Sunday 21 January 2018
(Midnimo 03/14/13)
Somali National Olympic committee and the country’s athletics federation held hours-long meeting in Mogadishu Saturday in which they raised very crucial agendas including the start of early preparations for the Rio 2016 world Olympic Games and a nationwide athletics development program. The meeting which was the first of its kind gathered Somali Olympic committee president Abdullahi Ahmed Tarabi, Secretary General Duran Ahmed Farah, Somali Athletics Federation Senior vice president Khadija Aden Dahir, coaches and athletics experts who delivered constructive ideas about how to implement a complete athletics development program across the country. Somali NOC secretary General Duran Ahmed Farah who talked to the media after the meeting explained the importance of the nationwide development program which he said will help...
(News Day 03/14/13)
ZIMBABWE and Uruguay are seeking to improve relations and the recent visit by the national senior women’s football team to the South American country could be the first step in that direction, Uruguay’s ambassador of foreign affairs for Africa said. The Mighty Warriors were invited for a one-week tour of Uruguay where they played three friendly matches, two against the Uruguay senior women’s football team and one against a national Under-20 team. Zimbabwe drew 3-3 and won 2-1 against Uruguay’s senior team, ranked 68 on the Fifa women’s world rankings — 24 places better than the Mighty Warriors — before beating the Under-20 side 5-1, a team that participated in the Under-20 Fifa World Cup. During the visit, the Mighty...
(ABC News 03/13/13)
Founded by two Saints fans in 2005, Kick4Life uses football to deliver health education, HIV testing, life-skills development and support into education and employment for vulnerable young people. Lesotho has the third highest HIV prevalence in the world and more than 100,000 children have been orphaned by the disease. To reach their destination in Lesotho, (a small country landlocked by South Africa and is just over 30,000 km2 in size), the group travelled for 24 hours via Johannesburg airport arriving at their Kick4Life destination exhausted but looking forward to the experience! The timetable was packed with a range of educational workshops, equipping the team with the skills to support the Kick4Life programme, as well as a number of football sessions,...
(Ipp media 03/12/13)
High frequency Government interference into the Tanzania Football federation’s affairs has prompted FIFA to inquire details that might be used to impose suspension. FIFA has inquired from the TFF secretariat a confirmation if there is any Government intervention in the football body’s activities. According to an official communication from FIA to the TFF dated March 10, upon confirmation an indefinite suspension will be deployed against Tanzania. FIFA learned the recent development through Tanzanian media on the antagonism between TFF and the Ministry for Information, Culture, Youth and Sport that has reiterated its stance to force TFF use the 2006 constitution in its general election that has so far stalled. FIFA has revealed that there is evidence through various media reports...
(Voice of America 03/12/13)
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — A week after the announcement that South Sudan is to have a soccer academy, championed by former Portuguese international Luis Figo, the world's newest nation tried its hand at another European game: rugby. Hundreds of Juba residents turned out to watch a rugby match that pitted the “SSBL Warriors”, sponsored by South Sudan's first brewery, South Sudan Beverages Limited, against the “Shalina Sharks”, which is backed by Shalina Pharmaceuticals. The Warriors won the match, 30-15, but fans and players said that what mattered more than the numbers on the scoreboard was that South Sudan has made a foray into rugby and that money was raised for children in need. "I don’t even know what the score...
(The Patriotic Vanguard 03/08/13)
Mallan Roberts is just 20 years old but looks set to shine in the popular sport, soccer. He recently signed with FC Edmonton and will play for the club in this year’s North American Soccer League (NASL) which starts in April. FC Edmonton, based here, was formed in 2009 and is the city’s sole professional soccer team. They joined the NASL as a founding club in 2010 and remain the only Canada-based squad in the eight-team professional league. The other seven clubs are all US-based, including New York Cosmos which fielded the legendary Pele in the late 1970s. The current NASL teams are: FC Edmonton (Edmonton, Alberta) Carolina RailHawks FC. (Cary , North Carolina) Atlanta Silverbacks (Atlanta, Georgia) Fort Lauderdale...
