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This Mountain Kingdom’s Ultra marshall is a multitasker on a mission

The taxi, fully laden with items bound for the next ultra marathon refreshment station, bumps along what is little more than a track, way up in one of Africa's highest mountain ranges. It has left behind the Sani Stone...

“Football builds bridges – and is the ice-breaker.” Mainz 05 holds first German-Nigerian Online...

An online engagement between former Nigerian football players, a sports historian, a top African sports organiser and German sports professionals has opened up a dialogue that is creating a great deal of interest and excitement in African sporting circles. Two...

Calitz and Rukadza to set AfricanX afire.

The AfricanX Trail Run is unusual in that it requires teams of two - male, female or mixed - to participate. AJ Calitz and Bernard Tarisai Rukadza are looking to "own" the event, again this year. AJ Calitz has been...

Osaka aims to inspire new generation – but says Williams is still the queen

Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka said she felt comfortable being a role model for the next generation after her fourth Grand Slam victory solidified her position at the forefront of a new era for tennis. But the Japanese star, a...

Motivator, mentor, big brother… eSports coaches come to fore

by Peter STEBBINGS Not long ago it was "weird" for an eSports team to have a coach, but that is changing fast in a highly competitive environment where milliseconds matter and rewards are in the millions of dollars, insiders say. Professional...

OM Africa Days : Olympique Marseille dedicated a week to Africa

For a week in January, Olympique de Marseille wore the colours of the African continent by promoting the OM Africa label. Interviews, video clips, competitions... Throughout the week, the Club showcased 100% African content. For several decades the links between...

Golden Trail Series 2021 Season preview

The recent launch of the 2021 Golden Trail World Series has cut through COVID uncertainty and created new year excitement amongst the world’s best trail athletes, who can look forward to another year of high quality competition in some...

Bundelsiga Q&A with Taiwo Awoniyi

Taiwo Awoniyi has already scored five goals this season. The Under-23 Nigerian international discusses how he has settled in at his new club, Union Berlin's very strong start to the season, how special the club’s fans are and the...

SOUTH AFRICA’S 13 PEAKS CHALLENGE

World-class trail running performances are invariably linked to legendary and iconic trail running races. There are some hugely well-known races, like the Western States 100 miler, the Ultra-trail Mont Blanc, or Golden Series events such as Zegama and Sierra...

NIGER’S TAEKWONDO HERO AIMS FOR TOKYO GOLD

Abdoulrazak Alfaga had to practice taekwondo in secret when he started his sport. Now, at 26, he is a world champion, is idolised in Niger and is aiming to capture gold in Tokoyo. This is his story. (video available here) "When...