Warriors lose to Brazil
THE South African under-20 soccer side, United Warriors, lost their fixture against Brazil 2-0 in the World Youth Cup in Kuching, Malaysia on Thursday.
The South Africans put up a classy defence and held off the Brazilians for all of the first half, but then two quick goals early in the second half ended their hopes.
Warriors, who had a goalless draw against Poland earlier this week, will have to beat France on Sunday to keep alive their chances in the tournament.
KNOX FOR NATAL FORMER Australian Capital Territories Brumbies rugby flyhalf David Knox has signed up to play for Natal Sharks for one season, in the Currie Cup. Knox was left out of the Wallaby side in several recent international games.
RAIN INTERFERES SOUTH AFRICAN tennis player Grant Stafford had a stalemate against Tim Henman of Britain in their quarterfinal clash in the Nottingham Open tennis tournament on Thursday. Rain stopped play when each player had one set to his name.
BAFANA FOR WINDHOEK? BAFANA BAFANA have been invited to play a friendly international game against Namibia in Windhoek early in August.
The game will be useful as a warm-up for Bafana’s World Cup qualifier on August 16.
GLORY DAYS ARE OVER The coveted Rugby World Cup trophy is leaving South Africa for Wales on Friday as part of the build-up to the next World Cup in 1999. The cup was won by South Africa in 1995.
SA 3rd IN JUNIOR GOLF SOUTH AFRICA charged into third place with 220 in the first day of the world junior golf team championships at the Hamamura Onsen course in Tottori, Japan on Thursday. SA’s Jaco van Zyl carded a two-under-par 70, bringing SA in behind the US and Sweden.
BACHER TO HEAD SUPER 8 ADAM BACHER has been named captain of an eight-man South African youth squad to play in the Super 8 cricket tournament in Malaysia from August 1-3.