Africa Sports News

Guinea's Naby Keita impresses on Liverpool debut

Africa Sports - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 02:08
Guinea’s national football captain, Naby Keita announced himself on the English Premier League scene with a Man of the Match performance in Liverpool’s 4-0 win over West Ham on Sunday. The 23 year old midfielder who was signed by Jurgen Klopp in July for up to $79m, was excellent on his debut for the English club side, dominating the midfield and playing a role in Mohamed Salah’s opening goal in the 19th minute. Reactions to Keita’s debut His performance earned him plaudits from manager, Jurgen Klopp, fellow players, pundits and the fans. ‘‘So Naby is in because he’s a really good footballer and I’ve said it from the beginning that he’s obviously settled really quick and has a similar style of play in a similar position as he did at Leipzig,’‘ said Klopp after the match. ALSO READ: Liverpool’s African kings Salah, Mane score in dominant win over West Ham “I knew he was an aggressive player but by taking the No 8 shirt which has been vacant since Steven Gerrard left Liverpool three years ago, Keita proved before a ball was even kicked that he does not shy away from a challenge,’‘ said former Liverpool midfielder-turned-pundit, Jamie Redknapp. Liverpool fans have waited almost a year to see Keita in action after he was initially signed 12 months ago from RB Leipzig. A premierleague debut and tonight's winner. ?

? NabyDeco ?— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 12 août 2018 Naby Keita was worth the wait for Liverpool – rarely has a player looked so good this quickly— Fan@TAK ?? (@Tahneet) 13 août 2018 ?Liverpool Fab 4?.. .Mane@10 .Salah@11 .Firmino@9 .Keita...#Kuzoba Lit at EPL

— ❤Griezmann❤?⚽?? (PuseletsoGriez2) 13 août 2018 Fellow players, Mane and James Milner also heaped praise on the new signing. ‘‘He is a ball winner with great drive and fantastic ability. I have seen him get out of some ridiculous situations in training where he had no right to do it,’‘ Milner on Naby Keita. “I’m happy for him. He played very, very well. Everybody was happy about the job he did for us,’‘ said Sadio Mane. Introducing Naby Keita Keita, who made his debut for the Guinea national team in July 2013, has played for European clubs RB Leipzig, Red Bull Salzburg and FC Istres before his Anfield move. He is described as a box-to-box central midfielder, with ability to distribute the ball with range and accuracy, while also scoring goals frequently. Keita has been compared to France’s N’Golo Kanté and Portugal legend Deco. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }
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Liverpool's African kings Salah, Mane score in dominant win over West Ham

Africa Sports - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 01:08
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane picked off from where they stopped last season as they scored in a dominant win over West Ham in the English club’s premier league’s opener. Egypt’s Salah, whose record goal scoring earned him the Golden Boot last season with 32 goals, opened the scoring on Sunday at Anfield, tapping in Andy Robertson’s cross. Salah’s goal featured an important contribution from new signing, Guinean Naby Keita, who cost 50 million pounds ($63.84m) from RB Leipzig. Senegal’s captain, Mane who was recently handed the significant No. 10 jersey scored Liverpool’s second and third goals, in a game that would eventually end 4-0. Substitute Daniel Sturridge made it four just seconds after coming on.
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Ex-Zambia, African football great Bwalya vows to fight FIFA ban

Africa Sports - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 14:01
Former Zambian international and African football great Kalusha Bwalya has vowed to fight a two-year football ban imposed on him on Friday by the world football governing body, FIFA. In an official statement posted on his social media pages, the player turned coach and president of the Zambian football body said he was surprise and saddened by the notice. “I have instructed my legal team to immediately appeal this decision urgently and would like to state that I am NOT guilty of any offence, which allegedly took place. “I have never done and will never do anything to bring the beautiful game into disrepute and stand by the facts provided by me to the committee. “I unfortunately cannot provide any further details as my legal team has advised I that this would jeopardize my chances of obtaining leave to appeal. FIFAs decision is not final and I will fight tooth and nail for justice to clear my name,” the statement added. FIFA reported having banned him from the game for two years after an investigation into his links to banned Qatari official Mohammed Bin Hammam. The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s Ethics Committee said on Friday that they had banned Bwalya, a member of the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), for two years from “all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level.” FIFA said in a statement they had been investigating the 54-year-old Bwalya since February 2017 “focused principally on benefits that Mr Bwalya had received from Mr Bin Hammam.” “The adjudicatory chamber found Mr Bwalya guilty of having violated art. 16 (Confidentiality) and art. 20 (Offering and accepting gifts and other benefits) of the FIFA Code of Ethics. A fine in the amount of CHF 100,000 ($100,573.2) was also imposed on Mr Bwalya.” Bwalya, was voted African Player of the Year in 1988 and later went on to be coach of the Zambia national team and president of the Zambian Football Association. Bin Hammam was banned for life from football by FIFA in 2011 for his part in a cash-for-votes scandal. The Qatari has denied any wrongdoing.
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CAF takes disciplinary action against referees [Sport]

Africa Sports - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:49
On Sunday 5th of August 2018, the Disciplinary Board CAF held a meeting in order to decide over the cases of the referees named by media as being corrupted on CAF and Federation Matches. The CAF Disciplinary Board made the decision in which 8 referees and assistant referees were banned from all CAF related activities. The 8 are all from Ghana. David Laryea, an assistant referee got a life ban while the rest got a 10-year ban each. Another decision also saw 14 others provisionally suspended pending their appearance in front of the next meeting of the Disciplinary Board. They include referees and assistant referees from Congo, Liberia, Ghana, Benin, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Senegal and Madagascar. The first ever athlete from Ghana to compete in the skeleton event at the Winter Olympics finished in last place in the event at the Pyeongchang games in February. The 23rd Winter #Olympics have come to an end! I met my goals; Barriers were broken,history was made, & experience was gained. Thank you all— Akwasi Frimpong, OLY (@FrimpongAkwasi) February 25, 2018 Akwasi Frimpong’s last place status did nothing to dampen his spirits. He is upbeat for better performance at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. He also recently he got nominated for the Africa Exclusive Men of the Year Award 2018 for his contribution to sports development in Ghana. I’m honored to be nominated for the Ghana Man of the Year Award 2018; alongside other great individuals who have contributed to sports in Ghana! Thank you to all my fans from ??. We have a long way to go, but our nation has shown the world that we will continue to #DareToDream!— Akwasi Frimpong, OLY (@FrimpongAkwasi) July 28, 2018 Africanews touched base with him and asked him about his journey as an Olympian, and about the Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation of Ghana which he founded in 2016. Below is an full excerpt of his comments: _It’s been an honour to be nominated for the Africa Exclusive Men of the Year Award 2018 in the category of sportsmen of the year. In 2016 i started as Africa’s first black skeleton athlete in the history of the sport. In 2017 I had the privilege to compete at the world championships in Königssee, Germany and then in 2018 when my dream became a reality, after working so hard I represented Ghana going head-first. I have learned a lot, I have accomplished a lot. Going to win Africa’s first medal in the winter olympics is going to be hard. Gold for Africa, gold for Ghana. It’s so interesting to see that there are so many people from the continent that are interested in winter sports. I think it’s only the beginning. In terms of Ghana we have done about 4 clinics, Bobsleigh and Skeleton clinics we have done one in Europe, and we’re probably going to do another one in Europe pretty soon. The challenge is now finding funding to support these athletes. Remember they’re away from home and away from their jobs to be able to focus on this whole thing. That’s something we are still working on. About our board members we are trying to reorganize some things here and there in the next two years to see where I’d fit best because right now I am the president of the federation and still the athlete. We hope to be able to work with the government because that has been a challenge with the government of Ghana and to be able to get things going it’s not easy. People have been reaching out, which is good but we want to be able to have a good foundation for them as well so we are working hard and we are not giving up and we hope to have a Ghana Bobsleigh team in Beijing 2022 and more than just me. The goal is to have more athletes there, and more african athletes in general._ Follow @muisyo_
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WWE Old School Cards Upload Progress

Africa Sport Reddit - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:49

Decided to list out all the possible old school cards that aired on local stations. This list is ONLY for those, and in the case of some matches being placed on other shows or home video, the cards will still be put up.


