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After earning the women's bronze medal at the University Sport South Africa week and capturing the Port Elizabeth men's league title, the Madibaz Water Polo Club can look back on a highly satisfactory year.
The triumph by the Madibaz football team in the regional section of the Nedbank Cup in Port Elizabeth at the weekend is another step in the right direction as they continue to aim for higher honours.
The Madibaz women's volleyball team crowned their year with victory in the Mayoral Cup after a remarkable rear-guard action in Uitenhage at the weekend.
Following South Africa's triumph in the Africa Cup at the weekend, Madibaz hockey star Ignatius Malgraff is fired up to take his game to another level as he looks ahead to next year.
Nelson Mandela University netball star Nolusindiso Twani has been inspired to lace up her takkies for another season after being named Sportswoman of the Year at the Nelson Mandela University's Achievers Awards last week.
A motivational talk by cycling great Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio is set to rev up participants ahead of the fourth and final round of the Madibaz XCO Series at the Nelson Mandela University's George campus on Sunday.
National hockey player Ignatius Malgraff and netball star Nolusindiso Twani took the top sporting honours at the Nelson Mandela University's Achievers Awards evening held at the South Campus in Port Elizabeth last night where the university recognised excellence across all student activities.
Honoured to be part of the national hockey set-up, Nelson Mandela University members Cheslyn Gie and Ignatius Malgraff will be flying the Madibaz flag high when the Africa Cup begins in Ismailia, Egypt, on Sunday.
Talented Nelson Mandela University cricketers Tian Koekemoer and Lutho Sipamla will be aiming to use their recognition at a national varsity level as a springboard to higher honours this season.
Madibaz Football Club's vision to promote the development of juniors in the metro is bearing fruit after the Nelson Mandela University U16 side won three titles this year.
It was all-out girl power as 14 teams took to the fields of Nelson Mandela University to contest the sixth University Sport South Africa women's sevens tournament in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Nelson Mandela University are all set to host the sixth edition of the University Sport South Africa women's sevens tournament this Saturday.
A successful tour to Bloemfontein has put the Nelson Mandela University cricket team in a good frame of mind as they look ahead to the University Sport South Africa tournament in Pretoria next week.
As the Madibaz prepare for what could be their last Varsity Netball match of the season, goal shooter Nolusindiso Twani said the team would not go down without a fight.
Coach Lana Krige believes the Madibaz are on course to move up a position on the Varsity Netball log when they play North-West University in Port Elizabeth on Monday.

Madibaz director of sport Yoliswa Lumka has always been interested in getting the best out of sportsmen and women and her appointment to a Sascoc sub-commission has given her another opportunity to pursue her passion.


After the team's first loss in this year's Varsity Netball campaign, Madibaz captain Nandipha Jack remains positive as they prepare for their game against University of Johannesburg in Pretoria on Sunday.
Fresh from a winning performance in the annual intervarsity, the Nelson Mandela University basketball teams have switched their attention to the popular Mayoral Cup competition starting in September.
SPAR Madibaz goalkeeper Jeanie Steyn said the confidence gained from their early success in the Varsity Netball tournament in Stellenbosch over the weekend was something that would be invaluable going forward.
It was a family affair as brothers Matthys and Gerrie Beukes won their respective age categories at the third round of the Madibaz XCO Series at Nelson Mandela University in George on Sunday.
The third round of the Madibaz MTB XCO Series will present riders with an opportunity to try their hand at a challenging new course at the Nelson Mandela University in George on Sunday.
Nelson Mandela University netball coach Lana Krige is anticipating the closest Varsity Netball season yet as her charges prepare for a good showing in the six-week competition that starts on Sunday.
 
As she lives out her dream job, Madibaz Sport manager Melinda Goosen will be aiming to impart her knowledge to the University Sport South Africa squad when she attends the World Student Games this week.
A confirmed fanatic from an early age, Madibaz Sport hockey manager Cheslyn Gie realised one of his dreams when he was included in the South African men's management team for the World League semi-finals in Johannesburg last month.
Inspired by the long and lonely hours on the road, Nelson Mandela University distance runner Mariano Eesou is targeting a podium in the half marathon at the World Student Games next week.
Forced to go through a lengthy period of rehabilitation may just have provided the impetus Kelly Kingwill needs as she continues to resurrect her athletics career at the World Student Games this month.
Three Nelson Mandela University student-athletes have been included in the University Sport South Africa team to compete in the World Student Games next month.

Madibaz squash players Hayley Ward and Bianca Brown kept the varsity flag flying high at the University Sport South Africa tournament in Johannesburg this month, both being selected for the Top Six at the conclusion of the event.

Delighted with the progress they have shown this year, NMMU-Madibaz women's hockey coach Michael van Rensburg has set his team twin objectives when the local competitions resume this week.
Having come within a whisker of winning the University Sport South Africa men's hockey title, the NMMU-Madibaz will now switch their focus to the Eastern Province premier league that resumes next week.
 
Two NMMU-Madibaz karatekas were selected for national teams after the Port Elizabeth university finished second at the University Sport South Africa tournament in Pretoria over the weekend.
The Bestmed NMMU-Madibaz cycling team will look to rekindle the form that took them to overall victory three seasons ago when the varsity host the annual University Sport South Africa champs next month.
The NMMU-Madibaz karate squad will be protecting a proud record when they take on their student rivals in the University Sport South Africa tournament in Pretoria from Friday.
Despite losing several senior players, the NMMU-Madibaz men's hockey team will be striving to repeat last year's effort at the University Sport South Africa tournament in Johannesburg next week.
NMMU will be sending a potent four-man team to defend their title when the University Sport South Africa golf tournament is played at Centurion Country Club in Northern Gauteng next month.
A number of Madibaz squash players have been included in the Eastern Province teams to take part in the annual Jarvis Kaplan Cup interprovincial tournament in Pretoria next month.
Madibaz netball stalwarts Melodine Jacobs and Nolusindiso Twani have been selected to represent the South African U21 team at the World Youth Netball Championships in Gaborone, Botswana, in July.
Top Madibaz swimmer Alaric Basson is immersing himself in more ways than one in his preparation for the Summer Universiade in Taipei, Taiwan, in August.
Madibaz sportswoman of 2016, Jesse February, feels her time in India at the start of this year has adequately prepared her for the Commonwealth Chess Championship in New Delhi this July.
 
Defending champions Gary Wheadon and Lizelle Goosen delivered decisive victories to retain their titles in the NMMU Madibaz Open squash championships in Port Elizabeth at the weekend.
Five-time winner Gary Wheadon will be aiming to keep his lengthy streak alive when the NMMU Madibaz Open squash championships take place at the Port Elizabeth campus this weekend.
 
