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By fstimes On 3 Dec, 2013 At 08:20 AM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments
100 million stadium unveiled

Munyaradzi Chiwanza, Bloemfontein THE Fezile Dabi Stadium built in Parys, 277km north-east of Bloemfontein, at a cost of more than R100 million was yesterday officially opened by Free State Premier Ace Magashule. The stadium that took three years to complete and is named after anti-apartheid struggle hero Fezile Dabi can host soccer matches as well as […]

By fstimes On 3 Dec, 2013 At 08:26 AM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments
tennis starlets eye us glory

Munyaradzi Chiwanza, Bloemfontein BLOEMFONTEIN schoolgirl Linge Steenkamp, 12, has set her eyes on leaving a mark at the annual Nike Junior Tour (NJT) International Masters that will take place from December 7 to 13  in Florida, United States. The tennis starlet heroically outclassed Lara van der Merwe 2-6, 6-4 6-4 in Potchefstroom in October to book […]

By fstimes On 23 Nov, 2013 At 10:52 AM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments
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Paris THE Springboks are based in the heart of scenic Paris and can see the Eiffel Tower from their bedroom windows, but on Wednesday an unusually animated Heyneke Meyer was quick to point out that the only landmark that matters to his team right now is the Stade de France. “It is great to be […]

By fstimes On 23 Nov, 2013 At 10:51 AM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments
strdom recognised at last

. . . nominated for making Paralympic champs Munyaradzi Chiwanza, Bloemfontein THE Free State’s only nominee at this year’s fifth annual South African Sports Awards, Ernesta Strydom, was pipped to the golden prize in the volunteer of the year award category by Zakes Mkhize from Gauteng. Born 48 years ago, the local teacher was nominated in […]

By fstimes On 23 Nov, 2013 At 10:46 AM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments
lightning strikes twice

Ex-Celtic player puzzled after second axing Munyaradzi Chiwanza, Bloemfontein LIGHTNING never strikes twice, so goes the saying. But for former South Africa youth international Jabulani Ngcubeni it has certainly done so. And the 20-year-old midfielder is still bewildered after Ernst Middendorp deemed him excess to requirements at Bloemfontein Celtic and showed him the exit door last […]

By fstimes On 23 Nov, 2013 At 10:59 AM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments

Munyaradzi Chiwanza, Ficksburg THE annual Cherry Race gets underway in Ficksburg tomorrow with more than 800 participants expected to be on the starting line for the 23km race for walkers and runners. Apart from locals, athletes from Gauteng, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Maritzburg and Pretoria are expected to take part in the race which coincides with the […]

By fstimes On 23 Nov, 2013 At 10:04 AM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments
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Munyaradzi Chiwanza, Bloemfontein FREE State provincial women’s football champions Bloemfontein Celtic have set their sights on winning national honours. The all-conquering Mangaung side will represent the province at the fifth national championship playoffs starting on Monday and ending next Sunday in Klerksdorp. Last year, Celtic bowed out of the playoffs at the semi-final stage. But this […]

By fstimes On 23 Nov, 2013 At 10:43 AM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments

Munyaradzi Chiwanza, Bloemfontein THE first edition of the National Legislative Games (NLG) held in Bloemfontein last weekend ended with the Free State tops after winning seven of the 27 medals that were up for grabs. Seven provincial legislatures as well as the National Assembly convened for the games which attracted a total of more than 1 […]

By fstimes On 17 Nov, 2013 At 06:16 PM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments
bring on la roja2

Igesund vows Spain won’t have it easy Munyaradzi Chiwanza, Bloemfontein SOUTH Africa coach Gordon Igesund has vowed his Bafana Bafana will not be intimidated by world champions Spain when they meet in a friendly international in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Barcelona stars Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Pedro Rodriguez as well as Real Madrid stalwarts Iker Casillas, […]

By fstimes On 17 Nov, 2013 At 06:30 PM | Categorized As Sport | With 0 Comments
Football - ABSA Premiership 2012/13 - Bloemfontein Celtic vs Ajax - Free State Stadium

Bloemfontein BLOEMFONTEIN Celtic coach Ernst Middendorp has deemed Letsie Koapeng, Jabulani Ngcubeni and Itumeleng Duiker surplus to requirements at the club. The trio have been released from their contracts. “Bloemfontein Celtic FC have released three players from their contracts with immediate effect with the trio not fitting into the coaching plan of Ernst Middendorp and […]