Racism haunts football – Watford’s Christian Kabasele

It was a moment that shocked European football. Christian Kabasele, who was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, scored for Genk against Standard Liege in October 2015 and celebrated with a monkey imitation. His celebration was in protest of the monkey chants he’d been subjected to by some Kortrijk fans in September 2015 in another Belgium Pro League game. The Belgium Pro League did not immediately respond to CNN Sport’s request for comment, though the Royal Belgium Football Association pointed to projects that it has introduced to combat racism earlier this year. However,…

Racism haunts football – Watford’s Christian Kabasele

The 29-year-old has been a strong voice in the fight against racism given his experiences during his professional career. It was a moment that shocked European football. Christian Kabasele, who was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, scored for Genk against Standard Liege in October 2015 and celebrated with a monkey imitation. His celebration was in protest of the monkey chants he’d been subjected to by some Kortrijk fans in September 2015 in another Belgium Pro League game. The Belgium Pro League did not immediately respond to CNN Sport’s request for…

Heart of Gold: Messi offers to help Ronaldihno out of jail

According to reports, Lionel Messi has hired lawyers and is about to pay over R72-million to get former Brazilian midfield maestro  Ronaldihno Gaucho out of prison for the fake passport lawsuit in Paraguay. Ronaldinho, the former Brazil and Barcelona soccer star being held in a Paraguayan jail for using a falsified passport, is being investigated for additional crimes, the prosecutor leading the case said on Sunday. Osmar Legal did not clarify what the crimes were but told the Brazilian news site Globoesporte that “there are indications that other crimes were…

Kenya Open Pro-Am slot at stake for winner of Johnnie Walker Grand Finale

All nine series winners will be in action during the Grand Finale of Johnnie Walker Golf Series on Saturday. At stake for the winner is a slot to play in the Pro-Am of the 2020 Magical Kenya Open. The series has been to various golf courses countrywide featuring several members, guests and staff golfers. Action will tee off at 6.58am with the four ball of  B. Wangalwa, C. Maranga, J. Odhiambo and T. Macakiage. In action will be Gakuo Ndirangu who won the Sigona leg of the Series last month. The handicap 12 golfer…

Werner Kok: Strength in depth for Blitzbok squad

Kok played in his 50th HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in California and reflected on the comeback effort by the Blitzboks to overhaul Fiji to win 29-24 He has been there, done that and then some – yet, for Werner Kok, the Blitzboks’ come-from-behind win against Fiji in the final of last weekend’s HSBC LA Sevens was still an unbelievable achievement and something he ascribes to the great depth in the Springbok Sevens set-up. Kok played in his 50th HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in California and reflected…

Womens Central League draws close to the end

Black Pearls top the table standings with 5 points from 2 games while Avengers have 4 points from one game and Thunderbirds have 1 point from one game  The second week of the URU Women’s Central Regional league had Black Pearls hosting Avengers at the Kings Park Arena. Black Pearls were coming off a historic 10-13 win against the defending champions Thunderbirds, while Avengers were playing their first match in the 3 team league. Avengers were first off the blocks using their powerful forwards to gain metres in the Pearls…

All eyes on Bloem for return Guinness PRO14 derby

Toyota Cheetahs are determined to register their sixth victory of the season to remain in third place in Conference A CAPE TOWN, South Africa, January 30, 2020/ — An epic Guinness PRO14 derby between the Toyota Cheetahs and Isuzu Southern Kings is set to play out in Bloemfontein on Saturday, when both sides will target a victory at all costs. While the Toyota Cheetahs are determined to register their sixth victory of the season to remain in third place in Conference A and gain some breathing space between themselves and…

Guinness Night Football champion to compete in continental fete

Edward Kamiru to participate in Pan-African championship in Lagos, Nigeria, after winning against 20 competitors in a Guinness Night Football Goal Challenge tournament competition. The win came after he knocked out Jeff Wachira, Enoch Kibet and Dennis Mwandikwa in the finals. The Guinness Pan-African championship will take place on 31st January 2020 which will be hosted by Guinness ambassador and football legend, Rio Ferdinand. Guinness consumers were tasked to recreate the best of premier league goals scored by English Premier League players where participants were required to hit the target…

Basketball now a tool of inspiration to the youths

African Voices Changemakers, CNN International meets the people using basketball to help provide life-changing opportunities to young people. In Nairobi, host Arit Okpo meets James Kamau, the founder of Beyond Hoops Africa. Kamau explains his organisatio n, “We use the beautiful game of basketball to inspire, educate and empower youth.” In his youth, Kamau played for Kenya’s Java Warriors. Returning to the courts the team used to play on, Kamau found them overgrown with weeds, “People from this area have no access which means people that want to start playing…

KENYA TO HOST COPA COCA-COLA AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS TOURNAMENT

Coca-Cola East and Central Africa Franchise, Region Head of Marketing, Reinaldo Padua (L), with Deputy Director- Field Coordination and Curricular Activities, Ministry of Education, Festus Muturi (middle) and Coca-Cola Marketing Manager-Kenya, Evanson Ndung’u (R) pose for a photo during the COPA Coca-Cola Africa Cup 2019 launch event held at Ole Sereni hotel.   The second edition of the COPA Coca-Cola Africa Cup will be taking place this year in Thika, Kenya from the 2nd to 5th of December. The Pan-African tournament is a showcase of skills and talent aimed at developing young…