Quick Answer: What are some sports in Africa?

What are the main sports in Africa?

Without doubt football (that is, soccer) is the most popular sport in Africa. Indeed, football is probably the most popular sport in every African country, although rugby and cricket are also very popular in South Africa.

What are the 5 main sports?

Sports are an important part of culture in the United States. American football is the most popular spectator sport to watch in the United States, followed by baseball, basketball, ice hockey and soccer, which make up the “5 major sports”.

What are the 3 main sports?

Top 10 Most Popular Sports – 2021 Updated Table

rank Sport Estimated Fans
1. Soccer / Association Football 3.5 Billion
2. Cricket 2.5 Billion
3. Basketball 2.2 Billion
4. Field Hockey 2 Billion

What kind of games do they play in Africa?

Some games, like nine men’s morris, are so old that we really don’t know where exactly they came from.

  • Achi. Achi is a three-in-a-row game. …
  • Choko. From west Africa, Choko is a game of strategy played in the sand with sticks for pieces. …
  • Dara. …
  • Dogs and Jackals. …
  • Fanorona. …
  • Gabata. …
  • Hyena. …
  • Mancala.

Who is the best sport?

The Most Popular Sports In The World

Rank Sport Estimated Global Following
1 Soccer (Association Football) 4.0 Billion
2 Cricket 2.5 Billion
3 Hockey (Ice and Field) 2 Billion
4 Tennis 1 Billion
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Top 10 Most Popular Participation Sports In The World

  • Soccer/football. …
  • Badminton. …
  • Field Hockey. …
  • Volleyball. …
  • Basketball. …
  • Tennis. …
  • Cricket. …
  • Table Tennis.

11 Least Popular Sports in the World

  1. 1 | Kabbadi. Kabbadi is the national sport of Bangladesh and, from what I can tell, it’s a mix of rugby without a ball and red rover.
  2. 2 | Motocross/motorcycle racing. …
  3. 3 | Fencing. …
  4. 4 | Polo. …
  5. 5 | Archery. …
  6. 6 | Sailing. …
  7. 7 | Canadian football. …
  8. 8 | Weightlifting. …
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