  1. MSG 12/12/66 (First recorded MSG show, also only one at the third building)


  1. MSG 6/15/70 (First reordered MSG show at the fourth building)
  2. Philadelphia Arena 7/25/70
  3. MSG 9/14/70


  1. MSG 2/8/71 (Features match Pedro Morales beat Ivan Koloff for the Championship)


  1. MSG 7/23/73
  2. MSG 8/27/73


  1. MSG 4/29/74
  2. MSG 7/22/74
  3. MSG 12/17/74


  1. MSG 2/17/75
  2. MSG 5/19/75
  3. MSG 6/16/75
  4. MSG 10/13/75
  5. MSG 11/17/75
  6. MSG 12/15/75 (Features first steel cage match at MSG between Sammartino and Ivan Koloff)


  1. MSG 1/12/76
  2. MSG 3/1/76 (Ric Flair's MSG debut)
  3. MSG 4/26/76 (Stan Hansen's MSG debut, featuring the match where he broke Bruno's neck)
  4. Shea Stadium 6/25/76
  5. MSG 11/22/76


  1. MSG 1/17/77 (Howard Finkel's MSG debut)
  2. MSG 3/28/77
  3. Civic Center 4/30/77 (Features match Superstar Billy Graham beat Sammartino for the Championship)
  4. MSG 8/1/77
  5. Philadelphia Spectrum 9/17/77 (First Philadelphia Spectrum show televised)
  6. Philadelphia Spectrum 12/10/77


  1. Philadelphia Spectrum 2/18/78
  2. MSG 2/20/78 (Features match Bob Backlund beat Superstar Billy Graham for the Championship)
  3. MSG 4/24/78
  4. MSG 6/26/78
  5. Philadelphia Spectrum 8/12/78
  6. MSG 8/28/78
  7. Philadelphia Spectrum 9/16/78
  8. Philadelphia Spectrum 11/18/78
  9. Philadelphia Spectrum 12/16/78
  10. MSG 12/18/78


  1. MSG 2/19/79
  2. MSG 3/26/79
  3. MSG 6/4/79 (Features first Battle Royal at MSG)
  4. Philadelphia Spectrum 7/21/79
  5. Resorts International Steel Pier 7/26/79 (First taping in Atlantic City, NJ. Seemed to be a test for a taping)
  6. MSG 7/30/79
  7. Resorts International Steel Pier 8/2/79
  8. Philadelphia Spectrum 8/18/79
  9. MSG 8/27/79
  10. Resorts International Steel Pier 8/30/79 (Last taping in Atlantic City)
  11. MSG 9/24/79 (Features cage match between Backlund and Patterson)
  12. Philadelphia Spectrum 10/20/79
  13. MSG 10/22/79
  14. Philadelphia Spectrum 11/17/79


  1. Philadelphia Spectrum 1/12/80
  2. MSG 1/21/80 (Kevin Von Erich's only MSG appearance)
  3. Philadelphia Spectrum 2/9/80
  4. Philadelphia Spectrum 3/1/80
  5. Philadelphia Spectrum 4/12/80
  6. MSG 4/21/80 (Features match Ken Patera beat Pat Patterson for the IC Championship)
  7. Philadelphia Spectrum 5/10/80
  8. MSG 5/19/80 (Features WON Match of the Year between Backlund and Patera)
  9. Philadelphia Spectrum 7/26/80
  10. Philadelphia Spectrum 8/23/80
  11. MSG 9/22/80
  12. Philadelphia Spectrum 10/11/80
  13. MSG 10/20/80
  14. Philadelphia Spectrum 11/8/80
  15. MSG 12/8/80 (Was not televised, may have been taped. John Lennon shot and killed this same night)
  16. Philadelphia Spectrum 12/13/80
  17. MSG 12/29/80


  1. Philadelphia Spectrum 1/10/81
  2. Philadelphia Spectrum 2/14/81
  3. MSG 2/16/81
  4. MSG 3/16/81
  5. Philadelphia Spectrum 3/21/81
  6. Philadelphia Spectrum 4/18/81
  7. MSG 5/4/81
  8. Philadelphia Spectrum 5/23/81
  9. MSG 6/8/81
  10. Philadelphia Spectrum 6/20/81 (Features match Don Muraco beat Pedro Morales for the IC Championship)
  11. Capital Centre 6/27/81 (First Capital Centre show televised)
  12. Philadelphia Spectrum 8/1/81
  13. MSG 9/21/81
  14. Philadelphia Spectrum 10/17/81
  15. MSG 10/19/81
  16. Philadelphia Spectrum 11/14/81
  17. Capital Centre 11/29/81
  18. Philadelphia Spectrum 12/12/81


  1. Philadelphia Spectrum 1/16/82
  2. MSG 1/18/82 (Jesse Ventura's MSG debut)
  3. Philadelphia Spectrum 2/20/82
  4. MSG 3/14/82
  5. Philadelphia Spectrum 3/20/82
  6. Capital Centre 3/28/82
  7. Philadelphia Spectrum 4/17/82
  8. Philadelphia Spectrum 5/22/82
  9. MSG 6/5/82
  10. Philadelphia Spectrum 6/26/82
  11. MSG 6/28/82 (Features cage match between Snuka and Backlund)
  12. Philadelphia Spectrum 7/31/82
  13. MSG 8/30/82
  14. Philadelphia Spectrum 9/18/82
  15. Philadelphia Spectrum 10/16/82
  16. MSG 11/22/82 (Eddie Gilbert's MSG debut)
  17. Philadelphia Spectrum 11/25/82


  1. MSG 1/22/83 (Features match Don Muraco beat Pedro Morales for the IC Championship)
  2. MSG 2/18/83
  3. Philadelphia Spectrum 3/19/83
  4. Capital Centre 4/23/83 (Aired as a special on USA Network as WWF Championship Wrestling on 5/11/83)
  5. MSG 4/25/83
  6. MSG 5/23/83
  7. Capital Centre 5/28/83
  8. Philadelphia Spectrum 6/4/83
  9. Capital Centre 7/23/83
  10. MSG 7/30/83
  11. Philadelphia Spectrum 8/13/83
  12. Philadelphia Spectrum 9/24/83
  13. MSG 10/17/83 (Features legendary match between Snuka and Muraco)
  14. Philadelphia Spectrum 11/22/83
  15. MSG 12/26/83 (Features match Iron Shiek beat Backlund for the Championship)


  1. Kiel Auditorium 2/10/84
  2. Philadelphia Spectrum 2/18/84
  3. MSG 2/20/84
  4. Kiel Auditorium 3/2/84
  5. Kiel Auditorium 3/23/84
  6. MSG 3/25/84
  7. Philadelphia Spectrum 3/31/84
  8. Kiel Auditorium 4/6/84
  9. MSG 4/23/84
  10. Kiel Auditorium 5/5/84
  11. Philadelphia Spectrum 5/5/84
  12. Capital Centre 5/19/84
  13. MSG 5/21/84
  14. Kiel Auditorium 5/25/84
  15. Philadelphia Spectrum 6/2/84
  16. Capital Centre 6/9/84
  17. Kiel Auditorium 6/15/84
  18. MSG 6/16/84
  19. Met Center 6/17/84
  20. Montreal, Quebec 6/21/84 (Half of the card was shown on MLW TV, rest might've been dark)
  21. Philadelphia Spectrum 7/7/84
  22. Meadowlands 7/15/84
  23. Kiel Auditorium 7/20/84
  24. MSG 7/23/84 (Features the Brawl to end it All that aired on MTV, where Wendi Ritcher beat Moolah for the Women's Championship)
  25. Capital Centre 7/28/84 (Final Capital Centre show televised on USA Network)
  26. Philadelphia Spectrum 8/4/84
  27. MSG 8/25/84
  28. Kiel Auditorium 9/1/84
  29. Philadelphia Spectrum 9/1/84
  30. Nassau Coliseum 9/7/84
  31. MSG 9/22/84 (Bobby Heenan's surprise debut)
  32. Maple Leaf Gardens 9/23/84
  33. Chase Hotel 9/28/84
  34. Philadelphia Spectrum 10/13/84
  35. Meadowlands 10/14/84
  36. Maple Leaf Gardens 10/21/84
  37. Philadelphia Spectrum 11/10/84
  38. Philadelphia Spectrum 12/1/84
  39. Meadowlands 12/10/84
  40. MSG 12/28/84


  1. Philadelphia Spectrum 1/12/85
  2. MSG 1/21/85
  3. Philadelphia Spectrum 2/16/85
  4. MSG 2/18/85 (Featured the "War to Settle the Score" Special)
  5. Philadelphia Spectrum 3/17/85
  6. Maple Leaf Gardens 4/21/85
  7. MSG 4/22/85
  8. Philadelphia Spectrum 4/27/85
  9. Boston Garden 5/18/85 (First Boston Garden show televised)
  10. MSG 5/20/85
  11. UIC Pavilion 5/24/85 (The final three matches aired on 'AM Chicago' 5/27/85 with commentary from Oprah Winfrey & Jerry Valiant)
  12. Philadelphia Spectrum 5/25/85
  13. Maple Leaf Gardens 5/26/85 (Entire card televised on PTW)
  14. MSG 6/21/85 (Randy Savage's MSG debut)
  15. Boston Garden 6/22/85
  16. Philadelphia Spectrum 6/29/85
  17. MSG 7/13/85
  18. Capital Centre 7/20/85
  19. Philadelphia Spectrum 7/29/85
  20. Boston Garden 8/3/85
  21. MSG 8/10/85
  22. Capital Centre 8/17/85
  23. Maple Leaf Gardens 8/18/85
  24. Philadelphia Spectrum 8/24/85
  25. Boston Garden 9/7/85
  26. Capital Centre 9/14/85
  27. Maple Leaf Gardens 9/22/85
  28. MSG 9/23/85
  29. Philadelphia Spectrum 9/28/85 (First known Hogan/Savage match)
  30. Boston Garden 10/12/85
  31. Maple Leaf Gardens 10/13/85
  32. Hiram Bithorn Stadium 10/19/85
  33. MSG 10/21/85
  34. Philadelphia Spectrum 10/26/85
  35. Boston Garden 11/9/85
  36. Maple Leaf Gardens 11/10/85
  37. Philadelphia Spectrum 11/22/85
  38. MSG 11/25/85 (Featured Moolah as the Spider Lady beat Wendi Ritcher for the Women's Championship, last match in WWF for Ritcher)
  39. Philadelphia Spectrum 12/7/85
  40. Maple Leaf Gardens 12/15/85
  41. MSG 12/30/85


