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Van der Burgh takes 50m breaststroke gold in Tokyo 

SA swimmer Cameron van der Burgh claimed gold in the men’s 50 metre breaststroke at Fina/airweave Swimming World Cup’s Tokyo leg on Wednesday. Van der Burgh touched the wall in 27.18 seconds followed closely behind by countryman Giulio Zorzi in 27.93. Back in third was local Ryouta Nomura in 28.04. Van der Burgh will go again on Thursday in the ... Read More »

SA business tycoon to run for Fifa presidency

SA business tycoon  Tokyo Sexwale has announced his intention to run for the FIFA presidency at a press conference in Johannesburg. The apartheid-era political prisoner turned multi-millionaire businessman is currently FIFA’s anti-racism advisor. He was endorsed by the South African Football Association earlier on Saturday. The 62-year-old already has four competitors for the presidency: UEFA President Michel Platini, Prince Ali ... Read More »

Mutumbami leads Zimbabwe to six wicket win over Afghanistan

ZIM’s Richmond Mutumbami scored 74 to lead Zimbabwe to a six wicket win over Afghanistan in the third One Day International at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Tuesday. With the win Zimbabwe take a 2-1 series lead in the five match series. Elton Chigumbura (50 not out) chipped in to help the hosts reach their total of 224 ... Read More »

SA’s Anderson drops in ATP rankings

SA’s Kevin Anderson dropped one spot down off his career-high ranking to 11th in the latest ATP singles tennis rankings released on Monday. Tucker Vorster is the number two ranked South African way down at 316th in the singles rankings. In the doubles, Raven Klaasen is the country’s top export at number 19. On the women’s side, Chanel Simmonds has ... Read More »

Zim’s Mighty Warriors and SA’s Banyana off to 2016 Olympics

SA’s women’s football, nicknamed Banyana Banyana, will join the Mighty Warriors at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, meaning  making it the first time that there will be two Southern Africa  soccer teams representing the continent at the Olympics. Banyana Banyana booked their place after beating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 in Bata on Sunday while Zim’s Mighty Warriors beat Cameroon at ... Read More »

Pirates sail through to quarterfinals

ZIM international Washington Arubi saved a penalty for the University of Pretoria in a Telkom Knockout match but could prevent his side losing the match 2-1. Orlando Pirates struck in extra time to go through to the quarterfinals. Thabo Rakhale scored in the 39th minute for Pirates but TUKS equalised through Thabo Mnyamane in the 54th minute. With no winner ... Read More »

Zim cricket bans Vermeulen for racist social media post

ZIMBABWE cricket has banned controversial batsman Mark Vermeulen from all cricket activities for what the board described as “repulsive remarks that reflect racism, prejudice and plain ignorance”. The 36-year-old, who has played nine tests and 43 one-day internationals, made the remarks in July in response to an article posted on Facebook about national team player Prosper Utseya’s letter to Zimbabwe ... Read More »

Ndoro and Mushekwi not having it good at SA clubs

Ndoro leads in SA Golden Boot race

ORLANDO Pirates striker, Zimbabwean Tendai Ndoro is reportedly frustrated at the ABSA Premiership club after a lack of game time. Ndoro completed his move to the Soweto giants before the beginning of the current league season from Mpumulanga Black Aces. But has seen little game time and fallen down the pecking order with Kermit Erasmus, Thamsanqa Gabuza and Lehlohonolo Majoro ... Read More »

SAf try to keep momentum heading into Wales clash

SA will be looking to continue with the momentum gained after their shock opening defeat to Japan when they face Wales in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final at Twickenham on Saturday (October 17). Since losing their opening 34-32 defeat to the Japanese the Springboks have beaten Samoa, Scotland and the USA, conceding just one try in the three games, to ... Read More »

4 Pirates players up for African award

ORLANDO Pirates players Kermit Erasmus, Oupa Manyisa, Felipe Ovono and Thamsanqa Gabuza have all been nominated for the African player of the Year based in Africa. The four players have caught the attention of onlookers during the season as The Buccaneers progressed to the final of the Confederation Cup. The nominations, showing a clear bias towards players involved in the ... Read More »

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