African nations to compete in major cycling competitions

The African Cycling Confederation (CAC) will stage three major competitions for African national teams in the first quarter of the year. First will be the CAC Track African Championships slated for January 17-19 or the 20th at the Sax Young Velodrome in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. This competition will feature sprint, time trials, among […]

NBA Africa opens new facility in Senegal

The National Basketball Association (NBA) last month announced the opening of a new elite basketball training center in Saly, Senegal. The new facility, which features two indoor basketball courts, a multidimensional activity center, a weight room, conference rooms as well as dormitories and educational facilities, will be the primary training location for NBA Academy Africa […]

Kipoche, Ibarguen are IAAF Athletes of the Year

Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian long jumper Caterine Ibarguen were named International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Male and Female Athlete of the Year at the federation’s end of year award ceremony here on Tuesday. Kipchoge won the Berlin Marathon in 2:01:39 in September, improving the previous world record by 1 minute and […]

Goitom to lead AIK to Swedish football title on Sunday

Sweden’s top football championship, Allsvenskan, will conclude on Sunday with the title still up for grasp. League leaders AIK, captained by Eritrean international Henok Gotiom, who is also the club’s top marksman with 12 goals, have a slim two-point advantage over Norrkoping and need only a draw to secure the crown. Meanwhile, the 29th round […]

African football players win titles in Finland, Sweden

Four African players are proud winners of the Finnish football premiership, helping HJK Helsinki defend its title. HJK Helsinki crushed TPS 4-0 away on Saturday to retain the title with 78 points from 33 matches, 12 points above runner-up side RoPS. Ghanaian international midfielder Anthony Annan, his compatriot, attacker Evans Mensah and Nigerians, defender Faith […]

Onuachu hits three in Danish Superliga

Nigerian forward Paul Onuachu scored three goals to power champions and league leaders Midtylland to a 4-1 away win over Nordsjaelland in the 13th round of the Danish Superliga over the weekend. Onuachu has hit the net seven times halfway into Denmark’s top football championship. Also on target was Ghanaian Godsway Donyoh who provided the […]

Kenyan youth coach wins place at Arsenal school

Arsenal FC and its official online money transfer partner, WorldRemit today announced that Hamisi Mohamed (pictured above) from Nairobi, Kenya has won the public vote determining the winner of their Future Stars program. Competing against five other youth football coaches from across Africa, Hamisi secured over 35% of the votes to win the chance to […]

Decisive African goals in Nordic football leagues

With six matches remaining, the Swedish football championship is in its decisive stage and goals from African strikers will surely prove to be important. The 24th round last weekend saw Nigerian Moses Ogbu hit the equalizer for lowly-placed Sirius in a 1-1 draw against Norrkoping, who are at the second spot, eight points behind league […]

Goitom goals propel AIK to Swedish title

Henok Goitom was on target Thursday as AIK beat Gothenburg 2-0 in a 23rd round encounter in the Swedish football premiership. This was the Eritrean strikers’s 12th goal for the season as league leader AIK, take joint steps every week to winning the tittle. Seven matches are left in the competition. The AIK skipper is […]

Six African coaches vie for place at Arsenal school

A panel of judges from Arsenal Football Club and its official online money transfer partner, WorldRemit, have selected six coaches from across Africa as finalists in their new Future Stars coaching progamme. These final six coaches will now compete in a public vote for the chance to attend an exclusive training programme with Arsenal Soccer […]