FIFA media rights tenders commence for Sub-Saharan Africa

FIFA has opened two separate tender processes for the media rights to the FIFA World Cup 26™ and FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027™ in Sub-Saharan Africa.

With qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 26 having commenced in Africa this month, entities in Sub-Saharan Africa are now invited to put forward their proposals to obtain the media rights for the tournament, which will be hosted in Canada, Mexico, and the USA. The 23rd edition of the FIFA World Cup™ will follow a new format, with a record 104 matches and double the number of knock-out stage matches.

With the tournament expanding to include a record 48 nations in 2026, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will have a guaranteed nine representatives at the next FIFA World Cup. There also remains the possibility of a tenth African side sealing a place at the tournament, with one African nation guaranteed to advance to FIFA intercontinental play-off tournament.

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ was the best FIFA World Cup ever for African teams. Morocco made history by becoming the first African nation to reach the semi-finals of the tournament, Senegal advanced to the round of 16, while Cameroon, Ghana, and Tunisia each recorded group stage wins.

Interested parties are also invited to submit their proposals to broadcast the tenth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in 2027. The host(s) of the FIFA World Cup 2027™ will be decided on 17 May 2024 by the FIFA Congress.

African teams made their mark on this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup held in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, with three of Africa’s four representatives advancing to the knockout phase and all four winning a match for the first time in history. With the tournament having expanded to feature 32 teams in the group stage from 2023 onwards, African nations will continue to have strong representation at the FIFA Women’s World Cup as women’s football continues to grow.

Entities wishing to participate in either or both of the tender processes can request the invitations to tender (ITTs) by emailing

The bid submission deadline in each case is 11:00 CET on Wednesday, 13 December 2023.

Through the sale of media rights for its tournaments, FIFA generates income which is essential to support and develop football around the world, including through the FIFA Forward Development Programme.

Business Development Lead – NBA Nigeria

NBA Nigeria is seeking an experienced sales/marketing professional for the New Business Development team. This position plays a key role in generating new sponsorship revenue for NBA Nigeria.

The ideal candidate must be a dynamic team player, with excellent storytelling, communication, and negotiation skills. The successful candidate will be implementing the new business development strategy with a focus on new partnership development – prospecting, pitching, negotiating and securing new marketing partners. The role will require frequent travel throughout the region and will work closely with the Marketing, Media, Events, and other groups to create and drive new revenue streams.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the business development strategy for NBA Nigeria
  • Build relationships with senior-level decision makers at prospective sponsors, relevant marketing agencies, event management companies, and promoters to generate new partners and other new business opportunities.
  • Manage the sales process from proposal to deal memo submission and contract execution by liaising with other departments (Legal, Finance, etc.)
  • Adapt current NBA marketing programs and create new initiatives tailored to NBA Nigeria
  • Maintain a database of highly valuable targets and opportunities
  • Monitor the activity of other sports and entertainment properties in the region.
  • Prospect, target, pitch and secure NBA Nigeria sponsorship, event and media partnerships.
  • Develop and maximize networking opportunities with potential and existing sponsors and relevant marketing agencies
  • Understand the prospect’s brand DNA and design sales presentations to reflect brand synergies and positioning.
  • Deliver impactful on-brand and on-target partnership programs for new business prospects.
  • Use storytelling to effectively sell-in partnership ideas to new business prospects.
  • Develop, visualize and present customized partnership solutions for prospective sponsors.
  • Facilitate ideation by leading cross-functional brainstorms to inform creative solutions
  • Liaise with colleagues globally across the NBA to uncover business development opportunities.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of industry marketing channels and technologies that clients may utilize in activating an NBA Nigeria sponsorship.

