Fox Sports has entered into long range agreements with sports administration bodies and associations in football and boxing, to develop the levels of professional interaction and participation in territories often neglected by other global and pan-African media companies and broadcasters.
Last year the global executive team of Fox Sports signed an agreement with both zones of the 16-nation West African Football Union, to develop competitive West African football over a 12-year period, an agreement that could be extended to 24 years.
The engagement with WAFU will see a full 16 nations tournament, such as the Fox Sports WAFU Cup of Nations being played at Cape Coast in Ghana at the moment, taking place every two years. The events will take place in different countries across West Africa.
Going forward, Fox Sports will work with the organizing committees of WAFU Zone A and Zone B to plan, organize, execute and broadcast live tournaments involving top clubs, youth and women's teams from the 16 countries in the regions. In all cases, the tournaments will be played to top internationals standards and broadcast live on Fox Sports across Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as Europe, Asia, US and other part of the world where quality football is appreciated by global audiences.
"Fox Sports continues to bring football fans across the continent top international football as well. European leagues involving high-quality African players bring football fans a live football match almost every weeknight and over the weekend from top European clubs in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and the UK, as well as the Major League Soccer (MLS) season in the US." Kyle de Klerk, Fox Sports Africa Commercial & Business Director