Sports 

Nigeria Unveil home and away kit 2016-17

LAGOS, Nigeria, 02 August 2016,- The Nigerian football team will take to the pitch this week in their new Nike Football home and away kits featuring Dri-FIT technology. The home kit is a solid green, with white ribbing around the back of the modern crewneck collar. In keeping true to the national colours of Nigeria, the new away kit is white with a green stripe that runs the length of the sides of shirt and shorts, and a green stripe along the back of the collar. Nike Dri-FIT TechnologyNike Dri-FIT technology draws sweat away from…

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NBA signs Historic Deal With Kwesé Sports

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Econet, parent company of Kwesé Sports, on Thursday announced a multi-year partnership to provide the most expansive NBA coverage ever across sub-Saharan Africa. The new deal represents the largest ever for the NBA in Africa and will include NBA content across Econet Media’s TV, Internet and mobile assets, including the much anticipated Kwesé viewing platforms and its sports offering, Kwesé Sports, beginning within the 2016-17 NBA season. As the Official Broadcaster of the NBA in sub-Saharan Africa, Econet Media will provide fans with access…

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Nigerian marathon runner achieves North Pole dream

The first Nigerian to do the North Pole Marathon speaks about how proud she felt to plant her country’s flag in the snow at the end of the race. Tuedon Morgan, 42, said Antarctica, where she has been on two previous trips, was a playground compared to her experience at the North Pole last week: The North Pole was extremely difficult for me: It was so cold, with temperatures of -41 C, and I noticed that my body was losing a lot of energy – it was like the magnetic…

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Pione Sisto’s parents celebrate their son’s Denmark call up by interrupting press conference with Ugandan song and dance

Pione Sisto’s parents decided to celebrate their son’s call-up to Denmark’s Under 21 side by interrupting a press conference and making a song and dance about it. The FC Midtjylland midfielder is originally from Uganda but is eligible to play for Denmark as he moved away from his homeland as a baby. The Danes have moved quickly to hand him an international call-up following the 19-year-old’s impressive start to the league campaign – and to mark the occasion his parents performed a tribal dance in front of the cameras Pione…

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Alia Atkinson becomes first black woman to win at swimming world championship

Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson has become the first black woman to win the final of the 100m breaststroke at the world short course swimming championships. Speaking to CNN, Atkinson said that she realized she was catching up with Ruta Meilutyte, a favourite to win the competition, and was trying to get a good finish. Completing the race in one minute 2.36 seconds, Atkinson came from behind to seize the title from London Olympic champion, Meilutyte. Enith Brigitha was the first black woman to hold a world record in a swimming…

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Africa Sports 

Behold MARHABA: Official match ball for AFCON 2015

  German sporting giant, Adidas and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Wednesday presented Marhaba, the Official Match Ball for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015. Marhaba, will be officially revealed on Wednesday, 3 December 2014 during the draw of the final tournament at the Sipopo Convention Centre in Malabo. Taking inspiration from the intricate history of the tournament and its famously passionate fans, the ball was designed in collaboration with CAF. The distinctive gold and blue colouring on the ball represents the contrasting landscapes of…

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General Sports 

CAF REJECTS MOROCCO’S REQUEST TO CHANGE NATIONS CUP DATE OVER #EBOLA THREAT

Caf says there will be no changes to the CAF / Africa Cup of Nations despite a request from hosts Morocco to postpone because of the Ebola outbreak. The organiser of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations says there are no changes to the dates or schedule despite a request from hosts Morocco to postpone. Morocco’s government has written to the Confederation of African Football to delay the 17 January to 8 February event because of the Ebola outbreak. Caf said it will discuss the request at the next meeting…

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Africa Economy Sports 

AFRICAN AGRICULTURE UNDER TRANSFORMATION

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations Organisation (UNO) says the African union celebration of agriculture and UN international year of family farming in 2014 will offer the needed transformation African agriculture requires to reduce poverty and hunger eradication across the continent by 2025. According to FAO both celebrations will lend a new impetus to efforts aimed at transforming subsistence farmers into trained and efficient producers, connected to markets and contributing to poverty reduction and hunger eradication across the continent. “The year of agriculture is aimed at…

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TEEN GIVES 4,000 SOCCER BALLS TO KIDS AROUND THE WORLD WHO CAN’T AFFORD THEM

One minute, 10-year-old Ethan King was standing alone, kicking his soccer ball around a dusty, deserted field during a trip to Mozambique, and the next, dozens of kids were playing soccer with him. “It was crazy,” says the Grand Haven, Mich., resident. “Everyone was screaming and laughing and having fun.” That’s when it hit him, he says, “how much joy a single soccer ball could bring.” After a couple of kids showed him their soccer balls, made of balled-up trash bags and twine, the competitive soccer player says, “I felt…

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South Africa: Brazil Bound African Sides in Mixed Friendly Results

The five African teams heading to Brazil for FIFA World Cup 2014 met with mixed results during Wednesday 5 March international friendlies. Algeria won, Ivory Coast and Nigeria drew while Ghana and Cameroon lost as the African qualifiers prepared for the final tournament that is less than 100 days away now. Striker El-Hilal Soudani put Algeria ahead in first-half stoppage-time and Inter Milan midfielder Saphir Taider added a second goal for a 2-0 victory over Slovenia in Blida. It was an encouraging result for the Desert Foxes, at a ground…

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