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‘Circumstances kept me where I am’: History making Black African golfer rebuilds career
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Arts, Culture and Sport ‘Circumstances kept me where I am’: History making Black African golfer rebuilds career

The lack of racial diversity at the top end of golf is glaring in the West. In Africa, the white community has also dominated the sport for years. Zambia’s Madalitso Muthiya is the only black African to have played in the US Open, although he was never able to take his career to the dizzy heights. In this feature we talk to him about his career and why the number of black golfers only continues to fall.

Obituary — Hoosain Ayob: ‘His influence on cricket in Africa was majestic and magnificent’
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Arts, Culture and Sport Obituary — Hoosain Ayob: ‘His influence on cricket in Africa was majestic and magnificent’

For many decades, cricket in Africa used to be viewed as a preserve of a tiny, elite minority. Through the selfless efforts of many individuals, some at great personal sacrifice, the game is now spreading at an encouraging pace beyond the traditional African cricket-playing nations. One of these heroes is Hoosain Ayob, known by many in his homeland as Uncle Hoosain.