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soccer: Latest News
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:40 am AFKI Original
Africa loves sport, and the popularity of numerous top sports such as soccer, rugby and cricket has inevitably attracted tech companies that are interested in funding sport in the form of sponsorship deals to be associated with the various teams, competitions and players. Numerous global and local tech brands benefit from this, while the sports themselves require the finances provided by these deals to survive and thrive.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:02 am
New Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad has unveiled plans to involve African legends in the continent’s favourite sport in order to develop the game and give younger generations access to their heroes. In an outcome that has surprised many in Africa, Issa Hayatou’s reign at CAF ended last month as Madagascan government minister Ahmad was elected as the new president of the Confederation of African Football.
Peter Pedroncelli, 2:28 am AFKI Original
The Chinese Super League has become an attractive top-flight competition for players from around the world thanks to the lucrative contracts being offered to those willing to call China their new home. The recent list of world class players dedicating their immediate futures to a new soccer adventure in China has boosted the league, with numerous African players making the decision to join clubs in the country. We take a look at 12 African soccer professionals who are now playing in the lucrative Chinese Super League.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:20 am AFKI Original
Africa loves soccer, and the popularity of the sport has inevitably attracted soccer sponsors that provide funds in the form of sponsorship deals to be associated with the various competitions taking place around the continent. These global and local brands are important to the development of the sport, ensuring that the most popular brands on the continent are associated with the regional and continental competitions that command the most attention and support from fans. We take a look at 12 soccer sponsors that are involved in sponsorship of the beautiful game on the African continent.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:49 am
Sports betting brand Betway have partnered with Ghana Premier League soccer club Ashanti Gold as the betting giant continues to make significant inroads into the African soccer landscape. The Betway Group, which was launched in 2006, is a leading provider of first-class entertainment across sports betting, casino, bingo and poker.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:43 am AFKI Original
This coming weekend sees the final round of AFCON qualifiers, with teams from all over the continent finalising their qualifying campaign for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, which is set to take place in Gabon in January and February next year. Here is a brief look at some of the AFCON qualifiers, and what they will mean for the countries involved.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:05 am AFKI Original
The final 18-man Nigeria men’s soccer squad for the 2016 Olympic Games has been named, with overage player John Obi Mikel included in the team that will do battle in Rio. The Chelsea player is captain of the senior national team, the Super Eagles, and will lend his experience to the Under-23 Dream Team VI in Brazil.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:40 am AFKI Original
Soccer stars from Africa have been a major force in the sport for some time, with many playing for the top teams in Europe and earning endorsement deals that have made them the richest African soccer players when combined with their staggering club salaries. We profile 8 of the richest African soccer players both past and present, by net worth.
Peter Pedroncelli, 10:30 am AFKI Original
The 2016 European Championships take place from June 10 to July 10 in France, but Africa is not necessarily taking a backseat at Euro 2016. There are a number of players of African descent who have chosen to play for European national teams rather than representing their African nations, and some of these will feature at the competition in France. We profile 8 players and the national teams that they could be representing if they had chosen Africa over Europe.
Peter Pedroncelli, 9:00 am AFKI Original
Africa loves the beautiful game, and the popularity of soccer has created fertile ground for brands to provide funds in the form of sponsorship deals to be associated with the various competitions taking place around the continent. These brands sponsor African soccer and provide funding to take the game forward. We take a look at 8 big brands that are involved in sponsorship of soccer on the African continent.
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