Thursday, May 23, 2024

FEATURES

Football stars boost tech investment in Francophone Africa’s rising hubs

Overseas football stars hailing from Francophone Africa are upping their game in startup investments, driving a surge in deal value and volume for the region. Conrad Onyango, bird story agency French footballers have joined the growing roster of investors, alongside venture...

This soccer legend went from kicking off international matches to kicking off hope

As a young boy, Musa Otieno discovered the power of soccer to transform lives. Now, the retired footballer is using his early life lessons to help others. Velma Pamela, bird story agency He could be living the life that many fans...

Meet Coach Belyse, her country’s first-ever woman coach of a top-flight men’s team

Soccer player Belyse Ininahazwe is paving the way for women players to overcome stereotyping and become top-level coaches in African football. Avit Ndayiziga, bird story agency “A pregnancy did not prevent me from playing football, I continued playing until I was...

NBA Africa and Africa Development Solutions unveil Solar powered Courts in DR Congo

The legendary Basketball court at Limete 7eme in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is wearing a new look thanks to a new initiative by NBA Africa and Groupe Africa Development Solutions (ADS), a multinational company that designs and implements creative...

Ball, Dream, New Life: How soccer freestyling revolutionized a life

Patel Zain turned his life around through soccer free-styling. Now he is working to do the same across the communities he serves, building a sports enterprise empowering communities through nourishment, training, and mentorship. Bonface Orucho, bird story agency In the dark...

Hear Them Roar: Kenya’s Lionesses hunt for rugby greatness

Kenya's rugby team, The Lionesses have just qualified for a key tournament in their hunt for a place at the World Cup. bird story agency caught up with the team at a recent practice. They and teams of women...

Isabelle Sambou, the female wrestler defying gender norms in Senegal

The nine-time African wrestling champion and Africa's wrestler of the decade is now coaching both young men and women in Senegal - a nation that traditionally frowned upon women practising the sport. Maria Knodt, bird story agency In one of the...

Sailing towards a new era: African sailors are navigating new frontiers

Men participating in a sailing sports race. (Photo: Pexels)

Great season opener for Toni at La Palma

South African trail athlete, Toni McCann, raced to an emotional season-opening victory at the Transvulcania by UTMB ‘Volcanes’ 48 km on the Spanish island of La Palma yesterday morning (6 May), with another South African, Meg Mackenzie, finishing strongly...

Sports business in Africa is on the rise

African entrepreneurs are introducing innovative business models into the sports industry, providing opportunities for sports talents to earn more money. This comes when the demand for African sports talent is rising globally. Bonface Orucho, bird story agency From grassroots football development...
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