This weekend brings a host of sporting action to enjoy, including an ODI clash that’s sure to be a cracker, an AFCON opener that all eyes will be on, and another unmissable rugby encounter that will undoubtedly be packed full of entertainment.
South Africa vs West Indies (ODI Cricket)
South Africa and West Indies square up in five one-day internationals, starting at Kingsmead on Friday, in their final round of competitive matches before the World Cup starts in Australia and New Zealand next month. South Africa will be fielding their World Cup squad, with the exception of injured wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock, who has been replaced for the series by veteran Morne van Wyk.
Like South Africa, the West Indies selected a different captain for each format on the tour. All-rounder Jason Holder will lead the one-day side and will also be in charge for the World Cup.
Equatorial Guinea vs Congo (AFCON football)
And once again, the beloved African Cup of Nations tournament gets underway again, bringing the continent’s best sides to the forefront to see who can topple who.
Hosts Equatorial Guinea will kick-start the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations against Congo. These nations are probably the two least respected sides coming into the tournament, but both probe serious threats. Equatorial Guinea will have the crucial home support behind them while Congo managed to qualify for the showpiece ahead of Nigeria.
Toulouse vs Bath Rugby (European Rugby Champions cup rugby)
The giants of European rugby clash on Sunday, as Bath travel to the Stade Ernest Wallon to battle Toulouse.
Bath are only a couple of points better off but have picked up their form after a difficult start to the ERC cup competition saw them get hammered in Glasgow and then lose at home to record four-time champions Toulouse. They travel to the south-west of France on Sunday knowing that they also need a bonus-point victory at the Ernest-Wallon stadium where Toulouse rarely lose
Which match are you most looking forward to this weekend?