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South Africa:Ex-Springbok Ashwin Willemse Receives Master's Degree

[News24Wire] Former Springbok rugby star Ashwin Willemse on Thursday emphasised the transformative power of education, following his and his wife's graduations at the University of Witwatersrand. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Long Trips Leave World Cup Players Weary - and Coaches Short-Tempered

[Nation] Moscow, Russia -Fifa's policy at the 2018 World Cup here is simple: You win your knock-out matches and you stay. You lose your match, and you leave the team's training base immediately. (AllAfrica)

Gambia:Gambia Scouting for New Coach

[Foroyaa] Football House are on the lookout for a new coach after Sang Ndong's two-year tenure on the Scorpions managerial helm ended. The Gambia Football Federation opted against handing Sang improved terms instead shifting him to the role of a technical director. (AllAfrica)

Gambia:Marreh Training With Premier League Club Watford

[Foroyaa] Midfielder Sulayman Marreh is back training with English Premier League outfit Watford. The Gambian was on a loan deal at second tier Spanish outfit Almeria UD after joining from Real Valladolid. (AllAfrica)

Gambia:Gambian Arena - Manduwar Lined Up to Face Sanneh

[Foroyaa] Manduwar is being touted to square with wrestler Sanneh in what is being tipped to be a thrilling clash. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Bok Prop Ox Extends Cheetahs Stay

[News24Wire] Despite interest from other rugby clubs, Springbok prop Ox Nche has decided to extend his contract with the Cheetahs . (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Rayon Book Quarter-Finals Spot As APR Exit Cecafa Kagame Cup

[New Times] Rayon Sports have booked a spot to quarter-finals of the ongoing CECAFA Kagame Cup after beating Burundian side Lydia Ludic 3-1 in their last Group B match on Thursday at Chamazi Complex Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Cape Town Sevens Dates Confirmed

[News24Wire] The schedule for the 2018/19 World Rugby Sevens Series was confirmed on Friday, with the ever-popular Cape Town Sevens set for the weekend of December 8 and 9, 2018.SA Rugby will by middle August make an announcement on ticket sales for this popular event at the Cape Town Stadium, which was sold out in the last couple of years. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Tough Crowd Vying for KZN Open Waveski Crown

[News24Wire] The final national contest on the 2018 Waveski calendar is the KZN Waveski Open Championship which is taking place in Durban this coming weekend. Surfers from all over South Africa will paddle out from Durban's shoreline, for the prestigious KZN Open title. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Macron Promises Basketball Aid for Africa's Youth

[RFI] French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled a raft of investments on Wednesday to boost Africa's youth following a visit to Nigeria. He notably announced a 12-million-euro basketball programme to encourage young Africans to use sport for social change. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Cat Who Predicted Nigeria's Loss Against Argentina Dies

[Guardian] A cat who predicted Nigeria's loss against Argentina is dead. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Surfing - Toledo Takes Title At Corona Open J-Bay

[Sascoc] Brazil's Filipe Toledo won the Men's Corona Open J-Bay for the second year in a row on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Golf - Fourth Spot in Us Tournament for SA's Germishuys

[Sascoc] GolfRSA national squad player Deon Germishuys has tied for fourth in the 40th Junior North and South Championship while fellow Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series finalist Nikhil Gopal signed off with a top 20 finish in North Carolina, US. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Pakamisa, Mutuma Reunite At Nichrut

[The Herald] Former Warriors coach Callisto Pasuwa's 2014 championship-winning strikeforce at Dynamos has been brought together again at Nichrut following the acquisition of Washington Pakamisa by the Shurugwi side. Coach John Nyikadzino last month brought Rodreck Mutuma to bolster his attack. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Dynamos Keen to Beef Up Squad

[The Herald] Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa says the Glamour Boys are still hunting for reinforcements to boost their squad and keep up with the competition in the second round of the Castle Lager Premiership race. The Glamour Boys have indicated they want Cameroonian Christian Epoupa, Brett Amidu and Farai Mupasiri back in the fold, but negotiations with the players are yet to bear fruits. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Chideu Ready to Deliver for FC Platinum

