Tobi Amusan has set a new African women’s indoor record in 60 metres after running 7.75 seconds at the New Balance Indoor Gand Prix in Boston.
The performance replaced the previous record of 7.77 seconds set in Kazakhstan at the Astana Indoor Meet in January.

However, despite setting the new record, she came second in Boston, with America’s Tia Jones finishing first in 7.72 seconds.
The 26-year-old had already surpassed the African record in her first race of the new athletic season, surpassing the record set by Gloria Alozie.

Recall that in 2022, Amusan became the first Nigerian to win a World Athletics Championship gold.
She also broke the women’s 100m hurdles world record enroute to that triumph.


And in AFCON,

Egypt has parted ways with head coach Rui Vitoria after the national team’s underwhelming performance at the Africa Cup of Nations.
The Pharaohs exited the tournament after a dramatic penalty shootout defeat to the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last 16.

Egypt had failed to win a game, dashing their hopes of a record-extending eighth AFCON title.
Recall that Vitoria was appointed as Egypt head coach in 2022, succeeding Ehab Galal.
He signed a four-year deal, which would have taken him through to the 2026 World Cup.

Vitoria’s dismissal follows the departure of a number of other coaches at AFCON 2023.