BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017: The five contenders

One of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, Victor Moses and Mohamed Salah will be crowned winner on Monday 11 December

The five-man shortlist of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, Victor Moses and Mohamed Salah has been revealed and voting for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 is now open. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Gabon and Borussia Dortmund Not once in the long history of the Bundesliga had an African ever topped the league’s scoring charts outright until Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit ...

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Switzerland qualify for fourth consecutive World Cup


Switzerland hung on to their 1-0 first-leg lead over Northern Ireland and played out a goalless draw in the play-off second leg in Basel to book their ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Both teams created chances throughout the match playing in tough, rainy conditions. Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill will be pleased his side saw more of ...

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Croatia book their place at Russia 2018


Croatia have qualified for a second consecutive FIFA World Cup™ after a goalless draw in Greece on Sunday evening secured a 4-1 aggregate victory. It is also a record fifth time that the Croatians have qualified for a major tournament through a play-off. An emphatic 4-1 victory in the first leg in Zagreb on Thursday was more than enough for ...

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National Hockey teams present medals to MOYS


The Male and Female National Hockey teams, has presented medals won at the just ended Africa Hockey Cup Competition in Egypt, to the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS). Both the male and female national teams won medals in their respective categories at the competition. The male national team won bronze, whilst the female team won silver medal. The team, ...

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Wakaso feeling good about Black Stars return


Mubarak Wakaso says he is happy to be back with the Black Stars team and he feels great to be with his colleagues in the national team. Wakaso is getting his first call under Kwesi Appiah since the coach was appointed in May this year. Some observers had expressed worry about the midfielder’s absence from the group but the Alaves ...

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NBA: Wizards bounce back with 111-95 win over Lakers


In the second of a four-game homestand, the Wizards locked in on both ends of the court to defeat the Lakers, 111-95. John Wall (23 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and three blocks), Bradley Beal (20 points, five rebounds, and five assists), and Otto Porter Jr. (20 points and 11 rebounds) combined for 65 points to lead the Wizards to ...

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NBA: Rockets take down Cavaliers


James Harden was quick to say yes when asked if he’s playing at as high of a level as he ever has. The follow up question of why wasn’t quite as easy for Houston’s bearded star. “I don’t know,” he said before letting out an awkward laugh and looking around before continuing. “Work. Try to study the game and get ...

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2018 FIFA World Cup™ official match ball unveiled


A reinvention of a classic model with a brand-new panel design and the latest technology: in an exciting re-imagining, adidas today revealed the official match ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, which pays homage to the first-ever adidas World Cup ball. The Telstar 18 evokes unforgettable memories of the 1970 FIFA World Cup™ – and of legends like ...

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ATP World Tour Finals: Rafael Nadal to play Goffin; Roger Federer opens against Sock

Rafael Nadal has never won the ATP World Tour Finals (Image credit: Getty Images)

World number one Rafael Nadal will play David Goffin in his opening ATP Finals match on Monday. Spaniard Nadal has been grouped with Belgium’s Goffin, Dominic Thiem of Austria and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. The first group begins on Sunday, with six-time Swiss winner Roger Federer playing Jack Sock of the USA, and Germany’s Alexander Zverev against Czech Wimbledon finalist Marin ...

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