May 29, 2017

FS Stadium renamed

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Toyota South Africa Motors, have sweetened their longstanding sponsorship deal with the Free State Cheetahs rugby franchise. The car manufacturers, who are already the team’s title sponsors, have now also claimed the naming rights of the Free State Stadium and the stadium is now called the Toyota Stadium. This is in addition to the contract extension of their sponsorship of the Cheetahs with an additional three years. The company’s red logo signage has already been placed on the exterior of the stadium to compliment the interior, while new red “welcome” boards embellish the main entrances to the stadium. Players on…

Grey gears for tough hockey season

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A very tough season lies ahead for the Grey College first hockey team as they prepare to kick of their season on high next weekend in Bloemfontein with a fixture against Potchefstroom Gymnasium. From there the Bloemfontein boys will go on to play other premium opposition from around the country and partake in some of the country’s most premium hockey tournaments. “Our fixtures start next week against Potchefstroom Gymnasium and then we move on to Menlo Park from Johannesburg, whom we are playing here at home. From there we will be travelling up to Johannesburg to play in the KES…

Tsotsobe, Tsolekile under match-fixing investigation

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Former South Africa fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe has confirmed that he is being investigated for match fixing by Cricket South Africa (CSA), but denies having taken money from bookies to underperform. The Lions paceman was contacted by Wisden India and confirmed that CSA had asked for his phone records and the like, but said further comments would go via CSA. He has taken time off from the Lions, but wouldn’t say why. Former Lions batsman Gulam Bodi, meanwhile, was confirmed as the intermediary between the players and the Indian bookies, and has been banned from the game for 20 years for his…