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Nigeria's Women's Team Demands Full Bonus Payments For Winning Cup Of Nations

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 08 / 16

Nigeria's women's team is "continuing to refuse to leave a hotel in Abuja" until it is "paid allowances and bonuses for winning the Women's Africa Cup of Nations," according to Oluwashina Okeleji of the BBC. The Super Falcons, which clinched their eighth African title on Saturday with a 1-...

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NBA Holds Exhibition In Johannesburg

The NBA "put on a show" in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday -- starting with a dunk straight from the tipoff by Luc Mbah a Moute. That had the crowd "roaring early at Ellis Park Arena in downtown Johannesburg." It got even louder when African NBA legends Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikem ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Africa

CAF Plots To Beat Platini

The exec committee of the Confederation of African Football "is to meet in Cairo on Thursday to discuss a move to scupper the campaign" of UEFA President Michel Platini, the frontrunner in the race to take over from Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA, according to Mihir Bose of the SUNDAY TIMES. Th ...

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CSA Announces Landmark India Tour

Cricket South Africa said that the country "will play four test matches in India for the first time" as part of its longest ever tour to the sub-continent later this year, according to Nick Said of REUTERS. The Proteas "will also play five One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 matches between ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Africa, India

Canal Plus Brings 4 Channels To Africa

French pay-TV operator Canal Plus Group added four sports channels, Canal Plus Sport 1, 2, 3 and 4, to its channel catalog in Africa, according to Malini Nagaraj of NEXTV. The company is betting "big" on the African market. Africa contributes nearly 20% to the company's sales. The sports channels wi ...

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Underage African Footballers 'Trafficked'

African footballers as young as 14 are reportedly "being trafficked to Asia and forced to sign contracts," according to Piers Edwards of the BBC. A BBC investigation found that six minors are still with top Laos side Champasak United after it "imported 23 under-age players from West Africa to an unr ...

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Ahly Signs Sponsorship With Sela Trading

Egyptian football club Ahly agreed to a record sponsorship deal of $30M, the "biggest in Egyptian football history," with Saudi Arabia's Sela Trading Company, according to AHRAM ONLINE. The Saudi corporate beat rivals Al-Ahram Advertising Agency, Ahly's official sponsor during the past three years, ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Africa

Motorsports Poised For Growth In Africa

Motorsports could "soon be making much more of a splash in Africa," according to Marc Mcilhone of AFRICANBRAINS. Several high-profile players in the world of motorsport "are campaigning and adding their voice to the many others who want Africa to play a significant part in the various sports." ...

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SAFA, Siyaya Sign New Partnership

The South African FA and Siyaya "announced an extension of the original agreement that will now run for a total of 10 years," according to SPORT24. They confirmed that "they have been meeting regularly in an effort to strengthen the relationship and build on the partnership that was concluded more t ...

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Sportfive Partners With CAF

Sportfive "agreed a 12-year extension to its media and marketing rights deal with the Confederation of African Football," according to REUTERS. The agreement extends its long-standing partnership from '17 to '28. Sportfive "is part of the French Lagardere Group." Its current deal with CAF "has been ...

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FIFA: Police Open Probe Into 2010 WC Bid

South Africa’s successful World Cup bid "came under further scrutiny" on Thursday as the country’s organized and serious crime unit said that "it was investigating bribery allegations" connected to the '10 tournament host, according to Teddy Cutler of the LONDON TIMES. Brigadier Hangwani ...

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