Kenya’s former world champ athlete dies in car accident

Kenyan athlete Nicholas Bett, the 2015 world 400 metre hurdles champion, was killed Wednesday in a car crash near his home in western Kenya, police said. “The accident occurred when his vehicle hit a bump and rolled and he died on the spot,” Nandi county police commander Patrick Wambani said from the scene of the […]

Top African female footballers in Sweden

Nigerians dominate the small contigent of African female footballers who ply their trade in Sweden’s top women league, Damallsvenskan. Damallsvenskan’s best defender in 2015 Faith Ikidi Michael is in her eighth season at league leaders Pitea while her Nigerian compatriots Rita Chikwelu, who has scored twice in the 12-week-old league, and Ogonna Chukwudi don the […]

Turay in scoring form in Swedish football league

Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay has been in top form since the resumption of Sweden’s premier football championship, the Allsvenskan, after the World Cup. Turay was on target last weekend as his struggling side Dalkurd lost 3-1 to Sirius. He scored in the 48th minute as Dalkurd remained at the bottom. That goal was […]

Six nations compete in Rugby Africa Gold Cup

The 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, which doubles as a Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification tournament, began on Saturday as the top six teams in Africa, aside from South Africa, battle it out for a place at the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The Rugby Africa Gold Cup will be played in a round-robin […]

Kadewere scores twice in Zimbabwe’s COSAFA win

Tino Kadewere scored twice as Zimbabwe retained its COSAFA Cup title courtesy of a 4-2 win over Zambia on Saturday in Polokwane, South Africa. Kadewere, who plays club football for Sweden’s Djurgarden and is the highest goal scorer in the Swedish premiership, opened the scoring early in the match and struck again in added time […]

Dibba is player of the month in Sweden

Gambian striker Pa Amat Dibba is the month’s player in Allsvenskan, Sweden topmost football championship for May. It is the second straight award for a player of league leaders Hammarby as team captain Jiloan Hamad won the same accolade for the month of April. The player of the month is selected by the various captains […]

Kadewere leads scoring chart in Sweden

Zimbabwean striker Tino Kadewere scored four times in the 11th round of the Swedish football premiership to top the scorers’ chart as the  league goes to a break for the World Cup. Kadewere  scored four of Djurgaden’s goals and set up another in a 5-1 bashing of Sirius on Sunday to continue Djurgaden’s winning streak […]

Igboananike, Sam Johnson score two goals each

The 6th round of Sweden’s top football league last week saw Orebro relying solely on goals scored by African strikers to maintain its respectable 3rd-place spot on the table with a 3-2 win over Dalkurd. Orebro bounced back from 2-0 down with 10 minutes left to grab a sensational victory with Nigerian Kennedy Igboananike scoring […]

Africans keep scoring in Swedish, Danish leagues

Sweden’s top football league, the Allsvenskan, is gradually picking up steam with African players banging in the goals in the 4th round. Maic Sema of DR Congo ancestry scored the only goal in the second half as Sundsvall collected a 1-0 win over Trelleborg on April 17 while Zimbabwean hitman Tino Kadewere blasted twice as […]

More African goals in Sweden, Norway

Gambian forward Pa Amat Dibba scored a 77th minute goal as Hammarby overwhelmed Brommapojkarna 4-0 last Sunday in the third round of the Swedish football championship. The 30 year-old had just been on the pitch for 11 minutes when he struck goal number four to ensure Hammarby’s top position in the standings. Other Africans on […]