The Big 5 – Review

A review of the top 5 Africa-related sports stories from the weekend – May 10-12, 2019.
Big 5 review

A review of the top 5 Africa-related sports stories from the weekend – May 10-12, 2019.

Ghana’s Isaac Dogbe falls to Emmanuel Navarette in WBO junior featherweight title clash

Ghana's Isaac Dogbe falls to Emmanuel Navarette in WBO junior featherweight title clash

Ghana’s Isaac”Royal Storm” Dogboe lost by TKO to Emmanuel Navarette in Round 12 in their WBO junior featherweight world title rematch at the Tucson Convention Center on Saturday.

Navarette made his height and reach advantage count, dropping his opponent in the 6th and 12th rounds before Dogboe’s father who also doubles as his trainer threw in the towel.

Nigeria beat Niger 15-0 in WAFU Women’s Cup

Nigeria beat Niger 15-0 in WAFU Women's Cup

Uchenna Kanu scored five goals as Nigeria crushed Niger 15-0 on Saturday at the WAFU Women’s Cup match at Parc des Sports in Abidjan.

The win means the Super Falcons have qualified for the semi-finals of the competition after accruing six points in two games, to sit atop Group B on goal difference following an earlier 5-1 win over Burkina Faso.

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Nigeria will take on Mali, who booked their last-four spot with a 3-1 win over Burkina Faso in their last group match on Tuesday.

Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez Scores as Manchester City win EPL title

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – MAY 12: Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City at American Express Community Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Mahrez scores as Manchester City retain Premier League title. Algerian, Riyad Mahrez was on the scoresheet for Manchester City who retained their English Premier League title by beating Brighton & Hove Albion 4-1 on the final day of the season.

Liverpool, on the other hand, beat Wolves 2-0 with Senegal’s Sadio Mane getting both goals, but was not enough to get City who won the title with a single point.

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Ivory Coast’s Jonathan Kodjia claims Championship play-off first leg advantage with Aston Villa

Ivory Coast's Jonathan Kodjia claims Championship play-off first leg advantage with Aston Villa

Kodija and Aston Villa get Championship Playoff first-leg advantage. Ivory Coast striker Jonathan Kodjia was a late substitute as Aston Villa came from behind to beat West Brom 2-1 in the Championship Playoff first leg.

Dwight Gayle opened the scoring, putting the visitors ahead in the first half but two quick-fire second-half goals from Villa through substitute Conor Hourihane and a penalty from Tammy Abraham gave Dean Smith’s side the first leg advantage.

Gor Mahia open 10-point gap in KPL after beating Sofapaka

Gor Mahia open 10-point gap in KPL after beating Sofapaka

Gor Mahia open 10-point gap after victory over rivals Sofapaka Gor Mahia all but sealed the 2018/19 Kenyan Premier League title with a vital 2-0 win over close challengers Sofapaka in a Kenyan Premier League match played on Sunday afternoon at Moi Stadium in Kisumu.

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Second half goals from Sammy Onyango and Jacques Tuyisenge ensured K’Ogalo got all three points.


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