As different talents continue to emerge in the industry of sports all over the world, sports have been put forward and embraced in Africa by the African descendants back in time for more than ten centuries, however, besides early times of sports categories, in this era there has a modification in the industry of sports bringing in new sports kinds and ways of playing.
Africa’s sports industry has had many challenges compared to other continents in the world but that has not left her behind as sports is concerned. Many games are played and are regarded like in other continents of the world and we have discussed them down here so that you do not have to raise augments whether they are played or not.
Lists of sports in Africa
From north to south, east to west, football is most popular on the continent of Africa and football incredibly exciting game with origins tracing back in in the day of british Africa mostly begins at the grassroots level, hence , many football stars began their careers on local football.It is known that football is part of life for the African since it has made some the players to be more recognized internationally linking them to the global sports.
Africa is an athletic power giant ,There is no doubt that athletics has put Africa on Basketball
Since its embracement in 1960, basketball has put Africa on the global map. Young African boys and girls love basketball and it’s widely played in neighborhoods for fun, as well dominates schools. According to statistics from NIKE FIBA World Men Rankings last updated on August 21, 2016, south Africa tops the continent at number 16 globally with 106.2 points.
Wrestling has always been part of many African countries. It began in the villages hundreds of years ago, and farmers would go to wrestle to pass the time or watch various fights. on matches. Have been watched as participants rave to see that each win. Wrestling matches are lively with singing, dancing, cheering, and also attract large crowds.
Rugby Africa is the administrative body for rugby union in Africa under world rugby authority. So far 37 member nations have embraced rugby sports even by running tournaments in 15s and 7s for national team including Africa cup for rugby. Rugby best teams including Namibia, Morocco, Kenya and South Africa.
Rugby teams in Africa are being set to play their world cup qualifiers 2023
Cricket is also common in AFrica like any other sports.
Throughout the continent of Africa, points are awarded to the finisher of the race and final general classification for th standin race stag.
Motor rallies are common among African countries which give rise to many participants and talented drivers across the continent. This kind of sports involves the use of motor cars through different courses of coiled routes. It is a big event in Africa like the one which took place in Kenya in 2021 the so called Safari motor rally and was won by Sebastien Ogier