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bird TenX: 10 African players who dominated European leagues in the 2023/24 season

From England to Germany, Spain to Italy, and France, players of African descent played pivotal roles in securing silverware for various clubs across Europe's top leagues. Even in clubs that fell short of trophies, African players made a significant...

Angola’s Petro de Luanda wins 2024 Basketball Africa League Championship

In an action-packed game in a sold-out BK Arena in Kigali, the Angolan team lifted the BAL trophy from north African hands for the first time, taking on the title from Egypt’s Al Ahly after beating Libya’s Al Ahly...

Stellar qualifiers raise Africa’s hopes of a Paris gold heist

Building on a number of stellar performances in Olympic qualifiers, African athletes are primed for success at the Paris Olympics. Bonface Orucho, bird story agency Preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games are in full swing and African countries are assembling...

NBA Africa and Safaricom to ignite Kenya’s basketball scene with a youth program

The expansive youth development program promises to reach more than 10,000 youth this year through regional and national junior NBA tournaments, coaching clinics, and an elite camp for top Kenyan prospects. Oliver Ochieng The National Basketball Association’s business franchise in Africa,...

‘Eat, dream football culture’ propels Al Ahly to 12th CAF Champions League title

Al Ahly has reigned supreme in the CAF first-tier club championship ever since winning for the first time, in 1982. The Egyptian club won nine more times between 1982 and 2023, when they won again. Their latest 2024 victory...

Tanzania, South Africa reign supreme in CAF African Schools Football Championship

At a packed Amaan Stadium, Tanzania were crowned champions in front of their home supporters after defeating defending champions Guinea 1-0 in the boys’ competition, while South Africa beat Morocco 5-4 via post-match penalties to win the girls’ crown....

How elite riders are conquering Africa’s harshest terrains as mountain biking booms

Extreme African terrains, whether mountains or deserts, are proving to be an attraction for the global mountain bike racing community. Bonface Orucho, bird story agency Mountain biking is surging in popularity across Africa, with global race organizers capitalizing on the continent's...

bird basketball roundup: Ghanaian manager takes charge of WNBA team, new tournament in Kenya

In this African basketball roundup, Ghanaian-American manager Ohemaa Nyanin is the new General Manager of WNBA's Golden State Valkyries, the BAL heads to the playoffs and Kenya's Cabinet Secretary sponsors a tournament for top teams. Silalei Shani, bird story agency Ghanaian-American...

CAF African Schools Football Championship takes centre stage in Zanzibar

Winners of both the boys’ and girls’ competitions will each receive US$ 300,000 prize money, with runners-up each receiving US$ 200,000. Bronze medalists will each take home US$ 150,000. Oliver Ochieng, bird story agency Future African football stars are chasing Confederations...

African table tennis stars secure tickets to Paris 2024 Olympics

Four of the six tickets to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games were secured on Friday, May 17, at the African Table Tennis Qualification Tournament taking place at the BK Arena in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Over 50 players from...
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