In a major coup for women's rugby at NMMU, the Port Elizabeth varsity have been named hosts of the sixth University Sport South Africa (USSA) sevens tournament in September.
NMMU wing Yaw Penxe is motivated for the next challenge in his burgeoning rugby career as he contemplates turning out for the Junior Springboks when the U20 World Championship kicks off this month.
 
Madibaz golfers are continuing to impress in national varsity circles with four players named in the University Sport South Africa team to compete in the SA Challenge Cup next week.
After a challenging opening weekend in the Varsity Hockey tournament, the NMMU-Madibaz women's team will be taking a positive attitude into the second half of the competition in Potchefstroom on Friday.
Bestmed NMMU-Madibaz high jump star Garth Ellis ticked yet another box when he took a silver medal at the USSA Championships in Cape Town last weekend.
The Madibaz-NMMU women's team are ready to tackle the country's top sides after wrapping up their preparations for the Varsity Hockey tournament with a training camp at the weekend.
The Madibaz Mountain Bike XCO Series made a flying start at the NMMU campus in George this weekend, with the organisers receiving double the number of entries compared to last year's corresponding event.
The past year was one that Madibaz football captain Cloudius Sagandira took full control of as he shone both on and off the field.
FNB-NMMU rugby captain Kevin Kaba said he was looking forward to running out alongside players who, until now, have been his opponents when he fills the number eight jersey for the Varsity Cup Dream Team next week.
Providing a cross country racing opportunity for mountain biking enthusiasts in the Eden region is at the core of the second Madibaz XCO Series, which kicks off next Sunday.
NMMU student Kyle de Beer continued to show his potential on the golf course when he captured the Eastern Province-Border Strokeplay title at the Fish River Sun this weekend.
The NMMU-Madibaz Football Club have laid down a blueprint for their future and the first priority will be to successfully negotiate the play-offs for the Safa-Eastern Cape Motsepe League in June.
When the final whistle sounded over her career in netball, one of NMMU's most celebrated sports managers was more than ready to "tackle" the next challenge head on.
The FNB NMMU-Madibaz will be determined to finish their Varsity Cup rugby campaign with a flourish when they play Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein on Monday.
NMMU overcame chief rivals Londt Park 16-9 in a gruelling battle in the final round to reclaim the men's Super League squash title at Londt Park last week.
The FNB Madibaz Young Guns will take a positive approach into their make-or-break FNB Varsity Cup rugby encounter against the unbeaten Stellenbosch outfit on the NMMU B field on Monday.
A record 67 teams descended on the annual SPAR Madibaz Netball Tournament at NMMU's South Campus this past weekend, with the hosts triumphing in four sections.
The FNB NMMU-Madibaz Young Guns rugby team will have a spring in their step when they travel to Cape Town on Sunday for their Varsity Cup showdown with UCT on Monday.
One of South Africa's longest-serving sportsmen, Paralympian Ernst van Dyk, will give his perspective on how the Olympic Games have played a critical role in inspiring athletes like himself.
Despite picking up five medals, including three golds, at the first Varsity Athletics meeting in Potchefstroom on Friday, Bestmed NMMU-Madibaz will be chasing a stronger performance in the second event later this month.
Coach Zane Bosch wants to see an improved defence from the FNB NMMU-Madibaz Young Guns in their crucial Varsity Cup rugby encounter against UCT on the NMMU B field on Monday.
Madibaz sevens rugby star Eloise Webb will get another opportunity to display her skills at the highest level when she jets off to the Vancouver Rugby Festival this week. 
Mountaineering ace and motivational speaker Deshun Deysel will share her experiences from a lifetime of challenges as one of the keynote speakers at the Western Cape's Provincial Conference on Sport in George next weekend.
NMMU golfer Mike Usendorff put his money where his mouth is to spend nearly 10 hours playing golf last year, raising funds for the Ernie Els For Autism Charitable Foundation as well as the KPMG Madibaz Golf Club.
FNB NMMU-Madibaz skipper Kevin Kaba is banking on his team's "never-say-die" attitude to help them overcome a tough period after two successive losses in the FNB Varsity Cup rugby competition.
NMMU-Madibaz have built up a proud record in the Safa-Nelson Mandela Bay SAB League this year, but are aware that there is still much to be done in the second half of the season.
 
FNB NMMU-Madibaz coach David Maidza wants his team to execute their game plan more efficiently when they run out in Pretoria on Monday to tackle University of Pretoria in their FNB Varsity Cup rugby game.
Happy with a winning start against UCT, FNB NMMU-Madibaz coach David Maidza knows that a critical test lies ahead when his team tackle NWU-Pukke in the FNB Varsity Cup in Potchefstroom on Monday.
FNB NMMU-Madibaz captain Kevin Kaba believes the right attitude will go a long towards making his team competitive when the FNB Varsity Cup gets under way on Monday.
Mecer NMMU-Madibaz captain Matthew Christensen has called on his team to improve their run-scoring when they compete in the Varsity Cricket Twenty20 tournament in Potchefstroom next week.
 
Former provincial player Deon Smith is determined to make an impact in his new role as Mecer NMMU-Madibaz club coach, beginning with the Varsity Cricket tournament at the end of the month.
Even though they face the demanding challenge of playing all their matches away this year, coach David Maidza's FNB NMMU-Madibaz team are focused purely on producing a strong showing in the FNB Varsity Cup.
Port Elizabeth runner Amos Nyongo has set his sights on improving his record of 3:52:99 when the Bestmed Eden Street Mile Series kicks off in Oudtshoorn on Saturday.
South African 400m hurdler LJ van Zyl has taken on the best in the world in his career, but that has not stopped him from getting the jitters as he contemplates the Bestmed Eden Street Mile Series in three Western Cape towns this month.
Uitenhage swimming twins Alaric and Alard Basson are preparing for a week of explosive performances when they compete for South Africa in the World Short Course Championships in Canada next week.
After soloing to his first major win at the Daily Dispatch Cycle Tour in East London earlier this month, Bradley Gouveris is looking to take his good form into the 2017 season.
After a successful African Championships in Bloemfontein last month, NMMU-Madibaz swimming twins Alard and Alaric Basson now have their eyes set on the World Short Course Championships in Canada.
The Madibaz Athletics Club have received a healthy boost with a three-year sponsorship from medical aid company Bestmed, who will have the naming rights to all NMMU athletics events.
The NMMU-Madibaz premier league cricket team set themselves up for another good season when they won the T20 Mayoral Cup title against Old Grey at the weekend.
The NMMU-Madibaz Rowing Club delivered some impressive early-season results when they competed in the Knysna Midway Regatta last Saturday.
NMMU will focus on developing and attracting young athletes when the Bestmed Madibaz Top 10 Athletics Meeting for schools takes place in the Cradock Stadium on Saturday.
 
