South African athletics hero Caster Semenya is fresh off of her stunning gold medal win at the Olympic Games in Rio, but she is not taking time to rest as the 800m specialist prepares to go for victory in the Zurich leg of the 2016 Diamond League series on Thursday. The Diamond League series is an annual 14-meeting track and field event that brings together the best athletes in the world for events held throughout the globe.
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Peter Pedroncelli, 6:24 am AFKI Original
Sprinter Akani Simbine has broken the South African 100m sprint record during a race at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial Track and Field competition in Budapest, Hungary on Monday night. With the Olympic Games in Rio only a few weeks away, Simbine put in a stellar performance to beat Jamaican sprinting icon Asafa Powell with a new SA record time of 9.89.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:50 am AFKI Original
Sportsmen and women are considered role models by many fans of sport, and global brands are aware of this, as well as the popularity that some of these professionals command in the markets they wish to capture. We take a look at 8 brands that are endorsed by African sportsmen.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:35 am AFKI Original
The 2015 Rugby World Cup will be exciting fans of the sport in a few days when the flagship tournament takes place in England, and South Africa’s Springboks are amongst the top sides expected to be in contention for the title. With this in mind, AFKSports have compiled a selection of videos that will get supporters of […]
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:16 am
Ivorian international Gervinho’s proposed move from Italian Serie A side Roma to Al Jazira of the Arabian Gulf League has stalled and is unlikely to be completed any longer. The move is now dead in the water due to the fact that the player’s wage and financial demands were above what the Gulf side were willing to accommodate.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:03 am
Nigeria national team goalkeeper and captain, Vincent Enyeama, has revealed his plans to retire from the Super Eagles after the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which will take place in Gabon. The 32-year-old Lille goalkeeper has been a stalwart for the national team, becoming the second player to reach the elusive 100 cap mark for his country in March during a 1-0 loss to Uganda.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:38 am AFKI Original
After months of speculation and signs that the Super Eagles seemed destined to part ways with Stephen Keshi as the two could not come to an agreement, a complete U-turn has seen the former Togo and Mali coach closing in on signing a new contract to continue his work with the Nigeria national team.
Peter Pedroncelli, 2:39 am AFKI Original
Fiorentina’s new Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah continues to do well with the Viola in Italy, and on Thursday night he scored a brace to stop high flying Juventus in their tracks and defeat them 2-1 in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:11 am
English Premier League club Liverpool are reportedly considering a transfer for the Nigerian goalkeeper in the next transfer window
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:51 am AFKI Original
Video highlights from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final between Ghana and eventual winners, Ivory Coast
Makula Dunbar, 1:09 pm
The short term goals for Purpink’s expansion include taking over East Africa, and later the entire continent. Staying in Africa works in the company’s favor as the inter-workings of online orders is something that the founders have worked hard at researching. Emerging out of its infancy, the company is now focused on serving Kenya’s corporate business market. “We just started something that [would] give us money to have fun and go out on campus. It was just as simple as that,”Aryton Bett, Purpink co-founder told CNBC Africa.
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