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Learn the language of South African football

Bazooka, shibobo, tsamaya … As the continent comes together for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea this month, we bring you an insider's guide to the unique lingo of South African football fans.

Beefy Cameroon gives SA a taste of Afcon

Sibusiso Vilakazi's second-half goal earned an inspired Bafana Bafana a 1-1 draw with Cameroon in an international friendly at the Stade de l'Amitie in Libreville this weekend - a performance coach Shakes Mashaba believes is an indicator of what we can expect from the Afcon tournament, which kicks off on Saturday.

Who will become a star at Afcon 2015?

Expect the Africa Cup of Nations to be one of the most exciting tournaments ever as the continent brings its carefree, buccaneering style to the beautiful game. The old guard has stepped down and the two most successful teams are out – leaving the field wide open for new stars to be made.

Underestimate us at your peril, Phala warns Afcon opponents

The Bafana winger says South Africa are no underdogs as the team arrives in Gabon to continue their preparations ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off in Equatorial Guinea on 17 January.

Underestimate us at your peril, Phala warns Afcon opponents

The Bafana winger says South Africa are no underdogs as the team arrives in Gabon to continue their preparations ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off in Equatorial Guinea on 17 January.

Striker Portia Modise is South Africa’s Sports Star of the Year

The nation's sporting royalty came out to celebrate excellence at the Sport Ministry's annual SA Sports Awards, with Banyana Banyana striker Portia Modise claiming the crown as Sports Star of the Year. She is the first African football player to score 100 goals in international competition.

South Africa remembers Nelson Mandela

Commemorative events of the first anniversary since the passing of Nelson Mandela will feature a music concert, cycling and marathon competitions, a cricket match between the Proteas and the Boks and of course the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge between Bafana Bafana and Ivory Coast.

South Africa remembers Nelson Mandela

Commemorative events of the first anniversary since the passing of Nelson Mandela will feature a music concert, cycling and marathon competitions, a cricket match between the Proteas and the Boks and of course the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge between Bafana Bafana and Ivory Coast.

South Africa celebrates sporting victory

Football, rugby, cricket and cycling made it a spectacular sporting weekend for South Africa. A win over Sudan got Bafana to Afcon, the Boks beat England at Twickenham, and the Proteas trounced Australia in Perth. The Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge wrapped up the weekend in Johannesburg.

South Africa celebrates sporting victory

Football, rugby, cricket and cycling made it a spectacular sporting weekend for South Africa. A win over Sudan got Bafana to Afcon, the Boks beat England at Twickenham, and the Proteas trounced Australia in Perth. The Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge wrapped up the weekend in Johannesburg.