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BBC Sport Africa Launches

Starting, Tuesday 1 May, and continuing weekly throughout the year, BBC Sport Africa will bring the issues, the personalities, the buzz, the key moments and the trends in sport from across the continent. The 30 minute programme will cover many different sports including those that are little-known, and will be featuring everyone from the most famous sports stars to rising …

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Kenyans dominate Paris Marathon again

Kenyans won the men and women’s Paris Marathon titles on Sunday as, in a piece of theatre calculated by the organisers, the two champions finished almost together. The women’s race started 16min 26sec before the men, the difference in times between the male and female winners last year. Paul Lonyangata retained his men’s crown and also caught and passed Betsy …

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Anthony Joshua takes WBO title with bruising win over Joseph Parker

British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua scored a convincing defeat over New Zealand’s Joseph Parker in a packed Principality Stadium in the Welsh capital Cardiff on Saturday night. The unanimous points decision adds a WBO title to Joshua’s existing WBA, IBF and IBO titles and leaves him one step away from being undisputed champion. He now holds three of the four …

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Weah, Drogba, Mbappé launch African sports project in Paris

Liberia’s President George Weah joined fellow African football great Didier Drogba and emerging French youngster Kylian Mbappé in Paris, to launch a platform that will support sports in Africa. Hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, the three great strikers committed themselves to supporting the French initiative. Sport can be “a strong and dynamic vector for Africa”, stressed Macron at the …

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Germany: Nigerian players racially abused during Bundesliga match

Hannover president Martin Kind has apologized for the racial abuse of Mainz players Leon Balogun and Anthony Ujah were subjected to before the teams’ Bundesliga game on Saturday (17 February). Balogun says on Twitter: “Ujah and I were racially insulted with ape noises among other things as we warmed up in front of the Hannover fan block. I’m shocked that …

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Sunday Oliseh speaks out on why Dutch club sacked him as coach

Sunday Oliseh said he was suspended from his job at Fortuna Sittard, Netherlands due to his refusal to participate in illegal activities at the club. The 43-year-old former Super Eagles coach was relieved of his duties as coach on Wednesday via a statement on the club’s website “www.fortunasittard.nl”. “The club management makes this decision as a result of the repeatedly culpable …

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Don’t stereotype African players, says André Ayew

Ghana international and former West Ham United striker André Ayew has responded to the comments made by the club’s ex-head of recruitment Tony Henry on African footballers by saying it is impossible to stereotype players from the continent. Henry was sacked this month after newspaper revelations that he had told agents the Premier League club “don’t want any more Africans” …

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Nigerian women’s bobsled team writes Winter Olympics history

With average temperatures of around 30 degrees Celsius, Nigeria is anything but a suitable country for winter sports. Nevertheless, Nigeria will be represented at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang , South Korea (9-25 February) It is thanks to the bobsled Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga, who met the Olympic standard of five finishes at official bobsled races …

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Hosts Morocco crush Nigeria, win African Nations Championship 2018

Morocco is the new African Champion. The Moroccan national team of local players crushed Nigeria 4-0 in the final match of the African Nations Championship, which took place on Sunday night in Casablanca’s Mohammed V stadium. Morocco made history in the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) tournament when they won the fifth edition. The Atlas Lions are the first nation …

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CHAN 2018: Morocco, Nigeria set for final battle

Nigeria’s home based Super Eagles have qualified for the finals of the African Nations Championship, their first ever, after edging Sudan 1-0 in the semi-final played in Marrakech. The Nigerians will on Sunday meet hosts Morocco, who had earlier spanked Libya 3-1. The final of the ongoing Championship for African Nations (CHAN) will be between hosts, Morocco, and Nigeria. Morocco …

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Arsenal break transfer record to sign Aubameyang from Dortmund

Dortmund and Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Premier League side Arsenal on Wednesday. The move was a record-breaking one as the Gunners reportedly splashed 56 million pounds (63.7 million euros) to land the striker from Bundesliga outfit, Borussia Dortmund. Already, both clubs have confirmed the move. The 28-year-old Gabon striker, who has scored 141 goals for Dortmund since joining in …

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African Nations Championship kicks off in Morocco

The Championship of African Nations (CHAN) tournament kicks off on Saturday January 13 in Morocco. The CHAN is a version of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) but one that is reserved for players who ply their trade in Africa. The biennial competition is scheduled to take place between January 13 to February 4, 2018 across four Moroccan cities of Casablanca, …

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Egypt’s Mohamed Salah wins African Player of the Year award

Africa’s football governing body, the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has named Mohamed Salah of Egypt as the 2017 African Player of the year. The Liverpool star beat Sadio Mane of Senegal and Liverpool, and Gabon’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang who plays for Dortmund. He takes over from Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez who won the 2016 edition in Abuja. Salah, who was …

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Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year

Mohamed Salah has won BBC’s African Footballer of the Year for 2017 award after impressing in the Premier League for Liverpool and leading Egypt to the World Cup for the third time in their history The 25-year-old forward beat Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Nigeria’s Victor Moses to be named the continent’s greatest player by …

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