Niger’s Issoufou Alfaga Abdoulrazak, Olympic Vice champion in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, recently won the final of the +87 kg category at the world taekwondo championships in Munju, South Korea, after beating Britain’s Mahama Cho. He had earlier outsmarted the star of African taekwondo, Gabon’s Anthony Aubame, in the semi-final. Issoufou Alfaga Abdoulrazak had already made Olympic history in Rio 2016, when he became the second athlete from Niger to win an Olympic Games medal after boxer Issaka Dabore’s bronze in 1972, in Munich. Prior to the world championships, he had won the Australia Open on 4 June 2017 in Innsbruck, beating Argentina’s Sio Martin.
For three days, from 28 to 30 August 2017, the Seychelles hosted the first African Union forum aimed at setting up a platform to fight against doping in sport. The forum brought together representatives of several countries of the Continent in the archipelago of the Western Indian Ocean.
The D’Tigers of Nigeria on 27 August won the 2017 women’s Afrobasket tournament, beating the Lionesses of Senegal 55 points to 48 in Bamako, Mali, in the final match of a hotly contested competition.