Posts Tagged Africa

Coach’s adopted toddler builds a life with hoops team

In this Jan. 27, 2015, photo, Ngoty, of Senegal, the adopted daughter of Viginia women's basketball coach Joanne Boyle, rests on a basketball as she plays with members of the women's basketball team in Charlottesville, Va. Each trip to Senegal to try and adopt Ngoty entailed an eight-hour flight to Dakar from Washington's Dulles International Airport, then a rugged drive of nearly 300 miles that could take 8-9 hours, or longer on the trips when Boyle and her driver blew a tire or their car overheated in the 120-degree temperatures. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Joanne Boyle offered a quick prayer before clicking the photo link of a days-old girl in a Senegalese orphanage. Maybe, after so many years of waiting, this would be the child the Virginia women’s basketball coach could bring home.

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Senegal hires Aliou Cisse as soccer coach

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal has hired Aliou Cisse as its coach, a rare instance of a black African taking charge of one of the continent’s top teams.

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Phelan, Ford share 1st-round lead at Africa Open

EAST LONDON, South Africa (AP) — Kevin Phelan and Matt Ford made 5-under 67s to share the first-round lead at the Africa Open on Thursday.

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SAfrica says FIFA ‘inefficient’ on match-fixing claims

LONDON (AP) — The South African sports minister has accused FIFA of being “very inefficient” and not acting decisively on match-fixing investigations.

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Guinea disagrees with FIFA over moving African Cup to June

FIFA president Sepp Blatter leaves after the International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Sepp Blatter wants the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar to take place no later than Dec. 18, a date that would avoid a conflict with the powerful Premier League over the Christmas schedule in England. The dates of the 2022 tournament will be confirmed in March by the FIFA executive committee, which Blatter heads. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea sports minister Domani Dore has contradicted FIFA by saying the 2023 African Cup of Nations cannot be moved back to June to accommodate the re-scheduled 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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