Sub-Saharan Africa

Tokyo's bid to host the World Athletics Championships in 2025 was confirmed yesterday (Wednesday), as Japanese officials welcomed an inspection team from World Athletics

Financial services company BK Group has acquired naming rights to Kigali Arena, a 10,000-seat venue in the Rwandan capital, in a six-year deal worth $8m (€7.5m).

The Philadelphia Eagles have become the first National Football League team to secure commercial rights in Africa, with the franchise being granted international marketing access to Ghana.

Financial services company Investec has furthered its presence in golf with the title sponsorship of the men’s edition of the South African Open Championship.

Cricket South Africa and pay-television broadcaster SuperSport have announced plans to jointly create a new franchise T20 competition in South Africa

South Africa Rugby has reported a surplus of R8.9m (€536,000/$564,000) for the 2021 financial year, while its president Mark Alexander has been re-elected for another four years.

Disney-owned ESPN Africa has acquired exclusive rights to the Professional Fighters League in sub-Saharan Africa, ahead of the start of the season on April 20

Automated camera technology company Pixellot has marked the launch of a new multi-camera video solution for cricket by entering into a deal with South African cricket administrator the Lions Cricket Union

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has renewed its media rights agreement for Roland Garros with pay-television broadcaster SuperSport in sub-Saharan Africa for another six years

Formula One chief executive and president Stefano Domenicali has suggested new grands prix in Africa and Las Vegas are under consideration as the motor racing series assesses further expansion of its annual…

The SABC, the South African public-service broadcaster, and pay-television broadcaster SuperSport have secured rights to show the 2023 Netball World Cup, which will take place in Cape Town

Toyota South Africa Motors has expanded its relationship with Kaizer Chiefs by becoming sleeve sponsor of the Premier Soccer League club

Kenyan state broadcaster KBC will be the exclusive free-to-air broadcaster for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Birmingham from July 28 to August 8

Sanzaar remains confident of agreeing a broadcast rights deal in the United Kingdom for international fixtures despite being unable to secure an agreement for the inaugural Super Rugby Pacific season

Southern hemisphere rugby union alliance Sanzaar has announced that South Africa will continue to play in its annual Rugby Championship tournament until at least 2025

The Sports Rights Owner Coalition, an alliance of more than 50 leading international and national sports rights-holders, has called on the Kenyan Government to refrain from enacting changes to copyright…

Fifa has announced it will choose between Bahrain, the Seychelles and the United Arab Emirates to host its 2023 Beach Soccer World Cup