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Registration for OR Tambo Marathon now open

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 September 2017  -  284 Views  -  0 Comments
It's that time again where athletes are invited to register for the annual Free State OR Tambo Marathon which will be staged in October 2017 in Bloemfontein. The race, which consists of the 10km, Half Marathon and Marathon, will take place in age group categories for both men and women, and is open... Read Article

Manyonga welcomed home after superb season

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 September 2017  -  193 Views  -  0 Comments
South Africa celebrated with long jump star Luvo Manyonga last Saturday, after the world champion touched down on home soil following a hectic, but tremendously successful international season. Manyonga had a spectacular campaign and he was one of three South African athletes who went unbeaten in... Read Article

PSL transfer news

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 September 2017  -  217 Views  -  0 Comments
Free State Stars have agreed a deal in principle to bring in Guinea international defender Bengali Keita.Keita will become the 5th  player to be registered as a foreigner by Stars this season, along with new goalkeepers Badra Ali Sangare of Ivory Coast and Olivier Kwizera from Rwanda, Mohammed Anas... Read Article

FS Stars look to boost squad further

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 September 2017  -  182 Views  -  0 Comments
Free State Stars are eager to add defender, Cheslyn Jampies to their squad this season to strengthen the team further as they look to have a better campaign, one that includes a top-eight finish. The Bethlehem side handed the former Bloemfontein Celtic left-back an opportunity to train with them as... Read Article

10 man Stars snatch a point

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 25 August 2017  -  176 Views  -  0 Comments
Champions Bidvest Wits were denied their first league win of the season in a 2-2 draw with ten-man Free State Stars by a last-gasp equaliser from Siphelele Mthembu at Goble Park. Wits are still without a win in the 2017/18 Absa Premiership season after the clash at Goble Park in Bethlehem on... Read Article

Worlds will collide at Money Fight

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 25 August 2017  -  202 Views  -  0 Comments
Having taken trash-talking to record levels of excess, top fighters Floyd Mayweather jnr and Conor McGregor now must back up their wild boasts where it counts – in the ring.This weekend, the pair will do so amid a wave of hysteria and Las Vegas shtick, with DStv’s SuperSport broadcasting the action... Read Article

Nongwanya unfazed by injury news

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 25 August 2017  -  180 Views  -  0 Comments
Bloemfontein Celtic Ladies FC striker, Shiwe Nongwanya admitted the injury deterred her aspirations for this season, but has vowed to return in action with a bang. Nongwanya, who is still nursing a knee injury sustained back in June, is sidelined for the entire season. The injury came at the time... Read Article

City of Roses gears up to 2017 COPA Coca Cola provincial finals

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 25 August 2017  -  202 Views  -  0 Comments
BLOEMFONTEIN- In what is a dress rehearsal ahead of playing host to the 2017 COPA Coca-Cola National Finals next month, Mangaung will this week welcome the six challengers in line to be crowned Free State provincial champions during the COPA Coca-Cola Free State Provincial finals set for tomorrow (... Read Article

Easy draw for United as Reds to face tougher challenge

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 25 August 2017  -  181 Views  -  0 Comments
English League Cup holders Manchester United were handed a plum home tie against Burton Albion and Liverpool travel to Leicester City after the much-criticised third-round draw on Thursday in Beijing. United will be expected to begin the defence of their trophy with victory over a Burton side who... Read Article

Local players compete for chance to shine on international stage

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 25 August 2017  -  229 Views  -  0 Comments
BLOEMFONTEIN - Aspiring soccer stars from across Bloemfontein and surroundings competed for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to train with Chelsea Football Club. The competition is hosted by Shield, South Africa’s number one selling deodorant brand, which announced its partnership with Chelsea FC... Read Article

Ke Yona Team Search graduates hopes for platinum future at Stars

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 25 August 2017  -  198 Views  -  0 Comments
Thamsanqa Gwabeni will be hoping to elevate his top-flight career as a new Premier Soccer League season dawns for him at Platinum Stars. The bold defender was a graduate of the Nedbank Ke Yona Team in 2015, played alongside fellow professional Ian Chikohwa and seems determined to shine on at Stars... Read Article

Modise gets silver, awaits SA Cross Country

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 18 August 2017  -  204 Views  -  0 Comments
Athlete, Norman Modise, could only settle for a second place in the Free State Cross Country Championship event held in Bloemfontein recently, but nonetheless it was enough to book him a spot in the team to represent the province at the national event next month. Modise ran the 8km race at the... Read Article

Cheetahs duo released from Boks squad

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 18 August 2017  -  207 Views  -  0 Comments
Francois Venter and Oupa Mohoje will be available for selection for the Cheetahs for the sixth round of the ongoing Currie Cup after leaving the Springboks squad earlier this week. The two are among five players released by the Boks, who are preparing for the weekend’s opening match of the Rugby... Read Article

Celtic to dedicate minute to Molemela

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 18 August 2017  -  220 Views  -  0 Comments
Bloemfontein Celtic will remember their lifelong president Dr Petrus Rantlai Molemela on the 83rd minute of their clash against Kaizer Chiefs on Sunday. Kickoff is at 3pm. Celtic host Chiefs at the Free State Stadium in the opening match of the 2017/18 league campaign, and it will be the first... Read Article

FS teams hungry for better showing

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 18 August 2017  -  230 Views  -  0 Comments
Mamelodi Sundowns will win a record eighth Premier Soccer League (PSL) title this season - if bookmakers are fortune tellers. With seven titles to date heading into the 22nd PSL season, Sundowns are already well clear of the next most successful domestic teams - Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates... Read Article

Soccer legend (80) honoured for contribution to development

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 18 August 2017  -  174 Views  -  0 Comments
MANGAUNG - A soccer tournament was recently organised by the South African Football Association (SAFA) in Mangaung to honour soccer legend, Thomas Dithebe, at the Mangaung Outdoor Sports Centre.Thomas Dithebe (80) who is a football administrator and was one of the founders of Football Association... Read Article

Free State talent eyed by international scouts

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 18 August 2017  -  206 Views  -  0 Comments
Aspiring soccer players in the Free State province are set to benefit from the technical expertise of the coaching staff of the English Premier League champions, Chelsea FC, who were recently in the country to unearth fresh talent. The initiative, courtesy of the team’s partnership with deodorant... Read Article

St Bernard crowned ultimate champs

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 18 August 2017  -  190 Views  -  0 Comments
The St Bernard’s High School soccer team from Bochabela Kasi in Bloemfontein were, to their delight, pronounced the ultimate champions of the 2017 Christian Brothers College inter-tournament, earlier last week. The tournament was held on Saturday in Tshwane, Pretoria. The team has since brought... Read Article

Nedbank provides a platform to join PSL teams

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 18 August 2017  -  156 Views  -  0 Comments
Ululation, tears of joy and dancing marked the occasion at Nedbank’s headquarters as 18 young players from across the country realised their dreams of playing professional football. The players were identified through the annual campaign which unearths unknown footballing talent from across the... Read Article

Gold and Silver for Wayde at IAAF

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 11 August 2017  -  214 Views  -  0 Comments
It was just two hundredths of a second that eventually prevented Wayde van Niekerk from pulling off what was last achieved 22 years ago – a remarkable 400-200m World Championships double.Half way down the home straight it looked like he had done it, but Turkey’s Ramil Guliyev surged ahead to take... Read Article