Category: Africa

Africa, Madagascar

Madagascar cancel game with South Africa amid xenophobic attacks – Africa – Sports – Ahram Online

South Africa’s soccer federation (SAFA) says Madagascar pulled out of playing an international game on Saturday, amid xenophobic violence in Johannesburg and elsewhere in the country. Madagascar was a late replacement after Zambia’s soccer officials canceled plans to host South Africa for a game in Lusaka on Saturday. South Africa has faced criticism from African…

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Asia, Africa Out Of FIBA World Cup At First Hurdle – Channels Television
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Asia, Africa Out Of FIBA World Cup At First Hurdle – Channels Television

Harrison Barnes #8 of USA goes to the basket against Japan during the First Round of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup on September 5, 2019 at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China. NATHANIEL S. BUTLER / NBAE / GETTY IMAGES / AFPIt is the largest basketball World Cup ever but there will…

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Africa, Zambia

Zambia call off home friendly over South Africa riots – Africa – Sports – Ahram Online

Reuters , Wednesday 4 Sep 2019 Police patrol the streets after overnight unrest and looting in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 3, 2019. (REUTERS) The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has called off the country’s friendly soccer international against South Africa in Lusaka on Saturday after riots in Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria left…

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South Africa, Japan prepare for World Cup shock rematch – Reuters UK
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South Africa, Japan prepare for World Cup shock rematch – Reuters UK

KUMAGAYA, Japan (Reuters) – South Africa head into their final Rugby World Cup warm-up match against hosts Japan on Friday with not only the upcoming tournament on their minds but also the embarrassing loss they suffered the last time the teams met. At the 2015 World Cup, Japan caused one of the biggest upsets in…

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South Africa vying to host 2023 women’s World Cup – eNCA
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South Africa vying to host 2023 women’s World Cup – eNCA

LAUSANNE – South Africa is among eight countries vying to host the 2023 women’s World Cup. The event will include 32 teams for the first time, FIFA said on Tuesday. Belgium and Bolivia have withdrawn from the original list of 10 nations ahead of the deadline for candidate submissions. A decision on the host will be announced in…

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INTERVIEW: How I became Africa’s fastest man — Nigeria’s Raymond Ekevwo – Premium Times
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INTERVIEW: How I became Africa’s fastest man — Nigeria’s Raymond Ekevwo – Premium Times

One of the biggest moments for Nigeria at the 2019 African Games was the emergence of Raymond Ekevwo as the fastest man on the continent. With an impressive time of 9.96secs, Ekevwo joined the elite list of few Nigerians to have run the 100m under 10secs. He also ended the country’s 12-year wait for gold…

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INTERVIEW: How I became Africa’s fastest man — Nigeria’s Raymond Ekevwo – Premium Times
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INTERVIEW: How I became Africa’s fastest man — Nigeria’s Raymond Ekevwo – Premium Times

One of the biggest moments for Nigeria at the 2019 African Games was the emergence of Raymond Ekevwo as the fastest man on the continent. With an impressive time of 9.96secs, Ekevwo joined the elite list of few Nigerians to have run the 100m under 10secs. He also ended the country’s 12-year wait for gold in…

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Africa, Games

AFRICA GAMES: Flying Eagles beat South Africa to avenge U20 AFCON loss – SCORE NIGERIA

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Nigeria Has Won The 2019 Africa Women’s Basketball Championship – Konbini
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Nigeria Has Won The 2019 Africa Women’s Basketball Championship

The 2019 Africa Women’s Basketball Championship concluded yesterday in Senegal. This year’s event marked Nigeria’s 12th appearance in the continental showpiece, and D’Tigress made sure it ended with a bang, beating Senegal in the finals to win the title. The eight-day competition saw 12 teams slug it out on the basketball court. Having won the 2017…

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Africa Games: Flying Eagles held by Burkina Faso – The Punch
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Africa Games: Flying Eagles held by Burkina Faso – The Punch

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw by Burkina Faso in their opening match of the 12th African Games Men’s football first Group A encounter at the Stade Hassan Moulay, Rabat on Friday. Ahmad Ghali opened scoring for Nigeria in the 58th minute from a Abubakar Ibrahim corner kick. The Burkinabe equalised in…

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Africa: Kotoko fall in Nigeria, Ashgold draw in Equatorial Guinea – GhanaWeb
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Africa: Kotoko fall in Nigeria, Ashgold draw in Equatorial Guinea – GhanaWeb

Sports News of Sunday, 11 August 2019 Source: Myjoyonline.com Kotoko losts 3-2 to Kano Pillars Asante Kotoko fell to a 3-2 defeat in the first leg of their CAF Champions League first qualifying round clash against Kano Pillars in Nigeria. Sai Masu Gida opened the scoring 11 minutes into the game through Rahaqqu Adam and…

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South Africa: Latest sports news and fixtures, Sunday 11 August – The South African
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South Africa: Latest sports news and fixtures, Sunday 11 August – The South African

Kaylin Swart of South Africa during the 2019 FIFA Womens World Cup match between South Africa and China on the 13 June 2019 in Parc des Princess, Paris , France Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePixA frantic weekend of sports action spills over into Sunday, and we have you covered with regards to what you should look…

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All Africa Games: Morocco 2019 must not be a jamboree, Elegbeleye charges – Vanguard
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All Africa Games: Morocco 2019 must not be a jamboree, Elegbeleye charges – Vanguard

All Africa Games Former National Sports Commission director-general, Tunde Elegbeleye has charged the Nigerian delegation to dominate the 12th All Africa Games holding in Morocco, and not just participate for fun. Nigerian wrestlers ready for the All African GamesThe Games will begin on August 16 and they are fears Nigeria might not measure up to…

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A rising NBA Africa draft pipeline at Basketball Without Borders – ESPN
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A rising NBA Africa draft pipeline at Basketball Without Borders – ESPN

Aug 4, 2019Mike SchmitzESPN DAKAR, Senegal — As Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri delivered a fiery closing speech to more than 60 young athletes, with Dikembe Mutombo and NBA commissioner Adam Silver to his left and NBA Africa vice president Amadou Gallo Fall behind him, he reiterated the same passionate message he echoed all camp…

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South Africa name interim coach after Baxter resignation – Kawowo Sports
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South Africa name interim coach after Baxter resignation – Kawowo Sports

South Africa Football Associations (SAFA) have named Molefi Ntseki as interim coach for the Bafana Bafana coach following the resignation of Stuart Baxter. David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Stuart Baxter on the touchline during Afcon in Egypt (Photo: John Batanudde)Baxter resigned on Friday despite leading South Africa to the quarter finals of the Africa Cup…

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