(New Vision 03/08/13)
IT was one of those bad sports weekends for Uganda. URA Football Club had yet another unsuccessful bid to advance beyond the opening stages of a CAF competition. Elsewhere in the world’s gambling capital Las Vegas, there was more defeat for Uganda as boxer Sharif Bogere lost to Cuba’s Richard Abril in a World Boxing Association title fight. News of the death of veteran politician Eriya Kategaya added to the gloom. Kategaya, a regular tennis player some years back, passed on in Nairobi. URA’s exit from the continental and Bogere’s defeat on points both call for serious thought. In URA’s case, the loss was the club’s sixth failed attempt at advancing from the Confederation of African Football’s club competition opening...
(Ipp media 03/08/13)
Title holder Dharam Pandya is gearing up for the second leg of the Automobile Association of Tanzania’s national championship to be held in Moshi at the end of the month. Pandya who missed the seasonal opener held in Dar es Salaam last month has so far no points to his collection. The young driver in his early thirties will have to perfect in Moshi should he need to pave his way past Salim Hadji who has opened an eight-point gap in the championship race. Hadji who uses Mitsubishi Evolution Seven with navigator Rahim Suleiman is on top of the standings table with 25 points ahead of the Moshi rally. Pandya who scooped the best performance award after excelling in the...
(The Post Online 03/08/13)
CHIPOLOPOLO coach Herve Renard says he will have to perform another miracle if Zambia is to qualify to next year's World Cup. Sports minister Chishimba Kambwili yesterday said "heads will roll" if Zambia fails to quality to Brazil 2014 because the government spends a lot of taxpayers' money in funding football. On Monday, Zambia were confirmed Group D leaders at six points after the Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed FIFA's decision to deprive Sudan of three points for using an ineligible player in their two-nil victory over Zambia. This excited Kambwili into stating that Zambia will "definitely" qualify for Brazil. Kambwili warned that: "I was a little bit kind to Zambia's exit from AfCON 2013 but I shall not...
(Manica Post 03/08/13)
ZIMBABWE will host the 2013 Afro Basket Zone Six Under-16 championships for both boys and girls in Harare from April 25 to May 3. The 2013 Afro Basket Zone 6 U-16 will bring together 200 athletes from the Zone Six countries that include South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and the hosts, Zimbabwe. According to a Press release issued this week, Basketball Union of Zimbabwe officially appointed Zscore for the success marketing and running of the event "For the success marketing and running of the event, Zscore Events and Sports Marketing Consulting was officially appointed by BUZ as the exclusive marketing and event management agency. “Among other tasks, Zscore will work to support in realising sponsorships...
(Voice of America 03/07/13)
Here’s a Sonny Side of Sports salute for Luis Figo, the former Portuguese soccer star who says he’s planning to open a football academy in South Sudan, Africa’s newest country. At a news conference in the capital, Juba, the 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year said the academy will focus on education as much as football. “We are in the first steps,” says Figo, “but for me it’s always very important to conciliate the football and the education. Because you never know if you’re going to be a professional football player or not. If you don’t study, you don’t deserve to play.” Star Petroleum, an international oil company that operates in South Sudan, is helping finance the academy. Company...
( 03/07/13)
Andre and Jordan Ayew will make their final decision over their immediate future with Ghana by the close of this week following a plea by the Ghana FA for them to drop their temporal retirement plans. Last week the Ghana Football Association (GFA) rejected the request by the Marseille duo to quit the Black Stars provisionally urging them to reconsider their decisions. The Ayew brothers caused lots of controversy by writing separate letters to the GFA citing personal reasons for their surprise request for exclusion from national assignments. The sons of legend Abedi Pele will respond to the letter the GFA sent them with many suspecting they could make a U-turn and return to the Black Stars, insiders close to...
(News Day 03/06/13)
ZIMBABWE Cricket (ZC) yesterday released the schedule for the upcoming Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe in April which will see Queens Sports Club hosting international matches for the first time in almost a year. The multi-purpose cricket stadium in Bulawayo has been allocated two Twenty20s (T20s)and three one-day-internationals (ODIs) from April 13-21, but misses out on the two Test matches which will both be held at Harare Sports Club in the capital. Last year’s only home assignment, the unofficial triangular series which included South Africa and Bangladesh saw all matches being hosted in the capital, a development that drew the ire of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture minister David Coltart. Coltart bemoaned the lack of use of the venue for international...
