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Cheetahs vs Lions, crunch battle expected

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 24 February 2017  -  162 Views  -  0 Comments
The Super Rugby opening clash between the Cheetahs and the Lions this weekend promises to be a thriller as both teams have various agendas to carry out. Kick-off at the Toyota Stadium on Saturday is at 3:05pm.  The 2017 edition of the Super Rugby got underway on Thursday (23 February), but this... Read Article

Stars claim a point

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 February 2017  -  208 Views  -  0 Comments
Free State Stars hosted by SuperSport United, played to a goalless draw in North West on Wednesday.The crossbar denied Ea Lla Koto early in the match. At the other end,  Morgan Gould was also denied by the crossbar. Reyaad Pieterse produced one fine save after the other to keep his club in the... Read Article

Shimlas brought down at home

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 February 2017  -  273 Views  -  0 Comments
The Shimlas' unbeaten run at the Varsity Cup came to an end when they were beaten by University of Cape Town in their first home match of the season in University of Free State’s Shimla Park this week. The hosts, who still occupy the of the standings with 10 points despite the loss, came into the... Read Article

Happy times return for Knights

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 February 2017  -  248 Views  -  0 Comments
The VKB Knights lifted a title for the first time in many years after beating the Lions to win the 2016/2017 Sunfoil Series at Wanderers in Johannesburg recently. The men from Bloemfontein, who finished the campaign at the summit of the standings, beat the Lions by an innings and 121 runs in the... Read Article

Bafana job draws big names

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 February 2017  -  303 Views  -  0 Comments
Coaching Bafana Bafana seems to be one of the most wanted jobs on the African continent. The South African Football Association (Safa) has received 61 applications for the vacant post. The list has been shortened to about 21 applicants. One of the candidates is Cameroon coach, Hugo Broos, who... Read Article

Mazibuka sparkles at the Eye of Africa

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 February 2017  -  251 Views  -  0 Comments
Makhetha Mazibuko was sitting in a plane waiting to take off and still doing interviews after his memorable playoff defeat in Sunday’s Eye of Africa PGA Championship.The reality is his feet probably won’t touch ground for a few days still. The significance of the 29-year-old Free State golfer’s... Read Article

Football league for disadvantaged children

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 February 2017  -  163 Views  -  0 Comments
MANGAUNG - Focusing on developing football in rural areas, Interstate Bus Line (IBL) in collaboration with Mangaung Local Football Association are running, for the fourth year, a competitive soccer league especially for the children from disadvantaged areas. The league makes provision for U/13, U/... Read Article

Downs target another continental title

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 February 2017  -  135 Views  -  0 Comments
Mamelodi Sundowns return to continental action this weekend when they host TP Mazembe in the CAF Super Cup match to be staged at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday evening.  Kickoff is at 7pm. The 2016 Champions League winners are in search of yet another African dominance, having endured one the... Read Article

Cassiem, Venter win big at Cheetah awards

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 February 2017  -  155 Views  -  0 Comments
Uzair Cassiem and Francois Venter were the big winners at the Toyota Free State Cheetah Awards for 2016, winning the Players’ Player and Player of the Year awards respectively. The Free State Rugby recently hosted the event to acknowledge the stellar performance displayed by the players from junior... Read Article

Sunfoil Provincial 3-Day/CSA Provincial One Day Competition: Free State vs. Eastern Province 9-12 February 2017

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 February 2017  -  315 Views  -  0 Comments
The Free State squad selected for the Sunfoil Provincial 3-Day and CSA Provincial One Day Competitions against Eastern Province at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein: Patrick Botha (Captain)Jonathan DraaiLeus Du PlooyDillon Du PreezAndries GousPJ JansenSammy MofokengPabalo MogoeraTshepo NtuliBeyers... Read Article

Smith committed to the Cheetahs

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 February 2017  -  248 Views  -  0 Comments
Toyota Cheetahs coach, Franco Smith is committed to the Bloemfontein-based side after recently turning down the offer from the Irish side, Connacht.  Smith was on the wanted list of Connacht, who are without a coach after the departure of Pat Lam. But, the 2016 Currie Cup winning mentor turned the... Read Article

Joost memorial to be broadcast live

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 February 2017  -  252 Views  -  0 Comments
Johannesburg - The Joost van der Westhuizen memorial will be broadcast live on SuperSport 1 from midday on Friday. It will also be streamed on supersport.comThere will be a build-up from Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria from noon with official proceedings scheduled to begin at 12.30pm.   The memorial... Read Article

New FS Stars striker keen to get going

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 February 2017  -  294 Views  -  0 Comments
New Free State Stars striker Nhlakanipho Ntuli says he's working hard to regain his fitness, having not played competitive football for over a year. Ntuli came up as a product of Orlando Pirates’ youth academy before leaving to join Dutch side FC Twente as a 17-year-old in 2013 but failed to make a... Read Article

Sundowns edge gutsy Celtic

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 February 2017  -  212 Views  -  0 Comments
Themba Zwane scored the only goal of the encounter to help Mamelodi Sundowns beat Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 in their Premiership clash at Dr Molemela Stadium on Wednesday. With the win, the African champions move to the fifth spot on the log with 22 points from 10 games thus far. The opening eight... Read Article

Hamilton's dad puts out a warning

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 February 2017  -  173 Views  -  0 Comments
London - Lewis Hamilton's father has fired an ominous warning in the direction of Mercedes newcomer Valtteri Bottas. Anthony Hamilton, who guided his son's early career in Formula 1, said anyone signing up to be the triple world champion's team mate puts their entire career at risk. Sudden... Read Article

Varsity action round up

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 February 2017  -  133 Views  -  0 Comments
University of Free State endured a disappointing Varsity Cricket campaign, ending the season with one win, but had something to smile about when their companions, the Shimlas continued with the great start to the Varsity Cup with two straight wins. Kovsies was part of nine universities battling in... Read Article

FS Women Rugby team invite prospective players

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 February 2017  -  139 Views  -  0 Comments
The Free State Women’s rugby team is inviting all women interested in playing the sport to join various clubs as the team seeks to build a formidable side ahead of what will be a hectic 2017 season. The local women won the South African Rugby Union (SARU) Provincial B-League in the last three years... Read Article

Proteas nearing Series Whitewash

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 February 2017  -  169 Views  -  0 Comments
The Proteas are close to registering another series whitewash as they head to the fifth and final One-Day International match against Sri Lanka on Friday with an assailable 4-0 lead. The series win will not only hand SA their second in recent time, but also ensure they regain their number one spot... Read Article

Senatla breaks SA Sevens record

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 03 February 2017  -  255 Views  -  0 Comments
BREAKING a record is one thing, but doing it at a cup final in which you end up on the winning side is another, and nobody knows the feeling except the Blitzboks’ Seabelo Senatla. The Welkom-born speedster hogged the limelight this week after his stellar performance in New Zealand. It was a big day... Read Article

Cameroon shock Ghana

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 03 February 2017  -  1,755 View  -  0 Comments
Cameroon will face Egypt in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final following a 2-0 win over Ghana in the second semifinal played at the Stade de Franceville, in the Gabonese city of Franceville, on Thursday evening. Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui and Christian Bassogog were on target for the Indomitable... Read Article

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