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.
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Peter Pedroncelli, 3:23 am AFKI Original
The year 2016 has provided African sports fans with numerous moments to be proud of, with many African Sporting highlights that stand out after reflecting on the year that was. Sport can always be relied upon to lift the spirits of fans, and give everyone something to celebrate, even during difficult times. That is the beauty of sport. We gathered 15 highlights in African sport from the year 2016.
Kevin Mwanza, 7:23 am
At least six players of black origin will be included in future assignments for Proteas, the South African national cricket team in measures aimed at ensuring the national team is not dominated by whites. South Africa, the game’s powerhouse and one of the leading nations globally adopted the new regulations at the Cricket South Africa (CSA) annual general meeting held on Saturday, in Johannesburg.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:43 am AFKI Original
South Africa is considered one of the top countries in the world for hosting sports competitions, thanks to a wonderful track record for delivering as a host nation for global sporting events. With this in mind, we take a closer look at 8 global sporting events that were successfully hosted in South Africa.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:05 am
Cricket South Africa has announced details concerning a new sponsorship deal with Standard Bank, which will see the financial institution supporting the Proteas in three formats of the sport. Cricket is incredibly popular in South Africa, and a sponsorship of the national teams is valuable for the bank, which operates throughout the African continent.
Staff, 9:06 am
South Africa’s sports minister has banned four of the country’s sport federations from bidding for major international tournaments after they failed to create enough opportunities for black players. Rugby, cricket, athletics and netball are the affected federations. The South African Rugby Union had announced it would bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup by the June deadline. But minister Fikile Mbalula says the ban is in place for at least a year.
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.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:57 am
South African cricket captain AB De Villiers has squashed speculation that he is not committed to the future of the Proteas, insisting that he puts the national team before all other cricketing commitments. The world-class batsman revealed that he has signed up to feature in the Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:21 am
Top South African batsman Hashim Amla has announced his shock decision to resign as the Proteas test captain in order to focus on his role in the team as an opening batsman. The humble professional cricketer announced his decision to relinquish the captaincy following a draw against England in the second of a four-test series currently under way in South Africa.
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:20 am AFKI Original
The year 2015 has been provided African sports fans with numerous moments to be proud of, with many highlights that stand out after reflecting on the year that was. From title winning exploits to pioneering moments in various sports, Africa can look back on a positive year from many aspects. We gathered 10 highlights in African sport from the year 2015.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:25 am AFKI Original
With the year coming to an end, it is interesting to look back at a number of the hashtags that made waves in South African social media circles. We take a look at 10 of the popular hashtags that took hold of South African imaginations in 2015.