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Oct 27, 2014

South Africa captain Meyiwa killed trying to protect girlfriend

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by intruders when trying to protect his girlfriend during a robbery at her home near Johannesburg, officials said on Monday.

The 27-year-old Orlando Pirates goalkeeper died on Sunday after suffering a single shot through the chest at the home of girlfriend Kelly Khumalo, a local actress and singer, in the township of Vosloorus.

Oct 27, 2014

Soccer-South Africa captain Meyiwa killed trying to protect girlfriend

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 27 (Reuters) – South Africa soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by intruders when trying to protect his girlfriend during a robbery at her home near Johannesburg, officials said on Monday.

The 27-year-old Orlando Pirates goalkeeper died on Sunday after suffering a single shot through the chest at the home of girlfriend Kelly Khumalo, a local actress and singer, in the township of Vosloorus.

Oct 27, 2014

South Africa soccer captain Meyiwa killed by intruders

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by intruders in a township near Johannesburg on Sunday in what local media reported as a botched robbery.

The Orlando Pirates goalkeeper was shot after two men entered a house in Vosloorus where Meyiwa was visiting, at about 8 p.m. local time (1800 GMT), South Africa police said in a statement.

Oct 27, 2014

South Africa captain Meyiwa killed by intruders

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s football captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by intruders in a township near Johannesburg on Sunday in what local media reported as a botched robbery.

The Orlando Pirates goalkeeper was shot after two men entered a house in Vosloorus where Meyiwa was visiting, at about 8 p.m. local time (1800 GMT), South Africa police said in a statement.

Oct 27, 2014

Soccer-South Africa captain Meyiwa killed by intruders

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 26 (Reuters) – South Africa’s soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by intruders in a township near Johannesburg on Sunday in what local media reported as a botched robbery.

The Orlando Pirates goalkeeper was shot after two men entered a house in Vosloorus where Meyiwa was visiting, at about 8 p.m. local time (1800 GMT), South Africa police said in a statement.

Oct 26, 2014

South Africa captain Meyiwa shot dead say police

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa captain Senzo Meyiwa has died after being shot on Sunday following a dispute with two men, South African police said.

A police statement said the Orlando Pirates goalkeeper was shot after two men entered a house in Vosloorus, a township near Johannesburg where he was visiting, at about 8pm local time (1800 GMT), while another man remained outside.

Oct 26, 2014

Soccer-South Africa captain Meyiwa shot dead say police

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 26 (Reuters) – South Africa captain Senzo Meyiwa has died after being shot on Sunday following a dispute with two men, South African police said.

A police statement said the Orlando Pirates goalkeeper was shot after two men entered a house in Vosloorus, a township near Johannesburg where he was visiting, at about 8pm local time (1800 GMT), while another man remained outside.

Oct 17, 2014

African players in Europe feel Ebola backlash

CAPE TOWN, Oct 17 (Reuters) – African footballers based at European clubs, especially those travelling back to the continent from international duty, began on Friday to feel the backlash from fears over the Ebola virus outbreak.

A Sierra Leone player has been asked to stay away from his Greek club after competing in African Nations Cup qualifiers while former French champions Montpellier ordered a player to have medical tests on his return from the continent.

Oct 17, 2014

Soccer-African players in Europe feel Ebola backlash

CAPE TOWN, Oct 17 (Reuters) – African footballers based at European clubs, especially those travelling back to the continent from international duty, began on Friday to feel the backlash from fears over the Ebola virus outbreak.

A Sierra Leone player has been asked to stay away from his Greek club after competing in African Nations Cup qualifiers while former French champions Montpellier ordered a player to have medical tests on his return from the continent.

Oct 17, 2014

Soccer-Morocco play down Nations Cup postponement call

CAPE TOWN, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Morocco have played down talk of next year’s African Nations Cup being cancelled, while South Africa gave a lukewarm response on Friday to a suggestion they could step in as hosts.

Morocco stunned African football last week when they asked that the Jan. 17-Feb. 8 tournament be postponed overs fears that travelling supporters could put the country at greater risk from the Ebola epidemic.