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Shabba apologises for early exit

Bafana Bafana midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala has offered an apology to the nation following the national team’s first round exit from the Chan tournament. “It is very disappointing that we are out of the tournament being the hosts,” Tshabalala admitted. “We were hoping to advance to the quarterfinals and go all the way to the finals. […]

Tshabalala still believes in Bafana

South Africa’s national team Bafana Bafana was brought back to earth by a 1-1 stalemate against a Mali side who denied them a win. Despite sharing the spoils with Mali the host nation is still in pole position in group D through the goal difference rule. Bafana midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala believes that the national team […]

Shabba: “We wanted the game more”

South Africa made an impressive start to their African Nations Championship tournament (CHAN) 2014 campaign with a resounding 3-1 victory over Mozambique at the Cape Town stadium on Saturday. Siphiwe Tshabalala had another outstanding display in national team colours which he capped by providing the assist for the winning goal. “We played well and I […]

Tshabalala ready for CHAN

In an interview with the media this past Wednesday, Siphiwe Tshabalala spoke about South Africa’s chances and his eagerness to play in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament, having already seen and done it all on the international stage. The midfielder believes Bafana Bafana’s first match of the competition against Mozambique will set the tone for the rest […]

Shabba targets CHAN redemption

Siphiwe Tshabalala has identified the third edition of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) as the ideal opportunity for Bafana Bafana to reassert themselves as one of the top teams on the continent. South African fans have not had much to shout about in recent years, with several excruciating near-misses and failure to secure qualification for […]

Tshabalala foresees a bright future

Bafana Bafana International Siphiwe Tshabalala will be expecting a dream start to his 2013/2014 Absa Premiership League as the football holiday break draws closer to an end. A fist of Premiership action matches and international duties await the Soweto born footballer as Kaizer Chiefs FC will look to continue defending their title. On Tshabalala’s other […]

Shabba’s 2014 at a glance

The much anticipated year of 2014 has arrived and it is going to be a busy one for Siphiwe Tshabalala, for both club and country. The South African and Kaizer Chiefs midfielder can expect to – possibly, play in no less than 22 games before June this year, depending on his fitness. That number could […]

Shabba in CHAN 2014 squad

Coach Gordon Igesund has picked his squad for the 2014 African Nations Championship, which includes midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala. This is the third edition of the biennial tournament which is organised by CAF. It is played between the best national teams in Africa, exclusively featuring players who are active in the national championships e.g., the Premier […]

Festive Cheer

Siphiwe Tshabalala wishes to echo the sentiments of the Kaizer Chiefs’ Executive Chairman Kaizer Motaung, in wishing the Amakhosi a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2014. Mr Motaung Senior said on the club site: “I wish the Amakhosi fraternity a joyous and safe festive period. We must embrace one another. Sport is a catalyst in Nation building. I […]

Khosi cements lead at the top

Siphiwe Tshabalala played phenomenally well in his sides thumping of AmaZulu at the Moses Mabhida stadium on Sunday. Tshabalala created a host of chances, including a 41st minute shot at goal in which the midfielder picked the ball from the middle and made a surging run forward before unleashing a powerful shot from range, but his […]