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African Cup of Nations Round of 16

A lot of games coming up this weekend, I’m really excited double bill of games throughout the weekend. I think my favorites Senegal will ease past Uganda, while Nigeria will bounce back to winning form vs their neighbors Cameroon, DRC who found form on the multiple gifts Zimbabwe gave them will have enough to win their match. Other picks below.

Match: Morocco v Benin
Kick off: Fri 05 July 18:00
My Pick: Morocco

Match: Uganda v Senegal
Kick off: Fri 05 July 21:00
My Pick: Senegal

Match: Nigeria v Cameroon
Kick off: Sat 06 July 18:00
My Pick: Nigeria

Match: Egypt v South Africa
Kick off: Sat 06 July 21:00
My Pick: Egypt

Match: Madagascar v DRC
Kick off: Sun 07 July 18:00
My Pick: DRC

Match: Morocco v Guinea
Kick off: Sun 07 July 21:00
My Pick: Algeria

With Coco Gauff into the next round, I’m still heavily invested in the women’s draw outside of the G.O.A.T Serena Williams. Rafa Nadal saw off a very dramatic Nick Kyrgios the men’s draw is shaping up to be tasty.

Here are my picks for this weekend’s action.

Match: P. Hercog v C. Gauff
Kick off: Fri 05 July 17:15
My Pick: C. Gauff

Match: A. Barty v H. Dart

Kick off: Sat 06 July TBD
My Pick: A. Barty

Match: S. Williams v J. Gorges
Kick off: Sat 06 July TBD

My Pick: S. Williams

Match: N. Djokovic v H. Horkacz
Kick off: Fri 05 July 15:25
My Pick: N. Djokovic

Match: D. Medvedev v D. Goffin
Kick off: Fri 05 July 15:40
My Pick: D. Goffin

Match: J. Tsonga v R. Nadal
Kick off: Sat 06 July TBD
My Pick: R. Nadal

Match: L. Pouille v R. Federer
Kick off: Sat 06 July TBD
My Pick: R. Federer

Super Rugby Final
The Jaguares’ record-breaking season comes down to one final game, which unfortunately as is routine in the Super Rugby features the Crusaders. The two teams haven’t played each other this year and it will be an interesting tie as both are coming contrasting wins, the Crusaders beat the Hurricanes 30-26 and the Jaguares best the Brumbies 39-7 last week in the semifinals. The Crusaders have made two forced changes to their side with Barrett and Crotty out of contention for the match.

The breakdown will be critical in giving the Jaguares a chance of keeping the scoreline descent in what should be a Crusaders win. That said it will be a highly entertaining match as the dominant team play of the Crusaders meets the spirited individual play of the Jaguares.
Kick off: Sat 06 July 09:35
My Pick: Crusaders win by 9pts

Women’s World Cup 2019
The most successful Women’s national team is looking for a repeat championship. They are in form, ruthless and look like they will make light work of the Netherlands. In the third place playoff I back England to beat Sweden.

Match: England v Sweden
Kick off: Sat 06 July 17:00
My Pick: England

Match: USA v Netherlands
Kick off: Sun 07 July 17:00
My Pick: USA

Fight: Jon Jones (24-1-0,1NC) v Thiago Santos (21-6-0)
My Pick: Jon Jones

Fight: Amanda Nunes (17-4-0) v Holy Holm (12-4-0)
My pick: Holy Holm

Fight: Jorge Masvidal (33-13-0) v Ben Askren(19-0-0,1 NC)
My pick: Ben Askren

Fight: Jorge Masvidal (33-13-0) v Ben Askren (19-0-0,1 NC)
My pick: Ben Askren

Fight: Jan Błachowicz (23-8-0) v Luke Rockhold (16-4-0)
My pick: Luke Rockhold

All fights are from Sunday 07 July 04:00

Philani Mukwakwami


Sports are a hobby horse of mine, what happens in-between the lines is just as thrilling as what happens outside of them.