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  • Banyana Banyana's Noxolo Cesane joins a world-ranked top-20 club in Mexico February 3, 2023
    Cape Town - The Mexican media have given great publicity to the arrival of Banyana Banyana midfielder Noxolo Cesane who has joined Tigres Femenil, an outfit that enjoys a top 20 women’s club world ranking.Cesane, who hails from Gugulethu in Cape Town, becomes the first South African to join the club in soccer-mad Mexico. She […]
  • Healthy Jake White wants Bulls to play with a smile after ICU stay ‘with pipes down my throat’ February 3, 2023
    Cape Town – Jake White says he is fighting fit and “can’t wait to get back to work” and take charge of the Bulls for their upcoming United Rugby Championship clash against the Stormers.Since taking charge of the Bulls in 2020, White has had to endure a few battles off the field.He contracted Covid-19 in […]
  • Jacques du Plessis keen to repay Bulls since returning from injury February 3, 2023
    Cape Town - Bulls forward Jacques du Plessis has been at the top on a number of occasions in his sporting career.Did you know that he won a gold medal at the Youth Olympics in Singapore in 2010? And guess in which sport: athletics.Du Plessis was in Grade 9 at Hoërskool Ermelo at the time, […]
  • ‘You brought shame to this club’ - Fans question Pitso Mosimane's tactics in first Al Ahli defeat February 3, 2023
    Durban - South African coach Pitso Mosimane was on the receiving end of harsh criticism from Al Ahli Saudi supporters after the club suffered their first defeat under his leadership.‘Jingles’, who has facilitated the Saudi Arabian side’s surge up the First Division saw his men thumped 4-1 at home by Al Akhdoud, a result that […]
  • Stormers’ fringe players get last chance to impress John Dobson ahead of possible playoffs February 3, 2023
    Cape Town - With the Springboks getting a well deserved break for the next month, the fringe players at the Stormers will most likely have a last chance in the local derbies to convince coach John Dobson not to discard them ahead of the United Rugby Championship play-offs.There has been a mixed bag of results […]
  • Proteas captain Bavuma: ‘I feel like a different Temba’ February 3, 2023
    Durban - “I’m still here and I still deserve to be where I am.”That was Proteas white-ball captain Temba Bavuma’s bold claim after his ODI century against England last week.Bavuma has now backed up that statement after his call-up to the Sunrisers Eastern Cape squad for the second half of the Betway SA20 yesterday.Bavuma was […]
  • Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood 'relieved' after attempted rape charge dropped February 3, 2023
    London — Charges of attempted rape and assault against Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood have been dropped by prosecutors, British police said on Thursday, as the footballer said he was "relieved".The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the withdrawal of key witnesses and new material coming to light were factors in their decision to stop the […]
  • Nick Kyrgios assault charge dismissed despite guilty plea February 3, 2023
    By Alasdair Pal and Nick MulvenneySydney - A common assault charge against Nick Kyrgios was dismissed in a Canberra court on Friday, despite the tennis player earlier pleading guilty.The charge related to a 2021 incident involving his former girlfriend Chiara Passari.Magistrate Beth Campbell had dismissed the case due to the minor nature of the incident […]
  • Coach Desire Ellis feels Banyana Banyana can only benefit facing top opposition in Turkish Women’s Cup February 3, 2023
    Durban - The South African Women’s National team coach Desiree Ellis has expressed her joy at her side jetting off to the Turkish Women’s Cup in preparation for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.The tournament kicking off on the 13th to the 23rd of this month will feature the likes of Slovenia, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, and Zambia.The […]
  • Sharks make front row change for Stormers clash February 3, 2023
    Durban - The Sharks team to play the Stormers in Durban on Saturday has been shorn of a few more Springboks due to resting protocols but the majority that spectacularly beat Edinburgh last week remains.In fact, it is pretty much only the front row that has changed, with Ntuthuko Mchunu replacing Ox Nche and Carlü […]
