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Namibia: Nakathila Turns On the Power

[Namibian] JEREMIAH Nakathila gave a stunning performance to beat Prince Dlomo of South Africa with a ninth round knockout on Friday night. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Gor Mahia Draw Cameroonian Side in CAF Confed Cup Play Off

[Nation] Gor Mahia have drawn Cameroon's New Star de Doula in the Caf Confederation Cup play off to be played in January. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Gor Mahia Breathing Revenge Against Sharks

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The scars from their 1-0 loss at the hands of Kariobangi Sharks in the season opening Kenyan Premier League Super Cup are still fresh on Gor Mahia's minds as the two sides prepare to clash in a league tie on Saturday at Kasarani. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Fufa Target More Milestones Next Year After Historic 2018

[Monitor] Kampala -When Cranes ended a 39-year Afcon drought, it was almost improbable at the time to think there could be a better calendar year for football. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Swimming - Uganda Breaks New Grounds

[Monitor] Kampala -Ugandan swimmers have showed this year that they are capable of growing their profiles in the sport - all they need is better preparation and opportunities to showcase their talents. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Vipers, KCCA Hope to Enter New Year On Winning Note

[Monitor] Kampala -Mike Mutebi's KCCA have set the mark as the most dominant team domestically in 2018 - and that is expected to continue when they visit Bul at Njeru Technical Center this afternoon. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Falcons Have 8 Build-Up Matches - Pinnick

[Vanguard] President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick has affirmed that the Super Falcons will play at least eight matches in their build-up to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Your Favourite Sport Stories of 2018

[allAfrica] Cape Town -With the whistle about to blow for 2018, it's time to take a look back at the top sports stories of the year. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Four Matches to Watch This Weekend

[Premium Times] Liverpool v Arsenal @Anfield @6:30pm on December 29 (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Five Memorable Sporting Highlights of 2018

[Nairobi News] Here are five sporting highlights many Kenyans will remember about the year 2018. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: NFF Must Account for N1.6 Billion World Cup Fund, Dalung Insists

[Guardian] Sports minister, Solomon Dalung is not relenting in his efforts to know how the sum of N1.6 billion allegedly released to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to cover its expenditure up to the quarterfinals of the Russia 2018 World Cup was spent. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Youth Football - Semences Olympiques Tournament Rounds Off

[Cameroon Tribune] The 55th edition of the youth football tournament called "Semences Olympiques" will end in Yaoundetomorrow, December 29, 2018. Organised by Semences Olympiques Football Academy, the competitionbrought together several teams from across the country. After four days of intense competition the teamsare gearing up for the final. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Beach Volleyball - Camtel International Tournament Kicks Off Today

[Cameroon Tribune] Six countries from Africa and Europe are taking part in the first edition of the competition billed for the Awaé escalier neighborhood in Yaounde. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya U19 the Only Bright Spark in Gloomy Year in Kenya Cricket

[Nation] Kenya's cricket under-19 team was the only bright spot for the country in a year dominated by off field wrangles and poor results on the pitch. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Blitzboks Trio Off to South America With Academy Team

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Three capped Blitzboks, Ryan Oosthuizen , James Murphy and Heino Bezuidenhout , have been named in the SA Rugby Sevens Academy team by their coach, Marius Schoeman, for the Sudamerica Rugby Sevens tournaments in Uruguay and Chile early in the new year. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: CSA to Refund Centurion Tickets

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced the refund policy for those patrons who bought tickets for Days 4 and 5 of the first Test match between the Proteas and Pakistan at SuperSport Park. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Let the New Year Come With Changes in Sports

[Daily News] 2018 will go down in history as a year of mixed fortunes in sports. There were moments of turbulence and success in terms of sports performance. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Mutinda, Asumwa Lead Soya Youngsters List

[Capital FM] Nairobi -National Under-20 volleyball player Esther Mutinda and tennis protege Roselinda Asumwa headline the list for the 2018 Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) most outstanding girl accolade in the schools category ahead of the ceremony slated for next month in Mombasa. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: It Was My Mum's Wish I Play for Gor - Oliech

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Harambee Stars legend Dennis Oliech is only a signature away from officially joining record Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia and the forward says in becoming K'Ogalo's new acquisition, he will be fulfilling his late mother's wish. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Number of 2018 Yearend Race Contestants Higher

[ANGOP] Luanda -The number of athletes registered for the 2018 yearend competition, dubbed Saint Silvester Road Race, is higher than last year's, specifically 300 racers more, making up a total of two thousand registered contestants. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: National County Sports Meet - Eight Progress to Quarterfinals

[Observer] Eight counties, including Nimba, Gbarpolu, Maryland, Grand Gedeh, Margibi, Lofa, Bong, and Bomi have progressed to the quarterfinals of the 2018/2019 National County Sports Meet football category. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: The Complex, Interwoven Marriage Between Racism and Football

[Premium Times] For emphasis, consider the top of the goal scorers' chart in the most-watched football league in the world, the English Premier League. A Gabonese, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, leads the race with 13 goals, followed by an Egyptian, Mohamed Salah. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Seidler Smashes Own Jetty Mile Record

[Namibian] PHILIP Seidler (20) of Swakopmund won the 12th Pupkewitz Jetty Mile for the sixth consecutive year in 19 minutes and 8 seconds, smashing his last year's record by 50 seconds. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Gauteng Sports MEC Applauds Discovery for Investing in Local Football

[SAFA] The Gauteng MEC in the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Ms. Faith Mazibuko, has applauded Discovery, the Soweto Football Association (SFU) and the Walter Sisulu Foundation for the tremendous job of bringing a structured football tournament in Soweto. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Jos Polo Tournament Gallops-Off Today

[Guardian] Jos -Group Corporate Communications and Compliance Advisor of NASCO Group of Companies, Mr. Haroun Harry Audu, has said that over the past four decades, NASCO has consistently sponsored and supported the game of Polo in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Former Olympic Committee Boss Charles Mukora Dies

[Nation] Former National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) chairman Charles Mukora has died, former NOCK deputy treasurer Stephen Soi has confirmed. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Olivier, Rabada Spark Proteas Recovery

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Duanne Olivier completed an 11-wicket haul in the match, Kagiso Rabada went past his half-century of Test wickets in the calendar year, and Dale Steyn took his 50th wicket against Pakistan as 15 wickets again fell on the second day of the first Test match at SuperSport Park on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: New Yet Run Down Gusii Stadium Could Be Shut Down

[Nation] The recently renovated Gusii Stadium in Kisii County may soon be closed after authorities said the playing surface had already been damaged. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Egypt Favourite to Host 2019 Afcon

[Vanguard] Egypt, the land of Pyramids is the likely host for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, CAF sources have hinted and by all indications the rest of the continent could be heading back to that football crazy nation next year. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: After a Splendid 2018 Season, Brume Sets Eyes On World Stage

[Guardian] Reigning African long jump champion, Ese Brume, hopes she will be 'better' equipped in 2019 to deal with the challenges on the track, particularly the World Athletics Championship holding in Doha. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Nigeria's Super Eagles Continent's Fourth Best Team

[This Day] Nigeria's senior national soccer team, the Super Eagles ended 2018 as the fourth best team in the continent. (AllAfrica)