Category Archives: Sports

Women Referees Make African Football History at CHAN

LIMBE, CAMEROON – Three women referees created history Saturday at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarterfinals. Ethiopian referee Lidya Tafesse and her assistants, Malawian Bernadettar Kwimbira and Nigerian Mimisen Iyorhe, became the first women to control a match at a senior CAF male tournament. The breakthrough came two years after women referees handled matches at

Cameroon Deploys Troops as Separatists Threaten African Nations Championship

In Cameroon, one week ahead of the African Nations Soccer Championship, officials have deployed troops to protect players from across Africa as separatists vow to stop the games in restive English-speaking regions. The government is assuring football fans from across Africa that the games will be safe and that measures have also been taken to

Covid-19: All African nations seeks Fifa’s Coronavirus Relief fund help

ZURICH (Switzerland), Every single country in Africa has applied to Fifa to access a grant through the world governing body’s COVID-19 Relief Plan. Formally approved in June, the Fifa fund is making US$1.5 billion available to its 211 member associations and six confederations. On Wednesday, Fifa announced that it believes the coronavirus pandemic has cost

‘Don’t make schools a political football’: senior WHO official calls for data-based COVID-19 strategies

A senior World Health Organization (WHO) official on Monday, called for the question of school reopenings to be included as part of comprehensive, data-driven COVID-19 public health strategies, and not a politically-driven decision-making process. Responding to questions from reporters at the regular WHO press briefing in Geneva, Dr. Michael Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO

FIFA, WHO and football stakeholders draft medical considerations and risk assessment tool

FIFA is sharing a football risk assessment tool with its 211 member associations, the six continental confederations and other stakeholders in order to facilitate the planning of the resumption of football activities by competition and match organisers, as soon as health authorities and governments consider it safe. It has been developed in conjunction with the

Strength in depth for Blitzbok squad � Werner Kok

He has been there, done that and then some � yet, for Werner Kok, the Blitzboks’ come-from-behind win against Fiji in the final of last weekend#39;s HSBC LA Sevens was still an unbelievable achievement and something he ascribes to the great depth in th…

Reality sets in for Bok Women as Rugby World Cup (RWC) dates are announced

The Springbok Women have a little over 19 months to prepare for the 2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand � news that triggered excitement and urgency for SA Rugby’s ( Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, and Springbok Women’s co…

Vodacom Super Rugby Review � Round 1

Cell C Sharks down Vodacom Bulls in opening fixture; Four-try DHL Stormers off to flying start in Cape Town; Powerful Jaguares tame Emirates Lions in Buenos Aires The DHL Stormers and Cell C Sharks both registered winning starts at home in their open…

Orange Middle East and Africa, Morocco Headquarters: Inauguration Event

SPEAKERS: Alioune NDIAYE, Chief Executive Officer Orange ( Middle East and Africa amp; Elisabeth Medou Badang, Senior Vice President Africa and Indian Ocean and Africa Documents link:, WH…