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Venter on the move

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  161 Views  -  0 Comments
The hard-running Free State Cheetahs centre Francois Venter has joined the England based Worcester Warriors on a two-years contract starting from the end of PRO14 season. The highly-rated 26-yearold – who has made over 50 Super Rugby appearances – will strengthen Warriors’ exciting-looking backline... Read Article

Learners target provincial spot in athletics championship

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  163 Views  -  0 Comments
Learners will battle in the Provincial Primary Schools Athletics Championship this weekend as they seek to be part of the team to represent the Free State at national competition later next month. Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation together with the Department of Education... Read Article

Development key in Celtic MDC season

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 02 March 2018  -  116 Views  -  0 Comments
Despite missing out on the Multichoice Diski Challenge (MDC) title for the second successive year, Bloemfontein Celtic reserve side coach, Ditheko Mototo has a lot of positives to take from this year's competition. Celtic came close to lifting their maiden title after finishing four points behind... Read Article

Coaches to develop skills at seminar

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 February 2018  -  167 Views  -  0 Comments
Free State Rugby Coaches Association, together with the Director of Rugby of the Free State Cheetahs (Pty) Ltd, Franco Smith, has organised a workshop to improve coaches' skills this weekend. The two-day workshop will be held on Friday and Saturday (23-24 February) at the Toyota Stadium and aims at... Read Article
After months as interim coach Desiree Ellis was confirmed as the new coach or Banyana Banyana during a media briefing at SAFA House yesterday. Seen in the picture is Nozipho Mbatha of SASOL, Desiree Ellis new coach, Dr Danny Jordan SAFA President and Janine Van Wyk Banyana Captain. PHOTO supplied

Ellis gets the nod as Banyana coach

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 February 2018  -  182 Views  -  0 Comments
Former Banyana Banyana captain, Desiree Ellis, has finally been appointed head coach of the senior national women’s team, 15 months after she was appointed interim coach. The South African Football Association (Safa) made the announcement at its headquarters in Johannesburg on Thursday. Ellis... Read Article
Thando Ndzandzeka seen during the match between Free State Stars and Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday evening at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. . PHOTO supplied

Poor refereeing denies Free State Stars 2nd spot

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 February 2018  -  153 Views  -  0 Comments
PRETORIA - The quality of referees in the PSL has come under the sport light again following an incident inside the box when Sundowns was playing Free State Stars on Wednesday evening at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.  In the last minute of stoppage time, Nhlanhla Vilakazi was brought down by... Read Article

Much at stake in Chiefs, Celtic clash

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 February 2018  -  132 Views  -  0 Comments
Ditheko Mototo says although Bloemfontein Celtic will be looking to use the game against Kaizer Chiefs to turn their fortunes around, they should expect a tough battle against the title chasers. The Amakhosi face Phunya Sele Sele in the Absa Premiership encounter to be played at the FNB Stadium on... Read Article
Indian batsman Manish Pandey on Wednesday praised the bowling attack of South Africa, saying that they created pressure at times. Man of match Heinrich Klassen looks on. He went on to score a blistering 69 of 30 balls which underpinned the Proteas win in Pretoria . PHOTO afp

Newlands set for thrilling decider

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 February 2018  -  127 Views  -  0 Comments
South Africa defeated India by 6 wickets and levelled the T20 series 1-1 at Supersport Park in Centurion on Wednesday.Indian batsman Manish Pandey on Wednesday praised the bowling attack of South Africa, saying that they created pressure at times."We are looking forward for a good game in Cape Town... Read Article

Free State teams at home in last 16

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 19 February 2018  -  192 Views  -  0 Comments
RANDBURG - Free State Stars and Bloemfontein Celtic have managed to avoid each other following last night’s draw of the Nedbank Cup last 16 which took place in Johannesburg. With the date, venue and time still to be confirmed by the PSL, the Free State teams will have a home ground advantage as... Read Article

Bloem sides win at home in Varsity Cup

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 19 February 2018  -  186 Views  -  0 Comments
Central University of Technology's (CUT) Ixias and the Shimlas from University of Free State registered vital home wins in the third round of the Varsity Cup on Monday and will be looking to see more of that coming their way as the competition progresses. The opening match of the day was at the CUT... Read Article

Table Tennis returns with a bang

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 19 February 2018  -  228 Views  -  0 Comments
David Kgabale is, again this year, breathing the same word of ensuring table tennis grows in leaps and bounds in the Free State particularly in Bloemfontein and the upcoming tournament will yet again assist in achieving that. Kgabale, the organiser of the upcoming Caleb Motshabi Table Tennis... Read Article

