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Basketball Africa League 2021: Numbers To Take Note Of

KIGALI, Rwanda, May 16, 2021/ — The inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) (theBAL.com) season will tip off today at 4:00 p.m. CAT / 10 a.m. ET when Rwanda’s Patriots Basketball Club (BBC) takes on Nigeria’s Rivers Hoopers at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda. Below are facts and figures about the BAL: •  1 – History will be made when the first BAL season …

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Football lovers in Ghana & Africa to confidently navigate game with Kaazi

It is estimated that every year some 15,000 African football players are trafficked with the hope of signing professional contracts in Europe, oftentimes such hopes are dashed as they fizzle into illusions and abuse according to Kaazi, a new startup founded by Nana Yaw Oppong-Mensah, that wants to help football players in Ghana and Africa to connect to clubs safely and professionally with no …

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3 things we learned from the Orlando Pride’s draw against North Carolina

The Orlando Pride rounded out their run in the Challenge Cup with a scoreless draw on the road against North Carolina Saturday. Here are three things we learned from the match: © Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel The Orlando Pride have one of the strongest front lines in the NWSL, highlighted by Alex Morgan (13), Marta and Sydney Leroux. But that front …

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Rugby Africa drop-kicks #AfricaAsOne with launch of special women’s event

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 29, 2021/ — In the spirit of uniting Africa through sport, Khaled Babbou The President of Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) officially launched the #AfricaAsOne campaign, which has set off to echo support for all of Africa’s representatives, taking African Rugby to the international field of play. Speaking on the freshly cut green, he emphasised Rugby Africa’s commitment …

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Ghanaian para-athlete Raphael Nkegbe poised to win first Olympic medal

Ghanaian Para-athlete, Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe, says he is bent on winning Ghana’s first para-Olympic medal. Nkegbe secured his spot for the Tokyo Paralympic games after winning the T54 World Wheelchair 100m race with a new personal best of 14.22s at the Desert Challenge Games in Arizona, USA, becoming the first Ghanaian Para-Athlete to Qualify for the 2020 Paralympic games in …

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FIFA says respect and dialogue needed to restore normality in the game

ZURICH, Switzerland, April 20, 2021/ — FIFA (www.FIFA.com) President Gianni Infantino has called for respect and dialogue as he expressed FIFA’s strong disapproval of the proposed European breakaway league project, and has requested that the concerned parties consider their position in line with respecting the institutions that exist to protect the interest of national, European and global football. “FIFA is an …

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Armed intruders hold Chris Smalling, his wife and son at gunpoint

Chris Smalling was robbed at home in front of his wife and two-year-old child in a horrifying ordeal for the Roma defender on Friday morning, according to reports. Italian news outlet Gazzetta Dello Sport claims three armed robbers broke into the English footballer’s home and forced him to open his family’s safe, where the aggressors took items of jewelry and other …

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Kevin de Bruyne extends Man City contract until 2025

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has signed a new contract with the Premier League leaders that runs until 2025. The 29-year-old Belgium international had more than two years remaining on his previous deal.De Bruyne has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup four times since joining City from Wolfsburg in the summer of 2015. …

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From Akim Oda to the Olympics: The Azamati Story

2021 has been a happy year for Benjamin Azamati – smashing one record after the other. He started the year, particularly on January 30, with a big win in the 60m indoor race (6.59s) where he set a personal best in the process. Weeks later, he guided his school, the West Texas A&M University to their first Lone Star Conference …

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