Bound by an unshakeable spirit, the SPAR NMMU-Madibaz netball team are ready for their biggest Varsity Netball challenge when they tackle University of Pretoria (Tuks) in the semi-finals in Pretoria on Monday.
Although not winning the title, NMMU-Madibaz mentor Cheslyn Gie completed a successful year in the coaching dugout when he guided the Addo Elephants to the final of the Premier Hockey League (PHL) in Johannesburg last month.
The third Provincial Conference on Sport at NMMU's George campus has been postponed due to ongoing student protests.
NMMU-Madibaz hockey star Ignatius Malgraff emerged as the leading goal-scorer after the inaugural Premier Hockey League (PHL) drew to a close in Johannesburg on Sunday.
After three wins in five matches, the SPAR NMMU-Madibaz netball team are targeting a strong finish to their Varsity Netball programme.
The third Provincial Conference on Sport will focus on the role sport plays in society when it takes place from September 30 to October 1 at NMMU's George campus.
Consistency during a lengthy season was the key to NMMU-Madibaz winning the Eastern Province men's first league squash title for the fifth straight year this month.
Harlequins will represent NMMU-Madibaz in the Steinhoff Koshuis rugby competition for the second year in a row after defeating Pointers 19-0 in the final at the South Campus on Friday.
The SPAR Madibaz netball team will be aiming to exploit home-court advantage when they host Varsity Netball matches at the Vodacom NMMU Indoor Centre on Sunday and Monday.
The Mecer NMMU-Madibaz men's hockey team dominated the final stretch of their programme to regain the Eastern Province premier league title in a thrilling finish to the competition.
The SPAR Madibaz netball team have set their sights on a top four spot when the Varsity Netball competition gets under way in Johannesburg on Monday.
KPMG NMMU Golf Club member Luke Jerling continued a memorable year at Humewood by winning the club's Silver Salver competition by three shots at the links course on Sunday.
NMMU swimmer Alaric Basson edged twin brother Alard for the Victor Ludorum title when a successful Nedbank Madibaz gala was held at the Newton Park pool in Port Elizabeth at the weekend.
More than 200 swimmers have signed up for the annual Nedbank Madibaz swimming gala at the Newton Park pool in Port Elizabeth on Friday and Saturday.
Madibaz athletes Cherise Sims, Garth Ellis and Divan Manuel won three silvers and a bronze medal at the Confederation of Universities and College Sports Association Games (Cucsa) in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, recently.
Alex van Rijswijck and NMMU's Britney Linder emerged from the waves as open champions of the annual Billabong Madibaz surfing contest at Pipe in Port Elizabeth over the weekend.
The NMMU-Madibaz teams retained their status as the top sporting institution in the Eastern Cape with another triumph in the annual intervarsity in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
NMMU's South Campus will be abuzz with activity on Saturday when hundreds of students from four tertiary institutions across the Eastern Cape gather for the annual intervarsity sporting extravaganza.
 
South Africa's varsity players established themselves as the best in the world when they returned from the World University Netball Championships in Miami, United States, with the gold medal.
The NMMU-Madibaz women's hockey team will be looking for a strong finish to their season when they play defending champions Gelvan Tornados in their final match at the south campus on Saturday.
KPMG NMMU Golf Club captain Colin Baldie believes the team's triumph in the University Sport South Africa (USSA) tournament will provide a massive boost for the varsity.
NMMU students Dane Cox and Dane van Greunen surfed their way into the University Sport South Africa (USSA) team after impressing in the annual championships at Victoria Bay, near George, last month.
The NMMU-Madibaz golfers will aim to use local knowledge to their advantage as they strive to make an impact in the University Sport South Africa (USSA) tournament at Humewood in Port Elizabeth next week.
 
Adapting to a different format at the University Sport South Africa (USSA) hockey tournament will be among the biggest challenges for the NMMU-Madibaz men's and women's teams in Johannesburg next week.
Cape Town's Gary Wheadon and Port Elizabeth's Lizelle Goosen won the men's and women's titles at the Brian Bands Madibaz Open squash tournament over the weekend.
The Billabong Madibaz surfing team are going all out to defend their overall title at the University Sport South Africa (USSA) championships at Victoria Bay from June 22 to 24.
While the Billabong Madibaz surfers will target another team title, Matie Shaun Joubert and Varsity College's Nicole Pallet will defend their individual crowns in the University Sport South Africa (USSA) championships at Victoria Bay from June 22 to 24.
While the Billabong Madibaz surfers will target another team title, Matie Shaun Joubert and Varsity College's Nicole Pallet will defend their individual crowns in the University Sport South Africa (USSA) championships at Victoria Bay from June 22 to 24.
Meticulous preparation has been the common thread running through Sisanda Magala's cricket career and he will not deviate from that pattern when he turns out for South Africa A next month.
Gary Wheadon has made the Brian Bands Madibaz Open squash tournament his own since it was revived in 2012 and will be looking for his fifth title in a row at NMMU from June 17 to 19.
NMMU-Madibaz netball star Jeanie Steyn was surprised, but thrilled to learn that she had received recognition from the national selectors by being included in the squad to face Wales next week.
 
Promising FNB NMMU-Madibaz rugby player Junior Pokomela had a big decision to make when he made a name for himself as a top schools star in 2014.
Leading Madibaz athletes Ischke Senekal and Garth Ellis will be looking to cement their growing reputations in South African athletics when they compete in the African Senior Championships in Durban from June 22 to 26.
Port Elizabeth cyclist Anja Gerber ticked off one of her goals when she was selected for the junior national women's road team that will be competing in races across Europe from the end of June.
The selection of five FNB NMMU-Madibaz players for the World Rugby U20 Championship is an indication that the Eastern Cape has become a serious breeding ground for young talent.
Fresh from victory in the Prince's Grant National Amateur Invitational, NMMU's Luke Jerling will be aiming to make a further impact on South African golf when the Challenge Cup takes place in Johannesburg from May 16 to 20.
 
The Mecer NMMU-Madibaz are determined to improve their sixth place on the Varsity Hockey log by applying the lessons they learnt last weekend to their matches in Stellenbosch from Friday.
Finding a balance between studies, work, extracurricular activities and personal life is tough for most students.
Having lost a number of senior players, a young NMMU-Madibaz team will be out to make a name for themselves in the first round of the Varsity Hockey tournament at the University of Johannesburg from Friday.
With another year's experience under the belt, NMMU-Madibaz sevens coach Jandré Blom is hoping for a strong performance by his side in the Varsity Sevens rugby tournament in Cape Town this weekend.
 