  1. Philadelphia Spectrum 1/11/86
  2. Capital Centre 1/18/86
  3. MSG 1/27/86
  4. Philadelphia Spectrum 2/8/86 (Features match Savage beat Santana for IC Championship)
  5. MSG 2/17/86
  6. Baltimore Arena 3/1/86 (Slammy Awards)
  7. Philadelphia Spectrum 3/7/86
  8. MSG 3/16/86
  9. Winnipeg Arena 3/17/86 (Might not have fully taped card, first show held in Winnipeg)
  10. Maple Leaf Gardens 3/23/86
  11. Philadelphia Spectrum 3/30/86
  12. MSG 4/22/86
  13. Joe Louis Arena 4/26/86
  14. Maple Leaf Gardens 5/4/86
  15. MSG 5/19/86
  16. Philadelphia Spectrum 5/31/86
  17. Maple Leaf Gardens 6/1/86
  18. MSG 6/14/86
  19. Philadelphia Spectrum 6/28/86
  20. MSG 7/12/86
  21. Philadelphia Spectrum 7/26/86
  22. Maple Leaf Gardens 7/27/86
  23. Philadelphia Spectrum 8/23/86
  24. MSG 8/25/86
  25. Philadelphia Spectrum 9/20/86
  26. MSG 9/22/86
  27. Maple Leaf Gardens 9/28/86
  28. Philadelphia Spectrum 10/18/86
  29. The Summit 10/19/86
  30. MSG 10/20/86
  31. Boston Garden 11/1/86
  32. Philadelphia Spectrum 11/8/86
  33. Maple Leaf Gardens 11/16/86
  34. MSG 11/24/86
  35. The Summit 11/26/86
  36. Boston Garden 12/6/86
  37. Philadelphia Spectrum 12/13/86
  38. MSG 12/26/86


  1. Boston Garden 1/3/87
  2. Philadelphia Spectrum 1/10/87
  3. Maple Leaf Gardens 1/11/87
  4. MSG 1/19/87
  5. NATPE Convention 1/24/87 (Possibly took place 1/25/87, no card listed but did feature commentators)
  6. Philadelphia Spectrum 2/14/87
  7. Maple Leaf Gardens 2/15/87
  8. MSG 2/23/87
  9. Boston Garden 3/7/87
  10. Philadelphia Spectrum 3/14/87
  11. Maple Leaf Gardens 3/15/87
  12. London Gardens 3/16/87
  13. Boston Garden 5/2/87
  14. Philadelphia Spectrum 5/9/87
  15. Sam Houston Coliseum 5/15/87 (Debut at Sam Houston Coliseum)
  16. Maple Leaf Gardens 5/17/87
  17. MSG 5/18/87
  18. Memorial Auditorium 6/1/87
  19. Boston Garden 6/6/87
  20. Sam Houston Coliseum 6/7/87
  21. MSG 6/14/87
  22. Philadelphia Spectrum 6/20/87
  23. Maple Leaf Gardens 6/28/87
  24. Sam Houston Coliseum 7/10/87
  25. Boston Garden 7/11/87
  26. Philadelphia Spectrum 7/18/87
  27. MSG 7/25/87
  28. Boston Garden 8/15/87
  29. Philadelphia Spectrum 8/15/87
  30. MSG 8/22/87
  31. Sam Houston Coliseum 8/28/87 (Paul Boesch Retirement Show, featured many appearances from legends. Bruno Sammartino's second to last match, and final taped match)
  32. Boston Garden 9/12/87
  33. Philadelphia Spectrum 9/18/87
  34. Maple Leaf Gardens 9/20/87
  35. MSG 9/21/87
  36. Boston Garden 10/3/87
  37. Sam Houston Coliseum 10/9/87
  38. Philadelphia Spectrum 10/10/87
  39. Maple Leaf Gardens 10/11/87
  40. MSG 10/16/87
  41. Bercy Stadium 10/23/87
  42. Milan, Italy 10/24/87
  43. Maple Leaf Gardens 11/1/87
  44. Sam Houston Coliseum 11/6/87
  45. Boston Garden 11/7/87
  46. Philadelphia Spectrum 11/7/87 (Nearly same card from Boston Garden show earlier that day)
  47. MSG 11/24/87
  48. Philadelphia Spectrum 12/5/87
  49. Sam Houston Coliseum 12/11/87
  50. Boston Garden 12/12/87
  51. MSG 12/26/87
  52. Copps Coliseum 12/29/87


  1. Philadelphia Spectrum 1/9/88
  2. Boston Garden 1/9/88
  3. MSG 1/25/88
  4. Market Square Arena 2/5/88 (The Main Event taping)
  5. Boston Garden 2/6/88
  6. Philadelphia Spectrum 2/6/88
  7. MSG 2/22/88
  8. Boston Garden 3/5/88
  9. Philadelphia Spectrum 3/12/88
  10. Copps Coliseum 3/13/88
  11. Palatrussardi 4/2/88
  12. Maple Leaf Gardens 4/24/88
  13. MSG 4/25/88
  14. Boston Garden 5/7/88
  15. Philadelphia Spectrum 5/21/88
  16. Maple Leaf Gardens 5/22/88
  17. MSG 5/27/88
  18. Boston Garden 6/4/88
  19. Philadelphia Spectrum 6/18/88
  20. MSG 6/25/88 (Features steel cage match between Randy Savage and Ted Dibiase)
  21. Boston Garden 7/9/88
  22. Philadelphia Spectrum 7/23/88
  23. Maple Leaf Gardens 7/24/88
  24. MSG 7/25/88
  25. Boston Garden 8/6/88
  26. Boston Garden 9/10/88
  27. Meadowlands 9/11/88
  28. Maple Leaf Gardens 9/18/88
  29. Philadelphia Spectrum 9/24/88
  30. MSG 9/29/88
  31. Bercy Stadium 10/7/88 (Entire card featured on an episode of PTW along with two SNME matches)
  32. Maple Leaf Gardens 10/9/88
  33. Boston Garden 10/10/88
  34. Palatrussardi 10/15/88
  35. Palaeur 10/16/88
  36. Boston Garden 11/5/88
  37. Maple Leaf Gardens 11/6/88
  38. Philadelphia Spectrum 11/12/88
  39. LA Sports Arena 11/17/88
  40. MSG 11/26/88
  41. Boston Garden 12/3/88
  42. Copps Coliseum
  43. Philadelphia Spectrum 12/17/88
  44. MSG 12/30/88


  1. Boston Garden 1/13/89
  2. Philadelphia Spectrum 1/14/89
  3. MSG 1/23/89 (Anderson and Blanchard's MSG debut)
  4. LA Sports Arena 1/29/89
  5. Bradley Center 2/3/89 (Main Event II taping)
  6. Boston Garden 2/11/89
  7. Philadelphia Spectrum 2/11/89 (Final Spectrum show televised)
  8. MSG 2/20/89
  9. MSG 3/18/89
  10. Boston Garden 3/18/89 (Nearly same card from MSG show earlier that day)
  11. Palatrussardi 4/8/89
  12. Boston Garden 4/22/89
  13. Maple Leaf Gardens 4/23/89
  14. MSG 4/24/89
  15. Meadowlands 5/8/89
  16. Boston Garden 5/13/89
  17. Boston Garden 6/3/89 (Final Boston Garden show televised)
  18. Nassau Coliseum 6/10/89
  19. Maple Leaf Gardens 6/11/89
  20. Nassau Coliseum 7/10/89
  21. MSG 9/30/89
  22. Maple Leaf Gardens 10/8/89
  23. London Arena 10/10/89 (A.K.A. First WWF UK Event)
  24. MSG 10/28/89
  25. Maple Leaf Gardens 10/29/89
  26. MSG 11/25/89
  27. Copps Coliseum 12/14/89
  28. MSG 12/28/89


