April 23, 2017

The Daily Dispatch – Sport News



The Daily Dispatch – Sport News

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THE Daily Dispatch newspaper has a long and rich history dating back to 1872. It was the first penny daily newspaper published in the Eastern Cape in 1898. In its centenary it became the first newspaper in SA to offer full colour facilities to its advertisers and readers.

It’s do-or-die for Bucks

Mthatha Bucks will be looking to revive their hope of qualifying for the play-offs when they entertain Witbank Spurs in a crucial National First Division League clash at the Mthatha Stadium today. The Eastern Cape outfit will be eager to bounce back from their surprising 2-0 loss away to Milano United on Tuesday. The loss

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Bulldogs look to devour Cavaliers

The Border Bulldogs have gone for the tried and tested in their opening game of the SuperSport Rugby Challenge against the Boland Cavaliers in Port Elizabeth tomorrow. The game, at the Wolfson Stadium in Zwide, will be one of three televised games on SS1 and SS Select as the sports channel and SA Rugby take

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Great excitement with return of Legends Ultra

The return to the local road running calendar of the Legends 68km Marathon, albeit on a revamped route, along with the new version half marathon, a brand new 10km and 5km fun run is set to have a significant impact on sports tourism in the region. The recent announcement has certainly got the running community

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Boxing trainer Nick Durandt dies in motorcycle crash

  Flamboyant trainer Nick Durandt has died. The 53-year-old accomplished manager who produced over 95 South Africans in all 17 weight division over 30 world champions and 27 international champions‚ died on Friday having been in a motorbike accident in the Free State. Initial details have been sketchy‚ but two of the boxers he trained‚

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‘No more slip-ups’‚ says Chippa coach Malesela ahead of quarterfinal against Cosmos

Chippa United coach Dan Malesela has his eye on the Nedbank Cup‚ emphasising that his side need to rediscover their form in a tricky quarterfinal against Jomo Cosmos on Saturday. Attack-minded Chippa‚ who host Cosmos at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth (3pm)‚ have had a tough 2017‚ with just three wins from 12

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With Oupa Manyisa ticking Orlando Pirates’ clock can function‚ says Patrick Phungwayo

A ticking Oupa Manyisa gets Orlando Pirates’ clock functioning‚ said Bucs’ left-back Patrick Phungwayo. Pirates meet Bloemfontein Celtic at Orlando Stadium in the Nedbank Cup quarterfinals on Saturday night (8.30pm). Phungwayo said the Buccaneer ship will be cruising at all sails‚ cannons blazing for the competition that now represents their last chance at silverware in

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Sharks bursaries for EC stars

Five Eastern Cape young rugby players have been awarded a chance of a lifetime as their impressive skills on the field has earned them Sharks Academy bursaries. Centre Siphamandla Matsinya of Dale College, eighth man Adam Mountfort and fullback Jason Raubenheimer, both of Selborne College, and Hoerskool Framesby fullback Lindsay Potgieter were awarded to the

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Bulldogs all fired up for Boland

Losing game winners like Makazole Mapimpi and Masixole “Coyi” Banda has motivated Border Bulldogs players to play their hearts out in the hope their talents are noticed by Super Rugby teams. This is according to flanker Siyabulela Mdaka who is expected to lead the team in their first SuperSport Rugby Challenge clash against the Boland

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Janse van Rensburg to miss the three-test series against France

Incumbent Springbok inside centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg will definitely miss the three-test series against France in June. It has emerged that he will be out of action for 12 weeks which means there is an outside chance of him still featuring in Super Rugby should the Lions make the play-offs. Janse van Rensburg was

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Baxter says SuperSport will try to find a gameplan that he hopes will suit Chiefs badly on Saturday

SuperSport United will try to overcome fatigue from a gruelling schedule and come up with a plan that suits Kaizer Chiefs badly in Saturday evening’s Nedbank Cup quarterfinal‚ said Matsatsantsa coach Stuart Baxter. SuperSport take on Chiefs at FNB Stadium having drifted away from the Absa Premiership title race‚ and the Nedbank Cup remains probably

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Post all in the hands of the gods

Russell Domingo may not have said it in as many words‚ but he still seems keen on continuing in his current role as Proteas coach. His contract expires at the end of the England tour at the end of August‚ with Domingo admitting the decision is out of his hands. “Whether I do throw my

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Chippa injury woes mount before cup quarterfinal

Having reached their first-ever cup quarterfinal‚ Chippa United now find themselves in a major injury crisis as they prepare to take on Jomo Cosmos in the last eight of the Nedbank Cup in Port Elizabeth on Saturday afternoon. Diminutive midfielder Buyile Sali is the latest player out after a crunching tackle by Lorenzo Gordinho of

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Pemmy lifts Tete spirits

Mdantsane boxer Zolani Tete could not have wished for a better reception in Leicester, England than the one he received from his provincial sSports MEC Pemmy Majodina. Tete is in England for his crucial WBO world bantamweight title eliminator against tough Filipino Arthur Villanueva at Leicester Arena on Saturday. The Filipino has also arrived at

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Tete gets a surprise welcome in UK

It was déjà vu  for the Eastern Cape boxing contingent in England where Mdantsane boxer Zolani Tete will vie for the WBO world bantamweight title eliminator on Saturday. Tete, who will take on Filipino Arthur Villanueva at Leicester Arena, was welcomed by Eastern Cape Sports MEC Pemmy Majodina who is also in England for repatriation

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Swallows soar to fine win and tidy payday

Mighty Swallows thumped Bhisho Stars 3-0 to claim the Mercedes-Benz Easter soccer tournament at Jan Smuts Stadium in East London yesterday. The winners walked off ith R35000, gold medals and a floating trophy, while the runners-up pockteed R15000, plus silver medals for their weekend’s work. While there was very little excitement on the stands as

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Maluleke jets in to steal thunder at Guild

A full night of bodybuilding action came to its conclusion on Saturday night as Muzi Maluleke from Pretoria claimed the overall win in the IFBB Buffalo City All-Africa Arnold Classic 2017 Qualifier. A packed Guild Theatre was the stage for the extremely competitive event that saw the best local bodybuilders, as well as some top

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Bucks get a whiff of that playoff shot

Mthatha Bucks will have a chance to go to position two should they win their National First Division encounter against Milano United at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town today. A win for Amathol’amnyama will take them to 39 points – level with Black Leopards. Leopards and Bucks have the same number of goal difference

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“They laughed at me on the bench when I said ‘this is George’s match‚ he’s going to score here’” – Komphela

Steve Komphela predicted George Lebese would prove the decisive factor before he got the winner for Kaizer Chiefs against Chippa United at the weekend and said he hopes the player would make a solid return to form.A goal five minutes from the end in Nelspruit on Saturday was the only one of the game and

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Tete locked and loaded for his showdown with “The King”

Zolani “Last Born” Tete prefers to let his fists do the talking‚ which explained why he kept his sentences short and simple a couple of days ago. Filipino slugger Arthur “The King” Villanueva stands between Tete and a shot at the WBO lightweight title and the Mdantsane-born boxer made his intentions clear ahead their showdown

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Ronaldo says he will not allow false rape claim to mar his reputation

Multi-millionaire footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is furious about a claim that he raped and then offered to pay off a woman in Las Vegas. The allegations were reported by German newspaper Der Spiegel on Friday. The rape allegedly took place while he was holidaying in the US party capital in 2009‚ not long after he had

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