[News24Wire] Mozart composed his first symphony when he was 9 years old and Picasso was 7 when he picked up his first paintbrush. But closer to home, Traigh Pathon from Athlone played his first round of golf at the tender age of 4.
[News24Wire] 2015 World Championship 200m bronze medalist Anaso Jobodwana won the 150m race at the Athletix Grand Prix meeting at Tuks in Pretoria on Thursday, with world champion Justin Gatlin only managing to finish in fourth place.
[Nation] Kenya’s world indoor 600 metres record holder Emmanuel Korir will be a man on a mission when the battle for the now vacant men’s 800 metres world title starts with the heats on Saturday.
[The Herald] COSAFA president Philip Chiyangwa is walking the talk and has written to CAF leader Ahmad Ahmad to officially protest over the manner in which the hosting rights for the African Cup of Nations were handled by the continental body’s previous leadership and is seeking a review.
[Botswana Daily News] Durban -Nijel Amos successfully defended his African championship at the 20th CAA African Senior Championship in South Africa on Friday.
[Daily News] Mwanza -The Mwanza Amateur Athletics Association (MWAAA) seeks over 5m/- to facilitate its men and women teams’ participation in the National Athletes Championship to be held in Dar es Salaam early next month.
[Africa Renewal] Burkina Faso, a landlocked West African country south of the Sahara Desert, has been in the news since political unrest erupted there in 2014.
[Guardian] Nigerian and Watford’s Odion Ighalo has been named English Premier League player of the month for December.
[Times of Zambia] CHIPOLOPOLO striker Emmanuel Mayuka has left his French Ligue-Two side Metz and signed a three-year deal with Egyptian giants Zamalek.
[Al Jazeera] Zambia will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on August 11 under a new constitution, a government spokesman has said.