  1. MSG 1/15/90
  2. MSG 2/19/90
  3. Joe Louis Arena 2/23/90 (Main Event III taping)
  4. MSG 4/30/90
  5. Maple Leaf Gardens 5/27/90
  6. MSG 9/21/90
  7. MSG 10/19/90
  8. MSG 11/24/90
  9. London Gardens 12/13/90
  10. MSG 12/28/90


  1. MSG 1/21/91
  2. Copps Coliseum 1/25/91
  3. London Gardens 2/16/91
  4. MSG 3/15/91
  5. Maple Leaf Gardens 4/21/91
  6. Docklands Arena 4/24/91
  7. Maple Leaf Gardens 6/2/91
  8. MSG 7/1/91
  9. Palau Sant Jordi 10/5/91
  10. Copps Coliseum 11/30/91
  11. MSG 12/29/91


  1. MSG 1/31/92
  2. MSG 2/23/92
  3. MSG 3/23/92 (Last MSG show televised for 5 years, last appearance for Hogan for 10 years at MSG)
  4. Olympiahalle 4/14/92


  1. Bercy Stadium 4/8/93
  2. Palau Sant Jordi 4/24/93
  3. Forum Assago 4/25/93


  1. Sun City 9/14/96 (Aired on SuperSport as WWF Sun City Superbowl in South Africa)

And that's it! Lots of content and history just waiting to be added. We're missing loads from Backlund's run, and even a little of Sammartino's original, and second run. Let me know if I missed something, or if there's anything I can do to improve this.

Also, what cards do you want to see most?

Last updated: 08/08/2018 5:07 P.M. MST

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Egyptian goalkeeping great El-Hadary retires aged 45

Africa Sports - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 13:52
Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary, who became the oldest player in World Cup history in Russia, has announced his retirement from international soccer aged 45. El-Hadary earned the last of his 159 caps for the national team in a 2-1 group stage defeat by Saudi Arabia as Egypt crashed out of the tournament with three losses. The veteran overtook Colombia’s Faryd Mondragn, who played the last five minutes of a group game in Brazil four years ago, at the age of 43 years and three days. “After 22 years, four months and 12 days, I saw it as the best moment to hang up my gloves,” El-Hadary said in a Facebook post on Tuesday. “I’m proud to have played with the national team in 159 internationals, participating in unprecedented achievements. “I hope I have succeeded in my mission over the past years. I extend my thanks and gratitude to my family, who have borne the difficulties of my life and supported me in all my steps.” REUTERS
Categories: Africa Sports News

Kenya's Former World Champion Bett Dies In Road Accident

Africa Sport Reddit - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 06:56

Kenya’s former 400m hurdles world champion Nicholas Bett has died in a road accident aged 28, the country’s ministry of sports and heritage said on Wednesday.

Bett died in Nandi county, north west Kenya after his car hit bumps and rolled into a ditch. He had returned home from the Africa Championships in Nigeria on Tuesday.

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Categories: Africa Sports News

[DIPLOMACY] Argentina Seeks Membership Into BRICS

Africa Sport Reddit - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 22:57
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentina to Seek Membership into the BRICS Grouping


For quite a few years now Argentina has been considered one of the world's rising economic stars in its performance. Hailed as a potential member of the BRICS nation group by many a majority of its members, we hope to formally address all nations in a formal request to begin negotiation for an entrance agreement. Home to a now much larger developed economy, a growing relationship with international partners, capable and stable financial institutions, and a growing market, we hope that Argentina may be accepted by all member nations for acceptance into the group. Argentine ascension into BRICS won't be limited to an increase in trade, but will also see a mutual boom in international tourism, financing, finance, technology, sports, and environmental sustainability.


Argentina would become the sixth member of the powerful economic group, making the acronym from BRICS into BRICSA.


The following nations must approve the entrance of Argentina:

  • Federative Republic of Brazil

  • People's Republic of China

  • Republic of India

  • Russian Federation

  • Republic of South Africa

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Categories: Africa Sports News

Multiple diplomatic spats raise questions about Saudi concept of sovereignty

Africa Sport Reddit - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 21:48

By James M. Dorsey

The failure of Western allies to rally around Canada in its dispute with Saudi Arabia risks luring the kingdom into a false belief that economic sanctions will shield it from, if not reverse mounting criticism of its human rights record and conduct of the war in Yemen. It also risks convincing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that acting with impunity will not impinge on his efforts to attract badly needed foreign investment.

In a sign of the times, Canada was this week not the only country to take a critical approach towards Saudi Arabia. Weeks after announcing the withdrawal of Malaysian troops from the 41-nation, Saudi-sponsored Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC), Malaysian defense minister Mohamad Sabu ordered the immediate closure of the Saudi-backed King Salman Centre for International Peace (KSCIP).

The Saudi-funded centre was established during a visit to Malaysia last year by King Salman to project the kingdom as a leader in the fight against political violence and the promotion of peace. The establishment of the centre constituted a shift in Saudi Arabia’s soft power strategy that for decades was premised on generous global funding of ultra-conservative strands of Sunni Muslim Islam.

The centre would have also helped extend Saudi influence in Southeast Asia by bringing together Islamic scholars and intelligence agencies in an effort to counter extremist interpretations of Islam in cooperation with the Saudi-funded Islamic Science University of Malaysia, and the Muslim World League, a Saudi governmental non-governmental organization that long served as a vehicle for global propagation of ultra-conservatism.

The Saudi-Canadian spat erupted after Canada’s ambassador to the kingdom, Dennis Horak, called on Saudi Arabia to release detained women activists, including Samar Badawi, the sister-in-law of a recently naturalized Canadian citizen, Ensaf Haidar. Ms. Haidar is married to Ms. Badawi’s brother, Raif Badawi, who was arrested in 2012 and sentenced to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes for promoting freedom of expression and women’s rights.

The spat follows similar incidents with Sweden in 2015 and Germany in November of last year and is not dissimilar to approaches adopted by other autocracies like China which has responded similarly on issues such as Taiwan, the South China Sea and the deployment of a US anti-missile system on the Korean peninsula.

Saudi Arabia withdrew its ambassador to Sweden after Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallström criticized the kingdom’s human rights record, including the sentencing and flogging of Mr. Badawi, and cancelled an arms agreement.

Similarly, Saudi Arabia recalled its ambassador in response to German criticism of the kingdom’s attempt to interfere in Lebanon’s internal affairs by putting Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri under house arrest and forcing him to resign. The Saudi attempt backfired, and Mr. Hariri later withdrew his resignation.

In an indication that Saudi Arabia’s intimidation tactics may be boomeranging, Germany in January said it was "immediately" stopping approving arms exports to anyone participating in the war in Yemen, including Saudi Arabia.

The Hariri incident as well as Saudi lobbying against US President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, President Donald J. Trump’s decision to move the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and what veteran Middle East journalist Brian Whitaker described as “hurling abuse at Qatar” puts Saudi complaints about interference in its internal affairs on thin ice.

In an editorial, The New York Times noted that the Saudi measures against Canada were “the kind of move that, in the past, would have immediately elicited a firm, unified opposition from the West. So far, there’s hardly been even a whimper of protest.”

The paper went on to say that “it’s not unusual for countries to balk at external criticism. But this Saudi retribution is unnecessarily aggressive and clearly intended to intimidate critics into silence… The Saudis claim that the Canadian statement is ‘an overt and blatant interference’ in its internal affairs, but that argument is specious… Under Prince Mohammed, the Saudis have…not been shy about speaking out about, or directly intervening in, the affairs of other countries, including Yemen, Bahrain and Qatar.”

In effect, the Saudi attempt to bully governments into refraining from criticism constitutes an attempt to curtail the sovereignty of others by dictating to them what they can and cannot say.

To the kingdom’s detriment, it also blows incidents out of proportion that otherwise would have likely gone unnoticed. Few would have taken note of Mr. Horak’s comment on Twitter had Saudi Arabia not put a glaring spotlight on them.

As a result, Saudi Arabia’s harsh Saudi response to the Canadian ambassador’s remarks, like earlier arbitrary arrests in the last year of hundreds of activists, religious figures, and prominent businessmen and senior members of the ruling Al Saud family on a host of charges ranging from treason to corruption and apostasy, threatens to further undermine investor confidence in the kingdom’s adherence to the rule of law.

The Saudi assertion that Canada had interfered in its internal affairs ignores the kingdom’s legal obligations as a signatory to various international human rights treaties that override national sovereignty as well as its role in the United Nations Human Rights Council that operates on the principle of governments monitoring and criticizing each other’s human rights record.

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who last year went into voluntary exile in the United States despite being critically supportive of Prince Mohammed’s social and economic reforms and having close, long-standing ties to the Al Saud family, warned that Saudi Arabia was in effect cutting off its nose to spite itself.

