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South Africa: Cricket Dreams Die On Unsafe Pitch in Khayelitsha

[New Frame] Harry Gwala Secondary School principal Gcinisile Mlungu laments how a pitch that was supposed to grow the sport in the school and surrounding areas now lies unused because of vandalism. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Silverbacks Outwit Morocco Again to Qualify for Afrobasket

[Monitor] Beating Morocco 94-90 last November marked growth for the national basketball team, the Silverbacks. Two in a row is a habit, right? (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa: Warriors Fight Back for Draw With Flames

[Cosafa] Zimbabwe fought back from two goals down to draw with Malawi on Friday in a thrilling Group B clash at the 2021 COSAFA Cup that is being played in Nelson Mandela Bay. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tagalile - Gone Fighting to Make Sports Skyrocket

[Daily News] Sports frartenity is in a deep sorrow following the sudden demise of a sports legend, Attilio Tagalile who died early yesterday in Dar es Salaam after a short illness. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Tokyo Olympics - Sports Minister Charges Wrestlers to Win More Medals

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare has said going by their level of commitment and preparation, Nigerian wrestlers are highly favoured to rewrite the country's history in wrestling by winning more medals. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Leni Will 'Fight for Something' From Olympics

[Monitor] The last time Uganda presented a sprinter at the Olympic Games, Shida Leni was just a 15-year-old girl in Ombachi juggling running, high jump and netball. When the 2016 Rio Games arrived, the quarter-miler missed narrowly blowing her Olympic dream away. She was sad! (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Magomu Leads Out Rugby Cranes Against Ghana in Africa Cup

[Monitor] Robert Seguya would do anything to be at Kyadondo rugby ground today in any capacity. The national rugby team coach is currently not in the best moment. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Covid-19 - the Unwanted Link in Uganda's Olympic Story

[Monitor] Spanish footballer Sergio Busquets missed his side's opening match at the European Championships in mid June. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: How Express Polished the Gem in Eric Kambale Into Pure Gold

[Monitor] No doubt 15-goal hero Eric Kambale ranks way up among the top performers for Express as they lifted the seventh StarTimes Uganda Premier League title last week. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Mzuzu Volleyball International Tournament On From July 30

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's northern city of Mzuzu will host a volleyball international tournament from July 30 to August 1, 2021. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Coventry Feels Football's Pain

[The Herald] YOUTH, Sport, Arts and Recreation Minister, Kirsty Coventry, says she feels the pain being felt by the football family, after the Chibuku Super Cup, was halted once again. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Boxing Champion Manyuchi Cheers Up Nation Amid Pandemic

[The Herald] In these tough times, as the world battles a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, athletes have assumed an even more important role, in providing their countries with something to cheer. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Challenge Geremi Njitap - Brasseries Football School, Boum's FC Winners

[Cameroon Tribune] The finals of the 8th edition of the youth football competition were played recently at the Ahmadou Ahidjo annex 1 stadium. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Elite One - Much Awaited As Fortuna, PWD Clash

[Cameroon Tribune] Matches counting for the 11th and 12 playing days of the national football championship will take place this weekend in stadiums across the country. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Five Kenyan-Born Athletes Selected in U.S.-Olympics Team

[Nairobi News] Five Kenyan-born athletes have made the cut in the United States of America (USA) team that is set to take part in the Tokyo Olympics. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Team Kenya's Tokyo Olympics Kit. Hit or Miss?

[Nairobi News] Kenyans have, as usual, shared varied reactions to how Team Kenya has been kitted ahead of the 2022 Olympics. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Standard Chartered Marathon Set for Comeback

[Nairobi News] The annual Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon is set to resume after a year's absence due to coronavirus. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya Lionesses Ooze Confidence Ahead of Afrobasket Qualifiers

[Nation] The national women's basketball team coach George Mayienga is confident that his charges will do well in the Fiba AfroBasket Zone Five qualifiers in Kigali. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Lonestar Cell MTN Donates Face Masks, Hand Sanitizers

[New Dawn] As the fight to curtail the third wave of the deadly coronavirus continues here, Liberia's biggest GSM Company, Lonestar Cell MTN has donated facemasks, hands sanitizers, and other detergents to members of the Liberian media, a key partner in the ongoing fight. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Dynamos Chair Marriott in Court for Trying to 'Steal' Club

[New Zimbabwe] Dynamos Football Club chairman dragged its chairperson Bernard Marriot Lusengo Thursday to court for fraud. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: Micho Fumbles for Answers

[Times of Zambia] Kelvin Kampamba of Zambia challenged by Rethabile Rasethuntsa and Basia Kenneth Makepe of Lesotho during the 2021 COSAFA Cup match between Zambia and Lesotho at Nelson Isaac Wolfson Stadium, Port Elizabeth yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Fight Back After Bangladesh Record Stand

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's national cricket team made a strong response to Bangladesh's mammoth first innings total to leave the one-off Test match still delicately poised after the second day at Harare Sports Club Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe to Host Rugby Africa Cup Matches

[New Zimbabwe] The Sables have been given a big boost in their bid to qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France after Zimbabwe was confirmed as the host nation for the Rugby Africa Cup Pool D fixtures which are the first phase of qualification for the global tournament. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: PSL Face Bio-Bubble Requirement

[The Herald] Robson Sharuko -- Domestic football has now once again been confronted by the bio-bubble beast as the only way it could be allowed to return, amid the raging third wave, of the Covid-19 outbreak. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Chess Master Makoto Leaves for Russia

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE international chess master, Rodwell Makoto, is set to leave the country today, for Russia, for the FIDE World Chess tournament. The tournament will see athletes arriving in Russia, from tomorrow, for an official opening ceremony on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Dynamos Boss Faces Fraud Charges

[The Herald] DYNAMOS board of trustees' chairman, Bernard Marriot Lusengo, yesterday appeared in court on allegations of defrauding the country's biggest football club, and the private company under which it falls, of a 51 percent shareholding. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Zoc Defend Olympic Games Delegation

[The Herald] THE Zimbabwe Olympic Committee have explained the roles which every official, who will be travelling with Team Zimbabwe, are going to play in Japan. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Rhinos Mourn Patron

[The Herald] BLACK Rhinos secretary-general, Edward Mutukwa, has said the late Commander Zimbabwe National Army, Edzai Absalom Chakanyuka Chimonyo, had a vision to bring back the glory days at the club. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Namibia Remain in the Hunt

[Namibian] NAMIBIA remain in contention for a place at the 2023 Rugby World Cup after an emphatic 52-10 victory against Madagascar in Abidjan on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Former Star Player Poised to Be Top Hockey Coach

[Namibian] SIYABONGA Martins was part of the golden generation of young black players who took the Namibian hockey scene by storm during the early 1990s and the 2000s. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Poor Warriors Finish CHAN Finals Winless

[New Zimbabwe] Controversial Warriors coach Zdravko Logarusic yet again hogged the limelight for the wrong reasons for substituting his left-back Qadir Amini after just 139 seconds, as Zimbabwe failed to collect a single point in a disastrous 2020 African Nations Championships (CHAN) following a defeat to Mali in their Group A dead rubber against Mali in Douala, Cameroon on Sunday evening. (AllAfrica)