Fan favourite Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni cannot wait to get into the ring and prove his worth in front of the Americans two weeks after leaving to join a top US gymnasium. The KwaBhaca-born boxer, who honed his boxing skills in...
Yet another Heritage tournament introduced another Duncan Village star in Yanga Sigqibo. Following in the footsteps of Azinga Fuzile from a heritage month tournament last year, Sigqibo has announced his arrival in the boxing scene with a flawless performance against...
The race to the 2019 Cricket World Cup will be heating up in East London next weekend as Kenya will be taking on the Netherlands in their World Cricket League (WCL) Championship qualifying matches at Buffalo Park on Friday...
Eastern Cape’s Asanda Swelindawo of Dutywa has been crowned the first lady of stick fighting in the country after she beat three opponents representing their respective provinces at the 12th edition of the National Indigenous Games Festival. Swelindawo and Maliwa...

Bulldogs edging upwards

Despite a narrow loss against the Leopards in their Currie Cup First Division clash over the past weekend, the Border Bulldogs have made a dramatic turnaround in form over the last two weeks. Three losses in a row, two coming...

Tete secures Ireland bout

A fight involving Mdantsane hero Zolani Tete, which was planned to be held in East London until the provincial government refused to fund it will now take place in Belfast, Northen Ireland on November 18. Tete applied for funding to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...