September 25, 2017

The Daily Dispatch – Sport News



The Daily Dispatch – Sport News

– Soccer, Rugby, Cricket, Tennis, Boxing, Athletics, Racing and other sport taking place locally, nationally, and around the world.

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.

Disastrous plan costs Komanisi: Fillipino Tepora knocks out local fighter at Orient

Lusanda Komanisi’s double gamble backfired badly when he was viciously knocked out by unheralded Filipino Jhack Tepora to see his world title aspirations go up in smoke at Orient Theatre in East London at the weekend. The first gamble was when Komanisi turned down participation in the lucrative Featherweight Super 4 which he had initiated.

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So close for Swallows, Old Boys: Home teams edged by visitors in thrilling weekend encounters

It was a disastrous weekend for East London teams in the Gold Cup, as Swallows and MPM Old Selbornians both suffered home losses on Saturday afternoon. Swallows will be kicking themselves for running out of steam in the last 15 minutes as they allowed Progress George to return from the brink to steal a breathtaking

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Gear up for Fun Run in Mthatha

Prizes and awards will be up for grabs at the 2017 Daily Dispatch Fun Run in Mthatha next weekend as more than 1000 runners gear up to take part in the popular event. Cash prizes will be on offer for the top finishers in both the 10km and 5km distances, with a prize pool of

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Chippa coach calls on fans to cheer team on

Caretaker coach Teboho Moloi has urged Chippa United supporters to come out and be the team’s 12th men when they play Bloemfontein Celtic in a Premier Soccer League fixture at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium tomorrow (3pm). Tomorrow’s game will be Moloi’s first home assignment since taking over from axed Dan Malesela. The former Orlando Pirates

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Legends builds on tradition

Road-running takes centre stage on the Buffalo City sporting calendar this weekend with the fourth edition of the Legends compendium of races. Club-organised road races take place most weekends in the city, but the Legends is a significant event and has national stature. It builds on a proud tradition of past national championship events and

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Komanisi proves rumours wrong

The rumour that circulated this week about Lusanda Komanisi’ s weight struggle proved to be off the mark when the Mdantsane boxer easily made the weight at the final weigh-in ceremony at Mdantsane Motion Fitness yesterday afternoon. The weigh-in ceremony was for his WBO intercontinental featherweight championship against unbeaten Filipino Jhack Tepora which will be

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Middleweight classic was all it was hyped up to be

Forget the scoring controversy and just focus on the bout itself and one would agree that it was one of the most highly entertaining clash which will be ensconced in the ilk of middleweight classics of yesteryear. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez waged a memorable war of attrition as they battled on even

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Trainer unfazed by stars bolting from camp

Mthatha born and bred trainer Mthetho Dumezweni has vowed to continue producing the best boxers despite being hit by top boxer defections. Dumezweni is one of the very few trainers honing skills of boxers in Mthatha. He is renowned for producing top boxers such as southpaw Athi Dumezweni, who is his nephew, mini-flyweight upstart Bangile

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Big chance for Ncisane to show what he can do

Nkosinathi Joyi’s decision to forego the chance to challenge Deejay Kriel has benefited Uitenhage-born boxer Siphosethu Ncisane. Joyi was scheduled to face Kriel for the latter’s WBC Silver mini-flyweight crown at Emperors Palace on October 21. It would have formed part of the Featherweight Super Four featuring two East London boxers in Azinga Fuzile and

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Opening for Komanisi to regain mojo

After reconciling with Lusanda Komanisi, Xaba Promotions and Events vowed to guide the boxer to a world title shot. And so far they seem to be on course to do just that having managed to convince the WBO to put its regional belt at stake when Komanisi will be taking on unbeaten Filipino Jhack Tepora

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Moloi wants to turn Eastern Cape stadiums into a feared Chippa strongholds

New Chippa United coach Teboho Moloi wants the club to turn their two home grounds in the Eastern Cape into virtual fortresses where visiting teams come away with nothing‚ starting with Sunday’s Premier Soccer League clash against Bloemfontein Celtic. “We need to change the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and East London stadiums into slaughter houses‚

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Bucks told to keep their focus

Mthatha Bucks’ Ian Palmer felt optimistic about his team’s performance so far in their National First Division campaign as the team attempts to gain promotion to top- flight football. Palmer addressed journalists after his side drew 1-1 against Witbank Spurs over the weekend at Mthatha when both teams scored in the last minutes of the

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City’s best face the world’s best

Eight Buffalo City athletes will be taking on the best in the world this week as they compete in the 2017 edition of the World Championships being held in Viviero, Spain. The champs get under way tomorrow and continue until Sunday, with the world’s best set to battle it out for top honours. Luke Tinhof,

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Brave fight just not enough for Border

The 2017 Africa Cup semifinalists were confirmed at the weekend after pool D was battled out at Buffalo Park, with KwaZulu-Natal Inland emerging victorious while Boland, Zimbabwe and hosts Border, were left disappointed. Inland will now take on Gauteng in the semis, with Namibia up against Free State in Kimberley this coming weekend. “We did

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Chilli Boys look to right the wrongs

Chippa United caretaker coach Teboho Moloi said his troops will be fighting to get maximum points from their Premier Soccer League fixture against SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium tonight (kick-off 7.30pm). The Port Elizabeth side have had a busy schedule since returning from their two-week international break. Tonight’s game will be their third match

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Hejana claims title again

A superb attacking run saw defending champion Luthando Hejana power to an exciting win at the 25th annual Caltex Sole Destroyer race that finished at Oxford Striders yesterday. Real Gijima’s Hejana, who initially wasn’t expected to run in the race due to an injury, ended up taking on two big runs, a 26km one in

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Border to bank on Superwomen

The biggest clash in women’s rugby is back as the reigning, multiple defending champions Border take on fierce rivals Western Province in the final of the 2017 Interprovincial A division competition at the BCM Stadium today. Border have won the last four titles in a row, including beating WP in three of those finals, and

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Swashbuckling pair do it for KZN

Sarel Erwee and Lefa Mosena laid the platform for KwaZulu-Natal Inland to claim a nervy three- wicket win over Zimbabwe in the opening match of the fourth leg of the 2017 Africa Cup T20 competition at Buffalo Park yesterday afternoon. Erwee cracked a superb 80 and Mosena a solid 46 on their way to a

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Destroyer will be gripping stuff

The 25th annual Caltex Sole Destroyer has attracted a top field as runners take on the daunting race when it kicks off in Cambridge tomorrow. The popular race is set to draw a massive field that will be gunning for top honours, with a terrific morning of running in store. Last year’s race champions Luthando

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Spurs to unleash all their firepower

Obinna Okafor aims to take the battle to Mthatha Bucks when his side Witbank Spurs visits Amatholamnyama for their NFD encounter at Mthatha Stadium today. Amatholamnyama have not yet conceded on home soil but the seasoned coach said his team will take the fight to Ian Palmer’s side when they meet. Okafor said he was

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