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2014 Winter Olympics

2014 Winter Olympics – Africa Participation

The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially called the XXII Olympic Winter Games, or the 22nd Winter Olympics, is underway in Sochi, Russia. it will be running until the 23 February 2014. The event (including the 2014 Winter Paralympics) is being organized by the Sochi Organizing Committee (SOC). Sochi was selected as the host city in July 2007. The Sochi Olympics will be the first Olympics in the Russian Federation since the breakup of the USSR in 1991.

The following are African countries participating at this Winter 2014 Olympics (3 in total): Continue reading "2014 Winter Olympics – Africa Participation"

CHAN 2014

Libya Beats Ghana on CHAN Final (4 – 3)

Capetown, South Africa - Libya is the 2014 CHAN Champion, beating Ghana on penalty kicks 4 to 3, in a game where Ghana was sought to be the favorite.

CHAN 2014 Final
Ghanaian goalkeeper STEPHEN ADAMS

Ghanaian goalkeeper Stephen Adams saved two penalty kicks from Mohamed Elgadi and Abdelsalam Omar to tie the first five kicks at 3-3 and send both teams to sudden death penalties. Libya took the first sudden death shot and made it (Ahmed El Trbi). Unfortunately, Ghana came short when Joshua Tijani missed his penalty kick.

CHAN 2014 FinalIt took a couple of minutes of uncertainty wins prior to Libya celebrating their victory, to what it seemed like the referee wanted Ghana to re-take the last shot. But after the clash of both teams swirling around the ref like bees ready to start a riot, the game finally ended with Libya celebration.

Ghana did qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil where it will play its first stage on Group G against United States, Germany, and Portugal.

 

 

CAF Final: Ghana vs Libya

CHAN Final – Ghana vs. Libya

Capetown, South Africa - The CHAN final is set for tonight in South Africa. Ghana and Libya have made it to the final and will be playing for the African prestigious trophy. Ghanaian coach, Maxwell Konadu  is confident about his team winning the game, but he also acknowledge that Libya will not go down easily.

With Fatigue taking a toll on both teams, it's pretty much anyone's game tonight; the stronger will survive and be crowned Africa Champions.

Libya has clearly earned their spot in the final by beating Zimbabwe in the semi-Final. A team comprised of fast and skillful players such as Libya will definitely give it all on the stadium tonight for the chance of becoming Champions.

The game is set for 20h00 tonight in Capetown Stadium, Capetown, South Africa.

Zambia wins Africa Cup of Nations

Zambia wins Africa Cup of Nations

In 1993, Zambia lost its soccer team due to a plane crash; 30 lives were gone, in which 18 were part of the Zambia soccer team. With this win, coach Herve Renard made sure that the whole African continent remembers them by dedicating his side’s Africa Cup of Nations win to the victims of the plane crash.
The Chipolopolo beat Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties in Libreville, Gabon, securing the trophy for the very first time.

5 Ways to Burn More Fat & Tone Muscle With Weight Training

MANY people have the impression that the only benefit of weight training is to build muscle mass and get big. The truth is however, that weight training in its various forms is also great for burning fat and toning muscle.

Even if you’ve never been to a gym or are opposed to the idea of lifting heavy weights amongst a crowd of sweaty guys please shelve your skepticism and read on.

RACISM IN FOOTBALL: WILL IT EVER END?

BANANAS flying out of the stands, monkey chants being heard all over the place, unbelievable racial slurs being called out; it’s sad to tell you that these are what our African football brothers are experiencing in the European fields when playing for their professional teams. With blacks making up as much as 15 percent of the players in the top leagues, England has become the leader in the fight against racism in the football arena. Almost every country in Europe is guily of this sin, with racial signs and chants – even violence – that target blacks, Jews, and Muslims. It’s understandable to support one’s team against your opponent, but there ought to be limits on the actions taken against each other. Some demonstrators guilty of these stupidities confirm that they only do it to unsettle the opposing team, but there are evidence that this is not just team feud; this is full blown hate and racism. How else can you explain the fact that some of these racism acts have been even conducted by supporters against their own players? Italians fans have been racially taunting their own team’s players. When the French team on the World Cup, a politician openly branded the team “unworthy” due to the facts that they had more black payers than whites in the team.