(Zambia Reports 03/06/13)
Sudan have lost top spot in its 2014 World Cup qualifying group after sport’s highest court stripped a victory against Zambia for fielding an ineligible player. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it rejected the Sudanese Football Association’s appeal against a FIFA ruling to award Zambia a 3-0 win by default. According to MTNfootball.com, CAS says Sudanese officials “couldn’t not be aware of the fact that” Saif Ali was suspended and ineligible to face Zambia last June. Ali scored in Sudan’s 2-0 win in Khartoum, four months after being sent off when the same teams played an African Cup of Nations quarterfinal. The court’s ruling puts Zambia top with six points from two matches, three ahead of Ghana. Sudan...
(Zambia Reports 03/06/13)
Chipolopolo coach Herve Renard has announced 19 players for the 2014 Brazil World Cup qualifier against Lesotho on March 23. According to fazfootball.com, Renard says his list was still incomplete as he still needed to name four more players to bring the total number of players to 23. Veteran defender Joseph Musonda is suspended for this match and has not been named while five regular call ups are missing. Felix Katongo, James Chamanga, Noah Chivuta, Francis Kasonde and Danny Munyao will not be part of the team. The five were part of the Chipolopolo side that made the list for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. Zambia, the 2012 African champions, were disastrously booted out of the 2013 Africa Cup...
(The Namibian 03/04/13)
ON a golden night for Namibian boxing, Paulus ‘The Rock’ Ambunda became the new WBO bantamweight world champion with a unanimous points victory against Pungluang Sor Singyu on Saturday. Paulus Moses, Tyson Ushona and Vikapita Meroro all successfully defended their African and International titles, while a high-level World Boxing Organisation delegation led by its vice-president from the United States, John Duggan, left highly impressed with Namibia’s hospitality, its organisational capability and the quality of fighters on show. But it was the little sergeant from the Namibia Defence Force who stole the show with a courageous performance that tested his fitness and willpower to the limit. After a tremendous fight that swayed to and fro, the three international judges scored the...
(Allafrica 03/04/13)
I WAS exhausted. I have spent most of my life as a rugby player and you have to be tough and pretty fearless to put your body through that kind of punishment every week. But I have to admit I was feeling more than a little nervous flying out to Tanzania. I had no idea what lay ahead. Would I be faced with sadness and despair? Would everyone I meet be sick and starving? To be honest, I didn't know what I was letting myself in for. It turns out I didn't have any reason to be such a wuss. The kids there were amazing. When I first arrived they stared at me warily, wondering who this strange-looking white man...
(Allafrica 03/04/13)
Moshi — WHILE admitting that getting to the top of Africa's highest peak was not easy, seven-year old Aaryan Balaji from India has just achieved the feat and lived to tell his story. He sets the record for being the youngest climber to reach the Uhuru Summit on the world's tallest free standing mountain after braving the chilly weather, pounding rain and fever-inducing heights. "The paths up the mountain were muddy and slippery, the rains, mist and fog were scary but I was determined and thanks to the experienced guides the mission was successful," said Balaji who already holds a certificate of being the youngest adventurer to scale the Atlas range of mountains peaking at the world's highest point. Balaji...
( 03/01/13)
The scoreline may read 3-0 but West Indies' dominance also had to do with Zimbabwe's own sloppiness in the ODI series. The visitors suffered for the lack of depth in their bowling attack but made it worse by conceding too many after looking good in short bursts. For what is a good fielding side, simple run-out chances were missed, and the batsmen struggled to read Sunil Narine. The result may have been along expected lines in the 50-over format, and a tougher challenge awaits them in a two-Test series, but the T20s may offer them the best chance to cause an upset. They were unable to cause any during the World Twenty20 last year but, though they are up against...
( 02/28/13)
The Ghana FA's Emergency Committee will not accept the retirement of the Ayew brothers, Citi Sports understands. In a very atypical move of the body, the Ghana FA has not published the statements of the Ayew brothers announcing their temporary withdrawal. "Everything possible will be done to kill the fracas between the team's management and unhappy players. We cannot let this continue otherwise we will lose all our players," a member of the ExCo told Citi Sports. "To preempt the success of these talks, the coach is likely to include them (the Ayew brothers) in the game we will play against Sudan in a few weeks," revealed the source. Ghana play Sudan in a World Cup qualifier in Kumasi on...

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