Africa Sports World 

Footballer shot and killed in Amsterdam

Former Burton Albion defender Kelvin Maynard has been shot and killed in Amsterdam, Dutch police have confirmed. The 32-year-old was shot in his car and police are appealing for witnesses as they search for two suspects who they say escaped on a black scooter. Officers from a nearby fire station tried to help Maynard but he later died of his injuries. The Dutch-Surinamese player, who also had a spell at Royal Antwerp, was at non-league Dutch club Alphense Boys. “Everyone at Burton Albion is saddened to learn of the tragic death…

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Africa Ghana Sports World 

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan to play in India

Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is heading to the India Super League after joining NorthEast United on a free transfer. Gyan will travel to Guwahati this weekend to begin the latest leg of a career that has spanned ten clubs and three continents already and he says he is looking forward to it. “I am extremely excited to start this new chapter in my career,” the 33-year-old said. “I have heard great things about NorthEast United FC and the Indian Super League and I am thrilled to be a part…

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Africa Football Sports Tennis World 

What have been the most recent major upsets in sport?

Sports are loved by all people around Africa for the fun and excitement they bring. Whether you like to simply watch them or make some money from games with sports betting offers, they are a very enjoyable way to spend time. This is true for any sport, be it soccer, basketball or the NFL. What is also true for all sports is how shock results can occur at times to upset the odds. Now that many of the major professional sports are underway again, this has been shown to be…

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Africa Football Sports World 

Norwich City stun Manchester City in thriller

Norwich City produced a magnificent all-round display to inflict Manchester City’s first Premier League defeat since January at an ecstatic Carrow Road. The Canaries were ravaged by injuries with 11 players missing but made light of the handicap to take full advantage of a performance from the reigning champions that was careless in the extreme and characterised by chaotic defending. Kenny McLean rose unmarked to meet Emiliano Buendia’s corner after 18 minutes and Norwich doubled their advantage 10 minutes later when a flowing move started by Marco Stiepermann ended with…

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Africa Sports World 

Why sport can boost equality and peace

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth has outlined how sport can be harnessed to boost international development by “changing perceptions and altering attitudes”. Speaking at the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda, Patricia Scotland said the “wide appeal and reach” of sport can be used to “accelerate progress” in areas such as gender equality and political inclusivity. She said: “With the spirit of goodwill and through the respect and understanding which are signature characteristics of the Commonwealth Sport Movement, mutual encouragement flourishes across boundaries of regional and national affiliation…

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Africa Sports Tennis World 

Nadal motivated by love of game, not Grand Slam record

Rafa Nadal moved within one Grand Slam title of tying Roger Federer’s all-time mark of 20 on Sunday but even after adding a fourth U.S. Open to his collection the Spaniard said it was his love of the game, not records, that motivates him. Nadal fended off a late comeback from Daniil Medvedev to win a five-set classic at Flushing Meadows, winning a 19th slam that also took him three clear of Novak Djokovic’s 16 titles. “I am playing tennis because I love to play tennis,” Nadal told reporters. “I…

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Andreescu stuns Serena Williams to win US Open title

Serena Williams’s quest for a 24th Grand Slam title came unstuck again as teenager Bianca Andreescu won her first major in a gripping US Open final. Williams, 37, could not cope with the 19-year-old Canadian’s quality in a 6-3 7-5 defeat. Andreescu, seeded 15th, lost a double break in the second set before taking her third match point. To the disappointment of a stunned home crowd, Williams has now lost four successive major finals. “Bianca played an unbelievable match,” Williams told the crowd on Arthur Ashe Stadium. “I’m so proud…

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Africa Cameroon Football Sports World 

Samuel Eto’o finally ends his playing career

Four-time African player of the year Samuel Eto’o has signalled the end to his 22-year playing career. The ex-Cameroon and Barcelona forward, 38, posted on Instagram, stating: “The end, towards a new challenge.” Eto’o, his country’s record scorer with 56 goals in 118 games, also enjoyed brief stints in the English Premier League with Chelsea and Everton. Last year, after a short spell with Turkish side Konyaspor, he joined Qatar Sports Club, his last club. Eto’o joined Spanish giants Real Madrid in 1996 at the age of 16, but was limited to just three…

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Africa Gambia Sports West Africa World 

Gina Bass: The darling of Gambia athletics

African champion Gina Bass is sparking some excitement in The Gambia after winning gold medal in the 200 meters race in the all Africa games athletic championship which ended in Morocco. Bass won the gold medal in style with a timing of 22.58 seconds, beating Ivorian Marie Josee Tallou who is regarded as Africa’s fastest. Gina Bass broke her own national record with her winning time during the competition. She was welcomed back home by fans and well-wishers with excitement. Speaking to Africa Feeds upon her arrival at the Banjul…

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Africa South Africa Southern Africa Sports World 

Caster Semenya turns to soccer, signs for SA football club

South Africa’s Olympic champion Caster Semenya has reportedly signed for a local football club JVW. The renowned athlete is now set to play football potentially next year as her challenges with the IAAF continue. The two-time Olympic gold medallist in the 800 metres will be playing football for JVW, owned by South Africa women’s captain Janine van Wyk. The announced of the signing of the 28-year-old was made public on Thursday. “I am grateful for this opportunity and I appreciate the love and support I already get from the team,” Semenya…

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