George Weah and other top sports stars who became politicians

George Weah

Football legend George Weah has fulfilled what has been known to be an ambition of his since calling time on his football career by winning the 2017 Liberian presidential elections. Many a sports star have found themselves in a tough position of struggling with the next move after what is a relatively short career at the top has come to …

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Sky captain Asamoah Gyan: Soccer star to launch ‘Baby Jet’ airline

Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan, Ghana’s record goalscorer has traveled the world over the course of his career. Asamoah Gyan left his homeland as a teenager and took the scenic route around Europe playing in France, Italy, and England, before taking a detour via China and the United Arab Emirates, and then arriving at his current club Kayserispor in the Turkish Super League. Gyan …

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17th Edition of annual Great Ethiopian Run, where carnival and elite athletes mix

Great Ethiopian Run

ADDIS ABABA, November 24, 2017- Every year, during the last weekend of November, you can be certain that the streets of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia will be swamped with colorful, joyous runners taking part in the prominent annual Great Ethiopian Run (GER). The event, with its unique, carnival-like magnitude, has an influence that is transferred easily from participants to spectators, will …

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BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 shortlist to be announced

BBC African Footballer of the Year

The five nominees for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 will be unveiled on Saturday, 11 November, 2017. The names will be revealed during a star-studded special live show – on BBC World News, BBC World Service and BBC Sport Online – starting at 18:00 GMT. The list of former winners reads like a roll call of African …

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A die-hard Junior Agogo fan still has hope for the struck soccer star

Junior 'Agogo'

“Who am I that you are so mindful of me, that you will hear me when I call?” – Job 7:17 God His maker. This simple but humbling quote comes to mind when I think of Junior Agogo. Manuel ‘Junior‘ Agogo is a Ghanaian former professional footballer who has scored over 140 goals in his professional football career and immensely …

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Team Ghana crazy for Kumkum Bhagya at FIFA U-17 World Cup in India

Move over Bollywood stars, Indian television actors are no less and are quite popular in several countries around the world. Kumkum Bhagya is one of such. Ekta Kapoor’s Kumkum Bhagya, which is one of the top shows on Indian television, is a massive hit in West Africa. The popularity of the soap opera is such that the Ghana U-17 football team …

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African Stars Who Will Miss Russia 2018 World Cup

Russia 2018

Mid-October 2017 — Even though there is still one more 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying round in Africa, here are some of the most high-profile Africans, including the continent’s record scorer in World Cup history, who will miss the showpiece in Russia 2018. Riyad Mahrez and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were the last two winners of the prestigious Confederation of African Football …

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FIFA order South Africa/Senegal World Cup qualifier replay


South Africa and Senegal have been ordered by FIFA to replay their World Cup qualifier completed in November last year after the referee was given a lifetime ban for “match manipulation“. Home team South Africa won the match 2-1 but the result will not stand after action taken against Ghana official Jospeh Lamptey was upheld by the Court of Arbitration …

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Pogba Steps Up To Lead New UEFA Anti-Discrimination Campaign


MONTE CARLO, August 24, 2017 – UEFA has expanded its nine-year-old anti-racism campaign to embrace a wide-ranging agenda across the diversity sphere. The upgrade, entitled #EqualGame, may be the most ambitious version created and promoted by any international sports federation and – by coincidence – catches one of the most high-profile of social concerns far beyond Europe itself. Aleksander Ceferin, …

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