INDONESIA STADIUM TRAGEDY: AT LEAST 174 KILLED AFTER RIOT AND STAMPEDE (VIDEO)

Sun 02 October 2022: At least 174 people have died in a fatal football stampede after Arema FC lost 3-2 to Persebaya Surabaya in a home game on Saturday night at Kanjuruhan Stadium in East Java, Indonesia, Deputy East Java Governor Emil Dardak told local media on Sunday. A police statement said supporters of the […]

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SAUDI WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TEAM DRAWS IN FIRST INTERNATIONAL AT HOME

Sun 25 September 2022: Saudi Arabia’s women’s national football team made history yesterday after playing their first ever international fixture on home soil. The team known as the Green Falcons, led by German coach Monika Staab drew 3-3 with visitors Bhutan at the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium in Abha with a late equaliser […]

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HOW SPECIALIST COMMENTARY WILL HELP BLIND FANS AT QATAR WORLD CUP

Wed 14 September 2022:  Training programme for commentators accommodating to blind or partially sighted fans inside the stadium. Doha, Qatar – Ikraimi Ahmad was born blind, but the 32-year-old Egyptian knows how to describe a football match. In the Arab Cup football tournament held in the Qatari capital, Doha, last December, Ahmad knew what the team […]

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4 LESSONS FROM SERENA WILLIAMS FOR SPORTSWOMEN IN AFRICA

Sat 03 September 2022:  US icon Serena Williams, considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, is retiring from professional tennis. Williams has won 23 grand slam singles titles, more than any other woman or man during the professional era, which began in 1968. Coached by her father, she changed the face of the women’s game. In the process, through […]

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IRANIAN WOMEN ALLOWED TO WATCH FOOTBALL MATCH AFTER FIFA PRESSURE

Thu 25 August 2022: Iranian authorities had publicly contradicted each other on whether FIFA and AFC’s letter made it compulsory for them to allow women into stadiums. Tehran, Iran – A limited number of Iranian women have been allowed into a stadium in Tehran to watch a league football match for the first time after pressure […]

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SA GOVERNMENT INCREASES BANYANA BANYANA PLEDGE TO R15M

Thu 25  August 2022: Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, has announced that Banyana Banyana’s pledge of R5.8 million following the team’s recent 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) victory has been increased to R15 million. “I am pleased to announce that the National Government’s contribution to the team [has been increased] […]

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