Continental rankings unveiled: Meet the best performers in Africa

  • June 21, 2022

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LAUSANNE, June 21, 2022 - The AIPS Sport Media Awards are proud to announce the continental rankings for Africa. To know more about the continental rankings, click here.

1. Chidiebere Anugwolu (Nigeria), Report: Lagos athletes and poverty - Nigeria Info FM
2. Papa Madiakhaté Sarr (Senegal), Sport in Tivaouane Peulh Niague, between passion and hassle - Cesti Infos
3. David Oku (Nigeria), Above death - Flo FM 94.9 Umuahia Abia State
4. Madiagne Niang (Senegal), Women's rugby in Senegal, between hope for development, danger and cultural prejudice - Africa 7
5. Kangni Follykoe (Togo), Impact of Covid-19 on female athletes in hand sports in Togo - Radio Sport FM Lomé
6. Smail Berhail (Algeria), Audio portrait: Algeria’s National Team coach Djamel Belmadi - Radio Algéria international
7. Bienvenu Elie Gbelo (Central African Republic), RCA: aucun stade homologué, quel avenir pour les sportifs? – Radio Ndeke Luka
8. Zwelikhethabantu Sibanda (Zimbabwe), Fortwel Drive Time sports Show - Skyz Metro FM
8. Gounou Ikilirou Séro (Benin), La Donga, Terre de Lutte Olympique au Benin! - ORTB Radio Parakou
8. Lamin Fadera (Gambia), From a rousing welcome at the airport to a surprise gift at the presidency to Gina Bass - Lamin Fadera
8. Joab James Apopo (Kenya), Sports for Peace, Development and Gender Equality -
8. Mwakhele Kaliande (Malawi), Shortened football careers a sad tale of Malawian football - Mpira Ku Malawi
8. Adrien Amoussou (Benin), La déception des béninois du Couffo suite à l'élimination du Bénin face à la Sierra Leone - Radio Tokpa

1. Samuel Imanishimwe (Rwanda), Thunderbolt - Kigali Today Ltd
2. Jesse Jackson Kauraisa (Namibia), Christine Mboma - Namibian Sun
3. Youssef Loulidi (Morocco), Action moment – loulidiphoto Instragram
4. Michael Uugwanga (Namibia), Kamux set to return to girlhood club - Confidente
5. Noah Silomba (Zambia), Female handball player showcases her strength - OYDC
6. Justina Aniefiok (Nigeria), 2021 Aisha Buhari Cup - Aishabuharicup Instagram
6. Helge Schutz (Namibia), Gooaall! - The Namibian
8. Sila Kiplagat (Kenya), Return of WRC to Kenya - Nation Media Group
9. Frank Darkwah (Ghana), The Physically-challenged Football Commentator -
10. Mohamed Fliss (Tunisia), Tokyo2020 - Comité National Olympique Tunisiene
10. Mussie Girmay (Ethiopia), Ethiopia top flight football returns - Hatricksport website

1. Justin Makangara Ciribagula (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Mystic Wrestlers - RNW Media
2. Badreddine Tnani (Tunisia), Roger Federer Roland Garros on June 05, 2021 -
3. Christopher Maduewesi (Nigeria), Sasha Zhoya storms to a World Junior Record to win the 110m Hurdles World title in Kenya –
4. Helge Schutz (Namibia), Namibian Sport Action - The Namibian
5. Justina Aniefiok (Nigeria), 2021 Aisha Buhari Cup / Africa Women's Nations Cup Qualifier - @aishabuharicup Instagram handle /
6. Tielman Van Lill (Namibia), Tennis in Action - Republikein
7. Mohamed Acheari (Morocco), Surf Professionals demand the goverment to pay attention to their situation - Morocco Media News
8. Yisa Azeez Asipita (Nigeria), The Champions in the making - OskleanFA
9. Kidus Yemiru (Ethiopia), The Power of Football in Habesh Derby - Ethiopian Football Federation
10. Alusine Rehme Wilson (Sierra Leone), Passionate Football Moments in Sierra Leone - Awoko Newspaper

