South Africa qualify for Tokyo 2020 by beating Ghana on penalties Shootout required after a thrilling 2-2 draw in third-place play-off Egypt beat Côte d’Ivoire to secure the trophy, with both already qualified South Africa have seized Africa’s third and final ticket to next year’s Men’s Olympic Football Tournament in Tokyo. Bafana Bafana claimed the spot thanks 

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11/2/2011 South Africa’s national team still lacks a shirt sponsor… Barcelona gives record-breaking partner prime placement… Blackburn loses Crown Paints… Adidas extends deal with Spanish FA… Lucozade embraces Facebook. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.

27/1/2011 South Africa’s national team lands shirt sponsor… Fresh twist in Nigerian saga… One of Asia’s top sports marketing firms has a new face in its leadership… 2014 and 2018 World Cups will spur much-needed growth in hospitality industry, according to a new report. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.

10/11/2010 IMG Worldwide teams up with Brazilian conglomerate EBX Group founded by the world’s eighth richest man… Chelsea FC covets Asian sponsorship dollars… United Arab Emirates Football Association partners with Volkswagen… Vodacom develops its support of South African football.

21/6/2010 The France squad resumed training today after their boycott in protest at the expulsion of Nicolas Anelka following his foul-mouthed outburst against coach Raymond Domenech… World Cup CEO Danny Jordaan holds private meeting with South African team… Thumbs up for World Cup pitches.

28/5/2010 FIFA sets out plans to combat match-fixing in South Africa… FIFA Ethics Committee dismisses World Cup bribery allegations made by former England 2018 bid chief and issues warning over future conduct… Bafana Bafana come through Soccer City test… US president Barack Obama gives US team a presidential send-off from the White House.