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Work Underway For $100M Motorsports Racetrack, Leisure Park In Nigeria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 18 / 17

West Africa's first motorsports racetrack and leisure park "is set to be open" in a $100M project, according to THE VOICE. The Ogun State Motorsport is a project proposed by event planner EMC3 Chair Baba Epega, who is based in London, and "nurtured and supported" by Senator Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun S...

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Football, Rugby, Cricket Big Business In SA

Sport is big business in South Africa, with the so-called “Big Three” -- football, rugby, and cricket -- being industries by themselves, and generating millions of rands in turnover annually, according to Adam Wakefield of MEDIA UPDATE. Through leagues and tournaments such as the Absa P ...

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IAAF Confirms Investigation Of Kenya

The IAAF said on Tuesday that it has been "investigating alleged doping cover-ups in Kenya since last March," according to Gerald Imray of the AP. Confirmation of the investigation into Kenya by the IAAF's ethics commission came four days after Russia was suspended from int'l track competition ...

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Stad’Afric To Launch In January

The new sports channel Stad’Afric, covering African sports, "is set to start broadcasting from Paris to Europe and Africa in January," according to Robert Briel of BROADBAND TV NEWS. The new channel "will be available as a free-to-view service on the Eutelsat 16A satellite, as well as part of ...

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Castle Lager Partners With COSAFA Cup

Castle Lager was named the title sponsor for the '16 edition of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations Cup, which "was officially launched in Windhoek on Tuesday," according to NEW ERA. The championship, organized by COSAFA, in conjunction with the Namibia FA, will be staged in Namibia ...

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Hamilton Calls For South African GP

Three-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has called for the sport to return to South Africa, according to the BBC. The Mercedes driver said, "I would love for it to be in South Africa. They are great sporting fans and are just petrolheads who love cars." The South African GP featured 23 time ...

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More Kenyan Athletes Caught Doping

National Olympic Committee of Kenya Chair Kipchoge Keino "is worried by the increasing number of the country's top athletes doping and warned it will taint the nation's reputation at the Rio Olympics," according to XINHUA. Keino said that "the country is expecting to enter over 60 athletes in the 20 ...

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Deloitte To Sponsor MTN-Qhubeka

MTN-Qhubeka added a second major sponsor to its line-up for next season "with financial consultants Deloitte coming on board," according to CYCLING NEWS. The announcement comes days after it confirmed that Dimension Data "would be the named sponsor next year." Since telecom MTN announced its depart ...

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Arsenal Partners With Ethiopian Brewery

Arsenal is now the first Premier League side to secure a regional partnership in Ethiopia after announcing Dashen Brewery as its official beer sponsor. The three-year partnership will get Arsenal closer to its fans in Ethiopia and will focus on supporting Dashen Brewery's community-based initiatives ...

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NFF Wants The Best From Candidates

With at least two Nigerians considering standing for the post of FIFA president, Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick reiterated that "anyone from Nigeria wishing to stand must meet the conditions laid out by the NFF Executive Committee," according to Mark Baber of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBA ...

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South Africa Opposition Seeks WC Probe

South Africa's Democratic Alliance on Monday laid fraud and corruption charges against Danny Jordaan and Molefi Oliphant in relation to an alleged $10M bribe "to secure votes to win the right to host the 2010 World Cup," according to RDM. Speaking outside the Cape Town Police Station‚ the part ...

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