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post Jul 8 2019, 04:32 PM
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Welcome to the World Cup of Sportspeople! With the Women's Football World Cup in full swing just finished and the Men's World Cup being a resounding success last year, we'll be following on with a tournament, not of countries, but of the sports-men and women themselves. This contest is designed to select the greatest sportspeople from each continent through a number of rounds, selecting the best of the best, and pitting them together to show who we really think is the best sportsperson of them all!

This is the Voting stage for Africa. We received 65 different nominations in all - taking away our auto-qualifier, Didier Drogba, this gives us two groups of 32/33 players*. Here's how this stage is going to work.

- You can vote for up to 20 sportspeople, but you must vote for at least 10.
- You must rank your votes in order of preference, either by numbering or by the standard Buzzjack +20, +19 ... +1 (Or down to however many you vote for)
- You must vote for sportspeople from at least three different sports
- You must vote for at least one male and one female sportsperson.
- Each sportsperson has been given a short description of their major achievements to make it easier for you to make up your mind.
- The seven sportspeople with the most votes in each group will advance to the Final, whilst the three next highest players will advance to the Intercontinental Playoffs. Everyone else will be booted out.

*Group 1 is slightly smaller as a result of some nominated sportspeople being ineligible:
Serge Ibaka is ineligible as he has most recently played for the Spanish National Team
Hakeem Olajuwon is ineligible as he most recently played for the USA National Team


Group 1

Hashim Amla (South Africa - Cricket - fastest player to reach 2000 - 7000 runs in ODIs, was South Africa's Test Captain from 2014 to 2016)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon - Football - 2015 African Footballer of the Year, Bundesliga Top Goalscorer 2016/17)
Manute Bol (Sudan - Basketball - Only player in NBA to have more blocked shots than score points)
Kirsty Coventry (Zimbabwe - Swimming - Won gold in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics)
Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia - Athletics - World Record holder for indoor 1500m, outdoor 1500m, indoor 3000m, indoor 5000m and indoor mile, IAAF World Athlete of the Year 2015)
Joel Embiid (Cameroon - Basketball - received two All-Star selections)
Michael Essien (Ghana - Football - Won Premier League with Chelsea in 2006 and 2010, as well as three FA Cups)
Andrew Flower (Zimbabwe - Cricket - Holds the record for the highest ever test score posted by a wicketkeeper batsman in an innings of a test)
Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia - Athletics - won two Olympic golds and four World Championships, broke 61 Ethiopian National Records)
Jacques Kallis (South Africa - Cricket - Only cricketer to score more than 10,000 runs and take over 250 wickets, 2008 Leading Cricketer in the World)
Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria - Football - Won Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League and Olympic Gold, alongside two African Player of the Year Awards)
Kip Keino (Kenya - Athletics - Won gold at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics, as well as three Commonwealth gold medals)
Ezekiel Kemboi (Kenya - Athletics - Won gold in the Steeplechase in four World Championships, the 2004 and 2012 Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games)
Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya - Athletics - Won the London Marathon a record four times, won gold in the 2016 Olympic Marathon)
Gary Kirsten (South Africa - Cricket - Holds the record for highest innings by a South African in a One Day International)
Roger Milla (Cameroon - Football - Scored four goals at the 1990 World Cup, oldest goalscorer in World Cup History)
Amantle Montsho (Botswana - Athletics - Won two Commonwealth Golds in the 400m , as well as one World Championship gold and three African Championship golds)
Noureddine Morceli (Algeria - Athletics - Won 1500m gold at the 1996 Olympics, won three World Championship Golds)
Maria Mutola (Mozambique - Athletics - Won 800m World Championship three times, won gold at the 2000 Olympics)
Abedi Pele (Ghana - Football - Captained the Ghana National Team, won the Champions League with Merseille)
Francois Pienaar (South Africa - Rugby - Captained South Africa to victory in the 1995 Rugby World Cup)
Shaun Pollock (South Africa - Cricket - Captained South Africa, 2003 Cricketer of the Year)
Henry Rono (Kenya - Athletics - Former record holder for the 3000m Steeplechase, won two ggolds at the All-Africa Games and Commonwealth Games)
David Rudisha (Kenya - Athletics - 2012 and 2016 Olympic champion, two time World Champion and World Record holder in the 800m)
Graeme Smith (South Africa - Cricket - Made double centuries in consecutive Test matches, captain of South Africa national team)
Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eritrea - Cycling - Held polka-dot jersey in 2015 Tour de France, won it at 2015 Dauphineť)
Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast - Football - Captained Ivory Coast to victory in 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, African Footballer of the Year 2011 - 2014)
Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa - Athletics - won gold in the 2016 Olympics 400m with a World Record time, won two World Championship Golds and two African Championships)
George Weah (Liberia - Football - Won Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year, top scorer of the 1994/95 Champions League)

