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Paddleboarder crosses 42km from Tanzania to Zanzibar

A man in Tanzania is believed to be the first person to have paddle-boarded from the mainland to the isles of Zanzibar, crossing 42 kilometres of ocean. Glenn Davies faced three metre waves, and fell...

AFCON changes expected to lead to more profitability

The CAF Conference in Morocco has made significant changes to the African football calendar. The expanded tournament now potentially opens the door to more exposure for the tournament and revenue, as CGTN's Sias du Plessis...

CAF withdraws Zanzibar membership after just four months

The Confederations of African Football (CAF) has rescinded Zanzibar’s membership just four months after the island was accepted as a member. CAF President Ahmad Ahmad said Zanzibar, which is part of Tanzania, should never have...

Cameroon says ready to host expanded AFCON

Cameroon has said it has the capacity to host the expanded version of the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019 after changes were approved to include more teams in the next edition of the...

Cameroon government says will deliver AFCON 2019

Cameroon’s government has moved to allay fears that the country might not be able to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The Confederations of African Football (CAF) has in the past voiced its concerns...

CAF symposium to consider AFCON dates change

Changing the dates of the Africa Cup of Nations is a top agenda at a two-day Football Symposium taking place in Morocco. The timing of the biennial competition has been a contested topic for years...

Everton pleased with Tanzania trip

English Premier League side Everton FC has expressed its satisfaction with its trip to Tanzania, where the team played Kenyan giants Gor Mahia last week. The Toffees played the Kenyan side on Thursday 13 at...

Football: Boycott nations demand FIFA strips Qatar of 2022 World Cup – report

The six Arab countries who last month cut ties with Qatar are reported to have written to world football's governing body FIFA to demand it be stripped of hosting the 2022 World Cup because...

Everton’s Koeman excited ahead of Tanzania trip

Everton’s coach Ronald Koeman has expressed his delight at his team’s upcoming trip to Tanzania, where they are scheduled to play Kenyan side Gor Mahia. The game against the Kenyan giants will offer Everton fans...

Kenya’s rising sprinter Kibet eyes new personal best in London

In 2015 Nicholas Bett stunned the world by winning Kenya's first global title in the 400m hurdles. That gold medal at Beijing's iconic Bird's Nest stadium has inspired many young runners from the East African...