Africa is a large continent with more than fifty countries and 1,2 billion people. Africans play a wide variety of sports including athletics, basketball, cricket, badminton, football, hockey, volleyball and rugby. Betway offers sports news about different sports competitions on the continent. The following are the top ten African sports events that took place in 2019.
1. 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
Egypt hosted the 2019 AFCON tournament. It consisted of 24 clubs from different countries. Algeria won the competition after beating Senegal 1-0 in the final. Diamel Belmadi helped his country win its first Africa Cup of Nations since 1990.
2. 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations Qualifications
The tournament took place from November 12, 2018, to September 10, 2019. It comprised 43 teams from different nations. The qualifications helped in selecting teams that would compete in the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations. Footballers who were born after 1996 took part in the tournament.
3. 2019 Africa Women's Junior Handball Championship
Niger hosted the Junior Handball Championship from September 5 to September 14, 2019. It helped the continental handball organization to pick teams that would take part in the 2020 Women's Junior World Handball Championship.
4. 2019 African Women's Youth Handball Championship
The youth championship took place from September 16 to September 24, 2019, in Niamey, Niger. It was the 14th continental tournament for young women. Algeria, Angola, DR Congo, Egypt, Guinea, Niger, and Tunisia took part in the championship.
5. 2019/2020 CAF Champions League Qualifying Rounds
The qualifying rounds took place from August 9, 2019, to October 24, 2019. It was made of 61 teams and CAF used it to pick 16 teams that would play in the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League group stage. Soccer fans can wager on the CAF Champions League at Betway to make a profit.
6. 2019 World Draughts Championship
Ivory Coast hosted the 2019 World Draughts Championship from 15 September 2019 to 3 October 2019. Twenty players competed in the round-robin. Alexander Georgiev won his tenth World Draughts Championship title and a £20,000 cash prize.
7. 2019 FIVB Volleyball Girls U-18 World Championship
Egypt hosted the 2019 FIVB Championship from September 5 to September 14, 2019. Twenty teams competed in the finals including Egypt. It was the first FIVB Girls' U-18 World Championship for DR Congo and Cameroon to take part in.
8. 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations
It was the sixth WAFU Nations Cup edition. The competition took place from September 28, 2019, to October 13, 2019, in Senegal. It comprised of 16 West African Football Union (WAFU) members.
9. 2019 World Team Squash Championships
Egypt has been dominant in squash for several years. Nour El Sherbini won her fourth championship in Cairo while Tarek Momen won the men's squash tournament in Doha, Qatar. Egypt won its second consecutive World Team Squash Championship after in defeated England.
10.Africa ECO Race 2019
The race took place in Senegal from January 1, 2019, to January 13, 2019. The final stage was composed of a 230 km track from Saint-Louis to Niokob and a 22km stretch from the beach to Lac Rose. Pal Anders won the special stage.
Besides being a major tourist destination for many holidaymakers, Africa participates in different sports competitions including the Olympics and the World Cup. African players and athletes such as David Rudisha, Caster Semenya and Eliud Kipchoge have set many records in the past. Many punters wagered on various sports events in Africa at Betway last year.
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