Leading NMMU-Madibaz field athlete Ischke Senekal will be targeting a strong performance at the University Sport South Africa (USSA) athletics championships in Polokwane from April 29 to 30.
 
Madibaz judo exponent Lwazi Mapitiza will get a chance to test himself at an international level when he competes in the Commonwealth judo championships at the NMMU indoor sports centre, starting this weekend.
The Mecer NMMU-Madibaz cricketers are aiming to turn a few near misses into a return to the winners' podium at the Momentum national club championship in Pretoria from tomorrow.
Four Mecer NMMU-Madibaz cricketers have an ideal opportunity to showcase their skills at another level when they represent the SA Universities team in the Future Cup in Kimberley from Friday to Sunday.

The FNB NMMU-Madibaz are not taking anything for granted now that they have stumbled upon the winning recipe in this year's FNB Varsity Cup rugby tournament.

FNB NMMU-Madibaz coach David Maidza has delivered a plain message to his Varsity Cup rugby team – beat UCT on Monday or face the risk of being involved in a relegation battle.

Despite a loss to North West University in the FNB Varsity Cup rugby tournament on Monday, the FNB NMMU-Madibaz remain determined to produced improved performances in their remaining three matches.

Beset by injury problems as a junior, Mecer NMMU-Madibaz fast bowler Henco Vorstman came of age this season by playing a leading role in the team's triumphant run in the Nelson Mandela Bay Cricket Board Premier League.

Nedbank Madibaz swimming team trainer Mark Edge was named Coach of the Year at the recent Eastern Cape Sport and Recreation Awards in Port Elizabeth.
 

After two heartbreaking losses, FNB NMMU-Madibaz are targeting an away win against the in-form Shimlas in the third round of the FNB Varsity Cup on Monday evening.

Young NMMU-Madibaz rugby star Jeremy Ward goes into every match as if it were his last.

FNB NMMU-Madibaz head coach David Maidza is playing his cards close to his chest in the lead-up to their second-round FNB Varsity Cup clash against Maties on Monday night.

Cayla Seddon, Madibaz's newest athletics recruit, started the year in the same way she finished it – running fast!

Despite ending on the losing side, the FNB NMMU-Madibaz showed some early-season promise in a wet FNB Varsity Cup encounter against the University of Johannesburg last night.

The FNB NMMU-Madibaz will start with a clean slate when they take on the University of Johannesburg in the opening round of the FNB Varsity Cup rugby tournament at the UJ Stadium on Monday evening.
 

Port Elizabeth sports administrator Riaan Osman has ticked off a long-held life goal from his bucket list after being appointed manager of the SA U19 cricket team that competed in Bangladesh last week.

The Mecer NMMU-Madibaz cricket team are aiming to reach the knock-out phase of the Varsity Cricket tournament that gets underway in Potchefstroom on Monday.

Following an intensive period of pre-season training that will culminate in three warm-up matches, the FNB NMMU-Madibaz are quietly confident heading into next month's Varsity Cup campaign.

Madibaz footballer of the year Cloudius Sagandira is a rising sports star who has proved that it is possible to strike a balance between sporting and academic achievement.
 

The FNB NMMU Madibaz's newly appointed rugby manager, Melissa Awu, has come a long way since her childhood memories of watching the 1995 Rugby World Cup in her New Brighton family home and seeing her grandmother's excitement as the Springboks lifted the trophy.

The Nedbank Madibaz swimming club ended a successful season with an overall podium and 12 individual medals at the University Sport South Africa (USSA) aquatics tournament, which was held at Wits University in Johannesburg on November 28 and 29.

The Madibaz confirmed themselves as a dominant force in Nelson Mandela Bay football when they took top honours at the Port Elizabeth Football Association (Pefa) awards earlier this week.

Athletes and coaches from all over the Eastern Cape will get a head start in 2016 when a host of top coaches come together to help develop the province's talent ahead of athletics season.

The stage is set for NMMU's George Campus to host the University Sport South Africa (USSA) rugby sevens tournament for a sixth consecutive year.

An Eastern Cape martial artist will finally get the chance to showcase his talents at an international level when he travels to Japan later this week for the Karate World Open.

Newly appointed FNB Madibaz captain Ivan Ludick is champing at the bit for the 2016 Varsity Cup rugby season and the prospect of leading his team onto the field.

The FNB NMMU Madibaz are looking to put the tough 2015 season behind them as they start preparations for next year's Varsity Cup rugby tournament.

Beautiful weather led to top class performances when senior and junior athletes from clubs across the province, and beyond, came to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University for a pre-season Madibaz EPA athletics meet on Saturday.

Madibaz director of sport Yoliswa Lumka will fulfil the role of chef de mission when the South African wheelchair basketball national teams take on their African counterparts for a spot at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Junior and senior track and field athletes from across the Eastern Cape and beyond are coming to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University next Saturday for the Madibaz EP Track and Field league 2, the second major athletics meet of the year.

The SPAR NMMU Madibaz team went down fighting in their final Varsity Netball game in the seventh round of the 2015 tournament against Pukke at SANDF Kopanelo Hall in Potchefstroom on Monday night.

The SPAR NMMU Madibaz team gave current USSA champions Tuks a run for their money when they went down fighting in round six of the Varsity Netball tournament at the Vodacom NMMU Indoor Sports Centre in Port Elizabeth on Monday night.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University ushered in a new era in sport with the opening of its state-of-the-art High Performance Complex in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.

The SPAR NMMU Madibaz netball team will be aiming to secure a spot in the 2015 Varsity Netball semi-finals when they take on Tuks in their second home game at the Vodacom NMMU Indoor Sport Centre at 7pm on Monday night.

The SPAR NMMU Madibaz netball team completed a tumultuous Varsity Netball double header with a tense 52-50 victory over the University of Johannesburg at Rembrandt Hall in Pretoria on Monday night.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University has appointed former Sascoc team preparation and academy systems manager Yoliswa Lumka as the new director of Madibaz Sport.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University has appointed former Sascoc team preparation and academy systems manager Yoliswa Lumka as the new director of Madibaz Sport.

The SPAR NMMU Madibaz netball team continued their positive run in the third round of their 2015 Varsity Netball campaign by beating the Vaal University of Technology 70–29 at the NMMU Indoor Sports Centre on Monday.

The SPAR NMMU Madibaz got their Varsity Netball campaign off to a solid start with bonus points from both matches in the opening rounds in Stellenbosch on Sunday and Monday.

