Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
A legend of the 80s and 90s, Matthews ‘The Flash’ Temane, was one of the fastest finishers our country has ever seen. He received Springbok colours 12 times and, in 1987, he held the prestigious honour of being the fastest man in the world over the half marathon with a time of 60:11.

SHARPEVILLE.- Lekoa Athletics Club will be hosting their Annual Heroes Cross-Country League at George Thabe Stadium in Sharpeville on Saturday, the 8th of June at 10h00.

The organizer of the event, Sandile Ncala stated, “This race is dedicated to yesteryear athletes who inspire us to work hard in-order to be champions. These are, Mathews Temane, Hosea Tjale, Titus Mamabolo, Ernest Tjela, Ben Madumise, Ernest Seleke, Stephen Morake, Josiash Tungwane and John Morapedi to mention but few.”

Ncala continues, “Good talent is wasted because parents are not supportive enough when it comes to their children’s talent. Many talented youngsters end up in (doing) drugs because the only support they get from their children is in the form of money.  Sport is the most important tool to shape our society, especially our children. I want to appeal to all the Sharpeville community to come in big numbers to support this event. This is an annual event that we host every year here at George Thabe Stadium. The only things that we ask from community and business people in the area is support.”