Zuma urges children to play chess

By Elliot Mathye   President Jacob Zuma has urged school children to play chess referring to it as one education tool that can strengthen a child’s mind. Zuma was speaking at the gala dinner of Moves for Life Chess Programme which held in Sandton recently.   Zuma said that they as the government want to convince […]

Boks coach at it again

  By Elliot Mathye SOUTH AFRICAN rugby team coach Peter de Villiers says there is no tension or bad blood between himself and forwards boss Gary Gold hence he backs coach Dick Muir. This after de Villiers apparently overlooked the two in sounding out the availability of other coaches to help coach the Springboks. The controversial […]

Banyana ready for Africa's best after Zimbabwe

By NAKAMPE LEKWADU Banyana Banyana’s preparations for the 7th African Women championships (AWC) gained momentum when they beat neighbours, Zimbabwe 4-0 on Sunday, October 24. Playing in front of the packed Makhulong Stadium in Thembisa, the Augustine “Mthakathi” Makalakalane’s led charges started the match like a house on fire, searching for an early lead but […]

Proteas will not be distracted by corruption claims

By Elliot Mathye SOUTH AFRICAN cricket team, the Proteas, will not let anything distract them at this very important moment.  This brave statement was made by the team captain, Graeme Smith ahead of their all important clash against their arch-rivals, Pakistan in the Twenty20 series. Speaking in Sandton, North of Johannesburg before boarding the team […]

Stiga hopes to achieve with Wits

Bidvest Wits veteran midfielder Stanton ‘Stiga’ Fredericks believes they can achieve success in the Telkom Knockout tournament which starts this Sunday for the Clever Boys.   “There is no reason why we cannot make it to the final. We have excellent young players who are hungry for success and veterans like me who also want […]

Santos eject Wits out of the Telkom KO

Graham King handed Santos a 1-0 victory over Bidvest Wits at the Bidvest Stadium in a Telkom Knockout round of 16 tie in Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon. It was however Wits who dominated the game but were unable to turn their dominance into goals. Goal scoring opportunities were at a premium for Santos, but King […]

President Zuma to attend the Banyana Banyana v Zimbabwe match in Thembisa

  By FOCUS REPORTER President Jacob Zuma will on Sunday, October 24, meet the Senior Women’s National team (Banyana Banyana) ahead of the start of the CAF African Women Championship (AWC) 2010. The tournament, featuring eight of Africa’s premier women’s national teams, takes place in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality from 31 October 2010 to 14 […]

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, […]