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FIFA orders replay of South Africa vs Senegal world cup qualifier

The result which Bafana got against the Teranga Lions will not stand following CAS' decision to uphold referee Lamptey's lifetime ban South Africa and Senegal have been ordered by Fifa to replay their 2018 World Cup qualifier which took place...

IAAF tribunal upheld temporary ban on Namibia’s Fredericks

An athletics disciplinary tribunal upheld on Thursday a ban on former Namibian sprinter and IAAF Council member Frankie Fredericks pending an investigation into potential ethics violations. Fredericks, a multiple Olympic sprint silver medalist and a rising star among international sports...

Dangote says will ‘sack Wenger if he buys Arsenal’

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, who ranks as Africa's richest person, has said he will he will sack Arsena's long-serving manager Arsene Wenger if he succeeds in buying the English Premier League club, Bloomberg news agency reports. In an interview with...

How €2M made Barcelona lose Marco Asensio to Real Madrid

In the 89th minute of the Spanish Super Cup final first leg last Sunday night, Barcelona trailed 2-1. They pushed for an equaliser when their forward Luis Suarez coughed up possession outside Real Madrid's box. Real Madrid swept up field. The...

Uganda releases final list for IAAF World Championships in London

The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) has named the final squad that will represent the country at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London. Namayo Mawerere, the UAF publicity secretary told Xinhua that they have selected the best 20 athletes that...

French speaking African nations converge in Ivory Coast for games amid security fears

Thousands of young athletes launched the International Francophone Games in Abidjan on Friday after a series of shootings in Ivory Coast's main city that raised security concerns. The 10-day Jeux de la Francophonie is held every four years and includes...

Ghana condemns racist acts against Ghana star Sulley Muntari in Italy

Ghana's deputy sports minister Pius Hadzide on Friday condemned the racist attack on former Black Stars midfielder Sulley Muntari who plays for Pescara in the Italian Serie A, calling on the Italian FA to take firm unbiased and fair...

Kenyan marathoner, Kipchoge seconds shy of breaking 2 hour mark.

Eliud Kipchoge ran the quickest recorded marathon on Saturday, crossing the line at the Monza Formula One track in two hours and 25 seconds but missing out on an ambitious attempt to break the two-hour barrier. The 32-year-old's time smashed...

English born Nigerian boxer Joshua to face Klitschko in heavyweight battle of ages

Heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko meet Saturday in a bout which pits the young and seemingly invincible champion against the ageing and deposed former title-holder. The Briton's International Boxing Federation title and the vacant World Boxing Association belt will...

Kenyans Geoffrey Kirul and Edna Kiplagat sweep to victories at Boston Marathon

Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat produced a Kenyan sweep at the Boston Marathon, winning the men's and women's races on Monday by conquering the race's hilly final miles to establish their dominance. Kirui finished in two hours nine minutes and...
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Rwanda signs a new military deal with United States

Rwanda has signed a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States as part of broader efforts to strengthen military cooperation between the...

Namibia’s president admits breaching lockdown rule, pays fine

Namibia's president Hage Geingob on Thursday admitted to breaching coronavirus regulations last month by hosting a celebration to mark his party's 60th anniversary and...