1. Omar Boudi, Zoheir Boudi (Algeria), Slimani the legend - New Vision YouTube
2. Sayon Kourouma (Guinea), Yamoussa, the passion for living your dream - CIS Médias
3. Kelvin Nembo Njuhsop (Cameroon), Beyond Disability - CRTV
4. Mahop II Andre Jean Mirabeau (Cameroon), Albert Mengue, epileptic boxer yesterday, left the garage for the Olympic Games - Kickoff Le Mag
5. Francis Hema (Ghana), Going the long distance Guts & glory: Dinah inspires in a differently-abled way - Media General (TV3)
6. Daniel Sebakijje (Uganda), Joshua Cheptegei's best lap with Web Daniel Sebakijje Next Media Uganda - NBS Television
7. Sophy Okello (Kenya), A second chance at life: A street kid becomes a pro soccer player - The Sporty Process
8. Mahop II Andre Jean Mirabeau (Cameroon), Alice Ngom, fish seller and MMA champion - Kickoff Le Mag
9. Dagim Tekle (Ethiopia), I am woman - Walta TV
10. Castro Shali Kaleni Uulumbu (Namibia), Up Close with legendary marathon runner, Luketz Swaartbooi - One Africa Television

1. Rayane Hatimi (Morocco), Couscous swell - You Tube
2. Omar Boudi, Zoheir Boudi (Algeria), The drama of Algerian players and their disabled children - Echorouk TV
3. Baboucarr Sey (Gambia), The Gambia Football Federation and the missing $ millions from FIFA – QTV/Paradise FM
4. Muftawu Nabila Abdulai (Ghana), Najat Lokko: Meet 11-year-old Ghanaian female boxer from Jamestown – Kwese TV
5. Joao Chivale (Mozambique), Luis Miquissone from the origins to the success - Televisão de Moçambique
6. Moses Wakhisi (Kenya), The making of king David Rudisha (the master story of David rudisha) - KTN News
7. Henry Opemi (Kenya), Sports Legends - Standard Media Group
8. Bouchaib Brhadda (Morocco), Sports is a right to everyone - Ouma Press
9. Sayon Kourouma (Guinea), SYLI Local, this bronze that is worth gold - CIS Médias
10. Sophy Okello (Kenya), Boxing and mental health - The Process Child Foundation - Kenya
10. Aabir Rharib (Morocco), This is my purpose - Aabir Rharib Production

1. Olivia Nakate (Uganda), Restoring the lost glory - Urban TV
2. Moses Wakhisi (Kenya), Racing to death: A risky affair for the Kenyan track athletes - KTN News
3. Josephat Kioko (Kenya), Christine Ongare, Kenya Olympian female boxer - VOA
4. Maher Mezahi (Algeria), Algeria's Most Rebellious Club - JS Kabylie - Copa 90
4. Steffany Ndei (Kenya), How Elite Teams Use Tech - Debunk Media
6. Michelle Katami Guda (Kenya), Athletics Mums Club - BBC Sport Africa
6. Daniel Sebakijje (Uganda), Landlord evicts Julius Sekitoleko's pregnant girlfriend - NBS Television Uganda
8. Kelvin Owusu Ansah-Opoku (Ghana), Living a Resilient Dream; Johnson Antwi Breaks Through Challenges - TV3 Network Limited Ghana
8. Chris Migwambo (Kenya), Against All Odds: The Story of Kenyan Sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala - K24 TV
10. Ahmed Elhadidy (Egypt), Knights of Light leader: I dream of playing in Real Madrid... and we hope one day we will receive - TOOOFA
10. Yacouba Tangara (Mali), Comment un chrono sauve la vie d'un footballeur malien? - Planète Sports Mali TV

1. Daniel Gallan (South Africa), Sport and the climate crisis: Part 1 and 2 - New Frame
2. Nadjib Djoudi (Algeria), Tizi Ouzou, Douira and Baraki stadiums. The   other side of sports corruption – Akher Saa
3. Brenden Nel (South Africa), An Olympic champion without a medal - New Frame
4. Mostafa Hosny (Egypt), Pay-to-play: How private investment is eroding youth football in Egypt -
5. Essam Shaheen (Egypt), Salah's full journey: reaching the glory from the narrow corner - Filgoal website
6. Reda Selim (Egypt), Coronavirus hits the body of Arab sport! Pt:1/3 – Alittihad Newspaper
7. Ilyes Ben Salah (Tunisia), African club fans saved them team from a suffocating crisis - Skonic News website
8. Ayache Senouci (Algeria), The world champion Samira Moqrani.. From glory of Kempo sport to the battle of cancer -
8. Walid Farouk (Egypt), Arab talents are drowning in the 'sea of laziness' -
10. Elias Makori (Kenya), Henry Rono: Running legend struggling to get his life back on track - Daily Nation
10. Jeff Kinyanjui (Kenya), How greed for quick cash led to the downfall of suspended referee Collins Opiyo - Mozzart Sport

