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Botswana to host 2010 Metropolitan COSAFA U20 Youth Championship

By FOCUS REPORTER BOTSWANA is the host country for the 2010 Metropolitan COSAFA U20 Youth Championship, which kicks off on Friday 3 December, culminating in the final on Sunday 12 December.  University of Botswana and Molepolole will host the matches. Competing Southern African countries include current title holders Zambia – who beat South Africa in […]

Olivier side-lined from the Boks’s European tour

   By ELLIOT MATHYE   THE South African rugby team, Springboks was hit by another blow ahead of their Grand Slam tour of Europe when top Bulls midfielder Wynand Olivier pulled out because of injury. Olivier will undergo an operation on his groin this week and will need to be in bed, off his feet for at […]

Bucs’ player arrested in Mbombela

By THABISILE MASIMULA   ORLANDO Pirates skipper and five others were arrested in Mbombela yesterday after they were allegedly found in possession of an unlicensed fire-arm and ammunitions, Mpumalanga cops confirmed.   Benson Mhlongo, along with three men and two women, were arrested by the Nelspruit flying squad in a stop-and-search operation on 20 October 2010, […]

Olympic medalist suspended over banned substance

By ELLIOT MATHYE    THINGS are not looking well for Olympic gold medalist runner LaShawn Merritt who has been banned from the race track until July 2011 for using a banned substance found in an over-the-counter male improvement product.   The 24-year old won the 400-metre Olympic title in Beijing. He accepted a provisional suspension earlier […]

Chiefs stun Swallows

Kaizer Chiefs moved up to third place on the Absa Premiership table after defeating Soweto rivals Moroka Swallows 1-0 at the Dobsonville Stadium on Wednesday evening, with Abia Nale scoring an early goal. The victory sees the Amakhosi leapfrog Golden Arrows and move level on 11 points with second placed Ajax Cape Town, who drew […]

Gavin hunting for three points at the expense of Ajax

By NAKAMPE LEKWADU   THE Absa Premiership’s defending champions, SuperSport United are facing an uphill battle this evening when they welcome Ajax Cape Town. Kick-Off in Atteridgeville’s Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium is 7.30pm.   United, the three times league champions who has so far collected six points out of the possible 12 from four matches […]

Face-lifted Santa Fe a renaissance for Hyundai

  By NAKAMPE LEKWADU AND SYDNEY MORWENG Santa Fe the latest 4×4 addition into the Hyundai family has thus far stood the test of time, thanks to latest ABS brakes and sophisticated gadgets which were vigorously tested at the media launch recently.     Untarred, rugged and at times slippery roads were the order of […]

Proteas bowl out Zimbabwe

By THABISILE MASIMULA SOUTH Africa’s cricket team, the Proteas bowled out Zimbabwe in the second one day international (ODI) match in Potchefstroom, North West on Sunday, October 17. The AB de Villier’s charges beat Zimbabwe by 8 wickets to reach their target of 269 in 39 overs. Although the Proteas were hit by a series […]

Western Province to face Sharks in Currie Cup final

ELLIOT MATHYE Natal Sharks are still in celebration mood after qualifying for the finals of the Absa Currie Cup. This after they lambasted the all time arch-rivals, Vodacom Blue Bulls with a 16-12 drubbing on Saturday, October 16 in Durban’s Absa Stadium.   Despite the match being delayed for 40 minutes due to a swarm of […]

Swallows hope for maximum points against Chiefs

Moroka Swallows will have their work cut out when they come up against Kaizer Chiefs in an Absa Premiership fixture at the Dobsonville stadium on Wednesday night, October 20. Despite reaching the Finals of the MTN8, the Dube birds have not been all too convincing in the league thus far and dropped valuable points again […]