  • Dane’ van Niekerk’s exclusion from Proteas’ T20 World Cup squad is a modern day cricket dilemma February 3, 2023
    by Barney SpenderParis - Once upon a time, cricket was seen as a universal game. Not just in its appeal to a global audience but for the fact that individuals of any shape, size, colour, creed or class could play alongside each other.With the news that Dane’ van Niekerk, one of the best players in […]
  • Former Orlando Pirates captain Happy Jele brings wealth of experience to Royal AM February 3, 2023
    Durban - Royal AM Football Club announced the signing of former Orlando Pirates defender Happy Jele on Friday morning.Jele, who is a well-known figure in the South African footballing scene, has put pen to paper at the Pietermaritzburg-based club after spending months on the sidelines following his exit from the Buccaneers.The 36-year-old versatile defender is […]
  • WATCH: Peter de Villiers relives Ricky Januarie’s try against All Blacks February 3, 2023
    Cape Town — Who can ever forget Ricky Januarie’s epic try against the All Blacks in 2008 to set up a famous Springbok victory at the ‘House of Pain’, Carisbrook in Dunedin?Well, the Bok coach at the time, Peter de Villiers, recalled the memorable moment on Thursday as he wished Januarie happy 41st birthday, which […]
  • Marcel Theunissen won’t shy away from running with the ball for Stormers against Sharks February 3, 2023
    Cape Town — Stormers youngster Marcel Theunissen will continue with the “donkey work” up front as long as his team requires it from him, but when there is a gap to take with the ball in hand, he will not shy away from running at it.Theunissen was one of a few stand-out performers for the […]
  • Aphelele Fassi has his sights set on Springbok return and World Cup dream February 3, 2023
    Durban — Sharks fullback Aphelele Fassi has not given up on his dream of playing at the World Cup for the Springboks later this year, and he is hoping that another strong showing against the Stormers on Saturday in Durban will state his case to the selectors.The 25-year-old’s comeback from injury is gathering momentum and […]
  • Matthew Breetzke guides Durban’s Super Giants to victory over MI Cape Town February 2, 2023
    By Ongama GcwabeGqeberha — Matthew Breetzke breaks Super Giants’ four-match losing streak with a six off the penultimate ball of the match at Kingsmead, Durban.Kingsmead played hosts to bottom of the table clash between Durban’s Super Giants and MI Cape Town on Thursday night with both teams desperately searching for a win.The Super Giants were […]
  • Jared Harvey leads SA challenge in Bain’s Whisky Cape Town Open February 2, 2023
    Cape Town — A rare change of equipment benefitted South Africa’s Jared Harvey as he opened with a five-under-par 67 that placed him one stroke off the lead of Spain’s Manuel Elvira after Thursday’s first round of the Bain’s Whisky Cape Town Open at Royal Cape Golf Club.Harvey was delighted with a bogey-free start to […]
  • Bruno Fernandes hails Erik ten Hag effect after Manchester United reach League Cup final February 2, 2023
    Manchester — Bruno Fernandes has hailed Erik ten Hag's role in transforming the fortunes of Manchester United after the club secured a place in the League Cup final.The Dutch manager, in his first season at Old Trafford, will lead his team out at Wembley on 26 February against Newcastle United after Wednesday's 2-0 win against […]
  • Attempted rape and assault charges against Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood dropped February 2, 2023
    London — Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has had all criminal charges against him dropped, police and prosecutors said on Thursday.Greenwood, who was suspended by United in January 2022 when accusations against him surfaced on social media, was charged with attempted rape, controlling behaviour and assault last October. He had been due to stand trial […]
  • Sibusiso Vilakazi a free agent after parting ways with TS Galaxy February 2, 2023
    Johannesburg — Sibusiso Vilakazi is currently a free agent after mutually parting ways with Premiership club TS Galaxy on Thursday afternoon, according to reports.Vilakazi joined the Rockets earlier this season on undisclosed terms after a trophy-laden six year stint with Mamelodi Sundowns came to an end.Vilakazi was seen as vital for Galaxy’s search for a […]