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Morocco To Replace Kenya As Host Of 2018 African Nations Championship

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 16 / 17

Morocco will replace Kenya as host of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), organizers announced on Sunday, according to the BBC. The Confederation of African Football "unanimously decided to give Morocco the tournament ahead of Equatorial Guinea." Kenya had its rights to host with...

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IOC Awards '18-24 Media Rights In Africa

The IOC awarded exclusive broadcast rights to DStv SuperSport, Econet Media and the South African Broadcasting Corporation for the 2018 PyeongChang Games, 2020 Tokyo Games, 2022 Beijing Games and 2024 Olympics. DStv SuperSport acquired the pay-TV media rights in South Africa and sub-Saharan ...

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Kings, Cheetahs Set To Join Pro12

South African rugby sides Cheetahs and Southern Kings "moved a step closer to joining the Pro12 by agreeing their departure from Super Rugby," according to the BBC. Both sides are free "to explore other international opportunities" after reaching an agreement with the South African Rugby Union. Supe ...

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SLFA Bidding To Revive Women's Football

Sierra Leone is "bidding to revitalise women's football in the country with the launch of a first ever league" under the leadership of the nation's first female FA President, Isha Johansen, according to Mohamed Fajah Barrie of the BBC. The league is the "first female domestic competition in the coun ...

Tags: International Football, Africa

SportPesa To End KPL Sponsorship

Sport betting company SportPesa announced it will end its sponsorship of the Kenyan Premier League "after the government imposed a hefty tax increase on gaming revenue," according to the BBC. SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri said that "the 35% increase would negatively affect its business operations." K ...

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M&C Saatchi Expands Into South Africa

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment "has pitched up" in South Africa after acquiring sports and entertainment agency Levergy, according to Tony Connelly of THE DRUM. The move positions the agency to capitalize on a "buoyant sport and entertainment industry in South Africa and across the A ...

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CAF Reviewing Cup Of Nations Awards

The Confederation of African Football's Africa Cup of Nations committee VP Phillip Chiyangwa said that Zambia "may yet be given an opportunity to bid to host the 2021 Nations Cup," according to Kennedy Gondwe of the BBC. Chiyangwa said that CAF was "reviewing the manner in which the 2019, 2021 and 2 ...

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Shahrukh Khan Acquires Cricket Team

Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, who owns Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders, was named owner of the Cape Town franchise of Cricket South Africa’s upcoming T20 league, according to Gaurav Laghate of the ECONOMIC TIMES. IPL side Delhi Daredevils owner GMR Sports also picke ...

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CSA To Spend $27M On Stadium Upgrades

Cricket South Africa on Monday announced "multimillion-dollar plans to revamp and upgrade several stadia in preparation for its planned high-profile Twenty20 league," according to the AFP. More than 350M rand ($27.3M) has been "set aside for the improvements," which will include state-of-the-art art ...

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South African Rugby Signs Telecom MTN

South Africa-based telecom MTN was on Friday revealed as "the new headline sponsor of the Springboks," according to SPORT24. SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux said that the three-year deal ushers in a "bright new future for South African rugby." MTN's name debuted on the Springboks' playing jersey on Sat ...

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Cheetahs Get Invite To Join Pro12

South African Super Rugby club Cheetahs was "formally invited" to join the Pro12, according to Jamie Lyall of the BBC. The Cheetahs, based in Bloemfontein, was approached by the league, "which currently comprises teams from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Italy." Two South African franchises will ...

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