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AFCON Preview: Bafana Bafana Squad Assessment & Tactical Options

As the South African National football team (also known as Bafana Bafana for international visitors) begin their final preparations for the 2013 African Cup of Nations with friendlies against Norway (Cape Town Stadium, tomorrow night) and Algeria (Saturday 12th Jan, Orlando Stadium), we offer a few thoughts on the squad selected for the coach’s first […]

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Football Performance Analysis – Interview with Wade Benn, Senior Match Analyst at Aspire Sports Academy

Wade Benn is the Senior Match Analyst at the Aspire Sports Academy in Qatar. He has worked in the Performance Analysis industry extensively in South Africa and travelled with the South African women’s national team (Banyana Banyana) to the London Olympics. Wade kindly took some time off to chat to F-A about the growth of […]

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Ajax Cape Town: Interview With Conditioning Coach, Craig Von Wielligh

Football-Analysis.com sat down with Ajax Cape Town’s 25 year old Fitness and Conditioning Trainer, Craig Von Wielligh to discuss his role in club’s set-up and his general methodology on the Conditioning world.

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Five South Africa Under 20 Stars to Watch Out For

With the World Cup 2014 looming in the not-too-distant future, Gordon Igesund has an exciting crop of young players breaking through. Igesund has already called up Kgosi Ntlhe to the Bafana Bafana squad after good form for the South African U20s and Peterborough United and thus has shown he has faith in young players. With […]

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Bafana Bafana: A Review of the Brazil and Mozambique Friendlies

Two promising performances marked the start of Gordon Igesund’s Bafana Bafana reign. The result was never the focus in Brazil, with the wiser individual appreciating the performance and attitude in a tough fixture in Brazil for the first time in Bafana’s history.

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Gordon Igesund: Brazil and the baptism of fire

Bafana Bafana’s nickname literally translates to “the Boys, the Boys”. Friday the 7th September marks the day when boys will be expected to become men, as new coach, Gordon Igesund and South Africa face Brazil in a daunting friendly in São Paulo, playing in Brazil for the first time in South Africa’s history.

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