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Zimbabwe and Uganda win ICC Women’s World T20 Africa Qualifiers

September 10  2017 –  ZIMBABWE got off to a winning start in Saturday’s matches in  Namibia, while Uganda recorded their second consecutive win at the ICC Women’s World T20 Africa Qualifiers, while  In the afternoon match, Zimbabwe comfortably beat Namibia by 8 wickets, after reaching the target with half their overs to spare. Namibia won the toss and elected to ... Read More »

Africa bids to host 2025 World Athletics Championships

August 25  2017 – IN  a first-ever six African nations will bid to host the 2025 World Athletics Championships as the continent hopes to stage the global meet the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) president, Hamad Kalkaba Malboum has said. “African countries have previously held several major sporting events with South Africa hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup and Morocco ... Read More »

SA cruiserweight Lerena to face Congo’s Kalenga

August 1 2017 – SA cruiserweight Kevin Lerena says he is relieved to hear that Congolese-French boxer, Youri Kalenga, has been roped to face him, after another opponent, Nigerian Olanrewaju Durodola, pulled out of his agreement to replace Russian Max Maslov, who was first to withdraw from the scheduled IBO title fight, a few days ago.      The fight was ... Read More »

SA’s junior wrestlers bag 18 medals at African championships

May 2  2017 – SA’s junior wrestlers claimed an impressive 18 medals over the weekend at the African Junior Championships in Marrakech, Morocco, winning 5 gold, 9 silver and 4 bronze. South Africa finished fourth on the medals table. Edrich Nortje, of the University of Pretoria (Tuks), won gold in the Cadets Under-58kg freestyle category was one of the star ... Read More »

Nigeria fires Keshi as coach

LAGOS- NIGERIAN football coach Stephen Keshi;s two-year contract has been terminated because “he lacks the required commitment” and Shuaibu Amodu will replace him with immediate effect, the Nigerian football federation (NFF) has announced. “Having thoroughly reviewed the reports/findings of the NFF Disciplinary Committee and NFF Technical and Development Committee, as well as having reviewed the actions and inactions of Mr. ... Read More »

CHAN weekend results at a glance

JOHANNESBURG – Updated African Nations Championship (CHAN) preliminary-round, second-leg qualifying results this weekend: West A zone At Bakau, Gambia Gambia 0 Senegal 1 (Ndoye 7) Senegal win 4-1 on aggregate East zone At Kampala Uganda 1 (Kizito 84) Tanzania 1 (Bocco 58-pen) Uganda win 4-1 on aggregate At Bujumbura Burundi 2 (Nshimirimana 12, 79) Djibouti 0 Burundi win 4-1 on ... Read More »

Ghana cautiously optimistic of winning AfCon semi-final

ACCRA – GHANA  fans, players and officials  are cautiously optimistic ahead of the Afcon semi-final against hosts Equatorial Guinea,  this   so as not not to stumble in the final four yet again as the quest for a first title since 1982. The atmosphere is still not euphoric as vendors are hardly selling souvenirs and memorabilia in the national colours ... Read More »

Samuel Eto leaves Everton

LONDON – EVERTON striker and  four time African footballer of the year, Samuel Eto’o has completed a transfer to Serie A club Sampdoria on a two-and-a-half-year contract. The 33-year-old Eto’o joined Everton on a free transfer last August, and scored four times in 20 appearances before moving back to Italy, where he used to play for Inter Milan. Everton manager ... Read More »

Africa Cup qualifying results

COLLATED  2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying results Friday: Group D At Abidjan Sierra Leone 1 (Bangura 24) Ivory Coast 5 (K. Toure 7, Kalou 49, 72, Gradel 53, Gervinho 60) Note: match moved from Freetown because of Ebola epidemic Saturday At Yaounde Cameroon v Democratic Republic of Congo 1400 GMT Standings Cameroon 4 3 1 0 8 1 10 ... Read More »

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