The first part of Zander Lombard’s Nedbank Golf Challenge dream was realised on Friday when he shot a 65 in front of playing partners Ernie Els and Lee Westwood to lead “Africa’s Major” by two strokes.
Bafana Bafana need to bounce back against Sudan on Sunday‚ coach Molefi Ntseki conceded after his team got off to a 2-0 defeat at the start of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign against Ghana on Thursday.
The impressive scoring rate this season seems to suggest that the the race for the Absa Premiership Golden Boot will be closely contested and that the elusive 20-goal barrier could be broken this season.
Coach David Notoane says it will be a battle between a physical Nigeria and his more technically gifted South Africa when the teams clash in a winner-takes-all Group B encounter at the Africa Under-23 Cup of Nations on Friday night.
Having just returned from a meek loss away to Ghana‚ any thoughts that Sudan might provide some respite for Bafana Bafana in Sunday’s second 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at Orlando Stadium should be firmly put aside.
It was not the worst of starts for new Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki in his first competitive match, but it was not the best either as South Africa were out-muscled and out-manoeuvred by Ghana in a 2-0 defeat in Cape Coast on Thursday night.
Home favourite Louis Oosthuizen produced a stunning birdie blitz to card a faultless nine-under-par 63 for a three-shot lead after the first round of the European Tour’s Nedbank Golf Challenge on Thursday.