“Saudi Arabia simply cannot afford to alienate any other sections of the global community in the midst of its unpopular military engagement in Yemen… Most importantly, Saudi Arabia's economic transformation requires more friends than enemies. For MBS to achieve the economic and transformative vision that he espoused on his foreign tour, he needs to use ways and means that investors are accustomed to. If business executives fear a backlash over any possible criticism regarding their investment, the new vision of Saudi Arabia would be in serious jeopardy,” Mr. Khashoggi said referring to Prince Mohammed by his initials.

Dr. James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, co-director of the University of Würzburg’s Institute for Fan Culture, and co-host of the New Books in Middle Eastern Studies podcast. James is the author of The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer blog, a book with the same title as well as Comparative Political Transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, co-authored with Dr. Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario, Shifting Sands, Essays on Sports and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa, and just published China and the Middle East: Venturing into the Maelstrom

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Categories: Africa Sports News

The International 8 Pubstomps Thread

Africa Sport Reddit - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 09:55

View this thread for the most up to date pubstomp list! This thread is updated everyday!
CTRL+F on this page to see who's looking for a pubstomp! It'll help with getting interested attendees

Hey everyone!

I tried to look for a pubstomp thread but couldn't find one so here it is! Usually /u/Reservoir_cat creates this one but I haven't been able to get in touch with him/her. Here's the old TI7 and TI6 pubstomp threads.

There are a couple of threads made to ask for surveys/feedback/how-tos about pubstomps, feel free to PM me because I've organized several pubstomps in the past and partnered with sponsors such as RedBull, Logitech, GameVox, AMD, etc. as well and can offer a few tips and tricks!

Comment below with the country, city and description for your pubstomp, it helps a lot to include a link for additional details.

Country City Description Australia Brisbane Event Link - Tickets $20 before 18/08, $25 after. Food and Drinks provided, giveaways and 1v1 tournament as well. /u/luberk Australia Melbourne Event Link - One amazing guy has rented a cinema in Melbourne, Australia if you feel like joining us at 3am! /u/priorax Australia Sydney Event Link - The same amazing guy that rented out a cinema in Melbourne, Australia has also rented out a cinema in Sydney, Australia if you feel like joining us at 3am. Austria Vienna Event Link - /u/HurghtRS Belarus Minsk Event Link Official Secret Shop, bars , cosplay & sponspors giveaway. Velcom Cinema & Galileo Silver Screen /u/RestorKa Brazil Porto Alegre Event Link - Venha assistir a final do The International 2018 ao vivo, em um telão, na Lends Club! Teremos comida, chopp e premios! Come watch The International 2018 finals on a big screen, at Lends Club! We'll have food, draft beer and prizes for atendees! /u/esportsPOA Canada London Event Link - We will once again host @ The Squire Pub & Grill in London, ON, CAD. /u/RGBKnights Canada Ottawa Event Link - At Click eSports Sat, 25 August 2018 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT. Ticket types to only watch or to also use gaming PCs at same time (note that I am not the organizer) /u/Cote-de-Bone Canada Toronto - Join us again this year at the Cineplex Yonge and Dundas! We’ve always sold out every year for the pubstomp and the crowd is always awesome! Need more information? Information and tickets are on our event page and you can join the Canada Dota 2 group. Some ticket packages are limited in quantities, so if you can't purchase a specific ticket, it means that it has been sold out. /u/chibista Denmark Copenhagen Event Link - Cinema viewing party for the Lower Bracket Final and Grand Final of TI8 on 25. august 2018. 17:45-04:00 CET (or whenever it ends) with competitions, giveaways, free Coca-Cola at entrance, hosts, entertainment and a great atmosphere. Panel, interviews, and ceremony will all be broadcasted as well. /u/OlLi_- Finland Jyväskylä Event Link - There's one here organized by JeSSe Ry: Jyväskylä, Finland. Ilokivi onstage. Facebook link for the event: This is 18+ event. /u/Hallunder Germany Karlsruhe Event Link - Since we have successfully hosted Germany’s biggest Dota 2 public viewing for a couple of years now, we want to try meet the expectations this year once again. We will be broadcasting the grand finals on August 25th on the AKK tribune starting at 7pm. There, we want to collectively experience the biggest spectacle in this Dota 2 year with all the fans from near and far. Not only Dota 2 players but also DotA veterans, Dota 2 newbies and everyone who wants to get to know the phenomenon Dota are welcome to join us. /u/spcemarine Germany Regensburg Event Link - The 4th year in a row we are organizing the Dota TI finals public viewing in the old town of Regensburg. The event will take place at Picasso Regensburg. Starting time is 18:00 at the 25th of august. Like the last years the entrance is free, we have a pubquiz and MEGA Dota related drink specials. This year we also organized a Fotobox (thanks to the Gamerverein Regensburg) were you can take fotos with your favourite Dota heroes or even become one yourself! For further details you can look up the event page or contact us via facebook. /u/Kryptondifluorid Hong Kong Hong Kong Event Link - Location is still to be determined. Dota2 HK is hosting one on Grand Finals Day. Aug 25, 10pm HK Time. /u/cybuster2 India Delhi NCR Event Link - Dota 2 Delhi pubstomp is back /u/sunnydiv Ireland Dublin Event Link - It's in the same pub as previous years. Strictly 18+ unfortunately. Hopefully can get added to the list. /u/KC252 Netherlands Amsterdam Event Link - Confirmed to broadcast as many of the games as possible, even after official closing times. No Facebook event yet. /u/Razorya Netherlands Rotterdam Event Link - Pretty sure there is one in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. I'm not sure it's a "pubstomp" but they're supposed to be hosting something. /u/justanothrunistudent Singapore Singapore Event Link - Singapore's one's at SAFRA Yishun, main atrium. Minimum spending of S$5 as per the post, for snacks pass. Cannot go because i booked a hotel somewhere else. /u/nekosake2 Singapore Singapore Event Link - 2nd one is at Singtel Comcentre, with PMS /u/nekosake2 South Africa Cape Town Event Link I think there's something happening in Cape Town (South Africa), I'm definitely gonna attend it :D /u/meeposki South Africa Johannesburg Event Link - /u/Sparky_Naartjie Sweden Stockholm - I'm not entirely sure, but I believe it's an 18+ event. /u/burger_stand Thailand Bangkok Event Link - Not sure if this counted as pubstomp but we are having one in Bangkok, Thailand. Sponsored by Lenovo Thailand. It will be hosted at Siam Pavalai Theatre on the 6th floor of Siam Paragon shopping mall. Aug 25-26 10pm-10 am local time. /u/Rawinza555 Thailand Bangkok Event Link - Another BIGGEST PUBSTOMP in BKK THAILAND is held by INVATE, Esport Specialist in Thailand (The best Live Broadcasting), who will bring the best experience to all Dota 2 fans!! /u/discotechssss Ukraine Odessa Event Link - there is pubstomp in Odessa, Ukraine if anyone even cares United Kingdom London Event Link - This event is pending and not finalized /u/JawnisBritish United Kingdom Manchester Event Link - Over 18s only (they are Casino venues) /u/epicWinbar United Kingdom Newcastle-upon-Tyne Event Link - Over 18s only (they are Casino venues) /u/epicWinbar United Kingdom Reading South Event Link - Over 18s only (they are Casino venues) /u/epicWinbar USA Baltimore Event Link - Hey, representing the Baltimore one as well! This event is 21+, food specials. It's the fourth year we've participated! /u/Seanbiscuit USA Chicago Event Link - If you're 18+ in Chicago and want to watch Grand Finals surrounded by fellow fans, come out to a FanHome hosted International watch party at Hi-Point, the gaming lounge of Highline in River North on Saturday, August 25th. Tickets are sold above, each ticket provides you entrance to the bar, food, giveaways from FanHome's beverage partner, and enters you into a raffle. /u/Jayhawk2b USA Cincinnati Event Link - I’m proud to announce the official TI8 Pubstomp this year in Cincinnati! I’ve been working with the owners of 16-Bit Bar+Arcade. We have a great venue setup, with our own reserved seating to accommodate however many people show up. We'll even have a signature drink just for the occasion! Please be sure to tell your friends and family (even those who haven’t watched or played DotA – they might leave a fan!).This event is for guests 21 and over, so please keep that in mind. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions and please RSVP if you plan on attending. /u/Banana___Hammock USA Medina Event Link - Welcome to the 6th year of me hosting Dota pubstomps in Medina Ohio. Last year was a great turnout but after many people saying that it was too small i looked for a new place again. Luckily the place i hosted in 2016 is back and that's where we are this year. As always the event is open to anyone of any age and no cover charge! I just strongly encourage anyone who attends to Eat and Drink there as they are giving us the place for the whole day for free. /u/theaxel11 USA Sacramento Event Link - Come watch The International 8 at my house! Join us for our second annual Pubstomp! We host Friday and Saturday and setup a LAN party in the dining room to play between matches. Fairfield is located directly between San Francisco and Sacramento (North-East bay). Last year we had six viewers. Please RSVP so we can plan for food and message you the exact address. Amenities include: 75" 4k UltraHD stream with Pioneer 5.1 Surround Sound, Pizza, Beer, Nachos and More, Couches, Enthusiasm, Fast Internet, 420 Friendly /u/josher777 USA Seattle Event Link - If you're over 21 and are in the Seattle area during TI, @FollowMe has organized a pubstomp in Capitol Hill for Saturday, August 25th. /u/Sketches_Stuff_Maybe USA Washington Event Link - Join us at Tenley Bar and Grill to watch the finals on their projection screen. This event is ALL AGES and cosplay is encouraged. There will be giveaways throughout the day of some Dota2 swag as well as 3 full event tickets for GEXCon ( coming up at the end of the month. /u/dmr83457 Vietnam Hanoi Pending details from 23 Creative VN /u/ptaqll5 Vietnam Hai Phong City Event Link - Time 21:00 , day 25 / 08 , location : 21 Trần Hưng Đạo Street - Vườn Xuân Coffee /u/butchimau_hp_95 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Event Link - Watch their full HD video for the event: /u/ptaqll5 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Event Link - Time: 21 h00 day 25/8-10 h00 day 26/8, location: Restaurant 68 lộc shots, number 213 to theme, Ward 15, District 10, TP. Ho Chi Minh. All details, please contact MEGA esports gaming house at 0909791809 /u/ptaqll5 --- --- ----

