U19 Proteas tie off an epic week of sport

by | Jan 20, 2024 | AFCON, Tennis- Men, Tennis- Women, U19 Cricket World Cup

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A thrilling week of sports has reached its conclusion, marked by captivating showdowns in the Africa Cup of Nations, the poignant moments at the Australian Open, and the electrifying debut of the U19 Proteas in their opening World Cup game.


The Africa Cup of Nations commenced on January 13th with the host nation, Ivory Coast, facing off against Guinea-Bissau. As of the 19th of January, only two teams have advanced to the knockout stages.

Cape Verde secured their place by defeating Mozambique 3-0, propelling them to the top of the table and beyond the reach of their group opponents.

Meanwhile, defending champions Senegal secured their spot in the knockout rounds by overcoming Cameroon 3-1 on the same day, ensuring their position at the summit of the group.

10km Valencia

In the 10km Valencia race on the 14th of January, Kenya’s Agnes Jebet Ngetich made history by becoming the first woman to break the 29-minute barrier, clocking an astonishing 28:46. The 22-year-old Kenyan shaved off 28 seconds from Yalemzerf Yehualawโ€™s world record of 29:14, set in Castellon, Spain, in 2022.

Australian Open

On the 14th of January, South Africa’s Lloyd Harris engaged in a gripping first-round battle against France’s Quentin Halys in the Australian Open. The match concluded with a score of 4-6, 7(7)-6(5), 7-5, 7(7)-6(2), resulting in Harris exiting the tournament.

Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur faced a tough second-round clash on the 17th of January, succumbing to Russia’s Mirra Andreeva with a scoreline of 0-6, 2-6.

U19 Cricket World Cup

The U19 Proteas Menโ€™s team commenced their World Cup campaign in grand style on January 19th, triumphing over the West Indies by a convincing 31-run margin on home soil.


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