It’s ‘National Stadium’ for Afcon 2013

first_img3 January 2013 Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium, which will host the opening and closing of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), will be known as the National Stadium for the duration of the tournament. The announcement was made last week after First National Bank (FNB) agreed to waive its naming rights for the stadium outside Soweto during Afcon 2013. This followed a dispute between the Department of Public Works, the owner of the stadium, and FNB on the branding of the stadium during the tournament. The agreement is in line with Fifa rules on the non-branding of stadiums for Fifa-sanctioned tournaments. The new name will be used exclusively over the course of the tournament. The stadium, also known as Soccer City and The Calabash, is located in Nasrec outside Soweto. It is situated next to the South African Football Association’s headquarters (Safa House). The stadium has hosted the final of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Africa’s soccer showpiece event which kicks off on 19 January and wraps up on 10 February. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Cignal, Air Force set up men’s finals duel in PVL

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? Bryan Bagunas reached higher altitude for Air Force as he unleashes 25 points on the Troopers while Fauzi Ismail and Kim Malabunga added a combined 30 points for the Air Spikers. Lemuel Arbasto had 19 points to lead the Troopers who will now face Sta. Elena for the bronze. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe HD Spikers, meanwhile, had a slightly quicker route to the finals ending the Wrecking Balls in four sets, 27-25, 24-26, 25-16, 26-24. Lorenzo Capate and Peter Torres had a dozen points apiece to lead Cignal while Ysay Marasigan and Edmar Bonono had 11 and 10 points, respectively. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire FILE – Air Force vs Cignal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOPhilippine Air Force and Cignal will duke it out to see who will become the best men’s volleyball club in the country as the two teams meet for the championship of the Premier Volleyball League. The Air Spikers came from behind and subdued Armed Forces compatriot Philippine Army in five sets, 24-26, 21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 15-9, in the semifinals Thursday at Philsports Arena. ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lonzo Ball works out for Lakers, would love to be no. 2 pick Edward Camposano had 19 points to lead the Wrecking Balls. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more