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Former Chiefs, Pirates star Marc Batchelor shot dead

Former Kaiser Chiefs and Orlando Pirates footballer Marc Batchelor was shot dead outside his home in Johannesburg on Monday, police have confirmed.

The 49-year-old striker, who also played for Mamelodi Sundowns, was shot in his car. Another person in the vehicle was unharmed in the incident.

"He was attacked by two men who were driving a motorbike," a police spokesman told the South African Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday.

"He was about to drive into his premises. The suspects shot several times...

Chukwueze's goal, Rohr's tactics guide Nigeria into AFCON semis

Villarreal youngster Samuel Chukweze was a surprising starter but proved a brilliant one vs. South Africa.

CAIRO -- Nigeria are into the semifinals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, as a dramatic late goal from centre-back William Troost-Ekong saw the Super Eagles deservedly edge South Africa 2-1 to reach the last four. Colin Udoh provides his three major takeaways from the Super Eagles' victory.

1. Rohr outfoxes Baxter on the touchline

Nigerian coach Gernot Rohr has had his tactical acumen questioned over and over by many Nigerians, especially in the run-up to his side's quarterfinal with South Africa.

Bafana...

Late winner sends Nigeria into AFCON semis

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Nigeria snuck into the Africa Cup of Nations semifinals when William Troost Ekong scored with one minute remaining to give them a 2-1 win over a gallant South Africa as the tournament served up more drama on Wednesday.

Troost Ekong turned the ball in with his knee from a corner just as Nigeria seemed to be in danger of throwing away a game they dominated for more than an hour.

Samuel Chukwueze, recalled to the side after missing the previous round, put the Super Eagles in front when he scored at...

Nigeria beware Thembinkosi Lorch, Bafana's quiet assassin

The emergence of South Africa's Thembinkosi Lorch has been one of the most fascinating subplots at the Africa Cup of Nations, as the softly spoken winger overcame family tragedy to set up Bafana Bafana's quarterfinal showdown with Nigeria on Wednesday.

In providing the match winner against Egypt in the Round of 16, sending shockwaves across the continent, Lorch showed why he was named Premier Soccer League Player of the Year in South Africathis past season.

Even more impressively, he took...

Hosts Egypt knocked out of Africa Cup of Nations

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South Africa continued a tournament full of stunning results on Saturday.

Thembinkosi Lorch scored five minutes from time to hand South Africa an upset 1-0 win and knock holders Egypt out of the Africa Cup of Nations as the shock results at the competition continued on Saturday.

South Africa, who had lost two of their three group games yet crept into the knockout stages, showed great improvement and were the more enterprising team, leaving 70,000 partisan fans at the Cairo International Stadium stunned.

Lorch finished off a sweeping counter-attack as South Africa, who...