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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
If you didn’t know that the Cape Town Marathon is celebrating becoming the first race in Africa to be awarded Gold Label status by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)‚ Elana Meyer told you so without saying a...
It was a disastrous start to the fourth leg of the Africa Cup T20 competition for hosts Border, as their opening match against Boland was washed out at Buffalo Park on Friday night. Only four overs were possible in the...
Football runs in Teboho Moloi’s DNA‚ and he will receive the full support of Chippa United’s management as the club’s new caretaker-coach‚ Chippa chairman Siviwe “Chippa” Mpengesi has said. In another dramatic technical staff change from the club that switches...
By Tiyani Wa Ka Mabasa The fact that Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande has reached 200 matches for the club doesn’t mean he will stop listening to advice‚ even from those who tell him when he plays “nonsense”. Katsande‚ 31‚ reached...
The Africa Cup competition is set to be a baptism of fire for new Border captain Gionne Koopman, who will be leading the team on all fronts this season. Koopman, who at 25 years of age, is already a stalwart...
A festival of rugby action is heading to Butterworth next weekend as the inaugural Mnquma Rugby Heritage Tournament gets set to light up the weekend. The tournament, which is being spearheaded by the Amathole Sport Federation, will bring teams from...
Future Tigers aim to secure promotion to the National First Division as they begin their ABC Motsepe League campaign, after having finished in second place last season. Tigers coach Asanda Mvalo said all the team wanted in this round was...
Top South African and local marathon star Lusapho April will be taking on the Sole Teaser at this weekend’s Caltex Sole Destroyer race taking place in the city on Sunday morning. April is the brand ambassador for this weekend’s race...
The name of Litha born and bred Andile Mofu has emerged as a favourite to replace the banned African Boxing Federation (AFBC) president Kelani Bayor. Bayor was slapped with a three-year ban by International Amateur Boxing Association (Aiba) for his...
Border women rugby stars Zintle Mpupha and Eloise Webb will be looking to make their mark for the South African Sevens team, when they participate at the Rugby Africa Sevens in Tunisia on Saturday and Sunday. The tournament doubles as...
The upcoming Legends Marathon was boosted by the news that Comrades ‘down run’ record-holder Davis Gatebe will be joining what looks to be the best possible 68km field to assemble in East London. Gatebe is perhaps not the most consistent...
Border cricket coach Frank Plaatjes will be aiming to use the Africa Cup T20 competition as a springboard to launch Border to a successful season on all fronts. With the action getting under way this weekend with the fourth leg...
Birmingham City seemed to have found their mojo after they embarrassed Manchester Babes 10-0 during their Sasol League encounter over the weekend at the Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth. Reacting to the result, City coach Bulelwa Khumalo said her side...
One of the stalwarts responsible for professional boxing development in the province, Mzoli Madyaka, has died after a long illness. Madyaka died at his NU4 Mdantsane home aged 84. Madyaka is renowned for being the first manager who arranged for local...
The cricket season gets under way on the Border this weekend as the fourth leg of the 2017 Africa Cup takes centre-stage at Buffalo Park from Friday to Sunday. Border will host Boland, KwaZulu-Natal Inland and Zimbabwe in a...
Newly formed Mecca Boxing Promotions (MBP) could be in hot water after allegations surfaced that it is using the services of suspended promoter Andile Sidinile. The allegations were first made by the EC Promoters Association which include claims the company’s...
Mthatha Bucks coach Ian Palmer plans to fix the mistakes his side made during their goalless draw against Richards Bay FC at Umhlathuze Sports Complex over the weekend. Palmer said his boys did very well considering the amount of chances...
Bradley Birkholtz once again proved his pedigree as one of the best athletes on the local triathlon scene as he cruised to the win in the first Tribal Triathlon series race at the Orient Beach on Sunday morning. Birkholtz, was...

Nomeva off to America

Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni yesterday was officially given a farewell in East London as he will leave for the US tomorrow where he will try to resurrect his boxing career after a frustrating spell at home. Ndongeni will join top US...
