cup Round Three Qualifiers

Lagos – There are no better words to describe the outcomes of some of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Africa qualifiers starting Thursday through Saturday across the continent. In Group B that has the quartet of Nigeria, Cameroon, Algeria and Zambia, the tension remained high due to the fact that three of the four countries represented the continent in the last World 26

September 3, 2017 2:18 PM UAE cricket team fly out for Namibia ICC matches

Squad to train for six days at Cricket South Africa’s High Performance Centre Dubai. The UAE cricket team led by Rohan Mustafa flew out on Sunday to South Africa en route to play in the ICC Intercontinental Cup and the ICC World Cricket League games against Namibia at the Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek in Namibia. The ICC’s four-day Intercontinental 44