Stories from the glory days of South African rugby and a look ahead at the 2015 Rugby World Cup contributed to the theme of leaving a lasting legacy for Madibaz rugby during the Bok Banter fundraiser at NMMU on Thursday night.

The SPAR NMMU Madibaz netball team are aiming to get their 2015 Varsity Netball campaign off to a good start when they take on Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town in a double-header on Sunday and Monday.

The Nedbank Madibaz swimming club made NMMU history when they hosted 178 swimmers for their first ever gala at the Newton Park Indoor Swimming Pool in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

The Madibaz ended their 2015 Varsity Football campaign with a bang when they beat log leaders the University of the Western Cape at the Madibaz Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Monday night.

A reinvigorated Madibaz squad delivered a positive, attacking game that saw them accomplish a 1-1 draw against Walter Sisulu University in their first home game of the Varsity Football tournament in Port Elizabeth on Thursday night.

Madibaz Athletics club member Anaso Jobodwana set a new South African record as he blitzed to the bronze medal in the men's 200m final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing on Thursday.

Madibaz football fans will finally get a glimpse of their team this week when NMMU hosts Walter Sisulu University for the first home game of the 2015 Varsity Football tournament on Thursday night.

The Nedbank Madibaz swimming club are taking the plunge and hosting their first ever gala in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, August 29.

Legendary Eastern Province flyhalf and television commentator Gavin Cowley says the Springboks' biggest challenge in the countdown to the IRB Rugby World Cup is that other teams are outsmarting them.

With transformation in rugby currently sparking national debate, a group of former South African players of colour will take their rightful place among their fellow Springbok alumni at the Madibaz Bok Banter gala event at the NMMU Indoor Sports Centre on September 3.

The Madibaz will be playing for pride when they take on Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in their Varsity Football clash in Pretoria on Monday night.

The only way is up for the Madibaz as they look to turn things around in their critical Varsity Football clash with North-West University in Potchefstroom on Thursday night.

EP Kings Rugby Academy manager Robbi Kempson has confirmed his belief in the future of rugby in the province in the wake of recent media reports regarding Saru's withdrawal of funding.

The Madibaz football team are fighting to keep their Varsity Football campaign alive after going down 0-2 to the University of Pretoria at the Tuks Sport Stadium in Pretoria on Monday night.

We asked NMMU vice-chancellor Professor Derrick Swartz half a dozen questions on the eve of his departure to summit the 3 776m Mount Fuji in Japan on August 7 as part of the #climb4nmmu campaign.
 

The Madibaz football team will be on the prowl for their first Varsity Football win when they take on the defending champions in their third outing of the season on Monday night.

The Madibaz football team suffered their first defeat of this year's Varsity Football tournament when they went down 1-0 to the University of the Witwatersrand at the Wits Stadium in Johannesburg on Monday night.

The NMMU Madibaz football team will face a tough test in round two of the Varsity Football tournament when they go up against the University of the Witwatersrand at the Wits Stadium in Johannesburg on Monday night.

The Madibaz football team kicked off their Varsity Football campaign with a well-executed goalless draw against Vaal University of Technology at the Isak Steyl Stadium in Vanderbijlpark on Monday night.

NMMU, which celebrates 10 years of existence this year, is setting a course to become one of the leading rugby-playing tertiary institutions in South Africa.

The Mecer Madibaz men's hockey team claimed silver for the second year running at the University Sport South Africa tournament hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg earlier this month.
 
Two Springbok captains will lead a squad of national rugby heroes for an entertaining panel discussion at the Madibaz Bok Banter gala dinner in Port Elizabeth on September 3.
 

A determined Bestmed-Shukuma Madibaz cycling team held many of the larger squads at bay to take the silver medal in the team classification at the University Sport South Africa competition in Stellenbosch last week.

Some of NMMU's most famous South African rugby alumni are set to gather for a once-in-a-lifetime legacy event in Port Elizabeth on September 3.

The NMMU Madibaz football team have been promoted to the SAB League following their performance in the annual Safa Nelson Mandela Bay regional league playoffs at the KwaDwesi football fields in Port Elizabeth over the past fortnight.

The Billabong Madibaz surfing team claimed the overall team trophy for the first time in three years at the University Sport South Africa tournament hosted by the NMMU George campus at Victoria Bay on Friday.

The Billabong Madibaz men's surfing team are preparing to defend their title at the University Sport South Africa tournament hosted by the NMMU George campus at Victoria Bay from June 24 to 26.

The Madibaz will be hoping for more gold medal success when nine sporting codes take on their peers in the University Sport South Africa championships over the next fortnight.

NMMU will host the country's top student volleyball players for the first time since the institution's merger a decade ago when the University Sport South Africa tournament takes place in Nelson Mandela Bay next week.

Nedbank Madibaz swimmers and identical twin brothers Alard and Alaric Basson will represent South Africa in the pool at the World Student Games in Gwanju, South Korea, from July 3 to 14.

Madibaz water polo star Delaine Christian is set to make a splash at the European Union Nations Cup in Dublin, Ireland, this weekend.
 
Madibaz chess player Jesse February has been invited to participate in the World University Chess Championships in Hungary from July 3 to 17 after placing first at the University Sport South Africa closed chess championships at Wits University in Johannesburg last week.

Three NMMU students were among the top six at the Eastern Cape Junior and Senior Epee Fencing Champs for men, which took place at the NMMU Alumni Boma on April 23.

Madibaz's Shane Kemp will take the next step in his budding triathlon career when he represents South Africa at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final and World Championships in Chicago in September.

Madibaz vice-captain CJ Velleman will be winging his way to Argentina this week for the Junior Springboks' warm-up tour ahead of the World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy in June.

The Mecer Madibaz cricket team will represent Eastern Province at the National Cricket Club Championships in Pretoria from April 22 to 27.

The Vodacom NMMU football club's Balfour brothers will form a key part of the Madibaz back line when the defending champions take on Toshiba Old Grey FC in the first Port Elizabeth Football Association league match this weekend.
With alumni such as Simon Harmer, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson and Proteas coach Russell Domingo, the Mecer Madibaz cricket club is proving to be a platform from which talented players are launching their provincial and national careers.
Fencing South Africa has announced that NMMU's Missionvale campus in Port Elizabeth will be on guard as the first ever Eastern Cape venue to host a national ranking competition.

 The Brian Bands-Nutritech-NMMU men's squash team emerged as Super League champions for the fourth consecutive year after claiming a 5-0 victory over hosts Londt Park in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.

