THE RUGBY WORLD was united in mourning on Monday after Joost van der Westhuizen, an icon of South Africa’s World Cup victory in 1995,finally lost his brave fight against motor neurone disease aged 45. When the former South Africa scrum half and captain was diagnosed with the MND in 2011, he was given just a couple of years to live. Typical of the man, Van der Westhuizen defied the doctors’ predictions to hold on for six years, all the while raising funds for fellow suffers of this vicious disease through his charity, the J9 Foundation. 





Serena Williams won her 23rd Grand Slam Saturday morning at the 

Australian Open, victory over big sister Venus. 
She won 6-4 6-4 to claim her seventh Australian Open, in the process beating Steffi Graf’s 
record of 22 Grand Slam wins, and also becoming the oldest female Grand Slam winner in 
the modern era at 35. 

Africa's Riyad Mahrez

African Star footballer and Algerian forward  Riyad Mahrez emerged as Confederation of African Football's player of the year award.

The 25-year-old Algerian, who helped Leicester to the Premier League title, is also the PFA Player of the Year and 

BBC African Footballer of the Year.

Borussia Dortmund's Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was second and Senegal and Liverpool striker Sadio Mane came third.

"It's never easy to win a big award like that," Mahrez said.

Lauritta Onye: "My Man Must Be Tall, Romantic, Caring, Dark, Cute, Have Swagger"

Her ambition dwarfs her stature. She is a little woman with big dreams. In fact, she has achieved so much in sports, breaking world records and setting new ones at international sports events, including the Rio Olympics 2016. And she celebrated her gold medal in Rio in a manner the world will remember for a long time.

We Remember the "Big Boss": Stephen Okechukwu Kechi

Stephen Keshi was born as Stephen OkechukwuChinedu Keshi on 23rd of January, 1962 in Azare,Bauchi State, Nigeria. He was a descent of OshimiliNorth Local Government Area of Delta state, Nigeria.He was popularly called “Big Boss”.

Imperious Asamoah Gyan is Ghana's all-time top scorer in Africa Cup of Nations history

Asamoah Gyan has become Ghana's all-time top scorer in Africa Cup of Nations history his header gave the Black Stars a 1-0 win over Mali
on Saturday in their second Group D match against Mali on Saturday.

Africa's Finest: Rashidi Yekini

Yekini was born in Kaduna. After starting his professional career in the Nigerian league , he moved to Côte d'Ivoire to play for Africa Sports National. From there he went to Portugal and Vitória de Setúbal, where he experienced his most memorable years, eventually becoming the Portuguese first division's top scorer, in 1993–94, as his performances (32 matches, 34 goals)
earned him the title of African Footballer of the Year in 1993, the first ever from the nation.

I paid N50 Naira to watch Kun Aguero - Kelechi Iheanacho

I can only imagine-- Inspiring Succes Story
The forward has revealed how he saved up a token to watch the Argentine score the title-winning goal for the Citizens in 2012 Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho has disclosed
that he had to save up 50 naira to watch Sergio Aguero scored the title winning goal for Manchester City in the 2012/13 Premier League season.

Malek Jaziri: Serving up Tunisia's tennis uprising

Doha - The Tunisian revolution was a
turning point for Malek Jaziri in more
ways than one. Caught in the middle of  the bloodshed and fearing for his life, the Tunis resident says that he was lifted by the strong camaraderie among his countrymen.

Odunayo Adekuoroye Wins Pro Wrestling League In India.

2015 World Championship bronze medalist, Odunayo Adekuoroye has won the Pro Wrestling League season two with Punjab Royals, despite losing her first fight of the campaign to Sweden's Sofia Mattsson in the final held on
Thursday in India.

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