28-year-old Dr Masande to show no mercy this weekend

Dr Masande Mgedeza is ready for this weekends tournament in Cape Town PHOTO: Richard Springorum

NGWELEZANA Hospital general practitioner, Dr Masande ‘Merciless’ Mgedeza, will take off his white jacket and swap his stethoscope for darts this weekend when he participates in the Last Man Standing Darts Competition at Grandwest in Cape Town.

The 28-year-old will join the top 128 darts players in South Africa, competing in the best of seven 501 single match-ups for a shot at R80 000.

‘Mercy’ is no stranger to the big stage, having won numerous accolades in the sport since taking it up in 2009.

He finished second at the University Sports Singles SA Darts Tournament in 2009 and 2013, was crowned champion of the University Sports SA Darts Tournament in 2010, 2012 and 2014 when his team, Walter Sisulu University, won the tournament.

He was also crowned Mthatha Singles Darts Champion for 2011 to 2015, won the Pieter Fourie Singles Tournament in Bloemfontein in 2015, the recent Empangeni Rugby Club Doubles

Competition with his partner Andre Dewinnar at Mick Kelly Park earlier this month and currently competes in the Empangeni Darts Social League for Empangeni Rugby Club.

‘I got my nickname on the darts stage after throwing countless 180s and closing big scores and claiming titles,’ said Mgedeza.

Anyone interested in sponsoring Mgedeza before he jets off to Cape Town can contact him on 063 2474453.


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Richard Springorum
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