5 ancient African games that migrated to Western societies to become sporting events

Aside from having advanced technology, rich economies through trade and powerful kings, queens and armies, ancient African societies also engaged in various sporting activities.

Sports was a major part of social life that brought the people together. Many people, young and old, male, female, royal or citizen looked forward to the games that were scheduled every now and then as part of enhancing interactions among people.

Even though many ancient African societies had board games that they played during their leisure at home and indoors, there existed several physical games that were played outdoors. Many of which have been adapted into Western sporting activities.

Here are 5 of such games and how they evolved:

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: August 2, 2018


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