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  • Durban Loses Hosting Rights For 2022 Commonwealth Games

    Durban awarded 2022 Commonwealth Games By Peter Pedroncelli, 10:46 am

    South African coastal city Durban will no longer host the 2022 Commonwealth Games in five year’s time, as the city did not meet financial demands levied by the Commonwealth Games Federation. Durban was officially chosen as the host for the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the Federation’s general assembly in New Zealand last year in April. According to the South African government the decision was set to benefit the country’s economy with around $1.49 billion expected to be injected into the country.

  • Senegal Take Command Of Group B At The 2017 Africa Cup Of Nations

    Sadio Mane Named In PFA Premier League Team Of The Year By Peter Pedroncelli, 2:05 am AFKI Original

    With four games played thus far at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, Senegal was the only side to secure a win and take command of Group B thanks to their three-point haul. The opening day of matches in Gabon saw two draws, with the hosts stumbling to a 1-1 stalemate against tournament newbies Guinea Bissau, while Cameroon and Burkina Faso managed the same scoreline in the late match on Saturday.

  • 12 Reasons Why Gabon Will Host A Successful 2017 Nations Cup

    2017 Nations Cup By Peter Pedroncelli, 12:30 am AFKI Original

    The 2017 Nations Cup hosts are ready to welcome the continent, with Gabon having the honour of holding African soccer’s flagship competition in January and February. Sixteen teams will be present in Gabon to fight for the right to be named African champion, with defending champs Cote D’Ivoire aiming to retain the title they won in 2015. Gabon will make an excellent host nation, and the tournament will no doubt go down as a success in both sporting and hosting terms.

  • Top Ghana Official Expected Gabon To Win AFCON Hosting Bid

    Most loved sports - World Cup Qualifying Draw By Peter Pedroncelli, 1:43 pm

    Ghana Black Stars Management Committee chairman, George Afriyie, has revealed that he expected the outcome of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) host nation bid, which went the way of Gabon with an official announcement from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Wednesday.

  • Gabon Will Host The 2017 AFCON

    Top 10 Ranked African National Teams By Peter Pedroncelli, 9:15 am AFKI Original

    The 2017 competition was originally scheduled to take place in Libya, but political turmoil in the country forced a change to the host nation, and at the ongoing CAF General Assembly meeting the decision was taken to hand the hosting responsibility to Gabon.

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