Diamond League: Ivorian Ahoure wins 200m in Shanghai

Diamond League: Ivorian Ahoure wins 200m in Shanghai

Ivorian sprinter, Murielle Ahoure, back from a protracted knee injury has won the women's 200metres at the Diamond League in Shanghai.Running the distance in 22 sec 72�, Ahoure ...

Cote d’Ivoire: Olympique Marseille appoints Boli its sports coordinator

Cote d’Ivoire: Olympique Marseille appoints Boli its sports coordinator

- The former French international of Ivorian descent, Basile Boli was named Tuesday Sports Coordinator of Olympique de Marseille, APA learns on the French club's website. “Due to ...

Congo to host 2017AfroBasket

Congo to host 2017AfroBasket

The Republic of Congo has been named as the host of the 2017 continental AfroBasket tournament from 17 to 31 August.Making the announcement in a statement on Thursday, Sports ...

Swaziland gets second position in Region V golf tourney

Swaziland gets second position in Region V golf tourney

Swaziland is ranking second after South Africa in the Region V Golf Championships that was held at the Royal Swazi Golf Club in Ezulwini, local media report here Thursday. Swaziland ...

Gambian athletes participate in African judo championships

Gambian athletes participate in African judo championships

The Gambia's only medalist at the last All Africa Games, Faye Njie and Dakar-based Gambian athlete Omar Jobe are presently in Tunis to take part in the 2016 African Judo ...

Ghana: Soccer fans hail Gyan for being among 10 richest footballers

Ghana: Soccer fans hail Gyan for being among 10 richest footballers

Ghanaian soccer fans on Wednesday hailed the Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan for being named among the top 10 richest players in the world. A survey conducted by Forbes official ...

AfCON 2017 mascot, Samba unveiled in Gabon

AfCON 2017 mascot, Samba unveiled in Gabon

Samba, the official mascot for the 31st African Cup of Nations (AfCON) tournament slated for Gabon early next year was officially unveiled on Friday in the town of Franceville, ...

Weightlifting: Nine African reps for Rio Olympics identified

Africa's representation in the weightlifting competition at the Rio Olympics has been decided following the end of the men and women's continental championships recently held in Yaoundé, Cameroon.Seventeen countries had participated in the competition. Tunisia, Algeria and Cameroon were the most remarkable performers with two athletes from those countries booking their ticket to the Rio Games. Nigeria, ...

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Kenyan FA wallowing in $1.8m debt

Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwenda on Tuesday disclosed the organization is currently wallowing in a $1.8 million debt.Mwende told journalists in Nairobi, that a large chunk of the debt has been occasioned by the early termination of the contracts of former national football team, Harambee Stars coaches Adel Amrouche and Bobby Williamson. He said that the former coaches are suing the federation ...

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Diamond League: Ivorian Ahoure wins 200m in Shanghai

Ivorian sprinter, Murielle Ahoure, back from a protracted knee injury has won the women's 200metres at the Diamond League in Shanghai.Running the distance in 22 sec 72�, Ahoure beat Jamaica's Campbell Brown (22sec82) and McLaughlin-Whilby (22sec94) in Saturday's meeting. Taking inspiration from such a performance, the Ivorian sprinter is in good stead to gradually rediscover her self-confidence. Ahoure is ...

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CAR: Tahir Zehinou elected new handball federation chair

Zehinou Tahir, the chairman of the handball club Dauphin of Bangui has been elected president of the Central African Republic's federation for the sport.In a vote during the annual general assembly of the body on Saturday Zehinou was elected outright after securing 23 votes, pipping to the post the incumbent Patrick Ninga Ndjita who polled 16. The election was supervised by the President of the CAR's ...

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President Sall gives Senegal’s blessings to new FIFA Sec Gen

Senegalese President, Macky Sall has sent words of congratulation and well wishes to his compatriot, Fatma Samoura, who was recently appointed as the new Secretary General of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA).Ms. Samoura was named FIFA Secretary General, during the world football governing body's 66th ordinary congress in Mexico City on Friday. “I'm glad to hear the excellent ...

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FIFA chief justifies choice of Sec Gen

FIFA's choice of Senegalese diplomat, Fatma Samoura as its new Secretary General is informed by her proven qualities in management, according to the president of the world football governing body, Gianni Infantino.Speaking at a FIFA Congress in Mexico City on Friday Infantino described Ms. Samoura as a woman of international experience and proven insight. “She already worked during the most critical period ...

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Senegal’s Fatma Samoura named FIFA Sec Gen

Senegalese diplomat, Fatma Samoura has been appointed Secretary General of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA).Samoura's appointment came during the organization's 66th ordinary congress held in Mexico on Friday. A career diplomat, she has been working at the United Nations (UN) which she joined twenty-one years ago. She is the first woman to be appointed to the position. The ...

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Honorary WBC boxing belt for Malawi leader

President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday received an honorary boxing belt from the World Boxing Council as a way of promoting the sport in Malawi and around Africa.President Mutharika becomes the second president in Africa to receive the honorary belt after late South African President Nelson Mandela. In his acceptance speech in the capital Lilongwe, President Mutharika commended the council for recognizing ...

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Ethiopia: Arsenal legend Keown in groundbreaking for football pitch

Arsenal legend Martin Keown on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Dashen brewery-funded football field in Gondar town in the Ethiopian state of Amhara. Keown arrived in Addis Ababa on Tuesday for a two-day visit linked to football activities in Ethiopia. During the groundbreaking ceremony, he was accompanied by the mayor of Gondar Town and the deputy manager of Dashen brewery, ...

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FIFA ban on Benin FA takes immediate effect

The Council of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), which met in Mexico City on Tuesday has decided to slap a suspension of the Beninese Football Federation (FBF) which takes immediate effect.The FIFA ban is a punitive reaction to the cancellation of the election congress of the Beninese FA scheduled for late April, a statement posted on the official website of the Confederation of ...

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