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Uganda’s Cheptegei wins gold at Commonwealth Games

Ugandan long-distance-runner Joshua Cheptegei has won the 5000 metre gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. After a reportedly slow start, the 21-year-old took charge of the race in the last five laps. He...

Ethiopians dominate, break records at the Dubai Marathon

A new Dubai Marathon record was on Friday set by Ethiopia’s Mosinet Geremew when he sprinted clear from a large group of his compatriots to claim victory in the 10th fastest time over the...

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...

Morocco to bid for 2026 World Cup

Morocco football officials have announced that the country will make a bid to host the 2026 Word Cup. The country’s football federation (FRMF) made the announcement on Friday, saying it had informed the world football...

Southampton’s Sofiane Boufal out of Morocco’s AFCON team with injury

Southampton’s Moroccan midfielder Sofiane Boufal has withdrawn from the Africa Cup of Nations tournament that kicks off on Saturday with an injury. The 23-year-old left the Moroccan training camp on Sunday, although details of the...

Match Point: CHAN tournament opens in Rwanda

Many have commended strides made by the African Nations Championship (CHAN). Has the African-based players continental showpiece lived up to its billing as the platform to shine for footballers plying their trade at home? https://youtu.be/6MIAkZo5xas

Africa-born footballers leaving for greener pastures in Europe

For long, African footballers have dumped the continent to represent European countries in global tournaments, all with various reasons for doing so. Even at present, more talents still leave the continent in favour of European...

AFCON kicks off as hosts Gabon face debutants Guinea-Bissau

The 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations kicks off today in Gabon, with the hosts taking on debutants Guinea-Bissau. The tournament will see 32 matches played over a period of 23 days, featuring...

Our athletes don’t need drugs to win, President Kenyatta says as he hands over...

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta today officially handed over the country’s flag to the team selected to represent the nation at the upcoming Rio Olympics Games. In a short ceremony held at the State House grounds,...

Basketball for Unity: South Sudan, Somalia meet in rare encounter away from home

South Sudan and Somalia recently met in a one-of-a-kind basketball match in Nairobi. Players from Somalia flew in from the United States for a regional tournament that involved the two teams from conflict zones. It...