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South Africa: SA Olympic Medallist Meyer - We Need More Female Athletes

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Olympic silver-medallist Elana Meyer believes that there should be more South African female representation at the Olympics and international arena. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Quick Guide to the Teams At the Cosafa Women's U-17 Championship

[SAFA] 13 September 2019 - The inaugural 2019 COSAFA Women's Under-17 Championship will see eight teams take part in the tournament in Mauritius from September 20-29. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: U.S. Draws On SA Rugby Talent for World Cup

[New Frame] The Eagles will benefit from a strong South African influence led by coach Gary Gold and former Springbok Jaque Fourie in their World Cup showing, backed by a solid rugby administration. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Tireless d'Tigers, d'Tigress Soldier On Amid NBBF Crisis

[Daily Trust] From football, to athletics and basketball, most sports federation in Nigeria have been bedevilled by leadership crises which have negatively impacted on the national teams under their watches. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Wambui, Ng'eno Stun Favourites to Book Doha Tickets

[Nation] Little-known Ng'eno Kipng'etich and Jackline Wambui will fly Kenya's flag in men's and women's 800m at the World Championships slated for September 27 to October 6 in Doha. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Bett Wins As Kipruto Drops Out of Steeplechase Tirals

[Nation] World Under-20 3,000m steeplechase silver medallist Leonard Bett edged out African Games champion Benjamin Kigen to win men's 3,000m steeplechase race and qualify for the World Championships. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyans Aspire to Assault Course Record in Sydney Marathon

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Sydney marathon organisers are determined to see the race records go when this year's race is run on Sunday as Kenyans are expected to dominate the race. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Tusker Safari Sevens Returns in Multi-Million Deal

[Nation] The Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) will resume sponsorship of Safari Sevens tournament after almost a decade after announcing a Sh115 million three-year deal with Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Swimsa 2019 Junior Africa Swimming Championships - Day 2 - Tunisia Totals 9 Medals (4 Silver, 5 Bronze)

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -At day 2 of the SwimSA 2019 Junior Africa Swimming Championships organised in Rades till September 15, the Tunisian swimmers won 3 silver medals and 1 bronze. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: National Team Not Holiday

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The new senior national football team coach, Adel Amrouche, promises a firm hand in the national team set up. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Bailey Hails Football Initiative Among Primary Schools in Cape Town

[SAFA] SAFA NEC Member and Cape Town President, Bennett Bailey has hailed the recently ended Five-a-Side Primary Schools League that took place this week in Athlone, Cape Town as a resounding success. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Beatrice Chepkoech Talks Teamwork, Training Ahead of Doha Worlds

[Nation] She is the athlete to beat, but with just two weeks left to the World Championships in Doha, World 3,000 metres steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech is under no pressure. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Government to Fund Gor Mahia's CAF Trip

[Nation] Gor Mahia are set depart for Algeria on Friday for the first leg of their Caf Champions League first round match against USM Algier, club chairman Ambrose Rachier said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Millons Spent But Homa Bay Stadium Resembles Lunar Surface

[Nation] What became of the much talked about ultra-modern 9,000-capacity Homa Bay Stadium that was to be build from scratch in 2014? (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 8 Years Later, Semenya to Receive Gold Medal After Russian Winner Banned

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Following the IAAF's decision to re-allocate medals from the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, South African duo Caster Semenya and Sunette Viljoen will now receive their gold and silver medals, respectively. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Gold Fields Supports W/R Invitational Tourney

[Ghanaian Times] Gold Fields Ghana Limited has presented a cheque for GH¢100,000 to support the Western Region Invitational Tournament 2019, which takes off today. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Capt, One Founders Golf Sept. 21

[Ghanaian Times] The Captain One Founders monthly medal golf competition has been scheduled for the Obuasi Golf Course on September 21. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: IAAF Confirms Ghana's Male Quartet for World Champs ... Eke, Anokye Out Through Injury

[Ghanaian Times] Ghana has received confirmation of its qualification to participate in the International Associations of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Championship in Doha, Qatar. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Cheetahs, Kings Raring to Go As Pro14 Season Approaches

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Experienced Cheetahs and Springbok scrumhalf, Ruan Pienaar and Southern Kings lock, JC Astle , are thrilled at the prospect of the 2019/20 PRO14 season kicking off in two weeks' time and said their teams were ready to get down to business in the competition. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Premier Alan Winde On Provincial Official Funeral for Chester Williams

[Govt of SA] Flags to fly at half-mast for Chester Williams (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Influence On Sports

[Zimbabwe Independent] Bruce Grobbelaar, the legendary Liverpool goalkeeper, claims he was forced out of Zimbabwe by him. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SA Rugby 'To Give Full Co-Operation' in Etzebeth Racial Assault Allegations

[News24Wire] Cape Town -SA Rugby will give full co-operation to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the South African Human Rights Council (SAHRC) with regards to the racial assault allegations levelled against lock Eben Etzebeth in late August. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Bok Legend to Be Inducted Into World Rugby Hall of Fame

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Legendary former Springbok prop Os du Randt is set to be inducted in the World Rugby Hall of Fame. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr Losses Mum

[Premium Times] The 97-year-old mother of Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is dead. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 'Today, We Can Feel It' - Bok Coach Erasmus

[News24Wire] Cape Town -The Springboks woke up in Japan for a 12th morning on Friday, but felt the Rugby World Cup atmosphere for the first time properly, coach Rassie Erasmus told the team's 'arrival' press conference in Kagoshima. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Tennis Duo Do Well in African Junior Champs

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Denzel Seetso and Mark Nawa are said to be doing well in the African Junior Champions on clay court tournament that is currently underway in Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Five Tanzanians to Take Part in the Sanlam Marathon

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Local non-bank finance solutions provider, Sanlam Tanzania Thursday September 12 awarded winners of the just concluded 'Life is a Marathon' competition. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Bosch Commits to East Africa Badminton Tourney

[Monitor] Kampala -The Bosch East Africa Badminton Challenge keeps growing with time. This year's edition has so far attracted more than 800 participants from over seven countries, according to the organizers. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe/Egypt: This Should Launch Post-Egypt Healing Process

[Zimbabwe Independent] In a community where narratives can veer off wildly, fuelled by the vicious world of social media, humiliating elimination at the hands of Somalia -- one of Africa's weakest footballing nations -- would have quite possibly sounded the death knell for Zimbabwean football. (AllAfrica)

Botswana/Swaziland: Eswatini to Replace Botswana At Cosafa Men's U-17 Championship

[SAFA] Eswatini will take their place in the field for the 2019 COSAFA Men's Under-17 Championship after Botswana withdrew from the competition that will be played in Malawi from October 11-20. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SA Rugby Responds to Dyantyi Doping Saga

[News24Wire] Cape Town -SA Rugby have issued an official statement responding to Springbok wing Aphiwe Dyantyi testing positive for a banned substance. (AllAfrica)