Rugby Africa, World Rugby team up in online training for women match officials

Rugby Africa, World Rugby team up in online training for women match officials

Rugby Africa and World Rugby will conduct an only course for second tier match officials, with the focus on women referee development as the sport gains ground in Africa. The eight-week training will be conducted online and will be theoretical sessions that will later be followed up with in-country practical...

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Scientists warn Tokyo Olympics may become new staging ground for Covid spread

Scientists warn Tokyo Olympics may become new staging ground for Covid spread

A group of Japanese scientists, including some of the nation’s most senior advisers on the Covid-19 pandemic, is warning that allowing spectators at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will help the virus spread domestically and internationally. Their recommendation to bar or at least limit spectators, not yet formally published but...

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Cameroon women trounce Burkina Faso on return to international rugby action

Cameroon women trounce Burkina Faso on return to international rugby action

The Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon whitewashed hosts Burkina Faso on June 9, 2021, to mark an emphatic return to international action in a match played at the August 4 Stadium. Visiting Cameroon scored 37 to the good in a match that took place on the side-lines of Rugby Africa Cup...

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World Rugby, Mastercard seal deal to speed up growth of women rugby

World Rugby, Mastercard seal deal to speed up growth of women rugby

World Rugby has unveiled details of a transformative five-year partnership with Mastercard to accelerate the development of Women in Rugby and supercharge the international federation’s ambitious Accelerating the Development of Women in its 2017-25 strategic plan. The record-setting partnership will deliver a series of firsts with Mastercard becoming the founding...

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Madagascar’s Donatienne Rasoampamonjy heads for try as she ramps up Rugby Africa Unstoppable run

Madagascar’s Donatienne Rasoampamonjy heads for try as she ramps up Rugby Africa Unstoppable run

As the second largest island country off the east coast of Africa, Madagascar is packing with rugby heroine power in the name of Donatienne Rasoampamonjy, a Rugby Africa Unstoppable who is making waves in her hometown. Handpicked amongst leading women in rugby on the African continent as part of Rugby...

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New York Knicks trainer Tom Thibodeau wins NBA Coach of the Year Award

New York Knicks trainer Tom Thibodeau wins NBA Coach of the Year Award

New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau is the recipient of the Red Auerbach Trophy as the 2020-21 NBA Coach of the Year, the NBA announced on Tuesday night. This is the second NBA Coach of the Year Award for Thibodeau, who earned the honour in the 2010-11 season with...

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Host Burkina Faso kick off Rugby World Cup qualifiers with win in Ouagadougou

Host Burkina Faso kick off Rugby World Cup qualifiers with win in Ouagadougou

Rugby Africa Cup Repechage got underway on June 5, 2021 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with a match between the host national and Burundi at the Stade 4 Aout. Burkina Faso won the match with a scoreline of 52-3 and set the stage for a bruising battle against the other teams....

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Can grit, ambition that Francis Kadenge epitomised inspire tottering AFC Leopards Sports Club?

Can grit, ambition that Francis Kadenge epitomised inspire tottering AFC Leopards Sports Club?

After AFC Leopards SC, one of Kenya’ most successful football clubs, was humiliated by a nondescript Bidco FC on May 30, the team’s supporters have expressed strong reservations about its current players and management’s commitment to success. “They fear success” is the refrain in every conversation. Given its history as...

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Rugby Africa launches award to celebrate sports journalism, photography

Rugby Africa launches award to celebrate sports journalism, photography

Rugby Africa has announced launch of an award for sports journalists as a way of appreciating the role they play in promoting  the sport in Africa. Dubbed Media and Photography Award, its inauguration is set for later this year. According to Rugby Africa General Manager Coralie van Den Berg, category...

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Basketball Africa League and Flutterwave strike a multiyear partnership

Basketball Africa League and Flutterwave strike a multiyear partnership

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) announced on Sunday a multiyear partnership with Flutterwave that makes the payments technology company an associate partner of the BAL. The inaugural BAL season kicked off on Sunday at the Kigali Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, with 12 teams from across Africa competing in the new...

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