The recently concluded Tokyo 2020 Olympics put on display a riveting couple of weeks of extraordinary showmanship and athletic excellence, inviting massive global interest and registering record viewership numbers in its wake.
Following right at the heels of the Summer Olympics, Tokyo hosted the Paralympic Games which also drew a lot of fan and media attention with remarkable feats of sports. The Paralympic games received unprecedented attention compared to previous events. Tokyo will go down in history books as the first city in the world to host the Paralympics twice.
As sporting fans across the world continue to ride the high of this spectacle, let us now turn our collective attention towards the sporting events that await us in the future. Keeping that in mind, we’ve outlined all the upcoming major sporting events in Africa in this article. After all, there’s no such thing as “too much” sports, is there? Let’s dive in!
2022 African Nations Championship (CHAN 2022)
Also referred to as the Total African Nations Championship, the 7th edition of this biennial football tournament is all set to grace Algeria in January 2023. The qualifying rounds for the same will take place in 2022. At the end of the qualifying rounds, a total of 16 teams will face off in the ultimate showdown. In contrast to the African Cup of Nations, this championship requires its competing teams to be strictly made up of players playing in their domestic league. For instance, a Moroccan player will only be eligible to represent the Moroccan national team if their club team is Moroccan too.
2022 FIFA World Cup
The pinnacle of world football is arguably among the most awaited sporting events of the upcoming year. Ever since its inception in 1930, the illustrious mantle of “world football champions” has proven to be elusive for Africa, and the teams forming its contingent will be more than eager to create history in this coming edition. The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be hosted by Qatar, making it the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world. Additionally, this will also be the last edition to feature 32 participating teams, with the number all set to be revised to 48 in the subsequent editions. Put your skill and intuition and of course luck to the test on Betway’s online betgames, if you consider yourself a true sports pundit.
World Athletics U20 Championships
August of 2022 will witness the commencement of the 19th World Athletics U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia. The city staked its claim over the hosting rights on the back of its successful staging of the World U18 Championships in 2015. Regarded as Colombia’s sports capital, the city was also host to the South American Championships in 2005, and the Central American Championships in 2007. Having played host to the previous edition of this biennial world Championship (Nairobi, Kenya), the African contingent will be eager to leave their mark in this upcoming edition too.
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