Featured Story

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...

Read More

Tags: Facilities, Africa

More Stories

RAM Parts Ways With CSA

Cricket South Africa and RAM Hand to Hand Couriers, the title sponsor of the national Twenty20 championship, "have decided to part ways after their four-year association," according to CRICBUZZ. CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat said, "With a new domestic T20 League within our sights, regret ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Africa

Metz Signs Chad As Jersey Sponsor

Central African country Chad Republic is struggling "to cope with regional insecurity caused by Islamist militant group Boko Haram," but the country's sports ministry hopes a shirt sponsorship of Ligue 1 side Metz "can help in starting to mend its image problem and kickstart its tourism sector," acc ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Africa, Europe

Kenyan Officials Under Investigation

Kenya is "risking sanctions from the IOC" after the sports minister said that he had "disbanded the national Olympic body and three of its senior officials were arrested and face a criminal investigation relating to alleged abuse of office during the Rio de Janeiro Games," according to the AP. Natio ...

Tags: Olympics, Africa

PSL Season Starting Amid Real Dilemmas

South Africa's Premier Soccer League boasts a place among the top TV markets in world football, "yet faces some real dilemmas as the new season gets underway on Tuesday," according to Mark Gleeson of ESPN.com. Rapidly declining attendances "go hand-in-hand with a general pessimism about the state of ...

Tags: International Football, Africa

MTC Withdraws Sponsorship Of NPL

Telecom MTC announced on Monday that it had withdrawn its sponsorship offer to the Namibia Premier League for the next three years, putting the future of Namibia's top flight football "in jeopardy," according to Helge Schutz of ALL AFRICA. MTC had previously said that it would commit N$15M ($1M ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Africa

FIFA Seeks Bans For Ex-SAFA Execs

A FIFA investigator "has proposed at least a six-year ban" and 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,393) fine for former South African FA President Kirsten Nematandani over "alleged ethics violations" connected to fixing int'l friendlies in '10, according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. The investigator, Dji ...

Tags: International Football, Africa

DirectAxis To Sponsor SA's Currie Cup

DirectAxis, which specializes in lending and insurance, has signed a four-year contract with SA Rugby, joining Nashua as official partners to South Africa's premier domestic competition. The partnership marks DirectAxis's first involvement as a partner in a national South African rugby competit ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Africa

Rio Olympics Hit By New Doping Scandal

The Rio Olympics have been "plunged into a new doping scandal after the Kenyan team’s track and field manager was secretly filmed offering to protect cheating athletes from the drugs testing authorities," according to the LONDON TIMES. Kenyan Athletics Manager Michael Rotich offered to "provid ...

Tags: Olympics, Africa

African League Adding Teams

The African Basketball League will be "expanding its season and the number of teams this fall after drawing a total attendance of about 120,000 in its inaugural season," according to Liz Mullen of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. ABL Founder & CEO Ugo Udezue said that the ABL will expand from six tea ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Africa

Cricket SA To Introduce Racial Quotas

Cricket South Africa will "formally introduce racial quotas at national team level, the board said on Tuesday, according to Nick Said of REUTERS. The organization "has come under fire from the South African government for a lack of transformation in its national teams," leading to a ban on bidd ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Africa

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug