Blasts from the past: Final ’83 game for ‘old’ Highlands Park
Today in SA sports history: February 14
1983 — Highlands Park, in their last hurrah before exiting mainstream SA soccer, are beaten 2-0 by Orlando Pirates in the second leg of the BP Cup at Orlando Stadium. Highlands Park were bought by Jomo Sono and renamed Jomo Cosmos.
1999 — Jacques Kallis scores a century against New Zealand in Dunedin, but the Proteas still lose the first ODI of their six-match series. SA were bowled out for 211 and the Kiwis, led by Nathan Astle (95 from 118 balls), got home by three wickets with five balls to spare. SA would go on to win a weather-damaged series 3-2. The fourth ODI was replayed and the final match was abandoned after two failed attempts.
2009 — Ali Funeka loses on points over 12 rounds in his challenge for the IBF and WBO lightweight titles against American Nate Campbell in Sunrise, Florida. Campbell had been stripped of the belts for failing to make the weight, but Funeka was still eligible to become a multiple champion. SA judge Deon Dwarte had the fight even, but the other two judges gave it to Campbell.
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