South Africa

UKFF’s Orobator To Manage Cameroon in UK African Nations Cup 2013

March 2, 2013

UKFF’s Director of Football Ewemade Orobator has been given the “incredible honour” of managing the Cameroon Team in the UK African Nations Cup 2013 with the Final due to take place at West Hams Upton Park in June 2013 and with £1,000 prize for the winning Team. Ewemade will attend the draw for the tournament […] […]

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Forgotten men of sad South African Summer set to prosper

August 25, 2010

Neglected. Overlooked. Surplus to requirements. Out of form and out of favour.

Whichever spin you put on it, it was a disappointingly heartbreaking World Cup Summer for Theo Walcott, Adam Johnson and Joe Hart. Oft muted as the future of whatever fleeting hopes of glory we may still hold for our national teams prospects, they were each expected […]

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Capello’s index finally revealed

July 19, 2010

Sven McClaren’s controversial ‘index’ which caused so much controversy has finally been published.

Despite the clowns at the FA persuading Capello to postpone, the England teams ratings are available for everyone to see. […]

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England move up in FIFA World Rankings

July 14, 2010

It’s official, panic over, England are not as bad as we originally thought. Despite their horrific World Cup in South Africa, Fabio Capello’s flops have risen from 8th to 7th in FIFA’s latest world rankings. […]

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The ‘dirty dutch’ were only playing to their strengths

July 13, 2010

The talk in the aftermath of yesterday’s final of the Netherlands as some kind of evil destroyer of the beautiful game is unfair on a team who were simply trying to play to their strengths. Some of the challenges were over-the-top, but in these cases it is Howard Webb who was to blame for his reluctance to mark his big day by waving red cards aro […]

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The 2010 World Cup final: key clashes

July 9, 2010

Heaven forbid I should ever contradict the wisdom of Paul the psychic octopus, but if I were an octopus, I too would have sucked the mussels from the yellow and red box. I think the game will be tight, as Spain’s three consecutive 1-0 wins suggest, and apart from the performances of the two stars so far, David Villa and Wesley Sneijder (who are a […]

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Confident Germany devoured by hungry Spain

July 8, 2010

Germany’s confidence and willingness to attack played into Spanish hands as Vicente Del Bosque’s team relished playing against a positive side for the first time in the competition. Instead of tasting revenge Joachim Low’s side were devoured without mercy. […]

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Spain must find balance to match Germany’s equilibrium

July 7, 2010

If, as expected, Torres is finally dropped tonight, Spain will be forced to crowd the midfield and fit a lot of talented central midfielders into a system that prevents them tripping over each others’ toes. There have many smooth, round pegs, but some must quickly adapt to square holes if Spain are to overcome Germany’s balanced side. […]

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Rosey’s World Cup Round-up semi-final

July 6, 2010

Thanks Diego So it’s Holland who are the first team to book their place at Sunday’s final, after they defeated Uruguay in Cape Town tonight. But I’d like to take this opportunity to heap praise upon a member of the tonight’s losing side, Diego Forlan. There surely has never been such a world class goal-scorer […] […]

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Germany and the Netherlands show ice-cool temperament

July 6, 2010

While others around them have crumbled under the limelight, Germany and the Netherlands have barely broken sweat, strolling nonchalantly into the last four of the World Cup past Argentina and Brazil respectively. Both have played as if under no pressure; as if unaware of the billions of eyes watching them. […]

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Smug Suarez sets awful example – should the rules be changed?

July 6, 2010

The behaviour and subsequent delight of Luis Suarez in the match against Ghana was shambolic and set a terrible precedent to youngsters watching the World Cup. He should be ashamed of the fact that his intentional handball is the reason that Ghana were knocked out of the tournament. Instead he is unrepentant and has gleefully claimed his act is the […]

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Samba Style vs Dutch Delights – prepare to be let down

July 2, 2010

“It was a long time ago, Total Football – if you play like that now it’s very hard to win the Cup”. For anyone expecting a riotous feast of football in this afternoons quarter final offering, the words of Netherland’s coach Bert van Marwijk should serve a stark warning that we may be about to witness yet another 90 minutes of tedium at this summer […]

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