Cycling Race Traverses Conflict-Stricken Burkina Faso

The Tour du Faso, a 10-day bicycle race through the conflict-stricken West African country of Burkina Faso, began in the southern city of Banfora on October 29. One Burkinabe rider hopes to build on his Summer Olympics performance and secure victory de…

Goals galore in HWSL this past weekend

This past weekend saw seven matches in the Hollywoodbets Super League, as all clubs were available for their scheduled fixtures.Saturday 16 October 2021 saw log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies continue their domination in the league as they beat First…

Somalia-born Runners Shine at Tokyo Olympics

Somali-born Dutch runner Abdi Nageeye encouraged his friend to keep up the pace moments before the duo finished second and third in Sunday’s men’s marathon at the Olympics in Tokyo. “Stay with me, we are going to make history! Don’t fall behind,” Na…

Guinea Reverses Decision to Pull Out of Tokyo Olympics

The West African country of Guinea has reversed an earlier decision to pull out of the Olympics and will send a delegation of five athletes to the Tokyo Games.Minister of Sports Sanoussy Bantama Sow made the announcement Thursday after national and int…

Swim Caps for Thick, Curly Hair Not Allowed at Olympics

Swimming caps designed for natural Black hair won’t be allowed at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, with the sport’s world governing body saying they are unsuitable due to them not “following the natural form of the head.”The British brand Soul Cap sought t…

African NBA Scout Eyes Talent in BAL Tourney

The inaugural Africa Basketball League tournament is entering the playoff stage. For Sonny Side of Sports, VOA’s Prince Nesta spoke with Sarah Chan, Africa scouting manager for the 2019 NBA champion Toronto Raptors, about her basketball journey and the…

Basketball: Rwanda hosts Bal League

Luanda – After the postponements and uncertainties due to covid -19 pandemic, the first edition of the African Basketball League (Bal League) will now be played in Rwanda next 5-18 December.The decision came from the joint organisation of the competiti…

President Lourenco to visit Cabo Verde in July

The information was released last Monday, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by the Cabo Verdean President, in the end of a meeting with President Lourenco, who returned to the country on the same day, coming from the Ethiopian capital.The meeting was held on t…

Futsal/AfroCup: Mission accomplished – national coach

Speaking to the press last Sunday morning, at the 4 de Fevereiro International Airport, in Luanda, on disembarking with the squad, after returning from Morocco (venue of the African Cup of Nations), coach Benvindo Inacio said that all the preparation w…

Futsal: Angola postpone access to semi-finals

By half time, the Angolans were already losing 0-2.In order to guarantee the semi-finals, the Angolans have to defeat Guinea Conakry on Sunday Feb 2, in the last round of this phase.The Egyptians lead the series, with six points, and are already qualif…