April 24, 2017

MTN 8 battle lines drawn

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The ‘Wafa Wafa’ weekend will kick off with new kids on the block Cape town City taking on 15-time top eight champions Kaizer Chiefs tonight More local football action will unfold this weekend as eight of the country’s top eight teams from the 2015/2016 get ready to clash in what promises to be another exhilarating instalment of the MTN 8 Cup. Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions, Mamelodi Sundowns; runners-up, Bidvest Wits, Chippa United, Platinum Stars, Soweto giants Kaizer chiefs and Orlando Pirates, as well as Cape Town City – formerly Mpumalanga Black Aces – will take each other on in…

Mangaung Cycle Tour entries open

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Entries to the 2016 PPA (Paddle Power Association) Mangaung Cycle Tour scheduled to take place on October 30 in Bloemfontein have officially been opened. Cycling enthusiasts from all over the country are encouraged to enter for the event, which is one of the premier seeding events for the 2017 Cape town Cycle Tour. Participants can enter one of two distances, a 103 km route or a shorter 32 km route. Both routes incorporate new sections, with the start/finish moving to the Tempe Military Base. As in the past, the routes are primarily flat, with a few short climbs. The 2016…

SA athletes back Viljoen in SASCOC Rio-saga

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Bridgitte Hartley and LJ van Zyl have come out in support of the javelin thrower after the sports minister accused her of complaining too much South African Olympians have supported Sunette Viljoen after the South African javelin thrower hit out at the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC). Earlier this week, the Rio Olympics winning silver medallist brought up the issue of funding for South Africa’s athletes. It followed sports minister Fikile Mbalula’s announcement that additional cash bonuses would be paid to the Team SA medal winners at the Olympic Games. Viljoen was set to claim R200 000 for her…