A late Katlego Mashego goal was enough to give Chippa United a well deserved 1-0 victory over Kaizer Chiefs in the Premier's Cup at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane on Saturday. The goal came after Chiefs defender Sibusiso Khumalo committed...
The battlelines have been drawn for the highly anticipated Premier’s Cup encounter between Chippa United and Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane today. The Chilli Boys will be looking to bring Amakhosi crashing down to earth...
Two people died and there were a multiple injuries in a stampede at FNB Stadium during the Carling Black Label Champion Cup match between arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates on Saturday afternoon. A sold-out crowd was expected at the...
The camp of boxing champion Aphiwe Mboyiya was stunned after the boxer failed a dope test recently. Mboyiya, 25, was informed that a urine sample taken from him by SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (Saids) officials contained banned substances, furosemide...
Uthongathi stunned EC Bees 1-0 to open their ABC Motsepe playoffs Group B on a high note at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane on Wednesday morning. This was the first match of the group which means the Kwazulu-Natal champions are...
Caster Semenya pushed her winning streak in the 800m to 24 races as she triumphed at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene‚ Oregon‚ on Saturday. Heats and semifinals aside‚ this was Semenya’s narrowest two-lap victory in a streak that started at...
The Border Bulldogs triumphed in dramatic finale, beating the visiting South Western District Eagles 42-38 in their SuperSport Rugby Challenge match at the BCM Stadium tonight. An attacking match saw both teams score six tries each, although both defences were found...
  Buffalo City Metro (BCM) will see yet another top-flight football match when Eastern Cape-based Chippa United hosts Pretoria’s SuperSport United at Mdantsane’s Sisa Dukashe Stadium next month. The two football giants are set to lock horns in a Nedbank Cup...
Books donated to an East London school by SA Rugby have drastically improved the school’s pass rate from 60% to 80% in four years. Gcobani Higher Primary School in Mdantsane NU8 received a donation of books from the Springboks in...
South African Football Association (Safa) Development Agency chief executive Dr Robin Petersen has compared the behaviour of Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba’s after the 2-1 win over Senegal in Polokwane last year to dousing himself in petrol and setting himself alight. Giving...
Until the current crop of Bafana Bafana players win something, it would be difficult to call the team the best national team ever to be assembled, goalkeeper Darren Keet said today. Keet was talking to DispatchLIVE in East London ahead...
There could not have been a better reception to the Eastern Cape for Bafana Bafana than rubbing shoulders with the province’s first citizen, premier Phumulo Masualle, for more than an hour on the flight from OR Tambo Airport to...
Selborne College all-rounder Aiden van Wyk and Hudson Park High school all-rounder Jason Niemand shone on a day of mixed fortunes for their teams on the first day of the Coca Cola Schools T20 Challenge tournament in Stellenbosch on...
Selborne College got their Coca-Cola Schools T20 Challenge campaign off to the perfect start as they thumped Prestige College by 68 runs in their opening match today. Selborne, representing the Warriors, amassed an imposing 154/3 batting first, before bowling Prestige,...
East London boxing promoter Andile Sidinile will have to pay back R800 000 sponsored to him by the Buffalo City Metro last year after he failed to host the tournament in December and was suspended by Boxing South Africa...
Tension between Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula and sports presenter Robert Marawa has escalated to new heights after it emerged that the two are now taking each other to court. Twitter sizzled on Tuesday afternoon after it was confirmed that Durban...
THE mood and team spirit at EC Bees are at an all-time high as the thirdtier outfit prepare to play their biggest- ever match. The ‘Crazy Gang’ will tussle with Premier Soccer League giants, Orlando Pirates, in a David versus...
The  thrilling Chippa United and Lamontville Golden Arrows Premier Soccer League game at sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane last night turned out to be a Lerato Manzini and Lerato Lamola show. Both strikers rattled the back of the net two...
They have both played and coached at the highest level and today they will be looking to guide their respective teams to victory when their sides clash in Mthatha. Mthatha Bucks coach Ian Palmer will come head to head with...
It will be a case of David versus Goliath when E C Bees take on Soweto giants Orlando Pirates in the Nedbank Cup last 32. Bees got one of the toughest matches of the last 32 round when they were...
The canvassing behind the scenes at the national boxing awards by provincial sports MEC Pemmy Majodina has resulted to the province being appointed as the next venue for the awards. Majodina was in Durban at the weekend where national boxing...
The Southern Kings will arrive in East London on Friday for a high-profile friendly match against the Border Bulldogs ahead of the start of the 2017 Vodacom Super Rugby campaign. The Port Elizabeth-based Kings will be bringing their full squad...
Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni added another feather to the cap of his growing boxing career when he was voted boxer of the year at a glitzy SA Boxing Awards function at the Durban International Convention Centre last night. Ndongeni who is...
Allister Coetzee will stay on as Springbok coach‚ a highly place source confirmed to Tiso Blackstar on Wednesday afternoon‚ but there could be a compromise. Coetzee‚ who oversaw just four wins in 12 Tests in his first year in charge...
South African veteran boxer Ali Funeka has cautioned Filipino great Manny Pacquiao against underestimating Jeff Horn if they wound up facing each other on April 23 as planned. No venue has been officially decided for the fight as yet but...
There's a thing about class batsmen like Hashim Amla and making sure that timing is everything. In choosing his 100th Test to make his 26th Test match hundred it was a timely return to form for the bearded willow-wielder after...
Some centuries are shaped by their circumstances, others by the talent and skill of the centurion, and still others by the quality of the opposition. Dean Elgar’s 129 against Sri Lanka at Newlands yesterday was none of the above. It was,...
South Africa will need five more wickets to wrap up victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test when hostilities resume at St George’s Park today. The Lankans will face the tougher task of scoring 248 more runs on the...
Veteran boxing mentor Mzi Mnguni may be wheelchair bound but he has not lost any of his shrewdness which helped his Eyethu boxing club to produce a horde of champions. This was evident when the ailing promoter guided upstart Phila...
Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba’s dismissal right at the end will dominate what was a mixed bag for Bafana Bafana in 2016‚ a year though where the national team continued to show signs of their emergence from a 10-year slump. The failure...

