May 23, 2017

White Buffalo’ Botha rematch with SBW on the cards

Sonny Bill Williams is looking to resurrect his boxing career with a bout against South Africa’s Frans ‘White Buffalo’ Botha in Johannesburg in late September. Botha, who held the IBF heavyweight title briefly after defeating Axel Schultz in Germany back 1995, told the African News Agency (ANA) that Williams’ camp had approached him for a return bout in an attempt to rekindle his boxing career. “It sounds like Sonny Bill wants to get serious about boxing again and I’m happy to fight him,” said Botha, who lost a controversial points decision to Williams in 2013, in Australia, where they fought…

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Stars, Celtic head to Porto

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Free State Stars and Bloemfontein Celtic will benefit from the strong relationship between Free State province and Portuguese principality of Madeira, by travelling to Portugal to hone their skills. Premier Ace Magashule announced on Monday that there was a standing agreement between Primeira Liga giants FC Porto Academy and the Free State government which will soon see both teams travelling to Portugal for exposure to advanced coaching methods. Magashule made the announcement at an official handing over ceremony which saw both teams receiving R2-million from the government on Monday evening. Both players and the coaching staff will head to the…

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FIFA U20 World Cup: Amajita good enough without Mahlambi

Missing in action…Amajita could be forced to go to the World Cup without the services of Wits’ Phakamani Mahlambi

Thabo Senong is confident his side will do well at the Fifa Under-20 World Cup despite missing star player, Phakamani Mahlambi. Title-chasing Bidvest Wits have refused to release their wunderkind for the world event from May 20 to June 11. Although Mahlambi is a stellar player, Senong said he had more than enough capable players to handle the pressure that comes with performing on the world stage. All my energy is now focused on the group of players I have with me right now,” Senong said. The National Under-20 side (Amajita) jetted off to South Korea on Wednesday. “We have…

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