Friday, October 15, 2021

Rugby Championship: Springboks edge All Blacks in final-game thriller

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South Africa beat New Zealand 31-29 in the final game of the Rugby ChampionshipElton Jantjies scored a penalty after the final hooter as South Africa beat New Zealand 31-29 in a thrilling final...

London Marathon 2021: Joyciline Jepkosgei wins women’s race as Brigid Kosgei struggles

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Joyciline Jepkosgei claims her maiden London title after dropping out of last year's raceJoyciline Jepkosgei took Kenyan compatriot and world-record holder Brigid Kosgei's London Marathon title as the full-scale race returned.Jepkosgei, who won...

Victor Osimhen: “Everyone connected to Napoli makes me fly”

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Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen has scored seven goals in five matches for his Italian club NapoliWhen Nigerian Victor Osimhen was sent off on the opening day of the Serie A season, it seemed...

Victor Wanyama: Kenya midfielder announces international retirement

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Victor Wanyama captained Kenya at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama, 30, has announced his retirement from international football.His decision comes after he was once again overlooked for selection,...

Nigeria win third straight Women’s AfroBasket title

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Nigeria's D'Tigress celebrate their third straight African titleNigeria became only the second side to win three African women's basketball titles in a row when beating Mali 70-59 in Yaounde, Cameroon. D'Tigress join record...

Alhassan Kamara: Sierra Leone international told ‘retire or face wheelchair’

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A knee injury has forced Sierra Leone international Alhassan Kamara into retirement aged just 28, ending his hopes of playing at January's Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.The striker last played competitive football...

Ghanaian player who ‘stopped match-fixing’ charged with match-fixing

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Ashanti Gold president Kwaku Frimpong and chief executive Emmanuel, his son, are among those charged with match manipulationA player who scored two own goals in a bid to prevent what he believes was...

‘Diamond’ Niyonsaba lauded upon return to Burundi

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Athlete Francine Niyonsaba shows off her Diamond League trophy on her return to BurundiHundreds of Burundians turned up at Bujumbura airport on Wednesday to welcome home Francine Niyonsaba after her recent successes overseas.The...

Mary Keitany: Kenyan world record holder retires

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Mary Keitany set a world record for a women-only race at the 2017 London MarathonKenyan marathon runner Mary Keitany has announced her retirement at the age of 39 because of a back injury.Keitany...

Samuel Eto’o announces candidacy for presidency of Cameroon football federation

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Samuel Eto'o scored 56 goals in 118 games as a player for CameroonFormer Cameroon international Samuel Eto'o is to stand as a candidate in the race for the presidency of his country's football...

Ferdinand Omanyala: Africa’s fastest man unfazed by shadow of past drugs ban

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Despite finishing second to Trayvon Bromell, Kenya's Omanyala set a new African 100m record on SaturdayFerdinand Omurwa Omanyala may now be the fastest man in Africa after breaking the continent's 100 metres record...

Rugby Championship: Australia beat South Africa 30-17 in Brisbane

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Victory took Australia up to third in the world rankingsAustralia (15) 30Tries: Ikitau 2, Koroibete 2; Cons: Cooper 2; Pens: Cooper 2South Africa (12) 17Try: Am; Pens: Pollard 4Argentina (3) 13Try: Boffelli; Con:...

Zimbabwe storm back to beat Scotland by six wickets and clinch T20 series 2-1

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Milton Shumba celebrates after his unbeaten 66 propelled Zimbabwe to victoryScotland 177/4 (20 overs): Munsey 54Zimbabwe 180/4 (19.1 overs): Shumba 66*Zimbabwe won by six wicketsScorecard Milton Shumba's stunning 66 from 29 balls propelled...

Fiba boss cleared of neglecting ‘institutionalised sexual abuse’ in Mali

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Hamane Niang has resumed his position as president of global basketball body Fiba after being cleared of overlooking sexual abuse in Mali while he ran the federation there. Niang stepped aside in June...

Football returns to Sierra Leone amid Covid vaccination controversy

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Players from Sierra Leone's Anti-Drugs Strikers FC with their Covid-19 vaccination cardsSierra Leonean footballer Sonny Kamara had never considered having a Covid-19 vaccination until he had a stark choice - no jab or...