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South Africa Lifts 'Major Events' Bidding Ban On Rugby, Cricket, Netball

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 10 / 17

South African rugby, cricket and netball are "free to bid for 'major events' once more" after South Africa's Department of Sport & Recreation "lifted a ban imposed on them," according to Alexis Haden of THE SOUTH AFRICAN. The sporting codes were "slapped with the ban" by former South Africa Spor...

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COSAFA Signs Castle Lager, Power Horse

The Council of Southern African Football Associations announced the signing of two major sponsors ahead of the COSAFA Cup 2015 to be staged in South Africa from May 17-30. A new sponsorship agreement with Castle Lager will see the beer once again take on the role of brand partner for the COSAFA men& ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Africa

Adidas To Supply Namibian FA

Namibia FA Secretary General Barry Rukoro said that adidas has replaced Puma as the official supplier of the Namibian national sides' playing gear for the next three years, according to ALL AFRICA. Namibia turned to adidas after severing ties with Puma, which was "ditched after eight years providing ...

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Durban Eyeing 2022 Commonwealth Games

South Africa Department of Sport & Recreation Dir General Alec Moemi said that Durban will stage an edition of the Commonwealth Games that will cost less than the $875M '14 event in Glasgow, according to Derek Alberts of BLOOMBERG. Moemi said that government employees will be "drafted in" to pro ...

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Dixon: AFL Should Focus On South Africa

Former Victorian Sports Minister and Melbourne rugby player Brian Dixon has approached the Australian Football League "in a bid to intensify the league's international aspirations," according to Jon Pierik of THE AGE. Dixon, the former chairman of AFL South Africa, said that he had met with AFL CEO ...

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The Japan FA "will make a formal offer" to former Algeria coach VAHID HALILHODZIC . In order to "conduct formal negotiations with Halilhodzic," who took Algeria to the round of 16 at last year’s World Cup in Brazil, JFA Technical Dir MASAHIRO SHIMODA left for Europe on Thursday. Halilhodzic ...

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Egypt Abandons 2017 Cup Of Nations Bid

Egypt Sports Minister Khaled Abdel-Aziz has confirmed his country has "abandoned its bid" to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, according to the BBC. He said, "We have decided to withdraw our application and will support that of Algeria." Gabon and Ghana have also made bids, and the Confederation ...

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F1 Considering Return To South Africa

F1 could make its "long-awaited return to South Africa" as early as '16, according to Sameer Naik of INDEPENDENT ONLINE. Africa is the only continent without an F1 race and it would represent a "historic achievement should the event return to South Africa." F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone revealed he was i ...

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Morocco To Appeal To CAS Over Bans

Morocco has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over its expulsion from the next two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations, according to the BBC. The North African country was banned from both the 2017 and 2019 tournaments "for failing to host" the '15 edition. The Moroccan Football Feder ...

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CAF To Allow Smaller Host Stadiums

The Confederation of African Football "may reduce the minimum capacity of 20,000 required for a stadium to host the Africa Cup of Nations," according to Piers Edwards of the BBC. It follows the "use of smaller venues in the rearranged finals in Equatorial Guinea, which saw fewer empty seats." CAF Ge ...

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Egypt Postpones All Football Matches

All football in Egypt "was postponed indefinitely on Monday after at least 19 people were killed following clashes between fans and police outside a stadium in Cairo on Sunday," according to Osama Khairy of REUTERS. A Health Ministry spokesperson said the final toll was 19 dead, but the public prose ...

Tags: International Football, Africa, Middle East

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