The FNB NMMU-Madibaz exited the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International after going down 40-8 against log leaders FNB Tuks in the final round-robin fixture at the NMMU Madibaz Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Monday night.
The FNB NMMU-Madibaz will be looking for a strong finish against log leaders Tuks in their seventh and final match of the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International in Port Elizabeth on Monday night.
 
The NMMU Rowing Club's men and women rowers are set to compete against seven other tertiary institutions at the University Sprints Regatta on the Misverstand Dam outside Cape Town on Friday and Saturday. 
The FNB NMMU-Madibaz have come out all guns blazing to register their most successful FNB Varsity Young Guns season yet and all but book a final berth ahead of Monday night's clash with Tuks in Port Elizabeth.
The Madibaz men's and women's volleyball teams will be looking to book their spot at the national student championships when they compete in the Ussa Eastern Cape league qualifiers at Rhodes University in Grahamstown on Saturday.
FNB NMMU-Madibaz head coach David Maidza was heartened by his side's determined effort as they went down fighting against the FNB Maties in the sixth round of the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International in Stellenbosch on Monday night.
The Madibaz men's and women's basketball teams will take on the universities of Fort Hare and Rhodes in the first round of the Ussa Eastern Cape league qualifiers at NMMU's Missionvale campus in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Player injuries have forced the FNB NMMU-Madibaz to make several changes to their starting line-up against FNB Maties for the sixth round of the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International in Stellenbosch on Monday night.
The FNB NMMU-Madibaz squad fought to the final whistle in the fifth round of the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International in Port Elizabeth on Monday night. 
Minor changes have been made to the starting line-up of the FNB NMMU-Madibaz squad for their third home game as they attempt a comeback in the fifth round of the FNB Varsity Cup, presented by Steinhoff International, in Port Elizabeth on Monday night. 
It is back to the drawing board for NMMU's Steinhoff Stallions after suffering a 34-0 defeat at the hands of the University of Johannesburg's Steinhoff Bastion side during their Steinhoff Koshuis rugby match in Port Elizabeth on Monday.

The FNB NMMU-Madibaz squad will regroup and redouble their efforts after losing to FNB UJ in the fourth round of the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International in Port Elizabeth on Monday night. 

A number of strategic changes have been made to the starting line-up of the FNB NMMU-Madibaz squad for their second home game in the fourth round of the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International in Port Elizabeth on Monday night. 
The FNB NMMU-Madibaz were down but not out after their loss against FNB Ikeys in the third round of the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International in Cape Town on Monday night. 
Bestmed-Shukuma-Madibaz club cyclist Conrad Viljoen claimed a dominating fourth victory at the Daily Dispatch SPAR Cycle Tour in East London on Sunday. 
The FNB NMMU-Madibaz claimed their first victory in this year's FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International, when they trounced FNB CUT-Ixias on home turf at the Madibaz Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Monday night.
 

Madibaz middle-distance specialist Amos Nyongo delivered the standout performance at the Eastern Province Athletics track and field meeting that took place in Port Elizabeth on Saturday morning.

The FNB NMMU Madibaz have announced the 23-man squad that will take on the FNB Pukke in their first match of the 2015 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International at the Fanie du Toit Stadium in Potchefstroom on Monday evening.

The FNB NMMU Madibaz wrapped up a successful pre-season campaign this weekend with a 32-13 victory over Police ahead of the squad announcement for the 2015 FNB Varsity Cup, presented by Steinhoff International, on Wednesday.

Ex-Springbok rugby player Robbi Kempson has been appointed as coach of the Madibaz Young Guns for the 2015 Varsity Cup competition and will guide the NMMU junior team in the build-up to their first game against Pukke on March 2.

Madibaz athletics club will host the first Eastern Province track and field league meeting of 2015 at the NMMU Madibaz Stadium on February 7.
Mecer Madibaz Cricket Club will honour Simon Harmer, NMMU's first test cricketer to be selected for the Proteas since the university's merger in 2005, at a special function when he returns to Port Elizabeth next week.
Mecer Madibaz hockey players Dalan Phillips and Chad Cairncross are waiting to hear about their possible inclusion in the South African men's team for next week's test against Ireland after making their international debut against Austria in Durban last week.
 

Aspiring Eastern Cape athletes will learn more about the prevention and treatment of career-threatening injuries during an intensive track and field coaching clinic at Kirkwood High School next week.

Young athletes looking to start their season on the right foot will have another chance to sign up for a three-day summer coaching clinic presented by NMMU Madibaz Athletics Club.

Experienced fullback Jarryd Buys will lead the new-look NMMU Madibaz on their road to the 2015 Varsity Cup, team management announced in Port Elizabeth this week.

The Port Elizabeth-based NMMU Madibaz will face stiff opposition when they take on South Africa's top rugby-playing institutions at the University Sport South Africa rugby sevens tournament in George on December 1 and 2.

The NMMU Madibaz swimming and water polo teams are pinning their hopes on an overall podium finish at this year's University Sport South Africa aquatics tournament, which starts at the University of Stellenbosch on Saturday.

Some of the Eastern Cape's top coaches and athletes will share their expertise with aspiring track and field stars at a three-day coaching clinic that starts at Kirkwood High School on January 14. 

The NMMU Madibaz karatekas will be looking to lay their hands on the full-contact title for a sixth year in a row when they host the University Sport South Africa Karate Championships in Port Elizabeth from November 30.

South African hockey player Ignatius Malgraff and Proteas netballer Zanele Vimbela were named sportsman and sportswoman of the year at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's annual Achiever Awards dinner in Port Elizabeth last night.

The Madibaz track and field stars shone at the first pre-season meeting of the Eastern Province Athletics league, which took place in near-perfect conditions at the NMMU Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

The SPAR NMMU Madibaz brought their netball season to an anticlimactic close as they quietly exited the Varsity Netball tournament in Johannesburg on Monday night.

The Madibaz athletics club will host the first Eastern Province Athletics league meeting of the new season at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University South Campus in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, October 11.

With their hopes of reaching the playoffs dimmed, the SPAR NMMU Madibaz will be playing for honour in the remaining round-robin matches of the Varsity Netball competition this coming weekend.

The SPAR NMMU Madibaz's Varsity Netball ambitions suffered a setback when the side went down 53-38 to defending champions Kovsies in Bloemfontein on Monday night.

The SPAR NMMU Madibaz will take on defending champions Kovsies in a Varsity Netball crunch match in Bloemfontein on Monday night.

The SPAR NMMU Madibaz experienced mixed fortunes in three back-to-back home games during the Varsity Netball competition in Port Elizabeth this weekend.

The Vodacom NMMU Madibaz stamped their authority on this year's Port Elizabeth Football Association league as the university swept to victory in the premier and premier reserve divisions on Saturday.

