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Nigeria and Zambia Women Secure Final Olympic Games Spots

Nigeria boss Randy Waldrum has warned his side must prepare professionally to be able to challenge for a medal at the 2024 Olympic Games women’s football tournament. The Super Falcons and Zambia booked their places in Paris as African qualifying culminated on Tuesday. Nigeria, ranked 36th in the world, will return to the Olympics for …

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Six Arrested in Connection to the Killing of South Africa Kaizer Chiefs Footballer, Luke Fleurs

The South African police service (SAPC) said Wednesday (Apr.10) that 6 suspects in the killing of footballer and Olympian Luke Fleurs were arrested and will appear in court. The 24-year-old defender was shot while waiting to be attended to at a petrol station in the Honeydew suburb in Johannesburg on April 3rd. The breakthrough was …

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Ethiopia Dominates: Uma and Fikir Claim Victory in Men’s and Women’s Categories at Paris Marathon

Ethopian runners Mulugeta Uma and Mestawut Fikir won the men’s and women’s Paris Marathon at their first attempt on Sunday. Uma was well clear heading to the finish line but almost collided with an official approaching the final turn. He was going straight when the official ushered him to the right, almost knocking Uma off …

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UK’s ‘Hardest Geezer’ Achieves Remarkable Feat: Completes Challenge to Run Length of Africa

Russ Cook finishes the journey of more than 16,000km (9,940 miles) in 352 days, raising $870,000 for two separate charities. Sore and sandblasted but triumphant, runner Russ Cook has reached the northernmost point of Africa, almost a year after he set off from its southern tip on a quest to run the length of the …

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Cameroon Soccer Federation Expresses Astonishment Over Sports Ministry’s Hiring of National Team Coach

Cameroon’s football federation expressed its “great astonishment” after learning that the sports ministry had hired Marc Brys as the new coach of the country’s national team. The Belgian succeeds Rigobert Song, whose contract expired after the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year and was not renewed. Football star Samuel Eto’o heads the national football …

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Basketball: Grass to grace, despair to hope, the story of Jeremiah Armstead

Jeremiah Armstead moved around so much he wasn’t even eligible to play high school basketball until his senior year. He never lost faith through all the nights his family slept in their car when they couldn’t get a hotel room or into a shelter. Armstead not only has survived, he has flourished. On Monday, the Fisk …

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Morocco: Rabab Cheddar chases Olympic dreams while fasting Ramadan

Moroccan flyweight boxer Rabab Cheddar is pushing her limits in pursuit of a dream: qualifying for the upcoming Paris Olympics. But her journey is unlike that of many athletes. Cheddar trains during the holy month of Ramadan, where fasting from sunrise to sunset is observed. “I prepare normally, as usual,” Cheddar says. Sweat drips from …

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