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Absa Cape Epic Race

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The Absa Cape Epic race is a two-person team annual mountain bike stage race held in the Western Cape, South Africa.  Team members are required to take care of each other and their equipment, and must finish the race together.

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2014 FIFA World Cup – Who are the African teams

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 9, 2014 | Leave a Comment

We are moving toward the 2014 World Cup and the Groups have been announced.

2014 World Cup Logo

2014 World Cup Logo

This year’s qualifying African countries are Cameroon (Group A), Cote D’Ivoire (Group C), Nigeria (Group F), Ghana (Group G), and Algeria (Group H).

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Ethiopia signs Goran Stevanovic as new soccer coach

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 8, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The Ethiopian Football Federation has picked Goran Stevanovic to be their national team’s football coach.

Goran Stevanovic

Goran Stevanovic

Stevanovic was previously Ghana’s coach and had worked as an assistant coach for Serbia and Montenegro.  Despite being responsible for leading the Ethiopian Walyas to their first African Cup of Nations slot in three decades, Sewnet Bishaw was let go following a poor showing at the African Nations Cup.

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Thabo Sefolosha might be traded

Written by Shirlene Brown | February 12, 2014 | Leave a Comment

South African/Swiss player, Thabo Sefolosha, probably one of the most valuable players on the Thunder team, has been rumoured to have been mentioned in trade talks. He is considered one of their most valuable players, and has started in every game since he was drafted (except the very first one).

Thabo Sefolosha

Thabo Sefolosha

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Andre Tyler Iguodala – a nugget for the Golden State Warriors

Written by Shirlene Brown | January 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Andre Iguodala, a Nigerian/American basketball player, is a small forward/shooting man with the Golden State Warriors.  He was drafted into the NBA in 2004 by the Philadelphia 76ers where he played for 8 years.  He then moved to the Denver Nuggets in 2012 where he played for a year before moving to the Golden State Warriors.

Andre Tyler Iguodala

Andre Tyler Iguodala

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Victor Oladipo -the rookie that shows incredible promise

Written by Shirlene Brown | January 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Victor Oladipo has had a banner season.  This rookie was part of the starting lineup for Orlando Magic against the Chicago Bulls last night and showed why he was worth being their second pick.

Victor Oladipo

Victor Oladipo

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Oklahoma City Thunder look to Serge Ibaka for salvation

Written by Shirlene Brown | November 1, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Serge Ibaka, the Congolese power forward with the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team, has them now leaning heavily on him since the loss of Kevin Martin to the Timberwolves.

Serge Ibaka

Serge Ibaka

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Basketball in Africa: Trending now

Written by Shirlene Brown | September 30, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Basketball is not a sport that we hear of very often in Africa (at least not as a sport that would like to encourage our children to participate in).  Instead we focus on soccer, that ultimate sport that keeps us enthralled in front of the television, yelling obscenities to the referees when they call fouls against our beloved team.

Passport : Basketball in Africa

Passport : Basketball in Africa

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Samuel Eto’o signs with Chelsea

Written by Shirlene Brown | August 29, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Well it’s official.  Samuel Eto’o now bleeds blue.  According to Chelsea News, Eto’o signed a one-year contract.

Samuel Eto'o

Samuel Eto'o

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Victor Wanyama to stay with Celtic

Written by Shirlene Brown | February 1, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Rumors swirled, gossip flew, but in the end, Victor Wanyama will be staying with Celtic through the end of the season.

Victor Wanyama

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Cape Verde surprises naysayers

Written by Shirlene Brown | January 23, 2013 | Leave a Comment

South Africa beat Angola 2-0 in the Cup of Nations, but perhaps the biggest surprise has been Cape Verde, a team that was put down by some critics who felt that they did not deserve to be in the games at all.

Cape Verde celebrates their goal

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