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Copy-paste list without descriptions:
Hashim Amla
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Manute Bol
Kirsty Coventry
Genzebe Dibaba
Joel Embiid
Michael Essien
Andrew Flower
Haile Gebrselassie
Jacques Kallis
Nwankwo Kanu
Kip Keino
Ezekiel Kemboi
Eliud Kipchoge
Gary Kirsten
Roger Milla
Amantle Montsho
Noureddine Morceli
Maria Mutola
Abedi Pele
Francois Pienaar
Shaun Pollock
Henry Rono
David Rudisha
Graeme Smith
Daniel Teklehaimanot
Yaya Toure
Wayde van Niekerk
George Weah
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post Jul 9 2019, 10:10 AM
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Am I correct that we don't have to put the ones we vote for in order of preference?
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post Jul 9 2019, 11:28 AM
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QUOTE(King Rollo @ Jul 9 2019, 11:10 AM) *
Am I correct that we don't have to put the ones we vote for in order of preference?

You do! (+20 to +1 or similar). Sorry for not making that clear, I'll add it to the description now.
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post Jul 10 2019, 02:23 PM
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20- Haile Gebrselassie
19- Roger Milla
18- David Rudisha
17- Eliud Kipchoge
16- Maria Mutola
15- Ezekiel Kemboi
14- Kip Keino
13- George Weah
12- Francois Pienaar
11- Wayde van Niekerk
10- Shaun Pollock
9- Amantle Montsho
8- Noureddine Morceli
7- Hashim Amla
6- Yaya Toure
5- Graeme Smith
4- Kirsty Coventry
3- Genzebe Dibaba
2- Nwankwuo Kanu
1- Michael Essien
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+20 Haile Gebrselassie
+19 Genzebe Dibaba
+18 Eliud Kipchoge
+17 Jacques Kallis
+16 Wayde van Niekerk
+15 Ezekiel Kemboi
+14 Roger Milla
+13 David Rudisha
+12 George Weah
+11 Hashim Amla
+10 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
+9 Maria Mutola
+8 Yaya Toure
+7 Nwankwo Kanu
+6 Francois Pienaar
+5 Noureddine Morceli
+4 Michael Essien
+3 Daniel Teklehaimanot
+2 Kip Keino
+1 Graeme Smith
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post Jul 11 2019, 07:57 PM
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20pts Jacques Kallis
19 - Haile Gebrselassie
18 - Kip Keino
17 - Graeme Smith
16 - Andrew Flower
15 - Nwankwo Kanu
14 - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
13 - Henry Rono (he's best known for breaking world records for the 3000m,5000m,10000m and 3000m steeplechase in the space of just 81 days in 1978)
12 - Eliud Kipchoge
11 - Shaun Pollock
10 - Gary Kirsten
9 - David Rudisha
8 - George Weah
7 - Ezekiel Kemboi
6 - Hashim Amla
5 - Kirsty Coventry
4 - Yaya Toure
3 - Maria Mutola
2 - Wayde van Niekerk
1 - Roger Milla
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+20 Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia - Athletics - won two Olympic golds and four World Championships, broke 61 Ethiopian National Records)
+19 Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia - Athletics - World Record holder for indoor 1500m, outdoor 1500m, indoor 3000m, indoor 5000m and indoor mile, IAAF World Athlete of the Year 2015)
+18 David Rudisha (Kenya - Athletics - 2012 and 2016 Olympic champion, two time World Champion and World Record holder in the 800m)
+17 Kip Keino (Kenya - Athletics - Won gold at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics, as well as three Commonwealth gold medals)
+16 Kirsty Coventry (Zimbabwe - Swimming - Won gold in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics)
+15 Ezekiel Kemboi (Kenya - Athletics - Won gold in the Steeplechase in four World Championships, the 2004 and 2012 Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games)
+14 Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya - Athletics - Won the London Marathon a record four times, won gold in the 2016 Olympic Marathon)
+13 Jacques Kallis (South Africa - Cricket - Only cricketer to score more than 10,000 runs and take over 250 wickets, 2008 Leading Cricketer in the World)
+12 George Weah (Liberia - Football - Won Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year, top scorer of the 1994/95 Champions League)
+11 Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria - Football - Won Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League and Olympic Gold, alongside two African Player of the Year Awards)
+10 Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa - Athletics - won gold in the 2016 Olympics 400m with a World Record time, won two World Championship Golds and two African Championships)
+09 Amantle Montsho (Botswana - Athletics - Won two Commonwealth Golds in the 400m , as well as one World Championship gold and three African Championship golds)
+08 Noureddine Morceli (Algeria - Athletics - Won 1500m gold at the 1996 Olympics, won three World Championship Golds)
+07 Maria Mutola (Mozambique - Athletics - Won 800m World Championship three times, won gold at the 2000 Olympics)
+06 Francois Pienaar (South Africa - Rugby - Captained South Africa to victory in the 1995 Rugby World Cup)
+05 Henry Rono (Kenya - Athletics - Former record holder for the 3000m Steeplechase, won two ggolds at the All-Africa Games and Commonwealth Games)
+04 Roger Milla (Cameroon - Football - Scored four goals at the 1990 World Cup, oldest goalscorer in World Cup History)
+03 Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast - Football - Captained Ivory Coast to victory in 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, African Footballer of the Year 2011 - 2014)