PS: Also still hoping Valve would ship this merch out to us pubstomp organizers :D

PS: Discount on ticket fees on, pm me for details.

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Categories: Africa Sports News

National Development Plan Vision Statement

Africa Sport Reddit - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 09:44
We, the people of South Africa, have journeyed far since the long lines of our first democratic election on 27 April 1994, when we elected a government for us all.

We began to tell a new story then. We have lived and renewed that story along the way.

Now in 2030 we live in a country which we have remade.

We have created a home where everybody feels free yet bounded to others; where everyone embraces their full potential. We are proud to be a community that cares.

We have received the mixed legacy of inequalities in opportunity and in where we have lived, but we have agreed to change our narrative of conquest, oppression, resistance,We felt our way towards a new sense of ourselves:

  • Trying, succeeding and making mistakes
  • Proclaiming success and closing our minds to failure
  • Feeling orientated and disorientated through our own actions
  • Affirming some realities and denying others
  • Proclaiming openness to the world, yet courting insularity
  • Eager to live together, yet finding it difficult to recognise shared burdens
  • Learning to recognise and acknowledge shared successes.

Our new story is open ended with temporary destinations, only for new paths to open up once more.

It is a story of unfolding learning.

Even when we flounder, we remain hopeful.

In this story, we always arrive and depart.

We have come some way.

We know:

What we do, and how we do it, is as important as what we want to achieve.

What we are, is because of who we have been and what we want to become.

We will continue to make it to make us, because we are happy with being who we are.

Who are we?

We are Africans.

We are an African country.

We are part of our multi-national region.

We are an essential part of our continent.

Being Africans, we are acutely aware of the wider world, deeply implicated in our past and present.

That wider world carries some of our inheritance.

We have learned a great deal from our complex past; adding continuously to our experience of being African.

Therefore, in 2030, we experience daily how: We participate fully in efforts to liberate ourselves from conditions that hinder the flowering of our talents.

We feel loved, respected and cared for at home, in community and the public institutions we have created.

We feel understood.

We feel needed.

We feel trustful.

We feel trusted.

We feel accommodative.

We feel accommodated.

We feel informed.

We feel healthy.

We feel safe.

We feel resourceful and inventive.

We learn together.

We talk to each other.

We share our work.

We play.

We worship.

We ponder and laugh.

We are energised by sharing our resourcefulness.

We are resilient.

We love reading.

All our citizens read, write, converse, and value ideas and thought.

We are fascinated by scientific invention and its use in the enhancement of our lives.

We live the joy of speaking many of our languages.

We know our history and that of other peoples.

We have clear values.

We create rather than eliminate; value arises from improving through creativity that which we inherited.

I have a space that I can call my own.

This space I share.

This space I cherish with others.

I maintain it with others.

I am not self-sufficient alone.

We are self-sufficient in community.

We all see to it and assist so that all life’s enablers are available in a humane way.

Through our service we show our solidarity.

We enjoy the same quality of service.

We are connected through our caring.

The beating heart of our country is a community that has all the enablers of modern life:

  • We have water.
  • We use a toilet.
  • We have food on the table.
  • We fall asleep without fear.
  • We listen to the rain on the roof.
  • We gather together in front of heat.

What we contribute in our taxes, we get back through the high quality of our public services.

That is why we have:

  • Good clinics and hospitals with well trained, caring doctors, administrators, nurses who rush to our aid with empathy and expertise
  • Affordable effective medicines, because they were made for all of us
  • Good schools with well educated, trained and caring teachers.

Each community has:

  • A school
  • Teachers who love teaching and learning
  • A local library filled with a wealth of knowledge
  • A librarian
  • A police station with respected and upright police
  • A clinic with nurses who love caring for people.

In our well-designed community surroundings we feel safe everywhere.

There, we enjoy meeting one another.

We find so much pleasure in one another’s company.

Everywhere we go in our country, we hear the laughter of our children.

We all have actively set out to change our lives in ways which also benefit the broader society

We are a people at work.

We work to create plenty.

Our work brings us ever closer to our dreams.

Work grounds our dreams even the more fantastic they are.

The reality of work connects us to our dreams.

We work towards goals with patience invested in actual effort.

We invest in our efforts and are not waiting in disengaged expectation.

Because we are impatient to succeed, we work with painstaking rigour.

Our efforts, not so much those of others, make us stronger.

Then we are patient for the results of our efforts.

This kind of patience, gives birth to our new work ethic.

In this work ethic we ground our dreams.

We have built our own houses.

We are confident and self-sufficient.

We are traders.

We are inventors.

We are workers.

We create companies.

We set up stalls.

We are studious.

We are gardeners.

We feel a call to serve.

We make things.

Out of our homes we create objects of value.

We invest and reap good returns for our efforts.

We travel to trade beyond our borders, carrying our values with us.

As artists we express and celebrate, we expose and nurture, we explore, shift and change frontiers.

Through sports of all kinds, we push the limits of our possibilities.

Our philosophies and stories have enriched the world.

We respect ability, competence and talent.

Now our economy is growing.

Our prosperity is increasing.

We are energised by our resourcefulness.

We are connected by the sounds we hear, the sights we see, the scents we smell, the objects we touch, the food we eat, the liquids we drink, the thoughts we think, the emotions we feel, the dreams we imagine. We are a web of relationships, fashioned in a web of histories, the stories of our lives inescapably shaped by stories of others.

We love sharing our stories in our schools, places of worship, libraries, in the variety of media whatever they may be.

We are inevitably and intimately implicated in one another.

We all assist the institutions we have creatively redesigned to meet our varied needs; we reach out across communities to strengthen our resolve to live with honesty, to be set against corruption and dehumanising actions.

We have made the rules by which we want ourselves to live:

  • We hold the Constitution of our country as the covenant guide to a fair society
  • Since 1994 we’ve changed our laws to obey our Constitution
  • Now we live it: justice rules us, because just laws make community possible
  • The law enables us to live together fulfilling our mutual obligations and responsibilities in the shared public spaces of our mutual affiliation.
We know that those to whom we have given the privilege to govern our land, do so on our behalf and for the benefit of all the people.

Government begins in the home, grows into the community, expands towards the city, flares toward the province, and engulfs the entire land.

We know our leaders as we have elected them and pledged them into office:

  • They are wise in the use of our wealth
  • Wise in knowing and understanding our wishes and needs
  • Wise in expecting us to express ourselves to them in any appropriate manner we have agreed to be allowable
  • Wise in not silencing those who criticise, but enable them, through our rules of engagement, to be even more rigorous in supporting a just society.

Our leaders’ wisdom is ours, because we sense our wisdom in theirs.

  • They do more than respond to us:
  • They bring new thoughts and ideas
  • They share with us what they think
  • They inspire us, because we then seek to aspire with them
  • With them we renew our world continuously.

But our gift of leaders extends far beyond politics.

We have them in abundance in every avenue of life.

We have come far with our cultural, religious, and ancestral traditions.

Contemporary citizens that we are, we are conscious of the intimate relationships between tradition and change.

We say to one another: I cannot be without you, without you this South African community is an incomplete community, without one single person, without one single group, without the region or the continent, we are not the best that we can be.

We love the land.

We greet one another again.

We enjoy being visited.

We are courteous and curious.

We love arguing, we debate fiercely, we contest ceaselessly.

We solve our differences through discussion.

We refrain from being cruel, demeaning or hurtful in disagreement.

We feel we belong.

We celebrate all the differences among us.

We are not imprisoned by the roles ascribed to us.

