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Nov 3, 2014

Soccer-CAF warns Morocco as it rejects Nations Cup date change

CAPE TOWN, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Morocco have been given until the weekend to decide whether they want to host next year’s African Nations Cup finals after the Confederation of African Football refused to consider a postponement of its showpiece tournament over Ebola virus fears.

Morocco must make clear its position by Saturday, said African football’s governing body (CAF) after a meeting in Rabat on Monday between prime minister Abdelilah Benkirane and a delegation led by CAF president Issa Hayatou.

Nov 2, 2014

Nations Cup decision over Ebola could come on Monday

By Mark Gleeson

(Reuters) – A decision on whether the African Nations Cup finals will go ahead in January or be postponed because of fears over the Ebola virus is expected on Monday after the Moroccan government meets with Confederation of African soccer leaders.

The meeting in Rabat was fixed last month when Morocco wrote to CAF asking it to postpone the tournament after being advised by its own health ministry that hosting the 16-team tournament posed a risk of the spread of the deadly virus.

Nov 2, 2014

Soccer-Nations Cup decision over Ebola could come on Monday

Nov 2 (Reuters) – A decision on whether the African Nations Cup finals will go ahead in January or be postponed because of fears over the Ebola virus is expected on Monday after the Moroccan government meets with Confederation of African Football leaders.

The meeting in Rabat was fixed last month when Morocco wrote to CAF asking it to postpone the tournament after being advised by its own health ministry that hosting the 16-team tournament posed a risk of the spread of the deadly virus.

Nov 2, 2014

Soccer-Champions League win seals year of success for Algeria

Nov 2 (Reuters) – Entente Setif’s African Champions League victory on Saturday was the final act of a significant year for Algerian soccer, emphasising the country’s position at the top of the continent’s pecking order.

Setif won on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate draw with AS Vita Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo to become the first Algerian club since 1990 to take the region’s top club prize.

Oct 30, 2014

Belgian club allows Meyiwa’s team mate to attend funeral

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Belgian club Oostende has allowed South Africa international midfielder Andile Jali to fly home to attend the weekend funeral of national soccer team captain Senzo Meyiwa, who was shot dead by burglars on Sunday.

Jali will miss Saturday’s match between Oostende and struggling Waasland-Beveren after being given permission to attend the funeral of his former Orlando Pirates team mate.

Oct 30, 2014

Soccer-Belgian club allows Meyiwa’s team mate to attend funeral

CAPE TOWN, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Belgian club Oostende has allowed South Africa international midfielder Andile Jali to fly home to attend the weekend funeral of national soccer team captain Senzo Meyiwa, who was shot dead by burglars on Sunday.

Jali will miss Saturday’s match between Oostende and struggling Waasland-Beveren after being given permission to attend the funeral of his former Orlando Pirates team mate.

Oct 27, 2014

South Africa captain killed protecting 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

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.