All eyes on Mokoka and Setone

STEPHEN Mokoka hopes to mark his return to the track with a win in the Port Elizabeth leg of the 2010 Yellow Pages Series tonight.

STEPHEN Mokoka hopes to mark his return to the track with a win in the Port Elizabeth leg of the 2010 Yellow Pages Series tonight.

The reigning South African 10km and half-marathon champion is using the track events to improve his speed.

Mokoka, a student at the Tshwane University of Technology, will feature in the 5000m event where all eyes will be on him and Tshamano Setone.

"The series will also help me prepare for the Southern Africa and world cross-country championships in Seychelles on February 27 and Poland next month," he said.

"In the World Cross-Country Championships last year I finished eighth and I want to improve my position but I expect stiff opposition from Ethiopians and the Kenyans."

Port Elizabeth track and field fanatics won't be able to see world 800m champion Mbulaeni "Bullet" Mulaudzi, who withdrew this week after the death of a relative.

Some of the big-name athletes who will be in Port Elizabeth include Lebo and Lebohang Phalula, Elizna Naude and Janice Josephs.

Meanwhile, the ASA interim board will meet in Port Elizabeth tomorrow to discuss the elections of provincial structures.

The road running sponsorship will also be discussed. Nedbank could make a dramatic return but there is also a talk of Lotto coming on board.

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