September 25, 2017

News:

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…

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…

Qhina will be a golden Two Oceans bet

Not since the first few years of the event have Cape Town runners been such strong contenders for the Two Oceans Marathon, with four locally-based marathoners looking strong bets for Saturday’s gold medals, awarded to the top-10 finishers. Names like Dirkie Steyn, Don Hartley, John and Stephen Donald, and Clive Owen cropped up regularly in the first decade of the Oceans, but that was in the era when the event was primarily a local affair. Since then, scattered performances of individual brilliance from Cape Town-based athletes came from the likes of Sam Flatela, Keith Court, Monica Drogemoller and Liz Eglington,…