Meet Forbes Africa’s 2019 New Class of 30 Under 30s In Sports




Forbes Africa has released its fifth edition of its 30 under 30 list, honouring some of the continent’s most accomplished young artists, entrepreneurs and tech stars.

Meet Forbes Africa's 2019 New Class of 30 Under 30s In sports

The Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list for 2019 was announced yesterday at the annual Forbes Africa Under 30 Meet-Up in association with Kingdom Business Network (KBN) at the Houghton Hotel, Johannesburg.

The fifth annual Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list, released in a Special Issue of Forbes Africa for July this year, features 120 young African change makers for the first time, with 30 finalists in each of the four categories – business, technology, creatives and sport. The annual watch-list showcases Under 30s in the driving seat of Africa’s next big start-up, creative concept, or rising business venture.

This is an increase from 90 people from the previous year.

Renuka Methil the Managing Editor of Forbes Africa said, “It was the moment we had all been waiting for, unveiling the 120 innovators who are changing the old rules of the game and forging forward. The Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list has over the last five years come to be a highly-respected and sought-after collection of tomorrow’s leaders today”.

Meet the 2019’s class of game-changers in Sports:

SPORTS

Clarence Munyai, 21, South Africa, Track & Field Athlete

Patricia Apolot, 28, Uganda, Kickboxer

Jean Sseninde, 26, Uganda, Footballer & CEO

Luvo Manyonga, 28, South Africa, Track & Field Athlete

Mohamed Salah, 26, Egypt, Footballer

Sadio Mane, 27, Senegal, Footballer

Wayde Van Nierkerk, 26, South Africa, Track & Field Athlete

Chad Le Clos, 27, South Africa, Track & Field Athlete

Francine Niyonsaba, 26, Burundi, Track & Field Athlete

Margaret Nyaireira Wambui, 23, Kenya, Track & Field Athlete

Akani Simbine, 26, South Africa, Track & Field Athlete

Genzebe Dibaba, 28, Ethiopia, Track & Field Athlete

Pierre Aubameyang, 29, Gabon, Footballer

Thembi Kgatlana, 23, South Africa, Footballer

Siya Kolisi, 27, South Africa, Footballer

Sabrina Simader, 21, Kenya, Alpine Skier

Quinton De Kock, 26, South Africa, Cricketer

Alex Iwobi, 23, Nigeria, Footballer

Aphiwe Dyantyi, 24, South Africa, Rugby Player

Percy Tau, 25, South Africa, Footballer

Ruhan Van Rooyen, 25, South Africa, Paralympic Athlete

Emmanuel Korir, 24, Kenya, Track & Field Athlete

Beatrice Chepkoech, 24, Kenya, Track & Field Athlete

Giana Lofty, 24, Egypt, Martial Arts Practioner

Caster Semenya, 24, South Africa, Track & Field

Kagiso Rabada, 24, South Africa, Cricketer

Sarah Ahmed, 21, Egypt, Weightlifter

Jacob Kiplimo, 18, Uganda, Track & Field Athlete

Faith Kipyegon, 25, Kenya, Track & Field Athlete

Gerson Domingos, 23, Angola, Basketballer

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Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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