Like every night Africa sports news Take a look at the information on the Olympic Games. Football with Eric Bailly who launches hostilities, Ons Jabeur and his Olympic dream, Zambia swept away from his entry into the women’s football tournament, Abdou Sèye, the Senegalese who challenges the metropolis, Natalia Bernado, Angolan flag bearer, if not the dominant subjects of this Tuesday, July 20.
Zambia (in green) was blown up by the Netherlands (10-3) for the first match of the women’s Olympic tournament
Guinea withdraws from the Olympics
There must be five athletes to defend the colors of Guinea at the Olympics. But Fatoumata Yarie Camara (freestyle wrestling), Mamadou Samba Bah (judo), Fatoumata Lamarana Touré and Mamadou Tahirou Bah (swimming) and Aïssata Deen Conté (athletics) will not take art in Tokyo 2021. Their government, invoking the. Sanitary decided to withdraw their participation. But this official reason hides a less virtuous one: financial difficulties.
Eric Bailly is not afraid of Brazil or Germany
Retained in the U23 team of Côte d’Ivoire which is to compete in the Olympic Games, Eric Bailly is one of three players over 23 years old. With the experience capitalized in central defense, the “Elephant” could indeed help his cadets a lot.
“We are in a very good pool with Brazil and Germany. They are great football nations. But, we are not afraid of anyone. The most important thing will be to facilitate our matches. In Tokyo, we will present a beautiful face of Ivory Coast», An accused the member of Man-U.
Côte d’Ivoire is in Pool D with Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Germany. The Elephants start their competition this Thursday, July 22 against Saudi Arabia at 8:30 GMT.
Abdou Sèye and bronze son from 1960
At the Olympic Games in Rome 1960, Abdou Sèye, an athlete of Senegalese origin, runs in the colors of France. He won the bronze medal in the 200m. But throughout the competition, the sprinter displays an anti-French feeling. Sèye trains with the tracksuits of the federation of Mali. A gesture that displeased the old metropolis which had also just achieved one of the worst Olympic Games in its history. France has indeed gleaned no gold medal.
Ons Jabeur dreams of an Olympic medal
Tunisian Ons Jabeur is showing her ambitions. The 23rd in the WTA standings wants to be on the podium at the Olympics to win a medal (July 23 to August 8). “The dream of an Olympic medal always tempts me. I want to do a remake of my feat in Birmingham where I won my first title ”, said the best African tenniswoman on Be in sports.
Zambia swept from entry
The Netherlands atomized Zambia at the opening of the women’s Olympic football tournament this Wednesday, July 21. The Dutch have passed a 10-3 to the only African representative of the competition. An introduction then painful for the Shepolopolo who were humiliated.
The only flash in the gray: Barbara Banda. The captain of the African selection was illustrated by a triple. She becomes the first African player to have planted a triple in the Olympics.
Barbara Banda also tied Kalusha Bwalya’s hat-trick at the 1988 Seoul Olympics in Zambia’s 4-0 victory over Italy.
Natalia Bernardo, Angolan standard-bearer
Handball player Natalia Bernardo will carry the Angolan flag at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games is scheduled for Friday 23 July.
Bernardo, 34, is an Angolan handball icon. The resident of Primeiro de Agosto will play her fourth Olympiad after Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.
In Tokyo, Angola will compete in five disciplines including handball, swimming and athletics.