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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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CAF Looking To Review And ‘Reverse’ 10-Year TV Broadcast Rights Deal With Lagardere

The new boss of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has strongly suggested that the organisation might review the TV broadcast rights awarded to French company Lagardere by his predecessor, Mr. Issa Hayatou. Mr Ahmad Ahmad, from Malagasy, told reporters shortly after assuming office that the terms of the existing deal – that gives Largadere the TV broadcast rights to AFCON for next ten years – do not represent appropriate commercial value. He is of the opinion that the contract, even when the ongoing court actions currently instituted against it…

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Abuja City Basketball League (ACBL) Season 4 To Tip Off In March

The much anticipated season 4 of the Abuja City Basketball League (ACBL) is right around the corner; information coming from the management board of the ACBL indicates that the 2017 season will tip off in March.  The ACBL began 3 years ago and the league have recorded tremendous success since its inception.  The ACBL has grown along the years and has help improve the game of basketball in Nigeria and has bettered the basketball culture. Winners and participating teams of previous editions have gone on to win National championships in…

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Mundipharma becomes the ‘Official Healthcare Product Partner of Manchester City Football Club’

The multi-year partnership will enhance the connection both organisations have with their fans and people around the world Omar Berrada, Manchester City’s COO and Raman Singh, President of Mundipharma Asia Pacific, Latin America,the Middle East and Africa MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, 11 October 2016 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Premier League club Manchester City have signed healthcare and pharmaceutical business Mundipharma as one of their most recent regional partners. The multi-year deal sees Mundipharma Pte Ltd named the ‘Official Healthcare Product Partner of Manchester City Football Club’ in Mundipharma’s markets in Asia…

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MoneyGram Guangzhou Open African League (G.O.A.L.) Football Tournament to Kick Off in Guangzhou

Guangzhou is home to a large African community with significant populations from Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria,Congo, Kenya and Uganda GUANGZHOU, China, October  2016/ — MoneyGram G.O.A.L. , a new five-a-side football tournament, is launching in Guangzhou, China. MoneyGram Guangzhou Open African League (G.O.A.L.) will take place for the first time on October 22, 2016 at the Act Club, Tianhebei Road. The tournament will run for three consecutive Saturdays and culminate in the Grand Finals on November 5, 2016. MoneyGram G.O.A.L. brings a professional football tournament to Guangzhou, which is home to a…

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