April 26, 2017

SA boxer wins second world title

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New Boxing Federation International (IBF) champion Tsiko ‘Cruel Junior’ Mulovhedzi has dedicated the title, his second, to his late father whom he said he had proud and would therefore rest in peace. Ratshilumela ‘Cruel Senior’ Mulovhedzi, the man who was a source of inspiration for the Thohoyandou boxer, died in November at the age of 102. His death came at a time when his son held the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) welterweight championship belt. ‘Cruel Junior’ believes he appeased his departed mentor by winning the IBF championship belt after beating Italian Dario Socci by a unanimous point’s decision to lift…

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Swallows’ fall is like a bad dream

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Growing up, my mother always used to tell me: “Son, some things are just the way they are, no matter whether you want to believe it or not”. And to be honest, as far as the fate of the once mighty (and now free-falling) Moroka Swallows is concerned, I wish this was not true. Despite the relegation of Swallows from the third tier ABC Motsepe League two weeks ago, I still find it a bitter pill to swallow. It is difficult to come to terms with the fact that the Dube Birds are no longer a professional side. But since…

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SS extends relationship with the PL to 2022

SuperSport International (Pty) Ltd (SuperSport) is delighted to announce the extension of its relationship with the Premier League. This follows a competitive open tender process. SuperSport’s current contract with the Premier League ends in May 2019. The renewal of these rights means that SuperSport will be the broadcaster of the Premier League Live Package until May 2022. The award of rights is for the broadcast territory of sub- Saharan Africa (including South Africa). SuperSport will broadcast all 380 Premier League matches per season live on all distribution systems, including television, internet and mobile. Gideon Khobane, CEO of SuperSport, expressed his…

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