The decision to hold Boxing SA awards in the Eastern Cape hangs in the balance as organisers are yet to confirm the venue. This even though Boxing SA is in a race against time to sort out the venue in...
By: Mava B Scott The decision by the Buffalo City Metro to cut ties with Chippa United Football Club flies in the face of the developmental vision of the metro. This relationship, which has lasted only three years, has contributed immensely...
Respected former South African referee Ian McLeod passed away on Thursday night. South African Football Association communications manager Dominic Chimhavi confirmed to TimesLIVE that  well-known McLeod was admitted into hospital after telling his wife that he was not feeling well. "He...
Today marks three years since Bafana Bafana goalkeeper‚ Senzo Meyiwa was killed during an alleged robbery at his then girlfriend‚ Kelly Khumalo's family home in Vosloorus. As those close to him and fans across the country remember Senzo through tributes...
Red Roses and Thunderbirds are preparing to battle it out for the provincial Sasol League title after emerging winners of their respective streams over the weekend. Both teams are sitting at the summit and are ready to lock horns in...
The Border semi-professional team gets back down to business today when they welcome Western Province to Buffalo Park for their Sunfoil 3-Day Cup match. It is Border's first home game of the season and they will be fired up to...
Border schools stars Akhona Mnyaka and Jason Niemand, along with former Border schools star Thando Ntini have been named in the Coca-Cola South Africa U19 squad that will take on England and Namibia in a Triangular series starting next...
Chippa United boss Siviwe “Chippa” Mpengesi has assured East London soccer-lovers that  the Chilli Boys will still use  the Sisa Dukashe Stadium as their second home. He also confirmed that the Telkom Knockout match against Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday will...
EC Bees will once again have the chance to qualify for the last 32 stage of the Nedbank Cup after reaching the final qualifying round for the third year in a row. Bees have made it to the last 32...
There is still a lot of hard work ahead for Mthatha Bucks despite their encouraging 2-1 victory over Cape Town All Stars this past weekend, according to coach Ian Palmer. The result at the Mthatha Stadium did not come easily...
Chippa United coach Teboho Moloi says his sleepless nights are over for now after registering his first victory over Cape Town City at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium at the weekend. Moloi said he could now sleep properly and will start...
An appreciative crowd of around 8000 people packed out the Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium to roar the Proteas to a crushing 3-0 series win over Bangladesh in East London on Sunday afternoon. It was the perfect day with ideal conditions...
The boxing world is an oyster for Duncan Village boxer Azinga Fuzile. That was top promoter Rodney Berman’s reaction after witnessing for the first time Fuzile’s special talent in his one-sided three rounds demolition job on Tshifhiwa Munyai at...
Three were anxious moments when Mdantsane boxing veteran, Simpiwe Vetyeka, came in overweight at his first attempt at yesterday’s final weigh-in at Emperors Palace, ahead of his Super Four Series bout with Lerato Dlamini. But anxiety turned to relief when...
Chippa United will be desperate for a win when they take on Cape Town City in a PSL clash at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in NU2 tomorrow.  Chippa United has had a difficult time since the departure and the fallout...
A run fest could be on the cards at Buffalo Park tomorrow when the Proteas take on Bangladesh in the third and final one-day match of the series. The team heads into the game in great form after crushing victories...
Proteas all-rounder JP Duminy admitted the team was fired up to seal the clean sweep when they take on Bangladesh in the third and final one day match of the series at Buffalo Park tomorrow. Duminy was talking to the...
Finally tomorrow will usher in a new dawn in boxing when either young blood takes over or the old guard remains defiant. This when the inaugural Featherweight Super Four Series punches off at Emperors Palace. Two prospects Azinga Fuzile and Lerato...
Mthatha Bucks coach Ian Palmer wants his charges to prove their worth when they take on Cape Town All Stars in their National First Division clash at the Mthatha Stadium tomorrow. Amathol’amnyama are coming in to the game with two...
SAB League teams got a much- needed boost when South African Breweries sponsored them with technical kit during an official handover ceremony at the SAB East London Depot yesterday. BCM regional team coach Themba Smanga said the equipment which includes...
The South African cricket team arrived in East London late last night to much fanfare for the eagerly anticipated third one-day international between them and Bangladesh at Buffalo Park on Sunday. Proteas captain, Faf du Plessis, said that they were...
Mountain Biking action takes centre- stage next weekend when the annual Kempston Thomas River Mountain Bike Challenge and Trail Run takes place at Thomas River between Stutterheim and Cathcart. It will be the 17th showing of the popular event that...
The battle of the champions is set to light up Walter Sisulu University on Saturday night when the OR Tambo Southern Africa Bodybuilding Championships takes centre stage in Mthatha. A whole host of international and national bodybuilding champions will be...
Mdantsane veteran boxer Simpiwe Vetyeka is in a race against the scales ahead of tomorrow’s final weigh-in for his Featherweight Super Four (S4) clash against Lerato Dlamini scheduled to be held at Emperors Palace on Saturday. This after Vetyeka weighed...
East London soccer fans are in for a double treat with two Premier Soccer League matches as Chippa United brings two of their home games to the city. The Chilli Boys are set to host MTN8 runners-up Cape Town City...
