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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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U.K. Investors To Inject $1.5B In NPFL

A consortium of investors based in the U.K. are reportedly "ready to invest" as much as $1.5B in the Nigeria Professional Football League, according to Jude Iroha-Udoka of Nigeria TODAY. Sport promotion company Arabella 21st Century CEO & President Otunba Femmy Carrena said that the deal "was as ...

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ESPN Announces Partnership With Kwesé

ESPN “unveiled a partnership with Kwesé, the sports network arm of African telecom and pay-TV operator Econet, that will bring content” from ESPN to the region, according to Georg Szalai of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Financial details were not disclosed. ESPN “has been looking ...

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ZC Shelves Victoria Falls Stadium Plans

Financial constraints have forced Zimbabwe Cricket to "shelve its ambitious project of building a multi-purpose cricket stadium in the resort town of Victoria Falls," according to Ricky Zililo of THE CHRONICLE. ZC Chair Tawengwa Mukuhlani said that the project "would only be pursued once they get pa ...

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SAB Renews With Cricket South Africa

South African Breweries has extended Castle Lager's relationship with Cricket South Africa and the Proteas for five years, according to SPORT 24. The sponsorship will take on a new dimension "with Castle Lager’s longstanding involvement as Test and ODI team sponsor being replaced with a n ...

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Durban Could Lose 2022 CW Games

Durban, South Africa, "needs to get its act together before the end of November or risk losing the right to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games," according to Alexis Haden of THE SOUTH AFRICAN. Durban was "awarded the rights by default" in '15, after the only other bidder, Edmonton‚ Canada, ...

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NFF Too Broke To Play WC Qualifier

With Nigeria "in the midst of a crippling recession triggered by weak oil prices, funding for its men's national football team has suffered to the point that it risks World Cup disqualification," according to CNN. Although the Super Eagles have had their bonuses suspended for six months, the Nigeria ...

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Event Notes

Killarney race circuit in Cape Town will be hosting the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championships , "the first time this event will be hosted in Africa." The South African round of World RX will form the final event of next year’s calendar of the Rallycross. Killarney Int'l Raceway Exec Manag ...

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Aliko Dangote Planning To Buy Arsenal

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, "plans to buy London-based Arsenal" within four years, according to Lacqua & Wallace of BLOOMBERG. Dangote, a Nigerian worth $10.9B, "announced his intention to buy the club last year." He said that he "needs to wait for his business prospects to improve ...

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South Africa Emerges As Driving Force

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Vodafone Upping Sponsorship Amount

Vodafone is ready to offer a higher amount to "seal a sponsorship deal" with Ghana Premier League side Kumasi Asante Kotoko, according to PULSE. MTN's sponsorship deal with Asante Kotoko expired in August, but the telecom has "offered an improved amount" of $70,000 a month. However, Vodafone has als ...

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