Looking ahead: Rugby World Cup clashes, Diamond League climax, and more

by | Sep 15, 2023 | Athletics - Mens, Athletics - Womens, Diamond League, Rugby, Rugby World Cup, Sport

Prepare for an action-packed week of sports, featuring a diverse array of events that are sure to ignite your excitement. From thrilling Diamond League competitions to electrifying Rugby World Cup clashes, the sports world is set to deliver unforgettable moments.

Rugby World Cup

Today, at 9 pm (CAT), Namibia faces an imposing challenge, under the leadership of Johan Deysel as they go head-to-head with the mighty New Zealand. Namibia is determined to secure their first-ever Rugby World Cup victory, an ambitious feat made all the more daunting against the formidable All Blacks.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, September 17th, South Africa is poised to take on Romania. Bongi Mbonambi will lead the Springboks as he takes control of the helm. This matchup will serve as a crucial test of South Africa’s depth and resilience.

Diamond League Eugene

From September 16th to 17th, the Diamond League Eugene promises to be an exhilarating showcase of athletic prowess. Numerous African athletes will converge to compete for highly coveted spots on the podium, setting the stage for thrilling competition and the potential for record-breaking performances.

This Diamond League meeting marks the culmination of a 13-event season that has spanned from May to September. Many of our exceptional athletes will be striving for the prestigious title of the 2023 Champion.

Ones to watch:

Women’s 3000m Steeplechase

  • Beatrice Chepkoech from Kenya
  • Faith Cherotich from Kenya
  • Sembo Almayew from Ethiopia
  • Peruth Chemutai from Uganda
  • Jackline Chepkoech from Kenya

Men’s Triple Jump

  • Hugues Fabrice Zango from Burkina Faso

Weightlifting World Championships

The Weightlifting World Championships reach their climax on Sunday, September 17th. With several events still to be decided, African athletes are in the running to clinch medals and bring pride to their respective nations.

Photo credit: SA Rugby


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