Category: Africa

South Africa: What the Return of Football Could Do for SA – AllAfrica – Top Africa News
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South Africa: What the Return of Football Could Do for SA – AllAfrica – Top Africa News

Almost 150 days after abruptly pausing for Covid-19 and lockdown, South African football will be back. The beautiful game could give the depressed country some reprieve and an escape. “I will breathe a huge sigh of relief when the first match kicks off. It will not just be any sigh, but a sigh of great…

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Africa: 2020 Honorific Distinctions – No Award for Talented Players – AllAfrica.com
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Africa: 2020 Honorific Distinctions – No Award for Talented Players – AllAfrica.com

The Ballon d’Or, awarded annually to the world’s best footballer, will not take place this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It has been a rather empty year for sports lovers in the world. This is due to the absence of the prestigious award ceremonies that brought fame and glory to players and their countries.…

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2021 Africa Cup of Nations postponed by a year due to coronavirus – Vanguard
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2021 Africa Cup of Nations postponed by a year due to coronavirus – Vanguard

Algerian players celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Final football match between Senegal and Algeria at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo on July 19, 2019. (Photo AFP)Next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon has been postponed until 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Confederation of…

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2021 Africa Cup of Nations postponed by a year due to virus – FRANCE 24
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2021 Africa Cup of Nations postponed by a year due to virus – FRANCE 24

/ Live news Issued on: 30/06/2020 – 18:24Modified: 30/06/2020 – 18:23 The Africa Cup of Nations has been delayed from 2021 until 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic Giuseppe CACACE AFP/File Cairo (AFP) Next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon has been postponed until 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Confederation of African…

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BREAKING: 2021 Africa Cup Of Nations Postponed Over COVID-19 – SaharaReporters.com

The Confederation of African Football Executive Committee on Tuesday announced the postponement of the 2021 African Nations Championship by one year.In a virtual meeting held by the CAF executive committee, the tournament, which was due to begin in Cameroon on January 9, 2021 has now been pushed back to January 2022 due to the impact…

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South Africa cricketers may resume training from next week: report – Hindustan Times
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South Africa cricketers may resume training from next week: report – Hindustan Times

Home / Cricket / South Africa cricketers may resume training from next week: report The probability of resumption of outdoor training arose after the country moved to Level 3 of the five-stage lockdown on Monday. cricket Updated: Jun 02, 2020 00:01 IST South Africa players celebrate a wicket(AFP Image) The South African cricketers are likely…

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Rohr: ‘Nigeria are not number one in Africa’ – BBC News
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Rohr: ‘Nigeria are not number one in Africa’ – BBC News

Rohr took Nigeria to third place at the 2019 Afcon in EgyptNigeria coach Gernot Rohr, who has signed a new contract with the Super Eagles, has said the Super Eagles are “not number one in Africa” – despite his new deal expecting him to deliver the 2021 Afcon.The German told BBC Sport Africa he is…

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Soccer-Some players in Latam and Africa relying on food packages-FIFPRO – Reuters Africa
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Soccer-Some players in Latam and Africa relying on food packages-FIFPRO – Reuters Africa

BERN, May 20 (Reuters) – Some professional soccer players in Latin America and Africa are relying on food packages during the novel coronavirus stoppage while elsewhere others are being pressured into returning to play, sometimes without testing, FIFPRO said on Wednesday. As football begins to reawaken following the sport’s suspension, the global players’ union, which…

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Where does Africa stand in terms of leagues restarting post-coronavirus? – ESPN
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Where does Africa stand in terms of leagues restarting post-coronavirus? – ESPN

6:48 AM GMTEd DoveSpecial to ESPN CloseEd Dove is a writer and scout who has a deep and enduring passion for African sport, politics and literature. Instagram: @EddyDove22, Facebook: @EddyDoveAfricaIn late April, the Confederation of African Football set May 5 as the date by which they wanted clarification from each member federation on their intended…

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Coronavirus: Africa will not be testing ground for vaccine, says WHO – BBC News
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Coronavirus: Africa will not be testing ground for vaccine, says WHO – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A health worker carries out a door-to-door testing near Durban in South Africa The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has condemned as “racist” the comments by two French doctors who suggested a vaccine for the coronavirus could be tested in Africa.”Africa can’t and won’t be a testing ground…

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Former Africa footballer Mohamed Farah dies due to COVID-19 – Daijiworld.com

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Rugby Africa adapts plans for the coming season – Africanews English
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Rugby Africa adapts plans for the coming season – Africanews English

Content provided by Last updated: 5 hours ago Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com/) today announced that the start of its 2020 season including tournaments and activities in general is put on hold.  The Men’s and Women’s Rugby Africa Cup which is the next scheduled event to kick off on May 30 is postponed. The Executive Committee has…

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South Africa: Welsh Centre Stays At Stormers – for Now – AllAfrica.com
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South Africa: Welsh Centre Stays At Stormers – for Now – AllAfrica.com

Welsh centre Jamie Roberts has opted to stay with the Stormers despite having to renew his visa. There were reports suggesting Roberts would return to the UK to renew his visa which would’ve meant he would’ve been unable to travel back to South Africa due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions of travel in place. However,…

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South Africa: Gary Player Gets Top Award Despite Apartheid Role – AllAfrica.com
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South Africa: Gary Player Gets Top Award Despite Apartheid Role – AllAfrica.com

The legendary golfer who helped prop up the apartheid regime will be awarded a prestigious prize by a president who has been accused of being a white supremacist and has made racist statements. South African golfer Gary Player and Swedish golfer Annika Sörenstam will become the first international athletes to receive the Presidential Medal of…

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South Africa: Comrades Marathon to Go Ahead – Until Further Notice – AllAfrica – Top Africa News
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South Africa: Comrades Marathon to Go Ahead – Until Further Notice – AllAfrica – Top Africa News

The Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) Board convened an urgent meeting on Monday evening in light of the outbreak of the coronavirus , also known as Covid-19, and the subsequent postponement or cancellation of sporting events and mass gatherings in the country. Athletics South Africa (ASA), under the auspices of which the Comrades Marathon is held,…

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