Sport & Exercise Psychology in Africa

Tshepang Tshube

Department of Sport Science, Faculty of Education, University of Botswana


Tshube, T. (2020). Sport & Exercise Psychology in Africa. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 51(5), 514-527. doi:10.7352/IJSP.2020.51.514


The purpose of this paper is to give an in-depth historical and current state of sport psychology in Africa. The first objective is to provide sport psychology context through a brief discussion of sport and physical activity in Africa. The second objective is to share the current state of sport psychology in each regional block (i.e., north, east, south and west). The third objective is to discuss research and consultancy, and lastly the conclusion. In order to achieve the stated objectives, the author reviewed academic literature and also used additional data sources such as university websites.

Keywords: Sport psychology, Africa, University, Egypt