Looking ahead: Football finesses, enduring entertainment and more 

by | Nov 20, 2023 | Cycing - Mens, Cycing - Womens, FIFA Men's World Cup, Football - Mens, Hockey – Mens, Hockey – Womens, Marathon

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Discover a thrilling array of global sporting spectacles ahead. From the FIFA World Cup African Qualifiers to the Old Mutual Double Century, the Africa Cup for Club Champions, and the exhilarating Shanghai Marathon, these events showcase top-tier athleticism and competition.

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

The week ahead is packed with riveting matches in the FIFA World Cup African Qualifiers. Nations from across Africa will battle it out on the field, vying for a chance to qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Old Mutual Double Century

Excitement looms as Old Mutual Wealth, in collaboration with the Pedal Power Association and the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, eagerly awaits the arrival of cyclists and support drivers for the 2023 Old Mutual Wealth Double Century. This thrilling 202km race is scheduled to take place on November 25, in Swellendam.

Africa Cup for Club Champions

Continuing this week, the highly anticipated 34th men’s and 25th women’s editions of the Africa Cup for Club Champions (ACCC) are underway at the Hockey Stadium near Kamuzu Stadium. Teams from across the continent clash in pursuit of the esteemed championship title.

Shanghai Marathon

The upcoming Shanghai Marathon, commencing on November 26, will witness the convergence of thousands of athletes worldwide, all vying for the prestigious title. Recognized as a Platinum Label Road Race by World Athletics, the marathon begins at the Bund Bull and culminates at the Shanghai Stadium.

Furthermore, the event offers a 10km run and a 5.5km mini-marathon. While all races commence at the Bund Bull, the mini-marathon concludes at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, while the 10K race ends at Fuxing Park.


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