A last-gasp converted try after the full-time hooter from fullback Thobela Macwili saw Swallows steal an exciting victory over fierce rivals MPM Old Selbornians in their opening 2017 Gold Cup match at the BCM Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It was...
An error-strewn performance from the Border Bulldogs was a major factor as they crashed to a heavy 42-3 defeat against the visiting Boland Kavaliers in their Currie Cup First Division clash at the BCM Stadium on Saturday evening. Although the...
One of the people responsible for professional boxing development in the province Mzoli Madyaka has died after a long illness. Madyaka died at his NU4, Mdantsane home aged 84 years old.  Madyaka arranged for local boxers to turn professional when local...
Rising local Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) talent Frikkie Bendeman claimed the biggest title of his fledgling career when he triumphed in the light heavyweight division of the Africa Open Championships over the past weekend. The 26-year-old Bendeman, who trains out...
East London's Mveliso Tapi emerged victorious from BodyBuilding South Africa's most prestigious tournament, when he walked away with the overall title at the IFBB SA Champs, held in Witbank Mpumalanga last weekend. Tapi bounced back brilliantly from missing out on...
Former three-time world champion Simpiwe Vetyeka has joined Johannesburg trainer Sean Smith. The pact was sealed yesterday after Vetyeka’s Irish manager Gary Hyde pleaded with Smith to help train the Mdantsane boxer for the upcoming Featherweight Super 4. Vetyeka has been...
The increasingly popular Caltex Sole Destroyer takes centre-stage on Sunday September 17 as the 25th edition of the race is battled out in East London. In just three years, the race has grown from 383 finishers in 2014, to 702...
Reigning IBO junior-flyweight champion Hekkie “Hexecutioner” Budler departed on Tuesday en route to the Philippines where he will engage in a crucial unification clash on September 16.   Budler, who built his boxing reputation by beating Eastern Cape boxers, will risk...
To encourage youth participation in sport, while honouring their fallen political stalwart and freedom fighter Malcomes Mgabela, Dodgers Rugby Football Club from Zikhova Location in Tsholomnqa will be hosting the 2017 Annual Heritage Tournament in memory of the late...
Border athletics held a special awards evening this past Friday night at Oxford Striders in Nahoon to acknowledge the effort of the region’s outstanding performers of the past few years. This awards evening is set to become an annual thing...
The East London Academy of Judo hosted the inaugural Henny Boel Open at Selborne Primary this past weekend. Around 100 judokas took part in the fun and competitive Saturday morning event. The contestants came from three East London judo schools,...
Phila Mpontsane’s success when he retained his SA junior-lightweight title was a perfect antidote for bedridden Mzi Mnguni. Mpontshane scored a 11th-round stoppage over Lucky Monyebane in Johannesburg to register the first defence of the title he won last December....
Banyana Banyana interim coach Desiree Ellis has pointed to the quality she saw in Nwabisa Kolisi as the main reason she decided to recall the City Lads forward for the third time in a row up to the national...
Shakes Mashaba thinks Alice-born soccer whizz-kid Makhosandile Plaatjie is on his way to a successful career in top-flight football. This after Plaatjie’s man-of-the-match performance during the Nedbank Ke Yona clash against SuperSport United at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa over...
In Nigeria‚ in a tiny room at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium ahead of Bafana Bafana’s June Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo‚ Stuart Baxter played the local press like a concert violinist. Baxter had the Nigerian media soaking up...
A decision by Phila Mpontshane’s management not to tell him of the hospitalisation of his promoter Mzi Mnguni has proven to be a master stroke. This after Mpontshane scored an impressive 11th-round knockout over Lucky Monyebane to retain his SA...
An exciting Lilyfontein Adventure Race took place at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve on Saturday – the 17th edition of the popular annual event. Just under 400 participants linked up with the Jikileza Festival for the first time. “It takes a massive...
Supersport United coach Eric Tinkler feels his team has all the right players to push their Premier Soccer League campaign this season up a notch. The former Orlando Pirates mentor told reporters on the sideline after the Nedbank Ke Yona...