The most successful club in South African women’s football is no more. It’s an indictment of the state of the women’s game, which is battling poor funding, a lack of support and too few development structures.
The Proteas’ ship is on the brink of hitting an iceberg exactly where the Titanic started its disastrous voyage: Southampton. But how did we get here, their tournament on the brink of ending before it starts?
The most successful team in Cricket World Cup history is out to shake off the shame of Sandpapergate and, with their backs against the wall, Australia are in the exact circumstances under which they thrive.