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Catch the 2017 AFBC African Boxing Championship Live on ST Sports Arena, channel 241 on 22nd – 25th June.  The 19th AIBA World Boxing Championships, the German city of Hamburg is preparing to host the world’s top 280 elite male boxers for the first time in the new Olympic cycle to Tokyo 2020. Qualification for Hamburg comes in the form...

Imagine being a coach and having to decide who will lead your attacking. Your options are Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Alexandre Lacazette and Olivier Giroud. This is the selection problem France head coach Didier Deschamps faces. He is working with some of football’s most lethal finishers. Deschamps and his technical team have to decide who to use and who to leave...

“As we sit here just now I am thinking about victory – but not getting beat keeps us in it!” These are the words of Scotland coach Gordon Strachan ahead of the all-important FIFA World Cup Qualifier clash against rivals England on Saturday, June 10. Scotland host their neighbours and know that defeat would almost kill their chances of playing in next...

When Swedish great Zlatan Ibrahimovic retired from international football many experts thought Sweden’s national team would suffer. Looking at their performances in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, however, the Blagult is doing well in the post-Zlatan era. They are currently second in group A of the European Qualifications and have stood firm against the likes of Netherlands to keep their dreams...

World Boxing Council (WBC) champion light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson has been too good for his opponents since he beat Chad Dawson for the title in 2013. He has stopped five of his seven opponents since winning the strap. The only fighter to give him problems in that time was Andrzej Fonfara. Fonfara even had Stevenson on the canvas early...

Just two seasons ago things were great at the Volkswagen Arena. Wolfsburg were brilliant as they finished second on the log. Things have changed now. A season that saw them lose the influential Julian Draxler to Paris Saint Germain has them in a position nobody would have thought possible in 2015. They are playing in the relegation play-off. Die Wolfe face Eintracht...

The last round of Bundesliga matches sees the end of an era. One of the greatest players of this generation Philipp Lahm hangs up his boots. The defender has won almost everything there is to win in football. He captained Germany to FIFA World Cup glory in 2014. He also has two world cup bronze medals. He was also part of the...

Got one and now two to go! That must be the feeling amongst Juventus’ fans following their 2-0 win over Lazio to claim the Italian Cup. The Old Lady has a chance to complete the treble this season. They are on top of the Serie A and need just three points from their remaining two matches to secure the league title. They...

The featherweight division is one of boxing’s most talented weight categories. It is packed with talent from the likes of Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares, Lee Selby and Gary Russell Jnr. World Boxing Council (WBC) champion Russell will be looking to enhance his reputation when he makes his title defence against interim title holder Oscar Escandon. The fight will be broadcast on...

Anybody who has seen South Africa’s Thomas “Tommy Gun” Oosthuizen in a boxing ring will agree that the man has great skill that is easy on the eye. The lanky southpaw has wowed fans around the country with his silky footwork and incredible hand speed.  At 1.94m his height also affords him a huge reach advantage over most of his opponents. Oosthuizen’s...