Multiply Titans coach Mark Boucher and his Warriors counterpart, Malibongwe Maketa, both insist that the past means little ahead of their Ram Slam semifinal showdown at SuperSport Park in Centurion today. Much has been made about the form of the...
They maybe disappointed and frustrated but they’re certainly not giving up on their dear club, just yet. That is what Mthatha Bucks fans told the Daily Dispatch, adding that they believed the tough times faced by the National First Division...
William Mugeyi proved to have the Midas touch as the new coach of FC Buffalo when he inspired his team to break their losing streak in the ABC Motsepe League this past weekend. Buffalo claimed a hard-fought 2-1 away win...
Mthatha Bucks have appointed former Polokwane City coach Duncan Lechesa to take over the reins at the troubled club, as they look to revive their faltering National First Division campaign. Lechesa, whom the club confirmed to have signed an agreement...
The in-form Warriors will be looking to upset the odds and fight their way into the Ram Slam T20 final as they prepare to take on the Titans in their semifinal match at SuperSport Park in Centurion tomorrow night. The...
Mthatha Bucks moved closer to the relegation quagmire after they were hammered 3-1 by Highlands Park at the Mthatha Stadium over the weekend. The defeat saw the hosts slipping to the 13th spot while the visitors remained top of the...
A brilliant fight-back from the Border middle and lower order saw them snatch victory from the jaws of defeat as they stole a breathtaking three wicket win against Boland in their CSA Provincial One Day Challenge match at Alfred...
The legendary boxing club of ailing guru Mzi Mnguni continued with its revival after it produced yet another national champion at the weekend. This after unheralded Xolisa Magusha toppled defending champion Siphamandla Baleni to win the SA mini-flyweight crown at...
Mthatha Bucks officials defended their action of invading the pitch during the tumultuous National First Division clash against Highlands Park at Mthatha Stadium on Saturday. Bucks were humbled 3-1 in a match marred by controversial calls by the referee. Besides denying...

