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  • 10 Tech Companies That Are Funding Sport In Africa

    FNB continue their history of funding sport as a major sponsor of the Springboks. BusinessTech By 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.

  • 8 Olympic Sports That African Countries Will Excel At

    Olympic sports - Seabelo Senatla - South Africa Rugby Sevens By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:00 am AFKI Original

    The 2016 Rio Olympics provide an opportunity for African countries to earn medals for Olympic sports in competition with the best athletes and sportsmen and women from around the world. With this in mind, we take a closer look at 8 Olympic sports that teams from the African continent will likely excel at.

  • 8 Most Loved Sports In Africa

    Most loved sports - World Cup Qualifying Draw By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:42 am AFKI Original

    Africa is a sport mad part of the world, with the people of the African continent enjoying a variety of sports to watch or participate in, whether they are team sports or those practised by individuals. The love of fans on the continent for sports is clear in the passion that they exude when supporting their sports heroes or favourite teams. With this in mind, we take a look at the 8 most loved sports in Africa.

  • 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Didier Drogba

    Premier League Hat-tricks By Keren MikvaAFKI Original

    Ivorian football star Didier Drogba is well known for his prolific scoring and his charitable endeavours. Drogba has the distinction of being highest goal-scorer of any foreign player in the Premier League, and was even voted the best Chelsea player by supporters of the club in 2012. Here are 8 things you didn’t know about Didier Drogba.

  • 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Bafana Bafana

    By Keren Mikva and Peter Pedroncelli, 4:00 amAFKI Original

    Despite the many disappointments, the country’s fans continue to expect better from their heroes in green and gold, in the hopes that a sports mad nation can add football to their sporting powers alongside cricket and rugby.

    At a mediocre FIFA Ranking of 75 in November 2015, the national team has a great deal of room to grow and improve ahead of the 2017 AFCON and the 2018 World Cup in Russia, which they are aiming to qualify for. Here are 15 things you didn’t know about South Africa’s national football team, Bafana Bafana.

  • Durban 2022, First African City To Host The Commonwealth Games

    Durban awarded 2022 Commonwealth Games By Dana Sanchez, 9:48 am

    Durban 2022 is a historic win for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. South Africa’s third-largest city will be the first African city ever to host the games in their 85-year history. The announcement set off celebrations in South Africa. Winning the bid is considered a game changer for Durban, where organizers said 90% of the sport facilities are already in place, thanks in part to the 2010 World Cup.

  • 12 Things You Didn’t Know About Africa’s Only Gaelic Football Team

    By Keren Mikva, 10:12 am AFKI Original

    Gaelic football has worked to provide opportunities for youth in South African townships of Tembisa and Alexandra. The plan is to expand into Durban, Cape Town, and Pretoria. While the main goal is to find and train promising young players, members also serve underprivileged communities. In Africa, the sport is rarely heard of, let alone played. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Africa’s only professional Gaelic football team.

  • 10 Of The Sexiest Female Athletes In Africa

    By Keren Mikva, 7:23 pm

    We admire athletes for their incredible abilities, but, let’s face it, those abilities come with some serious packaging. Though we all like to think we could look this good if were professional athletes who were paid to hit the gym for hours each day, we know that’s not true. So stop kidding yourself and just enjoy taking a quick peek at the 10 sexiest female athletes in Africa.

  • Zimbabwe, Botswana To Put In Joint AFCON Hosting Bid

    By Makula Dunbar, 4:42 pm

    Zimbabwe had been talking to Zambia, but failed to get a favourable response after sending representatives to Lusaka last week for negotiations, while Botswana responded positively yesterday. Zifa chief executive officer Jonathan Mashingaidze confirmed the development. “They have responded well and they are very keen. We are still working on the document for the bid,” Mashingaidze said.

  • Sexiest Sportsmen and Male Athletes In Africa

    By Keren Mikva, 11:44 am AFKI Original

    Heavyweight Nigerian boxer Ngoli Okafor is a two-time Golden Gloves champion, but also worked as a male model and actor throughout his life. It wasn’t until age of 31 that he decided to take up boxing, and has since managed to rack up an impressive number of successes despite his late start. Some studies have shown he is the most downloaded black male model and actor on the Internet, and he has been linked to a variety of international supermodels, including Gisele Bündchen. Check out some of the sexiest sportsmen and male athletes in Africa. They make sports fans of all of us whether or not we understand the rules of the game.

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