Our family life strengthens the women, men and children who live in it.

The older share their wisdom with the young.

The young invigorate us with their energy, openness, optimism, and questioning minds.

The welfare of each of us is the welfare of all.

Everybody lives longer.

We experience fulfilment in life, living it in the successful society we are creating.

We feel prosperous.

Our connectedness across time and distance is the central principle of our nationhood.

We are a people, who have come together and shared extraordinarily to remake our society.

We ply between our cities and our ancestral origins.

Others' ancestral origins are beyond our country.

Where they go, from time to time, is a piece of our home too.

We discover the country and the world.

We live peacefully with neighbours.

We have good friends in other societies.

We have welcomed people from distant lands,

who have chosen to live among us.

We value interdependence and reciprocity.

We feel hospitable.

We are a community of multiple, overlapping identities, cosmopolitan in our nationhood.

Our multiculturalism is a defining element of our indigeneity.

We are, because we are so many.

Our many-ness is our strength – we carry it in us throughout our lives.

We are safe, not so much because we are guarded, but because of the strength of our belonging.

We acknowledge that each and every one of us is intimately and inextricably of this earth with its beauty and life-giving sources; that our lives on earth are both enriched and complicated by what we have contributed to its condition.

South Africa, our country, is our land. Our land is our home.

We sweep and keep clean our yard.

We travel through it. We enjoy its varied climate, landscape, and vegetation.

It is as diverse as we are.

We live and work in it, on it with care, preserving it for future generations. We discover it all the time. As it gives life to us, we honour the life in it.

From time to time it reminds us of its enormous, infinite power.

When rain and floods overwhelm, winds buffet, seas rage, and the sun beats unrelentingly in drought.

In humility, we learn of our limitations.

To create living spaces within this beautiful land is to commensurate with our desired values.

South Africa belongs to all its peoples. Now, in 2030, our story keeps growing as if spring is always with us. Once, we uttered the dream of a rainbow. Now we see it, living it. It does not curve over the sky. It is refracted in each one of us at home, in the community, in the city, and across the land, in an abundance of colour. When we see it in the faces of our children, we know: there will always be, for us, a worthy future. submitted by /u/MillennialNo365 to r/southafrica
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Things to do this week in San Diego Aug 6th -13th 2018

Africa Sport Reddit - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 09:41

The SD Reader's "Picks of the week"

Also: "The SD Readers list of "Fun Things to Do"

As well as, the "Best of List"

Then there's the Thrill List of FREE THINGS TO DO

Another "cheap or free" from the local news station

For those that are thinking of going down to Tijuana Mexico

A list of 69 things to do in Tijuana

Thank You, u/Matingas for this link <_ Brother Moderator of r/Tijuana :)

u/Spasnof Reminds us:

Captain randy boat tours This is a very chill, low key open topped boat tour with some history behind it if you're willing to talk to Randy. Captain Randy is extremely personable and had some drinks, snacks and sunscreen for us. As a plus he is a redditor so support our own!

Of course, there's the regular weekly stuff:

Every Sunday at 2pm-3pm, free organ concert at Spreckles Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.

Every Sunday Farmers Market at the Hillcrest DMV

Free yoga classes All around San Diego (Coastal) :

Sunset Cliffs, Solana Beach Every Friday and there is FREE YOGA at the farmers market in Imperial Beach. Starts at 2:30 plus an amazing sunset every time

u/YmcaAdultSports suggests: If you are interested in joining an Adult Sports League, come check out what the Dan McKinney Family YMCA has to offer (La Jolla)

Race Legal - Legal car racing for motorheads

IF there's something that you think is important or needs to have tickets purchased in advance... please post in the comments. IF there's a link that's needed, please try to not make it part of some text but the full URL string So I can just copy and paste it. (It'll make things easier) I'll try to retain these in the following week until the date of the event.

Please don't post events that are several months in advance. Try to limit it to 30 days or so - unless there's a real need for advance notice well in advance for ticket purchases.

First Friday Vegan Market at night

FREE, monthly vegan market at Anthem North Park on El Cajon Boulevard every first Friday of the month from 6pm-10pm! We’ll be featuring all-vegan eats, sweets, drinks, and goods, plus a local vegan-friendly beer in a 21+ beer garden, and music! Sorry, no pets allowed (service animals always welcome). AUGUST VENDORS * FOOD: El Veganito, By Rosaline, Veg’n Out, The Vegan Tamale Company, Flavors Of East Africa * SWEETS: Snopel's Bakeshop and Maya's Cookies * DRINKS: Mkombucha and Belching Beaver Brewery Tavern & Grill * GOODS: Vegan Power and Kelly's Croutons * MUSIC: DJ Rafter

u/thedaymayne suggests:

I host a flag football game every Saturday at 11a at Jefferson Elementary (turf field). There's a solid core of 6-8 people and were always looking for new people to join. We could use a few people - let me know if you are interested!

u/MsMargo Suggests:

$1.00 Family Friendly Movies All Summer!

The Edwards and Regal Theater chains are offering $1.00 "family friendly" movies, running through the middle of August. Movies are at 10:00 AM on Tuesday & Wednesdays, and tickets have to be purchased at the Box Office. A portion of the ticket sales will also go to the Will Rogers charity. To keep with sub guidelines, I won't post a direct link, but you can Google.

MsMargo 2 points 18 hours ago FREE Film Screenings at the Old Globe Admission is Free. Seating is first-come, first-served, and by general admission. Line begins one hour before each screening.

August 27, 2018 - Richard III (Richard Eyre) at 8:00 p.m. - Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

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Transfer window: Done deals on African players [Football Planet]

Africa Sports - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 05:59
It’s been a fairly quiet weekend Africa’s football pitches, with no action in both the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederations Cup. The transfer market has however been full of activity especially in Europe. Today we’ll have a look at some of the African players that have so far completed their transfer deals. Burkinabé forward who plays for Egyptian side Al-Masry SC recently made a video that was shared widely on social media, claiming that there’s widespread racism in North African football. Ghanaian journalist Nuhu Adams joined us on call from Accra, to shed some more light on that. Senegal forward Moussa Sow has announced his retirement from international football after failing to make an appearance at the 2018 Fifa World Cup. Local reports say he called time on his international career in order to focus on club commitments. A 17-year-old Alphonso Davies recently completed an MLS record move to Bayern Munich in an inspirational story that’s taken him from a refugee camp in Ghana to the Allianz Arena. Davies was born in Buduburam, a refugee camp in the Gomoa East District of Ghana, to Liberian parents. He received a Canadian passport just last year, and his life has changed for good. We have his detailed story on this show. Follow @muisyo_
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NBA Africa games in Pretoria

Africa Sports - Sun, 08/05/2018 - 00:17
It was an electrifying atmosphere as the ‘‘Basketball without borders’‘ took to Pretoria, South Africa for their first NBA Africa Game. The game pits one selection of African players against another from the rest of the world. ‘‘It was a great game first of all. I thought it was a great show, Team Africa played very well, we played well too and they could have won, we could have won, it was a last possession game. But I am glad that at the end of the day our goal is to give a show to the fans”, said LA Clipper player, Danillo Gallinari. The NBA is hoping to give African players an opportunity to play the big leagues. “I am in a position where I can help a lot of people and make a big impact. I am thankful for the NBA putting me in this position to come and be the voice. I am excited for the future”, said Dallas Mavericks player, Harrison Barnes. The 16th edition of Basketball Without Borders Africa was launched in Johannesburg, South Africa last Wednesday. AFP
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Eto'o leaves Konyaspor by mutual consent

Africa Sports - Sat, 08/04/2018 - 09:54
Former Cameroon captain Samuel Eto’o has left Turkish club Konyaspor by mutual consent. The club say the former Chelsea and Everton striker, 37, has had his contract, which still had two years to run, cancelled, “on the basis of a previously agreed negotiation”. Eto’o joined struggling Konyaspor from rivals Antalyaspor in January, scoring six goals in 14 appearances to help the club maintain its top flight status. “We thank Samuel Eto’o for his contributions to the club and his services on behalf of our colours, and we hope that he will bring beauty, happiness and success to his future plans after a farewell to each other in warm and sincere feelings.” Konyaspor wrote on their website. The four-time African footballer of the year winner has been widely linked with a move to the French Ligue 1 as well as a possible return to the Spanish league. Eto’o, a three-time Champions League winner, moved to Antalyaspor in the summer of 2015 as the keystone of the club’s bid to find national and even European success. Having previously played in Spain, Russia, England and Italy, Eto’o enjoyed much of his club success at Barcelona, where he played from 2004 to 2009. His trophies there included three La Liga crowns, alongside former Brazil forward Ronaldinho, and two Champions League titles. He also won the Champions League, under Jose Mourinho, at Inter Milan in 2010, and has an Olympic gold medal, which he won with Cameroon in 2000. Eto’o is the leading all-time scorer in the Nations Cup with 18 goals and he appeared at four World Cup finals – 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014 – playing in eight matches and scoring three goals. Cameroon’s all-time leading scorer with 54-goals, he won back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations titles with his country at the 2000 and 2002 editions. AGENCIES
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Cameroon appoints Clarence Seedorf as new head coach of the Indomitable Lions

