July 21, 2017

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Makalo Mohale

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Amid widening divisions within the Free State chapter of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) over who to support for the position of national president of the key wing of the ruling party, The Weekly’s Matli Mohanoe this week spoke to league provincial boss Makalo Mohale to find out why cracks are resurfacing so soon after a July provincial conference where members pledged to remain united and to work together to rebuild the league. Mohanoe also asked Mohale about the programmes his executive is implementing for the advancement of league members and the youths of this province in general. Excerpts: Assuming…

Ivory Coast to test Bafana

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As the teams that have qualified for the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea next year shift their focus to preparing for the tournament, South Africa and Cote d’Ivoire will also be setting the tone of what can be expected at next year’s African football showpiece. The two teams will this Sunday use the Nelson Mandela Challenge encounter scheduled to take place at the Mbombela Stadium as an AFCON preparation platform, effectively giving us a preview of what may unfold at next year’s tournament. They both successfully secured their qualification to the tournament, after the South Africans…

Cheetahs in naming rights fracas

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The Toyota Free State Cheetahs are up in arms after discovering this week that Zimbabwe’s national rugby sevens outfit is using the same name and a logo similar to its own. The Zimbabwe Cheetahs, who are currently hosting the 2014 Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) Sevens Africa Cup in Harare, are Zimbabwe’s flagship sevens side and have for many years competed in several international tournaments. With Zimbabwe and South Africa a mere river, the central South African franchise is worried that the similarities between the two rugby establishments identities might create confusion among rugby fans and sponsors, considering that they…