The SPAR NMMU Madibaz have maximised their firepower for three pivotal Varsity Netball home games that start in Port Elizabeth this weekend.

The NMMU Madibaz opened their Varsity Netball account with a convincing 45-16 win over the University of Cape Town in the Mother City on Sunday.

The SPAR Madibaz will have their eyes fixed on a playoff spot when they kick off their second Varsity Netball campaign against UCT in Cape Town on Sunday.

Mecer Madibaz midfielder Chad Cairncross received his first call-up to the South African men's hockey side following the interprovincial tournament in Durban last week.

The NMMU Madibaz made a dramatic exit from the Varsity Football tournament when they suffered a 4-0 loss at the hands of Tuks in Pretoria on Monday night.

Striker Cloudius Ray Sagandira returns to the Varsity Football spotlight this week to help ramp up the NMMU Madibaz attack ahead of their do-or-die encounter with Tuks in Pretoria on Monday night.

NMMU Madibaz striker Onela Beqezi is back at full strength for his second season of Varsity Football after being forced to sit most of the 2013 tournament out due to injury.

The NMMU Madibaz have all but booked their spot in the Varsity Football semi-finals after a dominating 3-0 victory over the University of Limpopo in Port Elizabeth on Monday night.

Striker Simamkele Thobi could not have dreamt of a better Varsity Football debut when he scored the opening goal for NMMU Madibaz against the University of the Free State last Monday night.

NMMU's Northernz and Stallions teams will compete for a coveted Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby Championships spot when they face off in the final of the university's internal league on August 28.

NMMU Madibaz head coach Graeme Harrison has announced an unchanged line-up for their final home game of the Varsity Football tournament against the University of Limpopo in Port Elizabeth on Monday night.

The NMMU Madibaz played themselves back into contention in the Varsity Football tournament when they gave the University of the Free State a 4-0 drubbing in Bloemfontein on Monday night.

The NMMU Madibaz are determined to turn their fortunes around in their fifth-round Varsity Football fixture against the University of the Free State at Shimla Park in Bloemfontein on Monday night.

NMMU Madibaz newbie Sachin Jackson got his Varsity Football career off to a flying start when he notched up his maiden goal against the University of Cape Town in Port Elizabeth on Monday evening.

After nine weeks of hard fought rugby, the final four NMMU Madibaz teams that will take each other on in the internal Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby semi-finals have been confirmed.

After last night's 2-1 defeat against the University of Western Cape in Port Elizabeth, the NMMU Madibaz must win all their remaining matches to stay in the hunt for the Varsity Football semis.

The NMMU Madibaz will not be underestimating their opponents when they face the University of Western Cape in Port Elizabeth on Monday night for another action-packed round of Varsity Football.

NMMU Madibaz central defender Lundi Balfour says Varsity Football offers players a taste of the big leagues and a chance to compete against their top contemporaries.

The NMMU Madibaz proved their Varsity Football campaign was far from over when they overcame the University of Cape Town to a take a 2-1 maiden win on Monday night.

Port Elizabeth cyclist Monique Gerber will take on the world's best at the UCI Junior Track World Championships in Gwang Myeong, Korea, from August 8 to 12.

NMMU Madibaz's Kieran Koert stood out from the crowd when he scored a brace of goals against North West University in their opening Varsity Football encounter in late July.

The NMMU Madibaz have brought in reinforcements for their Varsity Football battle with the University of Cape Town, which takes place on home turf in Port Elizabeth on Monday night.

South Africa A will field not one but two NMMU stars when they face Australia A in the first of two four-day cricket tests Down Under next week.

The NMMU Madibaz are determined to bounce back after losing out to Varsity Football minnows the University of Johannesburg in their first away game of the tournament on Monday night.

The NMMU Madibaz will field a full-strength attack when they face newcomers the University of Johannesburg in their first away game of the Varsity Football tournament on Monday night.

NMMU Madibaz captain Kurt Duff led by example to scoop the FNB Man of the Match award in the opening game of the Varsity Football tournament against NWU in Port Elizabeth on Monday evening.

The NMMU Madibaz held NWU to a hard-fought 2-2 draw in their opening game of the Varsity Football campaign in Port Elizabeth on Monday night.

The Mecer Madibaz men's team put on a solid display of attacking hockey to finish second overall at the University Sport South Africa tournament in Pretoria last week.

Billabong Madibaz's Jean du Plessis was on the crest of the wave after winning the men's title at the University Sport South Africa surfing competition at Victoria Bay near George recently.

A spirited Bestmed-Shukuma Madibaz cycling team had their rival universities in a spin as they took a convincing win in the team classification at the national student championships at the University of Pretoria on Friday.

The FNB Madibaz will blood their new-look team at the five-day national student rugby championship in Grahamstown next week.

SPAR Madibaz goal keeper Zanele Vimbela will make her full international debut for the South African senior netball team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, at the end of August.

The Mecer Madibaz men's hockey side will field a full-strength attack that includes Protea player Natius Malgraff when they take on South Africa's best during the University Sport South Africa tournament in Pretoria from June 30.

The Bestmed-Shukuma Madibaz cycling team have their sights set on the top step of the podium at the three-day University Sport South Africa cycling championship, which starts in Pretoria on July 1.

The majority of the SPAR Proteas netball team will be in action when the players turn out for their respective institutions at the national university championships in Port Elizabeth later this month.

The Billabong Madibaz surfing team will have a score to settle when they take on some of South Africa's best in their own backyard during next week's University Sport South Africa (Ussa) tournament.

Madibaz number one Jason le Roux will be one of the hometown favourites for the men's title in the third annual Brian Bands NMMU Open, which takes place in Port Elizabeth from June 6 to 8.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University student and hammer throw specialist Mieke Stander has been selected to represent South Africa at the 17th annual Confederation of Universities and Colleges of Southern Africa Games in Zambia in August.

NMMU will be hosting South Africa's top squash players in the Friendly City for the third Brian Bands NMMU Open squash tournament next month.

Qualifying for the University Sport South Africa national championship was a slam dunk for the young Madibaz men's basketball team who remained unbeaten in the Eastern Province qualifiers, which finished on Sunday.

Mecer-Madibaz hockey star Ignatius Malgraff is jetting off to the Netherlands in just over a week after being selected for the national senior World Cup team on Friday.

The Madibaz secured a spot in next year's lucrative Varsity Athletics series with an impressive performance at the South African Student Athletics Championships that took place in Pretoria over the weekend.

After impressive performances in the run-up to the final of the Momentum National Club Cricket Championship, the NMMU-Madibaz once again came unstuck against Tuks at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Monday.

