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Cape Town News

Cape Town rules out F1 race

Cape Town has ruled out the idea of Formula One (F1) racing at the Cape Town Stadium after councillors deemed the project too expensive. Over the last two years the city has received 11 proposals f...
Lagos News

Nigeria wins Africa Cup of Nations for third time

Nigeria beat Burkina Faso 1-0 to win the 2013 African Cup of Nations, which was held in South Africa on 10 February Sunday Mba's left-footed volley in the 40th minute led Nigeria to win 1-0 in Joha...
Lagos News

Nigeria advance to African Cup of Nations final

The 2013 African Cup of Nations football tournament took a surprise turn on 6 February when Burkina Faso beat Ghana – one of the favourites – on penalties in a dramatic semi-final in Mbomb...
Nairobi News

Nairobi half marathon celebrates environment

The 21-km half-marathon taking place in Nairobi on 24 February will celebrate the Kenyan capital's global role as the home of the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP). The race will see Kenyan former...
Addis Ababa News

Great Ethiopian Run accused of impropriety

The charitable organisation the Great Ethiopian Run has had its funds and property confiscated by the Charities and Civil Societies Agency (CCSA), amid accusations of involvement in activities defined...
Nairobi News

Nairobi’s refurbished Kasarani stadium

The 60,000-seat stadium in the Moi International Sports Centre in the Kasarani suburbs of east Nairobi has been inaugurated after just over two years of upgrading works. The $12.5 million refurbish...
Accra News

Accra to host Ghana-Malawi match

Experts have declared the Accra Sports Stadium is safe to host the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Ghana and Malawi on 8 September.While the Architectural and Engineering Services Limited...
Accra News

Accra prepares for Milo Marathon

Athletes in Ghana are gearing up for the 26th Accra Milo Marathon which takes place on 21 September, following the event's launch in Accra on 24 August by its principal sponsor Nestle Ghana. The an...
Nairobi News

Nairobi may bid for 2024 Olympics

Nairobi's plan to bid for the 2024 Olympics games could see it becoming the first African city to host the world's premier sporting event. Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga was reported as saying...
Addis Ababa News

Australia wins competition to design Addis Ababa stadium

Australia's Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) has won an international competition to design a national stadium and sports village for Addis Ababa. The Federal Sports Commission of Ethio...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam hosts Kagame Cup

Dar es Salaam is to host 2012 regional football club championship, popularly known as the Kagame Cup, from 14-29 July. The president of the Council of East and Central African Football Associations...
Cape Town News

Man Utd play in Cape Town

English premier league football club Manchester United are scheduled to play two games in South Africa in July as part of the Old Trafford side's pre-season preparations. The English team play AmaZ...
Cape Town News

Junior Rugby World Championships move from Stellenbosch

The remaining matches of the ongoing IRB Junior World Championship 2012 are to be played at the stadiums at Cape Town and Newlands, with no more matches taking place at the Danie Craven Stadium in Ste...
Cape Town News

Cape Town hosts international rugby tournament

 Cape Town is hosting the International Rugby Junior World Championship from 4 - 22 June, at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch and at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) Stadium in Be...
Cape Town News

Eight Nations international tournament in Cape Town

Cape Town welcomes the Eight Nations international football tournament, open to players under the age of 20, from 25 May to 3 June. Organised by the Cape Town division of the South African Football...
Accra News

Accra Biennial Sports Expo

The fourth Accra Biennial Sports Expo 2012, which had been scheduled for the Accra Sports Stadium, takes place in Accra's College of Physicians and Surgeons, from 15 - 18 May. The four-day conferen...
Nairobi News

Coca Cola sign deal with Nairobi Stadium

American soft drink giant Coca Cola has signed a one-year advertising and sponsorhip deal worth Sh24.5 million with Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi.  The agreement comes after almost three y...
Cape Town News

New base for Cape Town rugby?

The city of Cape Town and the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) have agreed to enter into formal talks for Cape Town Stadium in Green Point to become the new base for the rugby union. It w...
Nairobi News

Cross country championships in Nairobi

The Athletics Kenya (AK) Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) national cross country championships take place at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi on 18 February. Attracting mainly Kenyans, other participants in the...
Accra News

Ghana through to Africa Cup semi-finals

Ghana take on Zambia in the 28th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals on 8 February, following a 2-1 win over Tunisia in a tensely-fought quarter-final on 5 February. Ghana, the tournam...


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