APO Group And Kwesé Sports to promote Rugby across Africa

APO Group, the leading media relations consultancy for Africa and the Middle East, announced a strategic alliance with Kwesé Sports to promote African rugby internationally.
As part of the new deal Kwesé Sports, the exclusive rights-holder for both TV and all digital platforms of Rugby Africa’s games in sub-Saharan Africa, will enjoy unlimited use of APO Group’s Africa Wire® press release distribution service and media relations expertise to further boost rugby media coverage in Africa and beyond.
The aim is to enhance visibility and brand equity for rugby in Africa as it grows supports brands in deepening engagement with African rugby fans. Kwesé is today the only broadcaster to provide unrestricted sports coverage in sub-Saharan Africa through its free-to-air platform Kwesé Free Sports.
Rugby is the fastest-growing sports on the continent, and 2018 is an important year with the World Cup in Japan just around the corner, so this strategic alliance couldn’t be better timed.
By teaming up, APO Group and Kwesé Sports will be able to use their peerless reach and media networks to further raise African rugby’s international standing and bring the game to new audiences in Africa and around the world.
‘‘As a broadcaster premised on making premiums sports accessible, providing a platform for African audiences to see and celebrate their own as they compete in reputable tournaments such as the Rugby Africa Gold Cup, on Kwese Free Sports is of great importance to us.
“Through this strategic partnership with the APO Group we hope to collectively provide an even broader platform of exposure for African sports,” expressed Econet Media President and CEO Joseph Hundah.
“Kwesé is the strongest sports broadcaster in sub-Saharan with which APO Group has built fruitful relationships over the past few months to support Rugby Africa, World Rugby’s African association, in increasing the visibility of its international competitions,” Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO Group said.
“We are very excited to deepen our collaboration through this partnership and further combine our expertise. Both Kwesé and APO Group are widely recognized as major players in the media landscape, and I’m convinced that this potent collaboration will help further expand the reach of African rugby in new local and global markets”.