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Pro boxers warned not to take part in musangwe fights

Sport: 23 February 2024 By Victor Mukwevho

Local boxing trainer-manager John “Smoking Joe” Nemakonde has warned professional boxers who participate in traditional fist-fighting tournaments (musangwe) as well as street fighting bouts to stop doing so with immediate effect. Nemakonde was responding to allegations that some of his boxers were spotted participating in musangwe tournaments.

Madridtas ready to start journey to Nedbank Cup

Sport: 23 February 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

The last batch of the round-of-32 matches of the Nedbank Cup will be played at different venues throughout the country this weekend. Madridtas FC, who bought their ABC Motsepe League franchise from Black Leopards at the beginning of the current soccer season, will be on the road on Sunday. They will travel to Bloemfontein, where they will lock horns with D General FC at the Free State Stadium.

Leopards will be promoted this season, says new assistant coach

Sport: 23 February 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

Black Leopards will be campaigning in the DStv Premiership League come next season if the utterances of the team’s assistant coach, Mr Papi Zothwane, are anything to go by. Zothwane was seated on the team’s technical bench for the first time in their league game against Platinum City Rovers at the Thohoyandou Stadium last Saturday. Black Leopards won the game 3-1.

Sheryl adds more medals to her tally in Dubai

Sport: 23 February 2024 By Andries van Zyl

A group of South African athletes travelled to Dubai last week to compete in the first international competition of the new season’s build-up to the 2024 Paralympics in Paris. Among them was local T37 athlete, Sheryl James.

Matangari Settlers rejoice after winning Lumveleni tournament

Sport: 22 February 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

Matangari Settlers are still in joyous mood after being crowned the new champions of the Lumveleni Soccer Tournament at the Ngudza Grounds on Sunday. Settlers defeated Tshikambe FC 3-1 in the final to lift the trophy. They were presented with cash amounting to R14,000, a floating trophy, a soccer ball, and gold medals during the ceremony held at the Lumveleni Restaurant shortly after the game.

Plaaslike trappers skitter tydens jaarlikse Mango Mania

Sport: 22 February 2024 By Karla van Zyl

Verskeie van Louis Trichardt se bergfietsryers het Saterdag, 17 Februarie, Hoedspruit se hitte trotseer vir deelname aan die gewilde Mango Mania-bergfietswedren en met podiumplekke huiswaarts gekeer.

Mpheni Defenders come up against XI Bullets in ABC Motsepe clash

Sport: 22 February 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

The Mpheni Grounds in the Elim area will be the centre of attention for soccer lovers on Saturday. This is where the much-awaited ABC Motsepe League clash between Mpheni Defenders and Vondwe XI Bullets will be staged.

Arsenal and Settlers in Lumveleni semi-final clash

Sport: 17 February 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

The semi-final and final matches of the Lumveleni Soccer Tournament will take place at the Ngudza Grounds on Sunday. The first semi-final between Tshikovha Arsenal and Matangari Settlers is scheduled to start at 09:30.

Mpheni Defenders and Munaca on a warpath

Sport: 16 February 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

Teams affiliated with the Limpopo Stream of the ABC Motsepe League will play their last matches of their first-round league programme this weekend. Only two matches will be played on Friday afternoon, while the remaining fixtures are scheduled for Saturday.

'Boosted' Leopards side must clear the City Rovers hurdle

Sport: 16 February 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

After hosting Pretoria Callies in their Motsepe Foundation Championship League match at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Wednesday afternoon, Black Leopards will play another home match at the same venue when they meet Platinum City Rovers on Saturday afternoon. (The result of their midweek game against Pretoria Callies was not available at the time of our going to press.)

VFC must beat Hungry Lions to avoid looming relegation axe

Sport: 16 February 2024 By Frank Mavhungu

Venda Football Club (VFC) must start collecting significant league points in their remaining fixtures if they are serious about escaping the relegation axe at the end of the season. Their next assignment will be to try and beat Hungry Lions FC when they meet in their Motsepe Foundation Championship League match at the Mxolisi Dicky Jacobs Stadium in Upington on Saturday.

Tshisikhawe knocks out Thagamega in 4th

Sport: 15 February 2024 By Victor Mukwevho

Local pugilist Norman “The Rock” Tshisikhawe gave the talented up-and-coming boxing sensation Nyelisani Thagamega a free boxing lesson before knocking him out cold in the fourth round during the No Pain No Gain boxing tournament held at the Thohoyandou Town Hall on Saturday afternoon (10 February).

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