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+ 20
1. Haile G
2. Michael Essien
3. Ginzeze Dibaba
4. Kanu
5. Coventry
6. Yaya Toure
7. Maria Muttola
8. Montsho
9. Rashida
10. Kemboi
11. Pele
12. Kallis
13. Kipchoge
14. Millar
15. Keino
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20+ Haile Gebrselassie
19+ Genzebe Dibaba
18+ Jacques Kallis
17+ Eliud Kipchoge
16+ Hashim Amla
15+ David Rudisha
14+ George Weah
13+ Henry Rono
12+ Yaya Toure
11+ Nwankwo Kanu
10+ Kirsty Coventry
9+ Amantle Montsho
8+ Ezekiel Kemboi
7+ Graeme Smith
6+ Maria Mutola
5+ Wayde van Niekerk
4+ Andrew Flower
3+ Michael Essien
2+ Kip Keino
1+ Francois Pienaar






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post Jul 16 2019, 08:50 AM
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RESULTS

Finalists:
Genzebe Dibaba
Haile Gebrselassie
Jacques Kallis
Nwankwo Kanu
Ezekiel Kemboi
Eliud Kipchoge
David Rudisha


Advance to Playoffs:
Maria Mutola
Kip Keino
George Weah


Eliminated:
(7th: 63pts)
(10th: 55pts)
48 Yaya Toure
45 Roger Millar
44 Wayde van Niekerk
40 Hashim Amla
40 Amantle Montsho
35 Kirsty Coventry
31 Henry Rono
30 Graeme Smith
27 Michael Essien
25 Francois Pienaar
24 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
23 Noureddine Morceli
22 Shaun Pollock
20 Andrew Flower
12 David Rashida
10 Gary Kirsten
10 Abedi Pele
3 Daniel Teklehaimanot


Lots of K's making it through to the final... can't really complain with that list though. Some people I'm sad to see out but there was a fairly clerar divide between 10th and 11th so no massive injustices.
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