To many sports lovers, the French national football team is a beacon of multiculturalism and racial integration. For several decades now, the Les Blues has largely been composed of white, black and Arab players, all proudly united under the French flag and the national anthem, the Marseillaise. One country that has also followed the French example of assimilation is Belgium, as Enock Muchinjo explains through the story of Belgian international Christian Benteke.
Nigeria’s Super Falcons have come out victorious yet again at the 2016 women’s Africa Cup of Nations today. Beating hosts Cameroon 1-0.
Today, we celebrate the life and achievements of Ghanaian soccer star Michael Essien who celebrates his 34th birthday on December 3. Here are some highlights from his inspirational career thus far.
South African Olympic silver medalist Chad le Clos has announced plans to open a swimming academy in Cape Town for young athletes.
The story of former British heavyweight titleholder Dereck Chisora’s birth in Mbare, Harare’s oldest black township, is well known. Little has been said about his upbringing in an inter-racial family until his departure for the UK at the age of 16. His uncle, Paul de Souza, a former Zimbabwe national judoka, sat down with Enock Muchinjo to talk about the boxer’s troubled childhood, family and race in Rhodesia.
Today we congratulate and celebrate the historic achievements of African athletes who excelled at the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday. Eritrean Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, and Kenyan Mary Keitany, who claimed historic New York City Marathon titles on Sunday. A hearty congratulations.
Sadio Mane is the most expensive African footballer in history. Thankfully, Mane is not one of the big stars from Francophone West Africa who have opted to play for their adopted European countries, mostly France. But in a few months’ time, Mane might be caught up in a familiar row that has often stalked top European-based African footballers, the club versus country debate.