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Standard Bank Namibia Enters Three-Year Deal With Namibia Football Association

04 / 14 / 14

Standard Bank Namibia "has agreed a three-year deal" with the Namibia FA to title sponsor a new football competition, according to SOCCEREX. The bank will pay N$3M ($290,000) to support the Standard Bank Super Cup, "an annual one-off match between the league champions and the winners of the Bidvest...

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SuperSport Acquires Bafana Media Rights

South African sports broadcaster SuperSport has acquired the TV, mobile and Internet rights from the South African FA for the countries national football team, according to INDIAN TELEVISION. SuperSport "has acquired exclusive pay transmission rights in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa." It will ...

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Egypt's Premier League Set To Resume

Egypt's national football league "will resume next month, a year after more than 70 fans were killed in clashes following a game in Port Said," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. Following a meeting between the sports and interior ministers, the country's football governing body said on its webs ...

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South Africa FA Officials Suspended

South Africa was "plunged into crisis" just a month before it hosts the African Nations Cup finals with the suspension of its football association president and other top officials following a report into match fixing involving the national team, according to Mark Gleeson of REUTERS. South African F ...

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Evidence SA Friendlies Were Fixed

A FIFA report into match-fixing in the weeks before the 2010 World Cup has found "compelling evidence" that one or more friendly games involving host South Africa were fixed ahead of the the event, according to the AP. The South African Football Association conceded that it had been "infiltrated" tw ...

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Eritrean National Football Team Defects

Officials said Wednesday that the "missing" Eritrean national football team "has applied for asylum in Uganda rather than return home," according to the AFP. Uganda's Junior Minister for Refugees Musa Ecweru said, "The 18 members have told us their country is not safe for them once they return, and ...

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CAS Investigating CAF Rules

The "power struggle to determine who can and who can't challenge for the top job in African football is being taken all the way to sport's highest court of law," the Court of Arbitration for Sport, according to Andrew Warshaw of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Two months ago, the Confederation of African Foo ...

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SA Reveals World Cup Costs

The South African government said that the country spent more than 27B rand ($3B) on the 2010 World Cup, and in return gained an ''intangible legacy'' from the first world football showpiece in Africa, according to the AP. In the ''2010 FIFA World Cup Country Report,'' released nearly 2 1/2 years af ...

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Uganda To Submit '19 AFCON Joint Bid

Federation of Uganda Football Associations said that it plans to "garner regional support to jointly host the coveted" African Cup of Nations tournament in '19, according to XINHUA. FUFA VP Mujib Kasule said that it is going to use the forthcoming 2012 Council for East and Central African Football A ...

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Restricted Crowd For African CL Final

Sunday's African Champions League final in Tunis, Tunisia will have a restricted crowd of 35,000 due to "fears of stadium violence and civil unrest," according to Mark Gleeson of REUTERS. After the first leg in Cairo, Egypt ended 1-1, home side Esperance is "poised to take the title for a second suc ...

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Sarpong Quits Ghana FA

Ghana FA sponsorship committee board Chair Kofi Kodua Sarpong has resigned from the position "following alleged disagreements" with FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi, according to GHANAWEB.com. Sarpong is "allegedly angry" with Nyantakyi because the FA boss has unilaterally agreed to a deal with telecom ...

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