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Olympics postponed: How will 2021 date affect Africa's football qualifiers?

On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed the painful but inevitable decision to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

The event will now take place in the first half of 2021, although it remains to be seen how the men's and women's football tournaments will integrate with the rest of the game's calendar once regular competition resumes.

The revised scheduling will affect the various competing athletes to varying degrees, but it certainly changes...

Meet Jurgen Klopp's other club, Hout Bay United, some 14,000km from Liverpool

Hout Bay United is a small football club in Cape Town, nestled between the expensive wine farms of Constantia and the Atlantic Ocean, that enjoys the quiet support of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

It's not a rich club by any means, and they play in the third tier of South Africa's football leagues, but aside from Klopp, they also consider Athletic Bilbao a major influence. What is it about this team that attracts such patronage?

Hout Bay United Football Community (HBUFC) was founded in 2014, with...

Why does South Africa's PSL feature so many international goalkeepers?

South Africa's Premier Soccer League features an international goalkeeper on most of the big teams' squad lists, which is good news for fans of excellent shot stopping, but what does it mean for the country's own goalkeeping development?

Most notably, Kaizer Chiefs' Daniel Akpeyi recently won the Nigerian Goalkeeper of the Year award, but he is only one of many top quality international 'keepers across the country.

Ghana international Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United), 2016 and 2018 CAF Team of...

2022 World Cup draw: Some 'easy' groups await Africa's giants, but they must beware overconfidence

The 40 African nations still standing in the qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup learned the identities of their group stage opponents during a star-studded event at The Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo on Tuesday, but not everyone will be happy with their lot.

Teams were drawn into 10 groups of four teams, with the winners of each pool set to advance to two-legged playoffs.

Here's ESPN's group-by-group guide to the 10 pools in light of Tuesday's draw; who are the winners and losers from the second...

Cape Town City's Olde Riekerink confident of success, despite Benni's looming shadow

Cape Town City head coach Jan Olde Riekerink has taken significant steps towards emerging from the shadows of predecessor Benni McCarthy, who was a fan favourite after a long career for South Africa and various Premier League sides.

Most recently, goals from Kermit Erasmus and Craig Martin sealed a scrappy but vital victory for City over Bidvest Wits at Cape Town Stadium, helping lift the mood at the club after a dismal recent run under the former Ajax Amsterdam mentor.

A visibly relieved City dugout...