Gibson laments bowling in ODI series loss

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 19 February 2018  -  141 Views  -  0 Comments
Despite going into the fifth One-Day International (ODI) match trailing 3-1 against India, the Proteas still hoped they could turn their fortunes around in Port Elizabeth, but coach, Ottis Gibson admitted though it was possible, the batting was not at its best. The hosts suffered a 73-run loss... Read Article
Lindani Ndwandwe will be aiming high at the Eye of Africa PGA Championship which started on Thursday in Johannesburg South. He shot four-under par on day 1. England’s Chris Lloyd  carded an eight-under 64 to lead the rain delayed opening day alongside SAs Combrink Smit .PHOTO sunshinetour

Ndwandwe aiming high

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 12 February 2018  -  219 Views  -  0 Comments
England’s Chris Lloyd returned from a two-month layoff from the game in fine fashion, carding an eight-under 64 to lead the rain-delayed Eye of Africa PGA Championship alongside South African young gun Combrink Smit.  In his first competitive round of golf since November, Lloyd joked about the lack... Read Article

Worlds 5th fastest to compete in SA

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 12 February 2018  -  1,328 View  -  0 Comments
World champion, Justin Gatlin - who owns three world sprint titles including an Olympic title, has joined the list of world class athletes who will be competing at the much-awaited Athletix Grand Prix Series in March 2018. Gatlin, the 2017 World 100m champion and the fifth fastest human being in... Read Article

Proteas desperate for AB’s return

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 February 2018  -  379 Views  -  0 Comments
South Africa are in full-on crunch mode going into the ODI at Wanderers on Saturday as they trail 3-0 in the six match series against India. AB de Villiers returns to the South African squad for the last three one-day internationals against India, Cricket South Africa announced on Thursday. The... Read Article
: Ecstatic Dikgaka athletes after finishing the Johnson Crane marathon in 3 hours. From left: Nkhetheni Masupa, Tahleho Nketsi, Itumeleng Dipitsi and Abe Nkomo.. PHOTO DUMELANGMEDIA

Dikgaka athletes return to action

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 05 February 2018  -  268 Views  -  0 Comments
It is back to business for Dikgaka athletes as they look to pick up where they left off in 2017 and what better way to kick off the year than with a solid performance in the Johnson Crane recently held in Gauteng. The Welkom-based athletes, known for their eagerness to reaching greater heights,... Read Article
Crowd which came to watch The Edgar Legoela Knockout Soccer Challenge (ELKSC) took place at Mandela Stadium near Boitlamo Secondary School at Tumahole location outside Parys. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Soccer tourney a success

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 05 February 2018  -  368 Views  -  0 Comments
PARYS-Concerned youth activist and philanthropist, Edgar Legoela has taken the initiative to host a soccer tournament to unite communities that are divided due to gangsterism boarders.The Edgar Legoela Knockout Soccer Challenge (ELKSC) which took place at the local soccer field in Mandela section... Read Article

Mokoena: "Wits deny Anas contact”

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 05 February 2018  -  239 Views  -  0 Comments
General Manager at Free State Stars, Rantsi Mokoena says Bidvest Wits has not contacted Mohammed Anas despite the striker indicating the defending champions had shown interest in his services. Anas reportedly told the technical team earlier in January that the Clever Boys had directly contacted him... Read Article
The defending champions, the Titans Women - the first community based team, will be looking to pick up where they left off last year. PHOTO DUMELANGMEDIA

Mangaung Metro Basketball aims bigger this year

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 05 February 2018  -  316 Views  -  0 Comments
The executive committee of Mangaung Metro Basketball Association is excited with the direction the sport has taken in the Free State and looks to take it to greater heights this year. From running an exciting league each year to continuing to develop the sport of basketball in the region, one of... Read Article
Free State Stars’ newest member Maxime Cecil Cosse with Coach Luc Eymael following the confirmation of the signing of the 25-year-old striker. Innocent Nemukondeni during a friendly march on Wednesday at Dr Molemela Stadium after the player just Bloemfontein Celtic this week. PHOTO supplied

Stars and Celtic strengthens squad

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 05 February 2018  -  229 Views  -  0 Comments
BLOEMFONTEIN - The battle to move up the ABSA Premier League for Bloemfontein Celtic and Free State Stars continues as both teams have subsequently beefed up their squad following the closure of January transfer period. After signing a new goalkeeper last week, yesterday Sewelele confirm the... Read Article