Cameroon: Ngannou Wins UFC Heavyweight Title

Cameroon: Ngannou Wins UFC Heavyweight Title

LAS VEGAS, 28 March 2021 – Cameroonian-born Francis Ngannou alias “The Predator”, made history Saturday in Las Vegas, as he became the first African-born UFC heavyweight champion. Ngannou beat erstwhile champion Stipe Miocic during the title fight at...
Cameroon: Ngannou Eyes UFC Heavyeweight Belt

Cameroon: Ngannou Eyes UFC Heavyeweight Belt

LAS VEGAS, 27 March 2021 – Cameroonian-born Francis Ngannou has said he hopes to make history this weekend at UFC 260 in Las Vegas by becoming the first African-born UFC heavyweight champion. The 34-year-old born to peasant parents in Batie in French-speaking...
Nigeria: Usman Retains Belt at UFC258

Nigeria: Usman Retains Belt at UFC258

LAS VEGAS, 14 February 2021 – Nigerian-born, Kamaru Usman, beat top contender Gilbert Burns, at UFC258 to retain his belt and position at the top of the 170 pound division. The opening round of the fight saw Usman’s Brazilian challenger and former training...
Burundi: Niyonsaba to Race in 5000m Tokyo

Burundi: Niyonsaba to Race in 5000m Tokyo

BUJUMBURA, 8 February 2021 – Burundi’s Olympic 800m silver medalist, Francine Niyonsaba, says she will race in the 5000m race in Tokyo after a rule change keeps her out of the 400m through the 1500m. The rule instituted in 2019 requires of athlete like her to...
Africa: CAF Honoring Ex-President Hayatou

Africa: CAF Honoring Ex-President Hayatou

CAIRO, 15 January 2021 – The Confederaiton of African Football (CAF) is set to honor its former and longestserving president, Issa Hayatou, at an event Friday in his native Cameroon. The 74-year-old Hayatou will be designated President Emeritus of CAF. “This honor...
Sports: Racism Alleged in Italian Serie B

Sports: Racism Alleged in Italian Serie B

ROME, 23 December 2020 – A Nigerian soccer midfielder Joel Obi has been racially abused during a game of the Italian Serie B, club officials confirmed Wednesday. “Obi was the object of an infamous and disgraceful phrase that has nothing to do with the most basic...
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