Warriors stun Cobras

The Warriors pulled off one of the great escapes of T20 cricket history when they claimed a fantastic 18-run win against the Cape Cobras at Buffalo Park last night to sneak into the semifinals. The Warriors started the Ram Slam...
An incredible two days of cricket came to an end at Alfred Schoeman Park in Buffalo Flats yesterday afternoon as Border sealed an impressive four-wicket win over Boland in their Sunfoil 3-Day Cup encounter. On a misbehaving pitch that allowed...
Action speaks louder than words, says Tornado coach Tshepo Motsoeneng, and their goalscoring feats certainly prove that mantra. They are now gunning for the league title this season. Tornado have maintained their position at the summit of the ABC Motsepe...
It has been quite an eventful year on and off the track, for Phakamisa-born sprint sensation Anaso Jobodwana. The 2015 IAAF World Athletics Championships bronze medallist, who became a household name during his stay in the United States, shocked many...
The 2017 Berlin November Traditional Horse-Racing Festival was once again a massive drawcard for the East London area as thousands of people turned out, decked to the nines to witness the third annual showing of the popular event. Event founder...
It's crunchtime for Mthatha Bucks as they prepare to face National First Division log leaders Highlands Park at the Mthatha Stadium this afternoon. Bucks were reeling as they were coming off a string of losses, but assistant coach Sibusiso Mapompo...
Mthatha Bucks striker Mpho Erasmus thinks it’s a good thing their rough patch this season in the National First Division hit them before the second round, saying this was the best time to make mistakes. They face high-riding Highlands Park...
Xaba Promotions and Events has always been accused of throwing its young boxers into the deep end and the promotion giant is doing it yet again this evening. This when XPE will organise a clash between its brightest prospect Uyanda...
Nhlanhla “24” Ngamntwini is one of those boxers who were anointed as future champions in their professional debuts. In his first fight in the paid ranks Ngamntwini captured the attention of the boxing fraternity when he tore into Msindisi Mathibe...
Namibian boxer Immanuel Naidjala has vowed to leave South African shores as the new IBF Intercontinental bantamweight champion, after his clash tonight with current holder Mzuvukile Magcwaca. This bout is just one of four potentially mouthwatering spectacles that will be...
National cricket week action officially kicks off today as the U15 week gets under way in Bloemfontein to start a hectic two-week period of age group cricket to finish off 2017. Some thrilling action is on the cards and the...
The presence of ailing boxing guru and wheelchair-bound Mzi Mnguni at yesterday’s weigh-in signified the dire straits of South African boxing. Mnguni took time to attend Xaba Promotions and Events tournament weigh-in ceremony where his charge Xolisa Magusha will dare...
Wayne Parnell will make a dramatic and unexpected return to the black and lime colours of the Warriors for their Ram Slam T20 Challenge match against the Lions in Potchefstroom tonight. Coach Malibongwe Maketa confirmed yesterday he had secured Parnell...
Eastern Cape representatives Thunderbirds got their Sasol League national championships campaign off with a bang after they hammered Northern Cape outfit RC Mills 7-0 at the Kabokweni Stadium in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. In Group B the battle was between newcomers Thunderbirds...
The Border semi-professional team heads into an extremely important two matches, starting with the Sunfoil 3-Day Cup match against Boland at the Alfred Schoeman ground in Buffalo Flats today as they look to end 2017 on a high. With this...
The return of the region’s favourite boxer Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni to the ring this weekend was nearly floored when Boxing SA threatened to call it off. The regulatory body had red-flagged his Tanzanian opponent due to his poor fight record. But...
Mark Mayambela returned from injury to inspire Chippa United to a 1-0 home win over Kaizer Chiefs yesterday that took them into a four-way tie at the top of the Premier Soccer League standings.   Mayambela broke a bone in his...
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has finally broken his silence and responded to the scathing revelations contained in Teko Modise's tell-all memoir‚ The Curse of Teko Modise. Modise made several explosive revelations about his relationship with Mosimane‚ including that they...
Mhatha Bucks’ troubles continued this past weekend after they were beaten 2-1 by Mbombela United at Kanyamazane Stadium to mark their third consecutive loss. Bucks have since been on a losing streak after losing six games, winning only three, with...
It will be a change of scenery for Border this week as they take on Boland at the Alfred Schoeman ground, home of United cricket club in Buffalo Flats, in their Sunfoil 3-Day Cup and CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge...
Ludumo “9 mm” Lamati may be facing a relatively unknown boxer, Alexis Boureima Kabore, from a non- boxing country but he is not taking the Burkinabe pugilist lightly. Lamati will defend his IBF Intercontinental junior-featherweight title at Orient Theatre on...
Chippa United coach Teboho Moloi is preparing to spring a surprise on Kaizer Chiefs when they clash in their much-anticipated Absa Premiership showdown at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth tonight. The Chilli Boys go into tonight’s encounter with...
South African Revenue Services (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane is standing by his decision to reinstate Jonas Makwakwa‚ despite a tax-evasion investigation and other serious allegations. SARS’ lawyers also supported Moyane’s decision‚ saying the findings of an internal inquiry delivered on...
Get your tickets for the Premier Soccer League match between Chippa United and Kaizer Chiefs at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth tomorrow. The match kicks off at 7.30pm. Just e-mail your name and contact number to competitions@dispatch.co.za. Winners will...
Defiant Springboks coach Allister Coetzee has come out with guns blazing and is unfazed by the mounting calls for his head. Just minutes after landing at OR Tambo International Airport after returning from the Boks' tour of Europe on Monday‚...
Cape Town City midfielder Teko Modise’s biography reveals how former Ria Stars football club co-director Sello "Chicco" Twala pursued the player to join his club. The Meadowlands-born star‚ whose football career started with Coventry and City Rebels at amateur level‚...
Border professional golfing sisters Yolanda and Siviwe Duma will come up against the best women golfers from around the country when they compete in the Sun Pinkstig Finale at the famous Gary Player and Lost City Golf Course this...
Top achievers from East London Central Local Football Association were honoured for their hard work at the North End Stadium in East London over the weekend. Freddie Cochran took the junior individual match official award, while Alberto Lai Wing from...
Springbok flank Siya Kolisi backed beleaguered coach Allister Coetzee in the aftermath of the team’s latest defeat against Wales. Kolisi‚ who unexpectedly became the first black player to captain the Springboks in a Test after Eben Etzebeth failed to return...
“Are you throwing in the towel?” Springbok coach Allister Coetzee was asked as he headed to a door inside the cavernous Principality Stadium stadium on Saturday night. “Who‚ me?” he asked in return. “You know me.” The defiant coach says he’s...
The Blitzboks made the perfect start to the defence of their HSBC World Sevens Series title by winning the season-opening tournament in Dubai on Saturday. As a result of the 24-12 win over New Zealand in the final‚ South Africa...
This year’s Heroes Marathon in Qunu has been earmarked by runners who are still looking to qualify for the 2018 Comrades Marathon. The marathon will be part of the provincial government’s celebration of the iconic life of former President Nelson...
OR Tambo District Municipality took the overall winner’s position at the Steve Vukile Tshwete Games award ceremony held at BCM Stadium in East London yesterday. O R Tambo collected a total of 69 points in all sporting codes, including goalball,...
Oliver Zono sealed the biggest award in Border rugby as he picked up the coveted player of the year gong at a glittering Border Rugby awards ceremony held at Cambridge Hall last night. Zono, who only played half a season...
The second edition Steve Vukile Tshwete Games are in full swing at various venues around East London and the Buffalo City Metro soccer team looks to go for a hattrick after winning the tournament for two years in a...
Border will be gunning to come away from Kimberley with two wins as they take on Northern Cape in their Sunfoil 3-Day Cup and CSA Provincial One-Day Cup matches over the next four days. Border start with the three-day encounter...
A number of players hailing from the Border region will be in Sevens Rugby action this week as the Blitzbokke, SA Rugby Sevens Academy and Springbok Women’s Sevens teams will all be in action at the Emirates Airline Dubai...

Now let the Games begin

Exciting provincial sporting action is on show across East London today as the annual Steve Vukile Tshwete (SVT) Games kicks off around the city. All the regions of the Eastern Cape will be competing for provincial glory across seven sporting...
Mthatha City got their sweet revenge when they beat EC Bees 3-2 in their ABC Motsepe League encounter at Mthatha Stadium on Friday. The two sides were meeting for the first time, after the Bhisho-based outfit beat City 1-0 during...
East London-born junior karting star Kwanda Mokoena continued his fantastic rise in the karting world when he took the South African Mini Rok karting champion honours for 2017. The 13-year-old Mokoena, who attends Rivonia Primary in Johannesburg, powered his way...
The need to keep the Tete name hogging headlines for the right reasons has forced Zolani to postpone the bout involving his brother Makazole scheduled for this Saturday by two weeks. The decision by Zolani follows his feat of breaking...