Major Sports Events in 2017

A MAZE 2017 – Johannesburg, South Africa

This year South Africa will be the host of a major gaming event. A MAZE will take place at Johannesburg, The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Scheduled for September 13 to 16, the event invites all enthusiastic gamers from all over the world. The main focus will be on Artistic Games and Playful Media and other entertaining and interactive activities. Maybe some fantasy adventure slots. Who knows? There is always a surprise factor involved when talking about games. At this major gaming event will come Game Developers, Media Artists, Makers, Researchers, Coders, Forward thinkers, Musicians, over 40 African Artists that are ready to show their work to the audience “in a dynamic, interactive and fun-filled 3-day event”. More details about this superb sport can be found on the official website of the event.

CAF Champions League 2017

The CAF Champions League is organized by the Confederation of African Football and started on 10 February. It lasts until 5 November this year, when the champion will be determined. Mamelodi Sundowns are the defending champions. This season brings something new to the championship. The teams are divided into four groups of four, making a total of sixteen teams, as the group stage is expanded from eight to sixteen teams. The teams which will play in this championship are Al-Ahly, Zamalek (Egypt), Étoile du Sahel (Tunisia), Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa), Al- Hilal (Sudan) and other teams. The event will be broadcasted internationally in the United States, Europe, South Africa, Canada, India, Mali and the Arab League.

Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

The 2017 Rugby Africa season is a series of four rugby tournaments: the Gold, Silver and Bronze Cups and the Regional Challenge. There are six countries competing for the Gold Cup, the tier 1 event: Kenya, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Senegal and Tunisia joined from Division 1B the four teams from Division 1A. The Gold Cup games will be played from 24 June to 5 August 2017. The tier 2 event is the Silver Cup. The countries competing for the Silver Cup are Botswana, Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Morocco, and these games will take place from 5 to 8 July. The tier 3 event is the Bronze Cup which is split on North and South teams, and the Regional Challenge, the lowest tier of African Rugby, is divided in four areas: West 1 and 2, Center and South. In addition to these tournaments there are other small rugby tournaments to be played in the near future: the U-20 in April, rugby sevens in November and a women’s rugby.