Internal Partnerships:

  • Establish and develop close relationships with all the NBA NY global account teams, ensuring that they are proactively informed about all the NBA NIGERIA plans, initiatives, and projects.
  • Develop and execute a detailed and coherent plan focused on engaging the NBA NY global account teams with exciting and consistent presentations, aiming to get them on board with all the NBA NIGERIA plans, initiatives and projects so those can be considered as key components for all global or regional new partnership opportunities and upsells.
  • Represent the NBA NIGERIA in global pitches and status meetings, providing relevant information and insights about the NBA NIGERIA’s plans, initiatives and projects, while also outlining clearly how current and potential global partners would receive value through those.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Successful track record building business in Nigeria; must have a strong understanding of the market and a network of relationships across all sectors of Nigeria’s marketing and media landscape.
  • Creative storyteller with the ability to sell conceptually.
  • High-level connectivity – client-side and sponsorship/marketing community in general.
  • Ability to attain and exceed targets.
  • This should involve delivering integrated programs that include media, print, interactive and event-based assets.
  • Entrepreneurial approach with a strong understanding of business fundamentals.
  • A track record of securing sponsorship contracts for rights holders in sports.
  • Knowledge of TV and digital sales, merchandising and communications.
  • Ability to develop creative solutions which will meet the objectives of prospective partners.
  • Experience working within a structured corporate environment.
  • Business knowledge – being up to date with business/market/industry trends.
  • A thorough understanding of the sports landscape (basketball and NBA knowledge preferable).
  • Experience working for a high-profile global organization.

Experience Needed:

  • Minimum of 8 years of sales and/or business development experience.
  • Strategic thinker – able to shape, develop and execute the strategy for the NBA Strong persuading and negotiation skills.
  • A credible communicator, adept at operating at the board level.
  • Commercially minded and results-driven.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to work well within a matrixed organization.
  • Corporate Banking experience is an advantage.
  • A passion for sports is preferred.

Educational Background:

  • Required Bachelor’s degree required

Tender for provision of TV services – CAF

The Confédération Africaine de Football (“CAF”) is the governing body of African Football and was founded in 1957. The founding members are Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and South Africa. With a membership of 54 member associations, the secretariat is based in Egypt.

In line with creating transparency and equal opportunity for all interested suppliers and/or service providers, we are also posting this tender on CAF website and other social media platforms.

We kindly request you to provide us with your technical and financial proposals (by email) for the attached RFP documents, before closing date on* 1st June 2023 at 12:00 p.m. (Cairo Local Time).*

Tender for provision of ticketing services – CAF

The Confédération Africaine de Football (“CAF”) is the governing body of African Football and was founded in 1957. The founding members are Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and South Africa. With a membership of 54 member associations, the secretariat is based in Egypt.

In line with creating transparency and equal opportunity for all interested suppliers and/or service providers, we are also posting this tender on CAF website and other social media platforms.

We kindly request you to provide us with your technical and financial proposals (by email) for the attached RFP documents, before closing date on

Events Project Manager – NBA Africa

Reporting to the NBAA Africa Event Lead, the Events Project Manager will be responsible for the planning, executing and project management of events and basketball programs as required by NBAA. The role includes management/support of all operational, administrative, financial and logistical aspects of event planning and execution.

The event and operations objectives of the NBAA include the following:

Conduct top-level, first-class professional basketball and partner related events across Africa Build the popularity and awareness of basketball and NBA across Africa Ensure consistency in the delivery of each event across the various markets Maximize budget and find synergies between each event/venue.

This role will report directly to the Events Lead, helping to progress all aspects of NBAA events. This position will encompass 65% travel in support of programs and partner deliverables across the continent.

Major Responsibility:

