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Morocco Yet To Provide Specifics On 2026 World Cup Bid

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 18 / 18

The "dominant feature" of Morocco’s bid to stage the 2026 World Cup "appears to be that no one talks about it," according to Tariq Panja of the N.Y. TIMES. In contrast to the joint candidacy of the U.S., Mexico and Canada -- a bid announced last August "atop the Freedom Tower in New York ...

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Hisense Signs Deal With Lions Rugby

TV and mobile handset maker Hisense South Africa signed a deal "to become the official electronics partner" of South African Super Rugby side Lions, according to BUSINESS TECH. The sponsorship "stretches across" the 2017 Super Rugby and Currie Cup competitions, with the Hisense logo appearing o ...

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Kenyan Federation, KPL Reach Agreement

Football Kenya Federation and the Kenyan Premier League on Thursday agreed to work toward the realization of an 18-team league, according to Cellestine Olilo of the DAILY NATION. After a "grueling" five-hour meeting, representatives from both sides agreed to implement an 18-team league, with FK ...

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Kia, Tunisian FA Agree To Deal

Korean automotive manufacturer Kia has signed a contract with the Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) "to become a major sponsor" of the North African nation's men's football team, according to Adam Nelson of SPORTS PRO MEDIA. The carmaker's branding will "feature on the playing shirts of the Eagles ...

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African Nations Cup To Remain As Is

The Confederation of African Football announced the Nations Cup will "maintain its two-yearly schedule despite pressure from European clubs, but will not follow the World Cup in expanding the number of participants," according to Mark Gleeson of REUTERS. The staging of the African championship ...

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China Using Stadium Diplomacy In Africa

China’s "recent heavy investment in talent has yet to fully embrace African players, or for that matter, African coaches and managers," according to Simon Chadwick of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Off the field though, China "seems rather more taken with Africa." This year’s African ...

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WP Rugby Union Granted Liquidation

The Western Province Rugby Union has been "granted a final liquidation order" of its commercial arm, the WP Rugby Ltd., in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday, according to Ashfak Mohamed of IOL. The WP Rugby Union was "handed a provisional liquidation order" for the company on Nov. 7, but the fi ...

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Seven Cameroonian Players Snub CAN

The Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT) announced its national team is “facing a significant number of players who are refusing to play” in the African Cup of Nations (CAN) to stay with their clubs, according to L’ÉQUIPE. FECAFOOT announced a “total of seven def ...

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CAF, Orange Re-Sign Through '24

Mobile network operator Orange has signed an eight-year extension of its agreement with the Confederation of African Football, "which will see them sponsor five of the organisation’s major tournaments," according to Liam Morgan of INSIDE THE GAMES. The new deal, which began in '08, will run fr ...

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Gabon Insists It Is Prepared

Gabon "insists it is ready to host the African Cup of Nations despite concern about the state of preparations" amid political instability "just one month ahead of the opening ceremony," according to THE NATIONAL. The tournament is due to run from Jan. 14-Feb. 5 "but was thrown into doubt after ...

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Canal+ To Show CAF Competitions

Canal+ and the African Football Confederation (CAF) have agreed on a broadcast deal in French-speaking African countries to show the Africa Cup of Nations and other competitions, according to L’ÉQUIPE. The seven-year deal will start in ’17. No financial details were released. In a ...

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