Africa Sports - Sat, 08/04/2018 - 06:48
Clarence Seedorf is now the head coach of the Indomitable Lions, Cameroon’s national football team. Cameroon’s Ministry of Sports made the announcement on Saturday. The recruitment of the former Dutch star, ends a long controversy over the succession of Hugo Broos who led Cameroon to the continental title at the 2017 CAN tournament in Gabon. Seedorf will be assisted by Dutch coach Patrick Kluivert. Clarence Seedorf, 42, is a renowned figure in international football. He had an intense career at the top of European football and coached AC Milan and then Deportivo La Coruna. His assistant, Patrick Kluivert was Louis van Gaal’s assistant at the 2014 World Cup with the Netherlands. Yaounde will host the next competition in 2019 and preparations are already underway. The 2017 Africa cup of nations champions bid farewell to Hugo Broos who departed at the end of his contact in February, 2018. Alexandre belinga took charge of the team while search for a new coach was made public.
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With over 80 players from Africa, NBA seeks more talent from the continent

Africa Sports - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 06:19
While Saturday’s NBA Africa Game at the Sun Arena in Pretoria will serve as an exhibition clash to grow the appetite for the game on the continent, for stars like Cameroonian Joel Embiid, there is much more at stake. The fixture pits Team Africa, made up of NBA players with roots on the continent, against Team World, consisting mostly of players from the United States. It is an off-season initiative from the National Basketball Association (NBA) that will provide glitz and glamour on the court, but also gives 78 boys and girls from 29 countries on the continent the opportunity to train with top NBA players. Joel Embiid’s story It was at one of the Basketball Without Borders (BWB) development camps in 2011 that Cameroonian Embiid’s talents were spotted and he hopes his story will be an inspiration to others. “I was here in 2011 and got drafted in 2014, and I will hope that everybody sees my example and will want to do the same thing,” Embiid, who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers, told reporters. Embiid is one of ‘‘more than 80 current and former NBA players from Africa or with direct family ties to the continent’‘, the NBA said. “There are a few of us (from Africa) in the NBA so we feel like, there’s guys here that have a chance, so we just want to come back here and play and try to grow the game of basketball,’‘ said Embiid who has decided to use the project to give back. “I’ve come back every year because I feel when I was in their position, it made me want to be around NBA players and these guys are the same.’‘ “I’m trying to do my job in the NBA but at the same time I’m trying to give back. So just being here and supporting these kids is great.” Team Africa vs Team World But the seven-foot centre says there will be no party atmosphere against Team World and that once he steps onto the court the competitive instinct takes over. “I’m very serious, every time I step on the court I want to win. I’m competitive, everybody knows that it doesn’t matter who I’m playing against, five-year-old, 30-year-old, grown-ass men, I want to win,” he said. Seven different nationalities are represented in Team Africa, including South Sudan-born forward Luol Deng, who is seeking an exit from the Los Angeles Lakers, and French-born wing Evan Fournier, who is of Algerian descent and has led the Orlando Magic in scoring in the last two seasons. Team World have won both previous encounters, 101-97 in 2015 and 108-97 in 2017, and their roster includes impressive Atlanta Hawks rookie John Collins and new LA Lakers signing JaVale McGee, who won the NBA championship in the last two years with Golden State Warriors. REUTERS
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CAF boss says he is making progress in fight against corruption [Sport]

Africa Sports - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 02:25
On Sunday 29, July CAF President Ahmad was in Mauritius attending the Cosafa Under-17 final which was won by Angola, who beat South Africa 1-0 to claim their first ever regional title President Ahmad said that his office is making strides in its fight against corruption in football. Recall that in June, former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi resigned from the posts he held with Fifa and Caf after he was filmed apparently receiving $65,000 in cash from an undercover reporter. Then again recently Nigeria’s Football Federation confirmed it is investigating an allegation of bribery against coach Salisu Yusuf, after a similar expose by the controversial journalist Anas Anas from Ghana. Ahmad refused to comment on those individual cases but said Caf has made huge progress in recent months towards fighting graft. Cameroon: Doubts cast over AFCON 2019 hosting At the same time Cameroon’s ability to stage AFCON 2019 has been under scrutiny with concerns over their preparations for the tournament. Ahmad was asked for his comments on that but he refused to answer questions on the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, saying only that it would be discussed at Caf’s extraordinary congress in September to be held in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. Remember that earlier this year CAF sent in an inspection team to assess preparations after CAF president Ahmad Ahmad repeatedly cast doubt over Cameroon’s credentials to stage the expanded tournament. The inspectors apparently insisted on another visit in the coming months but a CAF official said at the time that hosting was now “not in question” but sources indicate that a damning inspection report has been submitted. Nigeria or Morocco are being said to be lined up as potential replacement hosts for the tournament that for the first time will involve 24 teams. Pierluigi Collina steps down as UEFA refereeing boss Away from the continent, UEFA’s refereeing boss has quit after eight years, citing personal reasons. The Italian is also head of FIFA’s refereeing committee, where he has been a firm supporter of the VAR) system which was used at the World Cup for the first time this year. UEFA, on the other hand, has decided not to use VAR during this season’s Champions League. There was no suggestion, however, that UEFA’s refusal to use VAR was behind Collina’s decision step down from his role. A major highlight of his career was at the 2002 World Cup final between Brazil and Germany. But let’s now listen to his comments about the use of VAR in football. Mexican Aguirre appointed new Egypt coach Earlier this week there were rumours that Thierry Henry was heading to Egypt, to be Egypt’s new head coach. But now it’s official that Former Mexico and Atletico Madrid boss Javier Aguirre will be in charge of the Pharaohs. Aguirre will lead the country during their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign after Hector Cuper vacated his position in June after the Russia 2018 World Cup. The 59-year-old is no stranger to World Cups, having guided his native Mexico to two tournaments in 2002 and 2010, while he also spent time in charge of Asian powerhouse Japan Follow @muisyo_
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South Africa, I. Coast and Kenya shine at Athletics Championships in Nigeria

Africa Sports - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 02:22
After rather controversial and demoralising pre-African Championships scenarios, where over 300 athletes were stranded at the Lagos Airport in Nigeria, the event has finally kicked off with stories of medals and champions taking over. South Africa’s Commonwealth Games champion Akani Simbine won the men’s 100 metres with Marie Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast the women’s winner at the African Championships on Thursday. Men’s 100m Simbine won his race into a headwind in 10.25 seconds. “For me, it is marvelous,” he said. “I know for now I am going to represent Africa in the Continental Cup so this made me want to work harder and train more. It is a great feat.” Winners at the championships earn berths on the African team in the Continental Cup which matches teams from Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, the Americas, South America and the United States on Sept. 8-9 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Arthur Cisse of Ivory Coast took 100m silver in 10.33 while South Africa’s Simon Magakwe got the bronze in 10.35. Women’s 100m Ta Lou, the year’s fastest woman at 10.85 seconds, prevailed in her race in 11.15. “I would have done 10 seconds but the wind was not favourable to me,” she said of the 2.3 metres per second headwind. Second place went to Ghana’s Janet Amponsah (11.54) with Joy Udo-Gabriel of Nigeria third (11.58). Women’s 200m Africa’s top 200m woman, Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare, pulled out of that competition, according to media reports. Obiri, the year’s fastest, was an easy winner in the 5,000, finishing more than seven seconds ahead of the field in 15:47.18. Ethiopians Senbere Teferi (15:54.48) and Meskerem Mamo (15:57.38) trailed. Men’s long jump Ruswahl Samaai surprised world champion Luvo Manyonga in a showdown of South African long jumpers with Samaai winning with a leap of 8.45m on his fourth attempt. Manyonga, the reigning African champion, was two cm behind. Women’s 100m hurdles Oluwatobiloba Amusan of Nigeria won the women’s 100m hurdles gold medal with a time of 12.86 seconds. Rikennete Steenkamp of South Africa (13.18) and Rosvitha Okou of Ivory Coast (13.39) took the silver and bronze. “I am not surprised, because I have prepared hard for this all year,” Amusan said.”My target at the Continental Cup is to do the best I can.” More winners Other winners included Nigeria’s Enekwechi Chukwuebuka (shot put, 21.08m) and Morocco’s Zakour Soukaina (women’s Hammer throw, 68.28m). Kenyan world and Commonwealth Games champion Hellen Obiri also claimed African gold, winning the women’s 5,000m. Transportation problems that left several hundred athletes stranded at Lagos airport, some for nearly three days, forced a major revision of the competition timetable on Wednesday with officials apologising on Thursday for the shortcomings. REUTERS
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