Sports

Liberia: Atty. Koffi Woods, Alexander Cummings Run to Rescue Ailing Sport Icons

July 13, 2020 | Source: FrontPageAfrica

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia — Renowned Human Rights Lawyer, Atty. Samuel Koffi Woods, has promised to work with relevant stakeholders to set up a national fund for the welfare of former sports icons in the country.

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South Africa: Touch, Pause, Engage – the Women Who Keep the Rugby Maul Rolling

July 13, 2020 | Source: Daily Maverick

[Daily Maverick] Who was that woman ‘stealing the spotlight’ from the Springboks after their World Cup triumph? Turns out she was from the Cape Flats — and one of the secrets of the Boks’ success.

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South Africa: Nosipho Mthembu Is a Paddler Out of Water

July 13, 2020 | Source: New Frame

[New Frame] The young canoeist is finding life in lockdown and banned from the dam on which she usually trains tedious, but all the running could stand her in good stead come next year’s Dusi Marathon.

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Tanzania: Mbao, KMC, Mbeya City Glorify Relegation Battle

July 13, 2020 | Source: Daily News

[Daily News] WITH Singida United already succumbed to relegation, surprises will be term heralding results of the four remaining matches of the Premier League with six teams at the danger zone are engaged in the fierce run.

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Ghana: Powerlifting Federation President to Be Laid to Rest Sat.

July 13, 2020 | Source: Ghanaian Times

[Ghanaian Times] Hordes of sympathisers and a number of sports big wigs will pour out this weekend to the funeral of president of the Ghana Powerlifting Federation (GPF), Goodwill Joseph Kwame Agyemang.

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Ghana: GOC Boss Calls for Transparency in YEA Package to National Athletes

July 13, 2020 | Source: Ghanaian Times

[Ghanaian Times] President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah, has called on National Federations (NF) to be transparent and show integrity in choosing those who would qualify for the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) package.

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Ghana: Unqualified Coaches, Trainers Hurting Boxing Development – Nana Yaw Konadu

July 13, 2020 | Source: Ghanaian Times

[Ghanaian Times] Ghanaian boxing great Nana Yaw Konadu has cited the lack of qualified coaches and trainers as a major setback to Ghana’s quest to raise more boxers with world title prospects.

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Nigeria: Pillars Promise to Atone for Champions League Flop

July 13, 2020 | Source: Daily Trust

[Daily Trust] Following the confirmation of their CAF Confederation Cup ticket, Kano Pillars football club have promised to use judiciously the ‘golden’ opportunity to atone for their disappointing performance in this year’s CAF Champions League.

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Nigeria: Lobi Stars Bear No Grudge Against Club Owners, Says Idoko

July 13, 2020 | Source: Daily Trust

[Daily Trust] Lobi Stars football club have said despite their loss of a continental ticket due to the Points Per game format adopted by the Club Owners to end the 2019/2020 season, they are not harbouring any grudge against the association.

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Nigeria: Buhari Greets Usman for Retaining UFC Title

July 13, 2020 | Source: Daily Trust

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Kamarudeen Usman on the successful defence of his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title with an emphatic win over Jorge Masvidal.

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