  • Key contributor to the planning and execution of NBAA events (e.g., basketball activities, hospitality events, fan activities, festivals, concerts etc.).
  • Develop client event strategies and recommend the budget, operational planning, and objectives within approve plans.
  • Create and manage event planning and execution templates.
  • Manage all NBA event related admin as it pertains to all supporting departments, legal, finance, basketball operations, compliance, risk, health and safety Contribute in Game Presentation and In-Arena Fan Experience, in cooperation with Live Program and Entertainment team Support management of event budgets, including tracking all event-related expenses.
  • Support management of agencies & vendors including market research, contracting process and on-going management Lead management of internal processes across due diligence and contractual deliverables for event related vendors and suppliers.
  • Support creative development for events, including management of the agency and internal processes Support management of logistics company responsible for event equipment and logistics.
  • Support Global Partnerships on partner deliverables including managing partners activations at venues .
  • Assist development and execution of on-site and post-event research
  • Produce and manage fact sheets for each event, including the development of event recaps & evaluations.
  • Maintain open and ongoing communication lines with the events teams in NBA and BAL offices, including Dakar, Johannesburg, London, and New York/New Jersey.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Verbal and written fluency in the English.
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant global events experience
  • Demonstrated track record of managing events, preferably in the sports industry.
  • Available to work occasional weekends
  • Available to work across US/UK/SA time zones
  • Portuguese and French language skills, a plus
  • Ability to work independently in a complex and dynamic environment Ability to develop strong relationships, both internally and externally, to execute successful events, based on stated objectives.
  • Demonstrate high competency in events planning and operations
  • Team-player, self-motivated and goal-oriented
  • Basketball knowledge and affinity, a plus
  • Must have a track record of successful budget oversight/management
  • Possess effective communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to resolve issues
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented and very well organized .
  • High level of proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Willingness to travel significantly across Africa Experience

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

ICC tender for media recording services at Women’s T20 World Cup

  1. INTRODUCTIONThe ICC (as defined in Appendix A), acting through its wholly owned subsidiary company, ICC Business Corporation FZ LLC (“IBC“), which is incorporated under the regulations of the Dubai Development Authority in the United Arab Emirates, owns or controls the commercial rights to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 taking place in South Africa from 10 to 27 February (the “Tournament“).IBC wishes to appoint an entity to provide media conference recording and broadcast services at the Tournament including, without limitation, the services set out in Appendix B hereto (“Services“).Unless otherwise defined elsewhere, capitalised terms used in this RFP have the meanings set out in Appendix A.
  2. OBJECTIVESThe purpose of this RFP is to invite interested and qualified Applicants to submit Proposals for the right to provide the Services to IBC in respect of the Tournament subject to the conditions set out in this RFP.
  1. 2.1  This RFP invites Proposals from Applicants with:
    1. (a)  extensiveprovenexperienceinprovidingservicessimilartotheServices;
    2. (b)  astrongfinancialposition;
    3. (c)  sufficientresources(includinginparticularstaffing)toprovidetheServices;
    4. (d)  stateoftheartinformationtechnology(“IT“)infrastructure;and
    5. (e)  trained personnel (including in particular, but without limitation, experienced and skilled management personnel).
  2. 2.2  In submitting a Proposal for the right to provide the Services each Applicant must:
    1. (a)  complete, sign and return the form as set out in Appendix E, together with its detailed Proposal, by the applicable date specified in the Timetable;
    2. (b)  provide adequate and detailed answers and information to meet the requirements of the Criteria (as set out in Appendix C); and
    3. (c)  provide a full, detailed breakdown of costs within the Price Quotation (as set out in Appendix F).
  3. 2.3  In submitting its Proposal, each Applicant will have to establish that it satisfies (or will satisfy in a timely fashion) the Criteria, the Requirements or any other condition as may be stipulated by IBC. IBC will evaluate the Proposals based on the extent to which they demonstrate that such conditions and requirements have been or will be satisfied.
  4. 2.4  Each Applicant should provide satisfactory evidence to IBC in its Proposal of its financial standing and of its ability to meet the commitments it makes in its Proposal. IBC reserves its right to require appropriate bank guarantees and/or parent company performance guarantees, in a form and manner that is acceptable to IBC.
  5. 2.5  IBC may, in its absolute discretion, waive any of the conditions and/or requirements set out in this RFP in respect of any or all of the Applicants. Each Applicant will be evaluated on the overall merits of its Proposal and the Successful Applicant may not have satisfied all conditions and requirements and may not necessarily be the one which offers the most competitive financial terms.