NMMU will be eyeing a strong start at the Momentum National Club Cricket Championship tournament when they take on Free State University in their opening fixture in Pretoria today.

Madibaz judo star Matthew Chase was included in the South African student team after claiming two gold medals at the Ussa championships at NMMU's Missionvale Campus in Port Elizabeth over the weekend.

Five universities are set to battle it out for top honours in the USSA judo tournament that takes place at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's Missionvale Campus this week.

FNB NMMU came within striking distance of their FNB Varsity Cup dream as they went down fighting in their semifinal clash against FNB NWU-Pukke in Potchefstroom on Monday night.

FNB NMMU have named an unchanged squad to take on log leaders FNB NWU-Pukke in their do-or-die FNB Varsity Cup semifinal clash in Potchefstroom on Monday night.

NMMU student Jonguxolo Mani has his sights set on walking off with the gold medal in the mile event at the Varsity Athletics meeting in Port Elizabeth on Friday night.

FNB NMMU ended their FNB Varsity Cup round-robin campaign in dramatic fashion when their one-point loss to the FNB Shimlas turned into a "win" as they secured a semifinal spot on Monday night.

High-jumper Morita Botha will be aiming to raise the bar for the Madibaz team when she competes against the country's best in the first Varsity Athletics meeting at the NMMU Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday night.

Non-profit community organisations will have an opportunity to raise funds for their institution simply by attending the action-packed Varsity Athletics meeting at the NMMU Stadium in Port Elizabeth on March 21.

FNB NMMU will be looking to secure their semifinal berth in the FNB Varsity Cup rugby tournament when they take to the field against the FNB Shimlas in Bloemfontein on Monday night.

FNB NMMU continued their march towards the FNB Varsity Cup semifinals in a water-logged 19-9 win over defending champions FNB Tuks in Pretoria on Monday evening.

Madibaz striker Natius Malgraff has been selected for the South African men's hockey side to compete in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, which starts in Malaysia on Thursday.

FNB NMMU head coach David Maidza has made several strategic changes to his side that will take on defending champions FNB Tuks in their crucial sixth-round FNB Varsity Cup encounter in Pretoria tonight.

Madibaz all-rounder Kirwin Christoffels is one step closer to achieving his dream of padding up for the Proteas after an impressive showing at the recent ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

South Africa's top-flight track and field stars are set to descend on Port Elizabeth for the first instalment of the annual FNB Varsity Athletics series, which gets underway at the NMMU Stadium on March 21.

A torrential downpour did little to dampen FNB NMMU's spirits, as they rallied to a much-needed 18-12 win over FNB Wits in the fifth round of the FNB Varsity Cup in Johannesburg on Monday night.

The Madibaz teams made the most of their home-court advantage to dominate the SPAR-NMMU Netball Tournament in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Eastern Province Kings star Kayle van Zyl has returned from injury to join the FNB NMMU side for their fifth-round FNB Varsity Cup clash with FNB Wits in Johannesburg on Monday night.

After their second straight loss in the FNB Varsity Cup, FNB NMMU will be looking to make a comeback in the wake of their 52-16 drubbing at the hands of FNB NWU-Pukke on Monday night. 

A record number of teams are expected to show their mettle on the netball court as the first tournament of the year kicks off at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth this weekend.

FNB NMMU fullback Jarryd Buys has returned from injury and will rejoin the Madibaz team for round four of the FNB Varsity Cup, presented by Steinhoff International, on Monday night.

The FNB Ikey Tigers claimed back the Monte Taljaard Trophy from the FNB NMMU Madibaz in Port Elizabeth on Monday night, beating their opponents by 26-13 in a hard-fought Varsity Cup, Round Three match.

FNB NMMU may have suffered their first defeat in this year's FNB Varsity Cup but head coach David Maidza remains optimistic about their march towards the semi-final.

Former South African U23 road champion Clinton Barrow bolted to his third win in the Daily Dispatch SPAR Cycle Tour in East London on Sunday.

In the wake of their bruising encounter with FNB UJ, FNB Madibaz have announced a number of enforced changes to the side that will face FNB UCT on Monday night.

FNB Madibaz held a dominant FNB UJ at bay to claim a nail-biting 21-15 win in their first away game of this year's FNB Varsity Cup, presented by Steinhoff International, in Johannesburg on Monday evening.

Former East London resident Conrad Viljoen will return for another crack at reclaiming his title in the Daily Dispatch SPAR Cycle Tour on February 16.

After a hiatus of more than a year, former Olympic sprinter Sergio Mullins made a stellar comeback at the EPA Track and Field League meeting at the NMMU Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

The FNB Madibaz will be without the services of vice-captain Jarryd Buys for their second-round FNB Varsity Cup clash against FNB UJ in Johannesburg on Monday evening.

Multiple junior road and track champion Monique Gerber has demonstrated a blistering return to form ahead of the South African road cycling championships in Durban this week.

Madibaz Athletics Club will host the first meeting of the year for the EPA Track and Field League at the NMMU Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

FNB Madibaz head coach David Maidza said his side had done their university proud after a 45-29 maiden victory over FNB Maties in the FNB Varsity Cup, presented by Steinhoff International, on Monday evening.

The FNB NMMU Madibaz avenged their semifinal defeat to Maties last year by beating the three-time Varsity Cup champions 45-29 in Port Elizabeth.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University student Marshall Marsh has been selected by Wheelchair Tennis South Africa to compete in two tournaments in the United Kingdom in February.

NMMU have announced their 23-man team that will take on the FNB Maties in the FNB Varsity Cup, presented by Steinhoff International, in Port Elizabeth on Monday evening.

It will be a case of David versus Goliath when Port Elizabeth's best riders take on South Africa's top pro teams at The Herald VW Cycle Tour on Sunday.

The FNB Madibaz university team ruffled the Free State Cheetahs' fur when they narrowly went down 29-26 to the fancied Super 15 outfit at the NMMU Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday night.

Loosehead prop Roy Godfrey has been named as FNB Madibaz captain for next month's Varsity Cup rugby tournament ahead of Tuesday's important warm-up game against the Free State Cheetahs.

The FNB Madibaz clipped the wings of the SWD Eagles with a 25-15 win in a pre-season friendly rugby match at Outeniqua Park in George on Tuesday evening.

The FNB Madibaz kicked off their Varsity Cup preparations in fine style with a convincing 68-0 win over Spring Rose Rugby Club at the NMMU Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday evening.

The triumphant FNB Madibaz First Rugby XV were, for the first time ever, unbeaten winning all three games and their pool at the USSA National Rugby Tournament held in Wellington from 3-8 July 2011.

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