Parting of the ways

Border Rugby Union (BRU) have parted ways with Border Bulldogs head coach Elliot Fana. This after the two parties could not agree on the terms of employment, especially on Fana going full-time in the job. Fana was juggling between being Bulldogs...

Show goes on for Matiti

Despite facing a funding crisis after the refusal of the Buffalo City Metro to support his tournament, Ayanda Matiti has vowed to continue with his blockbuster show scheduled to be held at Mdantsane Indoor Centre tomorrow. Matiti, who trades under...
Springbok coach Allister Coetzee chose a team with a view to Rugby World Cup 2019 when he named his last squad of 2016 to face Wales yesterday. The under-fire coach picked three uncapped players in the starting lineup – wing...
Mthatha Bucks head coach Velile Dyaloyi is an angry man. And he is spitting fire, left, right and centre. This comes after his side played out to a 2-2 stalemate against NFD log leaders Thanda Royal Zulu at the Mthatha...
Mamelodi Sundowns returned to a heroes’ welcome at OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday morning after winning the African Champions League in Egypt on Sunday night. The Brazilians beat Egyptians Zamalek 3-1 on aggregate in the two-legged final to become...
Mamelodi Sundowns have now set their sights on the Fifa Club World Cup in December after winning the African Champions League in Alexandria‚ Egypt‚ on Sunday night. South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan said club owner Patrice Motsepe...
Centre-back Thabo Nthethe knows that by containing Zamalek and stopping them from scoring in tomorrow’s home first leg of the Caf Champions League final‚ the trophy will be half won for Mamelodi Sundowns. South African teams took some time...
The Safety at Sports and Recreational Event Act 2 of 2010 reads in part: “to provide for measures to safeguard the physical well-being and safety of persons and property at sports, recreational, religious, cultural, exhibitional, organisational or similar events...
Kyle Abbott‚ Tabraiz Shamsi and Aaron Phangiso came off SA’s bench to heap more misery on Australia in the fourth one-day international at St George’s Park on Sunday. The three bowlers‚ all playing their first match in a one-day series...
A lapse of concentration at the back cost Bafana Bafana three points in their opening 2018 World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso here on Saturday. Bafana were on their way to a victory after Dean Furman had given them the...
If there was ever any doubt about how great Steve Hansen's All Black side is, that notion was laid to rest when the Kiwis equalled the world record of 17 matches without defeat. Only Nick Mallett's Springbok side and two...

Proteas in mean mode

Australia head into the fourth one-day international at St George’s tomorrow well aware that taking early South African wickets will be key if they are to taste any success. But knowing what one has to do and actually executing those...
The jury is still out there on whether vanquished Mdantsane boxing hero Macbute Sinyabi will continue with his boxing career after being outclassed by a four-fight novice at the weekend. The 29-year-old was made to look ordinary by Azinga Fuzile...

Pupil takes out hero

A new boxing star was born at a packed Orient Theatre at the weekend, when 20-year-old pupil Azinga Fuzile introduced himself to the boxing world. The Duncan Village southpaw totally outclassed experienced Mdantsane hero Macbute Sinyabi, sending him to the...
Nothing but a win will suffice for the Border women’s team when they host Western Province in the final of the women’s inter-provincial rugby competition A division at the BCM Stadium on Saturday. Border will also be out for revenge after...
Chippa United’s hopes of a maiden cup final appearance are still high after they proved more than a match for league champions Mamelodi Sundowns in a goalless draw in the MTN8 semifinal first leg in Port Elizabeth on Sunday...
Sharrodene Fortuin will enter into her first bout in more than a year when she takes on Brazilian Simone Da Silva Duarte at the Mdantsane Indoor Centre tonight. However, the bout that is brewing is between her and East London...
Springbok captain Adriaan Strauss will retire from Test Rugby at the end of the 2016 season. Strauss‚ who became the 57th Springbok captain against Ireland in June‚ said he had been contemplating retirement at the end of the season since...
Cheers and ululation filled the terminal at OR Tambo International airport as Team SA arrived home. The man of the moment was Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula‚ who took to the stage to announce that he would be increasing the reward...
Caster Semenya stormed to victory in the women’s 800m at the Rio Olympics by more than a second on Saturday night. Semenya, who improved her national record to 1min 55.28sec, controlled the race from the start, and apart from Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi...