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APO Group and Kwesé Sports announce strategic alliance to promote rugby across Africa and the globe

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, August 14, 2018/ — APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy for Africa and the Middle East, today announced a strategic alliance with Kwesé TV’s sports content platform Kwesé Sports (www.Kwese.ESPN.com), arguably Africa’s most trusted source for sports programming, aimed at developing the reputation and image of African rugby on a global scale. As part of the new deal Kwesé Sports, the exclusive rights-holder for both TV and all digital platforms of Rugby Africa’s games in sub-Saharan Africa, will enjoy unlimited use of APO Group’s Africa Wire® press release…

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Arsenal and WorldRemit launch “Future Stars”, an exclusive Premier League Club training camp for African Community Coaches

PARIS, France, August 14, 2018/ — Arsenal Football Club and digital money transfer experts, WorldRemit  are offering local coaches the chance to attend an exclusive new training camp with Arsenal’s top youth coaches in London – and 25 shortlisted coaches will be rewarded with Arsenal kit for their entire youth squad. WorldRemit will arrange for the successful applicant to fly to London, where they will attend an exclusive training camp with Arsenal Soccer Schools coaches. During the camp they will work together with the Soccer Schools coaches on plans to…

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Keerapa Active: Empowering Athletes in Africa

ACCRA, Ghana,  August 2018,- Building on its already established track record of supporting Ghanaian footballers and relying on $50,000 that is now mostly secured for the project, Keerapa Active needs to match these funds with another $50,000 to offer Ghana’s aspiring football players who want to become professionals, the accessible and high-standard sports facility that they need to achieve this goal. Matching Preparation with Opportunity for Success through Sports Ghana is an African country where sports play an extremely important role in the society. Tennis, basketball, hockey, athletics, and football (or…

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World.Rugby launches dot rugby as Global Rugby Community Invited to Join Digital Revolution

• World.Rugby seamlessly replacing worldrugby.org • World Rugby unions and regions can avail of exclusive first-chance period • Revenue opportunity for unions who choose to join the revolution • Domain secured to protect and promote the global rugby community • Commercial entities will have access to the domain DUBLIN, Ireland, July , 2018/ — World Rugby has made history by launching the .rugby internet domain name, kicking-off a digital revolution that will deliver multiple promotional benefits to the global rugby community. World Rugby’s website has become www.world.rugby and all of the international federation’s…

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How Egyptian Football Star, Mo Salah is changing the Face of Philanthropy in the Country

Egypt’s philanthropy arena is not limited to business moguls alone, as personalities from other fields have begun to make strides in that angle. Speaking of other fields, the Egyptian football star, Mohammed Salah recently made news having funded the construction of a sewage plant on a land he bought, to cater for the supply of clean water for residence of his hometown, Nagrig. Salah has undoubtedly wowed the hearts of many from across the continent following his commendable gesture to his villagers. In addition to the water supply, he also…

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From starting bench to startup: Two rugby stars tackle e-commerce

All professional athletes one day reach a point in their careers where they have to decide what’s next. For Tim Whitehead – a former DHL Stormers and Sharks centre – it was to start his own business. He had the idea while holidaying in Vietnam and, truth be told, only wanted to sell clothes online to fund his travelling addiction. Having begun to learn about running a business while still playing rugby, Whitehead knew that he wanted a partner and called up DHL Stormers captain Siya Kolisi. The two had…

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The World’s Premier Mountain Bike (MTB) Race Joins Forces with LiveU to Provide Highest Quality Live Coverage

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March, 2018/ — The world’s most televised mountain biking race, The Absa Cape Epic (www.Cape-Epic.com), has teamed up with LiveU (www.LiveU.tv) to provide live coverage of the 8-day mountain bike stage race in South Africa’s Western Cape. The Prologue and Grand Finale will be broadcast live on TV, with the Grand Finale being broadcast in more than 50 countries around the world. During the intermediate days, a full live streaming broadcast of the racing will be streamed online to the Absa Cape Epic’s Facebook page. The…

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Nigerian Professional Football League Launches New Lottery with Highest Jackpot in Africa

LONDON, United Kingdom, August 8, 2017/ — AfroMillionsLotto, a brand new lotto with a minimum jackpot close to a billion naira is to be launched in support of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs by the League Management Company (LMC) in partnership with British-based Ofertas365. The lotto, due to be live later this month, has jackpots larger than every lottery in Nigeria combined, and the biggest available anywhere in Africa! All 20 NPFL clubs are to be branded with their own page on www.AfroMillionsLotto.com where people can buy tickets online for the twice-weekly…

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Chiney Ogwumike joins ESPN to co-host SportsCenter across Africa

Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike has joined ESPN as the co-host of the African edition of SportsCenter. Ogwumike, the 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year, will join co-host Phil Murphy on the show that will be broadcast across 19 sub-Saharan countries. “I am thrilled to be joining ESPN to host this unique edition of SportsCenter dedicated to sports fans across Africa,” said Ogwumike. “This is a wonderful opportunity to combine who I am and what I am passionate about. As a Nigerian-American professional women’s basketball player, and now SportsCenter co-host,…

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Former Rwanda Captain, Olivier Karekezi says Football is Helping Heal Genocide Wounds

Football transcends barriers and borders. It’s the sport everyone understands regardless of their tribe or race. Former Rwanda captain, Olivier Karekezi, has admitted that football has helped heal wounds in Rwanda in the wake of the Genocide against Tutsis 23-years ago. The unfortunate incident remains the darkest period in the history of the landlocked country after thousands of lives were lost, but football which remains the most popular sport has served one of the major tools to heal wounds and unite the country. Karekezi has said that football has been…

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