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Nigeria:Nigeria to Bid for 2025 IAAF World Championship

[Vanguard] Nigeria will join five other countries to vie for the hosting of the IAAF World Championships in 2025. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenya Rowing Body Pleads for More Support

[Nation] Kenya Rowing and Canoe Association has urged both national and county governments to support rowing, kayaking and canoe sports to nature young talents and attract more tourists into the country. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Alkana Retains Continental Crown With Gold in Asaba

[News24Wire] Keeping themselves in the hunt for a successful title defence at the 21st CAA African Senior Championships , the South African team earned another four medals on Saturday's penultimate day of competition in Asaba, Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:I Want to Be an Arsenal Legend - Alex Iwobi

[Guardian] Nigeria's Arsenal star Alex Iwobi said he wishes to reach the greatest height at the club, playing alongside the best players in the world. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:The Highs and Lows of Asaba 2018

[Vanguard] "I think this is my first and last time to come to Nigeria to compete!" These words went viral on Monday, July 30th, because they came from the fastest woman in the world in 2018, Cote d'Ivoire's Marie Josee Ta Lou, who had taken to her social media accounts to vent about her team's long stop-over in Lagos after it took several hours for the Ivoirian team to get connecting flights to Asaba for the 21st edition of the African Championships. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Semenya Says She Plans to Run Till Age 40

[Daily Trust] South Africa's Caster Semenya on Friday in Asaba said she planned to run till age 40. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:This Is a Global Embarrasment - Nigerians Bemoan Asaba 2018

[Guardian] At a time when the Nigerian government boasts of "fulfilled promises" and Nigeria's capability to host international events, their efforts are repeatedly brought down by the inefficiency to maximise resources. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Team Lagos to Contest for Spots At National Youth Games

[Guardian] Ninety-five athletes of Team Lagos will be participating at the South West Zonal eliminations for the National Youth Games holding in Ogun State between August 7th, and 11th. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Caster Claims Gold, Smashes 18-Year Old 400m National Record

[News24Wire] Team South Africa were off to the perfect start on day three of the 21st African Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria on Friday with Caster Semenya winning gold in the 400m event. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenya's Marathoner Lucy Kabuu Fails Doping Test

[Nation] Milano Marathon champion Lucy Kabuu of Kenya has tested positive to a banned performance enhancing substance. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Curtain Falls On Asaba 2018

[Vanguard] FIVE days of athletics competition comes to a close today at the Stephen Keshi Stadium here in Asaba and the chase for the medals to determine which nation tops the 21st African Athletics Championships will reach fever pitch. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:1-2 Sweep! How Kenyans Trio Worked Together to Win 10,000m Medals

[Nation] Teamwork, sacrifice and sheer determination earned Kenya a 1-2 finish in the women's 10,000 metres final here Saturday night with Commonwealth Games silver medallist Stacey Ndiwa dethroning compatriot Alice Aprot as Africa champion on the penultimate day of the 21st African Athletics Championships. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Awake Nigeria, Africa's Sleeping Sprint Giant

[Vanguard] It is no longer news that the 21st edition of the African Senior Athletics Championships is currently being staged in Asaba, Delta State. The 100m is usually one of the major highlights of any Athletics competition, and it was no different at the ongoing championship. The men and women's 100m finals were decided on Thursday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Asaba 2018 - Gold-Winning Athlete Targets Okagbare's Record

[Premium Times] Young Nigerian sprinter, Rosemary Chukwuma, said on Saturday that her aim was to win more medals for the country and surpass Blessing Okagbare's record. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:West Brom Targets Ola Aina On a Loan Deal

[This Day] With few days to the close of the transfer window, Nigerian international, Ola Aina will be farmed out on loan by Chelsea, with manager Maurizio Sarri omitting the defender from the Blues last two games against Inter Milan and Arsenal. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Leon Balogun - Can He Take His Game to the Next Level?

[This Day] Leon Balogun signed for Brighton and Hove Albion just before the World Cup on a free transfer and made his debut in their pre-season friendly against Charlton Athletic last week. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Little-Known Weir Named Nigeria Coach

[News24Wire] Nigeria Rugby has announced the appointment of South African Bronson Weir as head coach of the senior men's national team, the Black Stallions. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Asaba 2018 - Nigeria Wins Fifth Gold Medal

[This Day] Nigeria's women 4x100m relay team on Friday won the country's fifth gold medal at the ongoing 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Athletes On Fire in Nigeria

[News24Wire] Defending champions South Africa enjoyed a spectacular afternoon session on Day 2 of the CAA African Senior Championships in Asaba, Nigeria on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Soccer Enthusiast and Four Mitchells Plain Shooting Survivors Decline Police Investigation

[News24Wire] A soccer enthusiast shot during a suspected gang gun fight in Mitchells Plain on Thursday night is on the mend, but neither he nor the other four survivors of shootings in the suburb want the police to investigate. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:He Can't Stop Winning! Kipruto Bags Steeplechase Gold in Asaba

[Nation] Olympics and World 3,000m steeplechase champions Conseslus Kipruto toyed with the field before winning the Africa Athletics Championships gold at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Ahmed Musa Moves to Saudi Arabia

[Premium Times] Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa, has concluded a transfer from English Premier League side, Leicester City, to Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Gor Striker Mustafa Gets Royal Welcome in Burundi

[Nairobi News] It turned out to be an emotional homecoming for new Gor Mahia signing Francis Mustafa when the footballer returned home last week for the first time after signing for the Kenyan champions. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Samaai, Simbine Lead SA Medal Charge in Nigeria

[Sascoc] With Ruswahl Samaai and Akani Simbine leading the way, defending champions South Africa enjoyed a spectacular afternoon session on day two of the delayed CAA African Senior Championships in Asaba, Nigeria on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Wanyama's Season Preps Hit By Knee Injury

[Nation] The 'American curse' has again struck Victor Wanyama with the Kenyan footballer expected to miss the start of the 2018/2019 English Premier League season with injury. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Russian Chess Trainer Jets in Monday to Drill Malawi Team

[Nyasa Times] Russian Grandmaster Papin Vasily is expected to land at Lilongwe International Airport on Monday August 6 to train the Malawi team that shall represent the country at the Chess Olympiad to be held in the Eastern European city of Batumi in Georgia from September 23 to October 6. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Phehlukwayo Welcomes Death Bowling Responsibility

[News24Wire] Proteas all-rounder, Andile Phehlukwayo , says he thrives on the responsibility given to him at the backend of an innings in the ongoing One-Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:WP to Prepare for Currie Cup ... in France

[News24Wire] Western Province will travel to France next week for a two-match tour as part of the preparations for their Currie Cup title defence. (AllAfrica)

West Africa:Black Wonders Leave for Ecowas Champs in Togo

[Ghanaian Times] The national deaf football team, Black Wonders, will leave today for neighbouring Togo for the week-long Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) football competition. (AllAfrica)

Ghana:Tennis - Tema Single's Open to Start Tomorrow

[Ghanaian Times] The third edition of the annual Baboo Sports Tema Single's Open tournament kicks off today in Tema. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:152 Stranded World Cup Fans Return Home

[Premium Times] A nursing mother and 154 out of 230 Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia after the 2018 FIFA World Cup arrived the country on Friday night. (AllAfrica)