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Over 720,000 tickets sold and only 50 days to go until FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ kicks off

Tickets for three group-stage fixtures – the Netherlands v. Cameroon in Valenciennes on 15 June, Nigeria v. France in Rennes on 17 June and Sweden v. the USA in Le Havre on 20 June – have also sold out in record time

Today marks 50 days until the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ kicks off in France, and FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) are proud to announce that ticket sales for the competition are smashing records, with over 720,000 sold so far. The opening match of the…

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The future of Rugby in Africa discussed at a meeting of Presidents in London

Rugby Africa EXCO Members attended meetings in London with members of World Rugby and Rugby Europe to discuss global projects and the development of African rugby

The President of Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com), Mr Khaled Babbou, attended meetings in London on the 16th of April, with his counterpart from Rugby Europe, Mr Octavian Morariu, and members of World Rugby to discuss the  project of a World Rugby Nations Championship and its implications for Tier 2 and Tier…

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Zim and Madagascar battle for promotion in U20 Barthes Cup

The win means Zimbabwe will play against Madagascar in a decisive final that will determine which team will be promoted into Group A

Hosts Zimbabwe and Madagascar enjoyed convincing victories in their opening matches in the Rugby Africa Group B Barthes Cup at Prince Edward High School in Harare Zimbabwe came from 6-10 half time deficit against Ivory Coast, a quick change in the homeside’s game plan gave them a comfortable 26-10 win…

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FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™: record number of member associations move forward with bidding process

FIFA is pleased to confirm that it has received nine registrations in connection with the bidding process for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, namely from the following member associations (in alphabetical order by country): ·  Argentinian Football Association ·  Football Federation Australia ·  Bolivian Football Association ·  Brazilian Football…

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Captains Ready Rugby Africa Group U20 Barthés Cup in Harare

Zimbabwe this year hosts the group comprising of Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Morocco

All four captains of the participating nations in Group B of the Rugby Africa Barthés Cup are upbeat ahead of the opening round of matches at the Jubilee Field, Prince Edward High School in Harare, Zimbabwe on Wednesday (April 17). Zimbabwe this year hosts the group comprising of Ivory Coast,…

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Linda Lions to host Memorial Youth Tournament

The Tournament is being held in honour of their fallen team-mate hence it being dubbed Khondwani Sakala Memorial Tournament

Linda Lions Rugby Club of Chilanga, which was established in 2016 in collaboration with the Tag Rugby Trust, will be hosting their first ever invitational youth rugby Tournament on Friday 19th April, 2019. Tournament Organizer Akim Kabemba, who is also Tag Rugby Trust Country Manager said the Tournament is being…

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2019 Rugby Africa Silver Cup Cancelled indefinitely

The cancellation became imminent following Kwese Sports premature termination of sponsorship contract leaving Rugby Africa without adequate funding for the year 2019

Rugby Africa President, Khaled Babbou has notified Unions on the decision of Rugby Africa EXCO to cancel this year’s Silver Cup due to hold at the Lagos Polo Club, Ikoyi in Lagos Nigeria. The Silver Cup Pool A was scheduled to be played between Nigeria, Ghana, Madagascar and Botswana whilst…

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Communique of the Africa Section of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS-Africa) at its 6th Congress in Accra on April 6th 2019

The congress advised its members across the globe to conduct themselves in a professional manner by staying factual and balanced in their reportorial output

The Africa section of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) (http://AIPSAfrica.com) held its 6th congress in the Ghanaian capital of Accra from April 3rd to 6th and came out with the following resolutions ● Building on the decisions reached at its last meeting in Lausanne during the AIPS Congress which…

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Zimbabwe Rugby Academy Squad and Sponsors Unveiled

Zimbabwe will for the first time take part in the SuperSport Challenge represented by the Zimbabwe Rugby Academy

Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) yesterday, announced the academy’s sponsors and a 43-man provisional squad that will be based in Cape Town for their camp starting on the 21st of April as matches commence on the 4th of May. The Sables Trust headed by Gerald Mlotshwa has ensured that the team…

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The victory of Kenya over previously unbeaten Namibia

For the first time, Kenya qualifies for the Junior World Trophy which will take place in Sao José Dos Campos, Brazil, from 9th to 21st July, 2019

In Nairobi, the "Chipus", the under-20s Kenyan selection, emerged as victors from the African Under-20 Championship Tournament, beating the Namibians, the previously unconquered title-holders. This was an remarkable victory dislodging Namibia from its throne for the first time. In another surprise of the tournament, Senegal, ranked 4th, managed to beat…