Five South African athletes will open their IAAF Diamond League campaign on Friday night, with world 800m champion Caster Semenya leading a strong contingent of local stars at the first leg of the annual series in Doha, Qatar.


Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter has announced a preliminary squad of 34 players for the upcoming 2018 COSAFA Cup tournament.

All 34 have to be registered with COSAFA by Friday, 4 May 2018. The list will be trimmed down to 20 players that will take part in the tournament.


Beast Mtawarira makes a welcome return to the Cell C Sharks side named to take on the Highlanders in the Vodacom Super Rugby clash at JONSSON KINGS PARK on Saturday at 17h15.

The big man’s experience cannot be denied over a period spanning more than a decade, but it must be said that the player who deputised for him, Juan Schoeman, has been outstanding when called on.


Mamelodi Sundowns were confirmed as the 2017/18 Absa Premiership champions on Saturday, while Platinum Stars are destined for the National First Division, but some key positions will still be decided in the final round next weekend.