[The Herald] New FC Platinum striker Thomas Chideu says he will not heap unnecessary pressure on himself as he looks to begin his journey with the champions. The early pacesetters primarily recruited Chideu to add steel to their attack after he was offloaded by South African side Golden Arrows. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Govt Takes Over Tsholotsho Stadium Construction

[The Herald] Government has resolved to take over the construction of Tsholotsho Stadium, with Matabeleland North expected to be transformed into the country's prime tourism and energy hub, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has said. Speaking during a zanu-pf rally at Tsholotsho Business Centre on Wednesday, VP Chiwenga said Matabeleland North was endowed with rich mineral resources and wildlife, including the mighty Victoria Falls, making it an ideal centre for tourism and energy. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Durban July Features Africa's First 5G Sport Broadcast

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -AFRICA'S first 5G use case of a live sport broadcast in Virtual Reality will be demonstrated at this year's Vodacom Durban July in South Africa this weekend. (AllAfrica)

Ghana:Kenichi Not Under Consideration - Hearts Pro

[Ghanaian Times] Mr Kwame Opare Addo, Public Relations Officer of Accra Hearts of Oak has dismissed reports claiming that the club was chasing former Inter Allies head coach Kenichi Yastuhashi for his service. (AllAfrica)

Gambia:CAF Investigating Referee Filmed Taking Money

[Foroyaa] Gambian referee Ebrima Jallow is being investigated by Confederation of African Football (CAF) after being captured in a footage receiving money before a WAFU game in Ghana last year. (AllAfrica)

Gambia:GFF - We Will Be Exonerated By Police Investigations

[Foroyaa] In the wake of its investigation by police linked to tax fraud charges, Football House insists it will be exonerated in the end. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Markram Must Prove Himself Outside of SA

[News24Wire] Aiden Markram's Test statistics make for near-perfect reading. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Jon-Jon Smuts Honoured At Warriors Awards

[News24Wire] Jon-Jon Smuts was the start of the show at Wednesday night's Warriors awards gala in Port Elizabeth. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Cabinet Approves Sports Rewards

[Namibian] Namibians excelling in international sports competitions will be handsomely rewarded for their efforts following Cabinet's approval of a reward policy earlier this week. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kickoff! Sports Writer Gachuhi Launches Book on Kenyan Football

[Nation] On Jamhuri Day in 1965, Kenya's national football team was hammered 13-2 by Ghana's "Black Stars," the team's worst ever defeat in an international match. (AllAfrica)

Kenya/Tanzania:Kahata Left Out as Gor Storm Cecafa Quarters

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Gor Mahia squeezed into the Quarter Finals of the CECAFA Kagame Cup on Thursday with a 2-0 win over Djibouti's Ports courtesy of first half goals from Philemon Otieno and defender Charles Momanyi. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Snook Makes Four Changes for Uganda Visit

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya 15s head coach Ian Snook has made four changes to the starting team that plays Uganda on Saturday afternoon in a Rugby Africa Gold Cup match which will also double up as the return leg of the Elgon Cup. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenya Craft Plan for Ethiopia in Worlds U-20

[Nation] Team Kenya is determined to end Ethiopia's dominance and reclaim the elusive men and women's 5,000m titles at World Under-20 Championships that begin on Wednesday in Tampere, Finland. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Football Boss Amaju Pinnick Appointed CAF First Vice-President

[This Day] President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has been appointed as 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:We Didn't Ill-Treat Sables Rugby Players, Say Tunisians

[The Herald] THE Tunisians have rejected claims that they ill-treated the Zimbabwe Sables delegation and claim the visitors were in the mood to cause problems for them from the moment they arrived in Tunis. There has been widespread condemnation of the way the Sables were treated, including being given a sub-standard lodge which they rejected, with the Zimbabweans ending up sleeping on the streets. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Musa Carries Nigeria as Super Eagles Punish Iceland 2-0 at World Cup

[allAfrica] Ahmed Musa scored a brilliant second-half double to fire Nigeria to a 2-0 victory over Iceland and throw the second qualification spot in Group D wide open with one game remaining. What a good way to redeem themselves. (AllAfrica)