South AfricaSouthern Africa/June 14, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/153 views /South Africa Manyonga kept on toes by strong competitionshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel World champion Luvo Manyonga, will lead a strong South African contingent in Rabat, Morocco on Sunday, when the IAAF Diamond League series makes a stop on African soil for the sixth leg of the global campaign. Manyonga will be joined in the men’s long jump contest by African champion Ruswahl Samaai and former continental champion Zarck Visser. All three SA men have sailed beyond 8.20m this season and they will be among the favourites in a full-strength field which also features Olympic gold medallist Jeff Henderson of the United States and world indoor champion Juan Miguel Echevarria of Cuba. ALSO READ Tahir: I’m surprised the Afghans were so cluelessOn the track, after setting a Season Best of 13.30 seconds to finish third at the Diamond League meeting in Rome last week, Antonio Alkana will be eager to take another step forward in the build-up to the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar later this year. Alkana enters the blocks in the men’s 110m hurdles contest, which is packed with elite international stars including Olympic gold medallist Omar McLeod of Jamaica and former world champion Sergey Shubenkov of Russia (competing as a neutral athlete). ALSO READ Chief Kabunduli finally installed in Nkhatabay after 11 yearsIn the men’s 200m sprint, 21-year-old speedster Clarence Munyai will look to gain momentum after shaking off some injury niggles. Though he boasts the fastest Personal Best in the field after setting a national record of 19.69 last year, Munyai faces a formidable challenge. He will line up alongside the likes of Turkish athlete Ramil Guliyev, the world champion, as well as Canadian rocket Andre de Grasse and in-form American speedster Kenneth Bednarek. ALSO READ Fun and budget-friendly gifts for Mother’s DayAnd in the men’s discus, local giant Victor Hogan is hoping to put up a fight against another quality field which includes nine men who have thrown further than 66m this season. Hogan is up against the likes of former world champion Piotr Malachowski of Poland and in-form Swedish athlete Daniel Stahl. For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android. <!-- Oovvuu placeholder for footer video --> Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:South Africa share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleHuawei folding phone launch delayed to Septembernext articleSocial Media is Going Blue for #Sudan – You Can Too! Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.