May 28, 2017

Giants enter CAF Champions League title race

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The four most successful clubs in African competitions enter the 2017 CAF Champions League this weekend expecting to build first-leg leads at home in last-32 ties. Record 19-time title winners Al Ahly of Egypt face Bidvest Wits, who are playing in the elite African competition for the first time. TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo, second behind Ahly with 10 successes, meet unimpressive preliminary round winners CAPS United of Zimbabwe. Zamalek of Egypt, winners of nine continental competitions and 2016 Champions League runners-up, tackle Enugu Rangers of Nigeria in an attractive match-up. Etoile Sahel of Tunisia, the only…

Wayde van Niekerk stunned

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Faulty electronic timing system mars teen Gift Leotlela’s triumph over Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk Junior athlete Gift Leotlela Leotlela recorded one of the biggest wins of his career when he beat Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk with a late burst to win the 100m in Bloemfontein this week, but his victory was marred by a faulty timing system. Due to a technical glitch with the electronic timing system, hand times were recorded and Leotlela was credited with 10.0, and Van Niekerk clocked 10.10. Leotlela, 18, praised Van Niekerk, who set a 400m world record of 43.03 last year,…

Proteas to face Pakistan in ICC Women’s World Cup opener

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With a little over three months to the World Cup, South Africa will be hosting a quadrangular series that will include India, Zimbabwe and Ireland in the hopes of bolstering their preparation The Momentum Proteas women will go up against Pakistan in their first appearance of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup in Leicester on 25 June. The tournament, which will be held in the United Kingdom will start with home side, England, going up against India on 24 June. It will be a round-robin contest between the top eight teams in the world culminating with the semi-finals at Bristol…