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Bloem ready to host ‘son of soil’

Sports Correspondent The Castle Lager Test clash between South Africa and England taking place in Bloemfontein on Youth Day is regarded as a special occasion of not only enjoying the presence of the national side in the province, but also welcoming Rassie Erasmus back to ‘the house that built him’. …

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Schools battle for provincial honours

Over 2 600 learner from across the Free State will this month co1mpete in the provincial sport and recreational finals in such codes as netball, chess and volleyball. Learners who went through rigorous training to win in their respective districts will compete against each other at the provincial finals for …

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Hail the undisputed champions of COSAFA!

The Warriors of Zimbabwe further underlined their dominance of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Cup tournament when they staged a super comeback to defeat Zambia 4-2 and lift their 6th title in the annual regional competition at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday (09 June) afternoon. …

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Kagiso Rabada bowls out cricket history

The current world top wicket-taker and South Africa cricket fast bowler, Kagiso Rabada, engraved his name in the history books by becoming the first player to win six accolades at the Cricket South Africa (CSA) awards function on Saturday evening in Sandton, Johannesburg. This is the second time Rabada has …

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Baxter’s gamble backfires

Stuart Baxter’s strategy of leaving out experienced players for the Bafana Bafana COSAFA Cup squad backfired terribly on him when his team of rookies tumbled out of the tournament in Polokwane’s Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday. Madagascar progressed to the semi-final stage at the expense of the hosts who last …

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Lampard takes Rams’ reins

Former Chelsea midfielder and legend, Frank Lampard, has been confirmed as the new manager for English First Division side, Derby County. The three year deal at Pride Park is Lampard’s first managerial job. Lampard, who also featured for Manchester City and New York City FC before calling time on his …

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The Bloem Celtic drama plays on

Last week’s bombshell by Bloemfontein Celtic’s owner, Max Tshabalala, that the passionately supported green and white soccer outfit is likely to be under new management come the 2018/19 Premier Soccer League season, send shock waves through the football fraternity. The rumour-mill went into over drive towards last weekend with claims …

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Billiat’s swan song ends in style

Zimbabwean international, Khama Billiat, bade farewell to Mamelodi Sundowns in style when he scored the first goal for the visitors in his swan song appearance for the South African champions in a 2-all CAF Champions League Group C stalemate against Horoya Athlétique Club on Tuesday evening in Conakry, Guinea. After …

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MEC Leeto hails FS Stars

Free State MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Mathabo Leeto, has hailed the exploits of 2018 Nedbank Cup champions, Free State Stars Football Club, that saw the Bethlehem-based outfit bringing the lucrative silverware to the province for the first time in the tournament’s decade-long history. In a statement released …

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