France

Ibra craves FIFA award

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has declared his intentions to win the Ballon d'Or but believes he will miss out this year because he was not at the World Cup.

Bodmer pens new Nice deal

Mathieu Bodmer is hoping to see out his career at Nice after signing a new long-term contract with the Ligue 1 club this week.

Bielsa 'saddened' by defeat

Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa says it was "really saddening" to see his side dumped out of the Coupe de la Ligue following the 2-1 loss to Rennes.

Cavani at home in Paris

Uruguay international Edinson Cavani insists he is happy with life at Paris Saint-Germain after becoming a more regular fixture at Parc des Princes.

Alex reveals PSG treatement

Milan defender Alex has revealed he was forced out the door at Paris Saint-Germain because the club wanted to sign a younger defender.

Sagnol delighted with win

Bordeaux manager Willy Sagnol has spoken of his delight following his side's 3-1 win over rivals Toulouse in the Garonne derby.

Gignac set for Marseille exit

Marseille president Vincent Labrune admits striker Andre-Pierre Gignac could leave Stade Velodrome as the club cannot meet his contract demands.

Suarez not on Ballon d'Or list

Despite winning the European Golden Shoe last season, Luis Suarez has missed out on a place on the 23-man list of nominees for the Ballon d'Or.

Marseille: Gignac will leave

Vincent Labrune admits he expects to lose Andre-Pierre Gignac due to the fact Marseille are unable to meet his rising salary demands.

Bielsa: We had our chances

Olympique Marseille manager Marcelo Bielsa has refused to lash out at his charges following Sunday's 1-0 defeat against Olympique Lyon.

Makelele praises charges

Bastia head coach Claude Makelele says he has no reason to reprimand his side following Saturday' 3-1 defeat against Monaco.

Blanc: PSG inspired by red

Laurent Blanc said he was thrilled with the way PSG responded to going a man down after they saw off Bordeaux 3-0 on Saturday.

Golden Boy shortlist announced

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling and Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj have been included in a 40-man shortlist for the 2014 Golden Boy award.

Kombouare encouraged by win

Lens coach Antoine Kombouare is delighted with the manner in which his players conducted themselves during the Ligue 1 fixture against Toulouse.

Fournier fired up for OM clash

Olympique Lyon coach Hubert Fournier is excited ahead of his club's Ligue 1 fixture against Marseille on Sunday.

Results
South African ABSA Premier League
Wednesday 22nd October
Free State Stars 0 - 0 Amazulu
Bidvest Wits 0 - 2 Polokwane City
Supersport United 1 - 4 Maritzburg United
Ajax Cape Town 2 - 1 Platinum Stars
University Of Pretoria 1 - 2 Bloemfontein Celtic

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