Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hi 5 for The Black Maidens of Ghana at the U-17 FIFA Women's World Cup

The Black Maidens of Ghana enjoyed a 5:0 victory over Uruguay today at the Bavil Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan.

amila Badell of Uruguay and Ivy Kolli of Ghana challenge for the ball during the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2012 group D match between Uruguay and Ghana at the Bayil Stadium (
This win places them at the top of Group D, and they have every chance of making it to the quarterfinals.The Black Maidens will face China on the 30th of September.

Africa gives her own dose of whipping at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

Aminat Yakubu of Nigeria scores her side's fourth goal during the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Group A match between Azerbaijan and Nigeria at Lankaran Stadium on September 25, 2012 (
Looks like 11 is the new winning number at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup , as Nigeria slammed host country Azerbaijan with an 11:0 victory yesterday, placing them at the top of Group A.

Gambia got floored again by 6 goals, in their match against USA and currently occupy the last position in their group.

Ghana will be taking on Uruguay today.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Take a Hit from African-Inspired Fashion

 This Week's PANA TV African Fashion Fix features amazing designs from Haitian-Italian designer, Stella Jean's Spring/Summer 2013 collection and  Nigerian designer, Duro Olowu's Spring 2013 collection.

Duro Olowu

Duro Olowu

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean
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Monday, September 24, 2012

A Whipping, A Draw, and A Loss at the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan

The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Azerbaijan 2012 started on the 22nd of September. The first set of matches saw Africa receive a whipping, a draw and a loss.
Korea DPR gave Gambia a big whipping by 11 goals to nothing in their Group B opening match on Saturday. In spite of their huge loss, Korea DPR coach, Hwang Yong Bong still had this to say about the Gambian team: “Gambia is not a weak side at all and some of their players did quite well, but the first match is always tense”.
Gambian Team(
Gambia will face USA on Tuesday, and hopefully they will be able to raise their bar and step up their game.
Chidima Edeji of Nigeria battles with Ashley Lawrence of Canada(
Nigeria and Canada thrashed it out to end in a 1:1 draw in the Group A match, giving Nigeria only one point. Nigeria will meet hosts, Azerbaijan tomorrow afternoon.
Wasila Diwuru-Soale (C) of Ghana is tackled by Theresa Panfil (L) of Germany (
Ghana on the other hand encountered a 1:2 loss to European champions, Germany, in Group D; but it was no easy win as German coach admitted that, “it was a very, very close game. Both teams had a chance to win.”

Ghana will hope to up their points in their match against Uruguay on Wednesday.

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Monday, September 3, 2012

51 Medals for Africa and still counting at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

It has been a stellar, world-record-breaking outing for African athletes at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Only halfway through the competition, and Africa has a total of 50 medals with South Africa, Nigeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Algeria leading the medal counts. Kenya has two medals, while Namibia has one medal. For Nigeria, all her medals have come from the Powerlifting Tournament.

Africa’s medal count is expected to rise as more Athletics action continues today.

See below the detailed breakdown of medals won so far.

Algeria: 1 Silver 6 Bronze
Mohamed Berrahal Men’s 100m - T51: Bronze
Lahouari Bahlaz Men’s Club Throw – F31/32/51: Bronze
Kamel Kardjena Men’s Javelin Throw – F33/34: Bronze
Mounia Gasmi Women’s Club Throw – F31/32/51: Silver
Mouloud Noura Men’s -60kg Judo: Bronze
Sid Ali Lamri Men’s -66kg Judo: Bronze
Zoubida Bouazoug Women’s +70kg: Bronze

Egypt: 2 Gold 1 Silver 5 Bronze
Metawa Abouelkhir Men's Discus Throw F57/58: Bronze
Taha Abdelmagid Men's Powerlifting - 48kg: Bronze
Sherif Othman Men’s Powerlifting – 56kg: Gold
Shaaban Ibrahim Men’s Powerlifting – 67.50kg: Bronze
Mohamed Elelfat Men’s Powerlifting – 75kg: Silver
Fatma Omar Women’s Powerlifting – 56kg: Gold
Amal Mahmoud Women’s Powerlifting – 60kg: Bronze
Sameh Saleh Table Tennis Men’s Singles Class 4: Bronze

Mohamed Amguoun Men’s 400m – T13: Bronze
Amin Chentouf El Men’s 5000m – T12: Gold
Najat El Garraa Women’s Discus Throw – F40: Gold

Johanna Benson Women’s 100m –T37: Silver

Henry Kirwa Men’s 5000m – T12: Bronze
Samuel Mushai Kimani - T - 11: Gold

Nigeria: 4 Gold 5 Silver 1 Bronze
Yakubu Adesokan Men's Powerlifting -48kg: Gold 
Ikechukwu Obichukwu Men's Powerlifting - 52kg: Silver
Anthony Ulonnam - 56kg: Silver
Ifeanyi Nnajiofor - 60kg: Silver
Ivory Nwokorie Women's Powerlifting - 44kg: Gold
Esther Oyema - 48kg: Gold
Joy Onaolapo - 52kg: Gold
Lucy Ejike - 56kg Silver
Victoria Nneji- 67.50kg: Bronze
Folashade Oluwafemiayo – 75kg: Silver

South Africa: 2 Gold 5 Silver 5 Bronze
Charles Bouwer Men's 50m Freestyle -S13: Gold;
Men's 100m Freestyle - S13: Silver
Men’s 100m Backstroke – S13: Silver
Jonathan Ntutu Men's 100m - T13: Bronze
Teboho Mokgalagadi Men's 100m - T35: Silver
Dyan Buis Men's 100m - T38: Silver
Oscar Pistorius Men’s 200m – T44: Silver
Union Sekailwe Men’s 400m – T38: Bronze
Anrune Liebenberg Women's 200m - T46: Bronze
Hendri Herbst Men's 100m Freestyle S – 11: Bronze
Achmat Hassiem Men's 100m Butterfly S-10: Bronze
Natalie du Toit Women's 100m Butterfly S – 9: Gold

Tunisia: 2 Gold 4 Silver 2 Bronze
Farhat Mohamed Chida Men’s 400m –T38: Gold
Abderrahim Zhiou Men’s 5000m – T12: Silver
Mohamed Charmi Men’s 1500m –T37: Bronze
Mohamed Charmi Men’s 800m – T37: Silver
Nada Bahi Women’s 100m – T37: Bronze
Maroua Ibrahmi Women’s Club Throw –F31/32/51: Gold
Somaya Bousaid Women’s 400m – T13: Silver
Raoua Tlili Women’s Discus Throw – F40: Silver