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Nigeria: Onyekuru Ecstatic Over Super Eagles' Call Up

[Guardian] Everton Football Club of England striker, Henry Onyekuru, is ecstatic over his call up for national duties against the Cranes of Uganda, and the Bafana Bafana of South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: National Cricket Team Eyes Rare Series Win Against Unsettled Bangladesh

[New Zimbabwe] After a historic win in Sylhet, Zimbabwe would be eyeing a rare series win as they clash with hosts Bangladesh in the second and final Test at Dhaka from Sunday, November 11th. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: A Fortnight of Tennis Mixed Grill

[Guardian] The NextGen Tournament heads for the final in Milano as the top eight ranked male players gather in London for the ATP Tour Grand Finale, while the female players from Czech Republic and the United States are in Prague, for the final of the Federation Cup. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Coventry Takes Her Heroes Foundation Project to Mutare

[New Zimbabwe] SPORTS and Recreation Minister Kirsty Coventry Friday visited Mutare to introduce her Heroes Foundation project where she emphasised the importance of swimming as a life-saving skill that must be taken up by every child. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Stakeholders, Not FCT, Rescued National Sports Festival From Extinction

[Daily Trust] The Director in charge of planning and Secretary of the Main Organising Committee, MOC, for the 2018 National Sports Festival, Hauwa Kulu Akinyemi has debunked claims that the Federal Capital Territory single handedly 'rescued' the games from extinction. In this interview, the director said the FCT only joined hands with patriotic stakeholders in sports to ensure that the sports festival is held this year. She also explained the choice of Abuja as the host city for the games. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: NCC Tennis League Semifinals to Feature 10 National Champions

[Guardian] Abuja -The 2018 NCC Tennis League semifinals planned for the Enugu Sports Club and the Abuja National Stadium Tennis Centre will feature 10 current and active former national champions. That, in the estimation of many tennis pundits, will be historic. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Mexico City 1968 - East Africa's Memorable Olympics

[East African] Africa crashed the Olympics party during the Mexico City 1968 Summer Games. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Super Eagles Who Promised Much but Offered Little

[Daily Trust] Anytime names like Late Stephen Keshi, Late Rashidi Yekini, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, Daniel Amokachi, Sunday Oliseh, Kanu Nwankwo, Uche Okechukwu, Peter Rufai, Finidi George, Garba Lawal, Tijani Babangida, Osaze Odemwingie, Jospeh Yobo, John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Vincent Enyeama, Emmanuel Emenike, Efe Ambrose, and a host of others are mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is their individual and collective contributions to the success of the Super Eagles in their time. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Why We Protested Against Enyimba FC

[Guardian] Former Enyimba's captain, Mfon Udoh, has explained why they staged a protest against the management of the Enyimba Club of Aba. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: An Evening With Amaju Pinnick

[Guardian] Last Thursday night, Amaju Pinnick was an initial reluctant guest on The Sports Parliament, a weekly television show that I anchor on NTA alongside sports gurus drawn from a pool of 18 members that constitute the parliament. By the time the programme ended at midnight, he had become a happier man. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: No Welcome for National Amputee Football Team

[Nation] On Thursday at 10am, the Kenya national amputee football team made their way to the Sports ministry offices to present their participation trophy after a stellar performance at the Amputee Football World Cup in México. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Warriors Star Billiat Says Happy At Kaizer Chiefs

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe international forward Khama Billiat says Kaizer Chiefs is the club where he always wanted to be, adding he "feels good" after his first three months with his new team following his big move from former African champions Mamelodi Sundowns. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Lions to Cull Players in Line With SA Rugby Plan

[News24Wire] The Lions have announced that they will offer severance packages to an undisclosed number of their contracted players. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Malawi's First Female Professional Body Builder in More Shows - Doreen Kumbatira

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's first professional female body builder, Doreen Kumbatira says she is preparing to participate in more shows and bigger stages in the coming year, 2019. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Otema Strike Inspires Police to Fourth League Win in a Row

[New Times] Peter Otema was Police's hero as his second-half strike inspired the law enforcers side to a hard fought 1-0 victory over Musanze at Mumena Stadium on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya/Malawi: Gor Draw Malawi Opponents in CAF Champs League

[Nation] Gor Mahia captain Harun Shakava is optimistic his team 'has enough' to defeat Malawi's Nyasa Bullets in the preliminaries of the 2018/19 Caf Champions League. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Bulls Throw Hendricks a Super Rugby Lifeline

[News24Wire] The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd has announced that Cornal Hendricks will join the Bulls for the upcoming 2019 Super Rugby season. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: CSA Announces New Intake of Academy Members

[News24Wire] Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced a revamped programme for the National Men's Academy that will see the selected squad being involved in a three-year cycle rather than the current one-year. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Equity to Miss Key Player at African Champs

[Nation] Star forward Rita Aluoch Onyango is out of the Equity Bank women basketball team for the Fiba Africa club championships set for Maputo, Mozambique next week. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Ngong Road to Be Shut Down for Safari Sevens

[Nation] Part of Ngong Road will be closed to vehicular traffic starting on Saturday to enhance security and motorised transport during this year's Safari Sevens that begins Friday at the Rugby Football Union of East Africa grounds. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Rugby Team Takes On Russia in Krasnodar

[Namibian] Namibia start their European rugby tour with a crucial match against Russia in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Ghana/Ethiopia: Ayews Back for Ethiopia Clash

[Ghanaian Times] Black Stars Head Coach, James Kwasi Appiah, has named his 20-man list for this month's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Ashie Fights Collison Tonight

[Ghanaian Times] One of Ghana's finest boxers, George 'Red Tiger' Ashie is set to face Korley Collison today at the Bukom Boxing Arena. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Maidens Ready for World Cup ... Mukarama Abdulai Declares

[Ghanaian Times] Captain Mukarama Abdulai says the Black Maidens are ready for the 2018 FIFA World Cup after the team ended its training tour in São Paulo, Brazil. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Kim Grant Unveiled As New Hearts Coach

[Ghanaian Times] Accra Hearts of Oak new Coach, Kim Grant has described the job as coach of the premier side an arduous task but was ready to overcome that challenge. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: John Eshun Passes On

[Ghanaian Times] Retired Ghana international John Eshun has passed on after a long battle with sickness in Kojokrom in the Western region. The former Black Stars centre back has been crocked with illness for the last two years and died on Tuesday November 6, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Echesa, Amputee Team Reach Deal to Resolve Crisis

[Nation] The national amputee football team has ended a day-long strike after agreeing a deal with the government to have their allowances paid by next week. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Shepolopolo Hoping to Improve

[Ghanaian Times] Zambia defied the odds to pull off a dramatic qualification job to Ghana. It was a tough qualifying run considering that Shepolopolo didn't win a single home game over the two rounds en route Ghana where they will vie for honours in Cape Coast-based Group B with holders Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Ghana Ready to Host ITU/ATU Triathlon

[Ghanaian Times] The University of Ghana, Legon Campus will this weekend come alive as participants from eight West African countries descend on the venue for the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and African Triathlon Union (ATU) approved Zone 1 Triathlon Championships 2018. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Minister Coventry Rules Out Interference in Sport

[The Herald] SPORT, Arts and Recreation Minister Kirsty Coventry has once again ruled out Government interference in the operations of national associations and instead indicated that Zimbabwe was working well with various international federations that govern the various disciplines. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo Bomber in Trouble

[The Herald] South Africa-based World Boxing Federation All-Africa heavyweight champion Elvis "Bomber" Moyo risks being stripped of his title if he fails to get opponents to defend his crown. (AllAfrica)