Blasts from the past: Botile wins it for East London gym

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Blasts from the past: Botile wins it for East London gym

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Today in SA sports history: April 29
1995 — Mbulelo Botile wins the IBF bantamweight title when he knocks out Colombian Harold Mestre in the second round at Soccer City in Johannesburg. The win makes Mzi Mnguni’s gym in East London the first in the country to boast two reigning world champions. The other is stablemate Vuyani Bungu, who successfully defends his IBF junior-featherweight crown on the same bill, outpointing Victor Llerena, also of Colombia.
2000 — Bafana Bafana beat Mauritius 3-0 in a Cosafa Cup match at the Royal Bafokeng stadium. Patrick Moyo converted a penalty in the 13th minute while Godfrey Sapula and Siyabonga Nomvete scored late in the second half.2001 — Bafana Bafana beat Mozambique 3-0 in a Cosafa Cup match in Maputo. Pollen Ndlanya netted in the first half with Nkosinathi Nhleko and Clement Mazibuko scoring in the second stanza.

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