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The battle is on to become king of the hills when the Daily Dispatch Mountain Bike Challenge kicks into high gear at Wings Park on Sunday morning. Impressive mountain biking talent will be front and centre on the startline, with a cracking race expected to be in store. The men’s side of the race is
Mountain Bike action reaches fever pitch in East London as some of the country’s top mountain bikers battle for the Daily Dispatch Mountain Bike Challenge title at Wings Park on Sunday morning. Daily Dispatch Cycle Tour darling Anriette Schoeman and local mountain bike star Lara Anne-Everts van de Venter will be headlining the women’s section
By ROSS ROCHE and LIAM DEL CARME Former Border Bulldogs rugby star Lukhanyo Am received the biggest nod of his fledgling career when he was picked in the Springbok squad for the three Test series against France next month. Am has been in superb form for the Sharks in this season’s Super Rugby competition and
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New Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter is to name “warriors” in his first squad with Itumeleng Khune and Dean Furman the backbone of his selection for the match against Nigeria next month. “I want to pick a team with a few warriors that will take us to Nigeria and get us a result‚” Baxter said.
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Chippa United have shifted their focus back to the Absa Premiership as their fairytale run in the Nedbank Cup came to an end on Saturday. The Chilli Boys were knocked out of the tournament by defending champions, SuperSport United, at Mdantsane’s Sisa Dukashe stadium. SuperSport needed penalties (4-2) to keep afloat their quest to become the
The Africa Day half marathon yesterday produced some good racing on a tough out and back course from the Jan Smuts Stadium to the IDZ, west of the city. The announcement that Two Oceans winner Lungile Gongqa was coming created some expectation, but he was a no show. That in no way detracted from the
Scenes of jubilation erupted at Selborne College as the final whistle blew Saturday, signalling an upset of epic proportions as the Selborne first XV claimed a nail-biting 20-19 win over Grey College of Bloemfontein in their schools’ derby match-up. For the second time in three minutes a pitch invasion was sparked by the Selborne pupils after
Both Chippa United and SuperSport United are a step closer to making history when the two teams lock horns in what should be a Nedbank Cup semifinal humdinger at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane today (kick-off 3pm). In fact, the Chilli Boys have already made history by reaching the last four of the Ke
It has been a dream year so far for Southern Kings loose forward Andisa Ntsila. After cementing his Super Rugby place at the start of the season, his star has just continued to rise, culminating in him being selected for the final Springbok training squad which gathers in Johannesburg from tomorrow. Ntsila has become a
Two new combination events and one established race from a new venue will be run this weekend. Today, Mdantsane Athletics Club (MAC) will be hosting their 10 and 5km road race from the Indoor Sports Complex down the road from the Sisa Dukashe Stadium. Tomorrow the postponed Kempston Run Ride in aid of Arcadia Rotary
Massive school derbies will be lighting up the weekend across the Border region today when some top schools rugby action is battled out. The biggest game of the weekend is undoubtedly Selborne College hosting rugby powerhouse Grey College in what should be a mammoth encounter. This is an annual fixture on the Selborne calendar. “We
One of the country’s best long distance runners Lungile Gongqa will be headlining the inaugural Africa Day Half Marathon which will be battled out from the Jan Smuts Stadium tomorrow morning. Gongqa recently won the Two Oceans Marathon and is arguably the biggest name to have confirmed his participation. “It is wonderful to see that
Eric Tinkler has revealed that Cape Town City will be entering the transfer market in the next window‚ looking to create greater competition in the squad to build on their fantastic maiden campaign. City secured a top-three finish in midweek with a 1-0 win over Lamontville Golden Arrows‚ and could yet leapfrog Mamelodi Sundowns into
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Chippa United coach Dan “Dance” Malesela does not want to be seen as the team’s messiah as they prepare to square up with Nedbank Cup defending champions, SuperSport United in a repeat of Wednesday’s fixture. The Chilli Boys will lock horns with the wounded Matsantsantsa at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane tomorrow. On Wednesday the Eastern
Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler and his Lamontville Golden Arrows counterpart Clinton Larsen were quick to offer their praise of new Absa Premiership champions BidVest Wits‚ saying they believe the club are deserved champions. City were still in with a mathematical chance of being crowned champions going into last night’s 1-0 win over Golden
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The SA Football Association has promised to finalise all outstanding Eastern Cape ABC Motsepe League cases before the promotional playoffs are played on June 5. The association will sit tomorrow to decide on three cases involving Future Tigers at its Johannesburg offices. The sitting at Safa House will decide whether EC Bees or Tigers will
After yet another disappointing National First Division season, Mthatha Bucks have turned their attention to next season as they hope to qualify outright for the PSL in the 2018-19 season. Amathol’amnyama fell short of qualifying for the promotional playoffs, finishing eight – just six points from position three, an automatic playoff berth. The curtain coming down
Orlando Pirates’ desperation to finish in the Absa Premiership top eight in their 80th anniversary season comes to a head in their second-last match against Ajax Cape Town at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday night. Pirates‚ in 10th place‚ need to reverse a string of draws under new coach Kjell Jonevret and earn three points that
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Eastern Cape Bees have appealed against a South African Football Association decision to deduct three points and fine them R10 000 for allegedly fielding an improperly registered player. Safa found Bees guilty of fielding Anele Jakuja in their game against Highbury on April 8 and expunged the three points they won in the game. Safa also
Quinton de Kock has heard it all before‚ and the last thing he wants to do is add to the noise. This time that noise is about the Champions Trophy in England next month. “I don’t want to say too much — I don’t want to jinx myself or jinx the team‚” De Kock said.
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