The biggest horse-racing extravaganza in the Eastern Cape is back on the horizon and just over a month away as the annual Berlin November Traditional Horse-Racing Handicap prepares for another blockbuster display. It will be the fourth edition of the...
Chippa United have drawn African champions Mamelodi Sundowns in the first round of the Telkom Knockout Cup and the biggest question is whether the game will be played in Port Elizabeth or East London. The mouthwatering tie is set for...
Excitement  is beginning to reach fever pitch with the Proteas return to East London for their One-Day International match against Bangladesh just barely over a week away. Ticket sales are heating up and Border Cricket CEO, Thando Booi, cautioned spectators...
Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane says he will not be voting for his PSL rival‚ Baroka FC keeper Oscarine Masuluke‚ who has been nominated for Fifa’s Puskas Award for goal of the year for 2016. Masuluke’s bicycle kick from the...

Chippa shun Sisa for PE

In a blow to Premier Soccer League fans in East London, Chippa United confirmed it has asked for its upcoming match next Sunday against Cape Town City to be moved from Mdantsane to Port Elizabeth. This is due to poor...
The Border Bulldogs closed their season on the highest possible note when they upset the in-form log leading Down Touch Griffons in their Currie Cup First Division clash at the HT Pelatona Stadium in Welkom on Saturday afternoon. It meant...
Sharks legend Odwa Ndungane will be hanging up his boots at the end of this season after an illustrious career that has spanned over a decade and a half. Ndungane was born in Mthatha and moved to East London where...
Royal Eagles midfielder Happy Takalani Mashau was the driver of the car that crashed on Sunday and killed his former Maritzburg United teammate Mlondi Dlamini‚ but he escaped with barely a scratch‚ TIMESLive learnt on Tuesday. Mashau’s club have kept...
A bumper crowd will be expected to pour into Buffalo Park next week Sunday when the Proteas take on Bangladesh in the third One Day International match of the Bangladesh tour. This after a cracking weekend of international cricket was...
A clinical performance from Tygerberg saw MPM Old Selbornians end off their 2017 Gold Cup campaign on a low note as they went down 29-7 at Mike Pendock Motors Park on Saturday afternoon. It was an efficient effort from the...
It took the help of a sports psychologist for Bafana Bafana players to regain their composure and belief that they had talent in abundance to beat Burkina Faso 3-1 at FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Bafana stand-in captain Itumeleng Khune...
The Eastern Cape team was the toast of the annual South African Special Schools (LSEN) National Cricket Week after they were crowned champions of the 2017 edition at Buffalo Park on Thursday evening. The weather-affected tournament saw a number of...
A bitter sweet celebration for parents of two teenagers from Komani after the pair won bronze medals at the International Karate Championships in Canada on Sunday last week. Ayabonga Shasha, 13, and Asabela Xinindlu, 13, arrived in East London Airport...
The Border Bulldogs face their biggest test of the season when they take on the Down Touch Griffons in their Currie Cup First Division clash at the HT Pelatona Stadium in Welkom this afternoon. It will most likely be the...
South Africa will welcome Burkina Faso in a 2018 Fifa World Cup Qualification (CAF) Group D match at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg today. Kick-off is at 3pm. Bafana Bafana’s hopes of qualifying for the finals suffered a blow as...
Boxing golden boy Azinga Fuzile’s trainer Mzamo Njekanye believes his charge is ready to grab the spotlight when he fights in the Featherweight Super 4 (S4). Fuzile will face internationally acclaimed Tshifhiwa Munyai in the semifinals of the series, scheduled...
Border cricket coach Frank Plaatjes is backing Kenya to win when they take on the Netherlands in their World Cup qualifiers at Buffalo Park on Friday and Sunday. A cracking match should be in store with the two World Cup...
Eastern Cape and Gauteng took control of the South African Special Schools National Cricket Week (LSEN) in East London yesterday, as the only two unbeaten teams in the Platinum (A) division after two days of play. The Gauteng LSEN team...
Thunderbirds  have replaced City Lads at the summit of the Sasol League standings after they trampled the PE-based outfit 4-2 over the weekend at the Oval stadium. Although obviously happy with the win, Thunderbirds coach Thembalethu Apleni said his side...
Akhona Makalima said she felt privileged to make it into the Caf’s Referee Elite Women’s course for the third time. Makalima, 29, from Ngqamakhwe will jet off to the course to be held in Rabat from October 26-30. The course will...
The preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup saw four ABC Motsepe League teams progress to the next round of the tournament over the weekend. Matta Milan, Lion City, EC Bees and Mthatha City managed to emerge victorious in their pools...
An encouraging start to this season’s Sunfoil Series competition has Warriors handily placed after two draws in as many games. In their first home match of the competition, after drawing away to the Lions, the Warriors put in a solid...
Warriors and Border cricket stars Jerry Nqolo and Somila Seyibokwe have been selected to the seven-man national squad to play in the Hong Kong Sixes Tournament at the end of the month. Since its inception in 1992, South Africa has...
The Border Bulldogs continued their resurgence in the Currie Cup First Division as they claimed a heart-stopping 26-25 win over the Windhoek Draft Welwitschias at the BCM Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It took an unconverted try on the full-time hooter...
With Morne Morkel likely to miss the fifth and final day of the first Test against Bangladesh due to injury‚ Andile Phehlukwayo could have an important role to play when the match resumes on Monday. Morkel was unable to continue...