1. Nazim Bessol (Algeria), The FIFA Arab Cup, a tackle on Saudi Arabia -
2. Fred Mwambu (Uganda), How CAF clubs, countries weaponised Covid-19 - Daily Monitor
3. Oluwashina Okeleji (Nigeria), An African Super League seems a super-silly idea -
4. Sohad Elkhodary (Egypt), Execution of an athlete. 'The website' opens the file of persecution and violations within the weightlifting -
5. Daniel Gallan (South Africa), Quinton de Kock resolutely stands on the wrong side of history -
5. Celestine Karoney (Kenya), Kenya Olympic medalist calls for third category in athletics - BBC
7. Makhtum Muziransa (Uganda), Women barred from Olympics for being ‘manly’ – Daily Monitor
7. Edmund Okai Gyimah (Ghana), Precarious Arabian journey: Local African footballers being scammed into a paradise which never was -
9. Ehab Zohdy (Egypt), Women’s football… the missing justice - AlBayan
10. Mthokozisi Dube (Zimbabwe), Why SA clubs play second fiddle to North Africans -

1. Francis Hema (Ghana), Against all odds: Pra Babies hoping to make it through adversity - Media General (TV3)
2. Fatma Abdallah Chikawe (Tanzania), A woman has an equal rights of playing football even if she comes from countries that practice Islam - Azam TV
3. Chidiebere Anugwolu (Nigeria), Documentary: 'Social Media Footballer' - Nigeria Info FM
4. Sakyibea Ofori (Ghana), Meet Anatu Sadat: Ghana's hijab wearing football sensation - TV3 Limited Newtwork Ghana
5. Clarisse Sih (Cameroon), For the love of the nation - CRTV
6. Kelvin Kimathi (Kenya), Margaret Nyairera: Kenya's athletes battle with depression and trans-gender stigma - K24TV
7. Daniel Yeboah (Ghana), Para-athletics Fred Assor - Media General Ghana
8. Aabir Rharib (Morocco), This is my purpose - Aabir Rharib
9. Daniel Akinbusuyi (Nigeria), The Super Eagles return to their nest -Radio Now 95.3 FM
10. Amy Wane (Senegal), Anta Sy, the saga of a basketball lioness - Sétanal média
10. Chris Migwambo (Kenya), A chance denied: How Kenyan Footballer Piston Mutamba lost a million dollar deal in Libya - K24 TV

1. Sila Kiplagat (Kenya), Flying Javeller - Nation Media Group

1. Samuel Gacharira (Kenya), Amy Lasu: Shining hope for South Sudanese football -
2. Mostafa Hosny (Egypt), Pay-to-play: How private investment is eroding youth football in Egypt -
3. Makhtum Muziransa (Uganda), Women barred from Olympics for being ‘manly' - Daily Monitor
4. Leonard Solms (South Africa), South Africa's new blade phenom says, 'I'm not Oscar Pistorius, I'm Ntando the Great!' -
5. Tolu Olasoji (Nigeria), Surfing beyond life’s scars in Liberia -
6. Yanga Sibembe (South Africa), Cricket SA’s hearings are a mirror of South African society -
7. Faisal Ahmad Mohammad Ali (Sudan), Where is the case of rugby player Abdullah Mustafa Al-Naima is going? – Al Farazdaq
8. Meshack Kisenge (Kenya), How Okanda revived his football career at the Kakuma Refugee Camp -
8. Gideom Kofi Nyamekye (Ghana), From the sandy pitches of Aboabo to FC Porto. The inspiring story of Kelvin Owusu Boateng -
10. Yaw Ampofo (Ghana), An unsung African hero, the man with the whistle – Adoa Media Consult
10. Merit Jay Abaianyam (Nigeria), Love and Basketball...In The Year of The Pandemic – Salvation Television
10. Caristan Isseri a Maben (Cameroon), How the African Cup will change Cameroon -
10. Edem Kodjo Attipoe (Togo), Participation of the A' Sparrowhawks in the CHAN: Between pride, disillusionment, disappointment and regrets - Quotidien Togo Matin


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