Five from the weekend

Top five Africa-related sports stories from the weekend.
Raja Casablanca’s players pose for a group picture with their respective national flags as they celebrate winning the CAF Super Cup trophy after winning the match against ES Tunis at Thani bin Jassim Stadium in Al-Rayyan, Qatar, on March 29, 2019. (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR / AFP)

Africans dominate IAAF World Cross Country Championships

Africa led the way at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships held in the Danish city of Aarhus. Ethopia, Kenya, Uganda and Morocco finished as the top four teams at the competition.

World 5000m Champion Hellen Obiri handed Kenya her seventh consecutive women’s 10km title, clocking 36.14 Minutes to win the women’s senior race in the 2019 World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark.

Obiri, who was making her debut at the World Cross Country, became the first athlete to win the World Indoor 3,000 Meters, World Championships 5,000 Meters and World Cross Country 10km titles.

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Joshua Cheptegei became the first Ugandan to win the senior men’s title at the World Cross Country Championship.

The double Commonwealth champion made amends for his poor showing on home soil in 2017 to clinch gold.

Raja win historic CAF Super Cup

Raja Casablanca beat Tunisian club Esperance 2-1 at the 20,000 seater Thani Bin Jassim Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Friday night.

It marked the first time that the CAF Super Cup would be hosted outside of the African continent.

Salah and Mane continue Premier League charge

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane featured for Liverpool as they returned to the top of the English Premier League table following a nervy 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.

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Salah came off in the 90th minute after playing a part in Liverpool’s winner while Sadio Mane was on for the whole game.

Cairo derby played behind closed doors in the rain

Zamalek and rivals Al-Ahly played out a 0-0 draw in the Cairo derby between Egypt’s two biggest clubs.

The glamour game was held amid heavy rain 200km away from cairo at the 80,000-seater Borg El Arab near Alexandria due to security concerns.

Nigeria dominate African Wrestling Championships

Nigerian Women won five gold medals for the third consecutive year at the African Wrestling Championships.

The West African giants finished with 195 points, winning medals in nine of ten weights in Hammamet, Tunisia.

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