Event Notes: Zambia Announces It Will Bid To Host The 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations
The head of Zambia's football governing body said that the country will "push in the bid for hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament" with the Confederation of African Football in September (XINHUA, 7/25). ... Five days ahead of the start of the '13-14 Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) season, the BBL will host the 2013 Champions Cup between league champion Brose Baskets Bamberg and Cup winner Alba Berlin. Ticket sales for the game, which will take place at Berlin's O2 World on Sept. 28, will start on Aug. 5 with prices ranging between €8-€50 ($10.60-66.20) (BBL). ... The Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee said on Wednesday that the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation's (ISSF) General Assembly will convene in Azerbaijan in '15 (XINHUA, 7/25). ... Vietnam will hold "another six national golf tournaments in the second half of this year." Golf in Vietnam "is developing strongly and gets more popular, with 31 courses currently operational and about 10,000 regular golf players" (XINHUA, 7/25).