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What's coming up in 2019?

The Cricket World Cup kicks off in England & Wales, on 30th May

The Cricket World Cup kicks off in England & Wales, on 30th May

As we enter the New Year it’s time to look ahead at what sporting events 2019 has in store, and how Passion For Sport will be getting in on the action!

Cricket World Cup (30 May-14 July)

At a time when English cricket is at the peak of it’s ODI powers, the world is coming for the 2019 World Cup in England & Wales. PFS will be keeping an eye on proceedings and related cricket content may feature on our Planet Sport programme.

Africa Cup of Nations (07-30 June)

Undoubtedly the biggest footballing competition across the continent, AFCON always provides football fans with much entertainment, surprise packages and world class performers. This time around, it is still to be confirmed which country will be hosting the tournament, after the recent news that Cameroon were stripped of the rights. Egypt or South Africa seem to be the final replacement options (announcement coming 9th Jan). We aim to be at AFCON 2019, where we will be reporting for our Football Africa programme, to keep fans of African football up to date and to get their views on developing stories.

Rugby World Cup (20 Sep-02 Nov)

2019 is the year that just keeps on giving. As we hit Autumn, we will be sending a small team out to Japan for the RWC, where we will be delivering daily shows for our Rugby Podcast. Our time in Tokyo will be spent interviewing players, reporting on developing stories, plus bringing you insights into the local culture and initiatives that are running alongside the tournament.

Our in-house Productions

Alongside these flagship events, we will of course continue to bring you weekly sport content across our three productions, Planet Sport, Planet Sport Football Africa and the Planet Sport Rugby Podcast.

Do come on the journey with us, 2019 promises to be a memorable year of elite sport!

Announcing our CAMEROON NIGHT: African-food buffet & Sports Quiz

Cameroon are hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and we will be there!

Cameroon are hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and we will be there!

To mark us going out to the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon in 2019, we are putting on a fund-raiser with an African-themed food buffet and a Sports Quiz!

Please see the graphic below for further details and how to book your tickets! We really hope that you can join us and get behind our project!

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We hope you can join us!

When you win the AFCON at 23, where do you go next?

Cameroon's Collins Fai

Cameroon's Collins Fai

Cameroon defender Collins Fai, now at the age of 25 can already say that he has won one of the most highly sought after trophies as an African footballer. . . the Africa Cup of Nations. 

We caught up with the right-back, who plays his football in Belgium with Standard Liege, to talk about what other aspirations he has moving forward and how his Christian faith is still the most important thing in his life.

Collins Fai speaking on:

How Cameroon managed to win the AFCON. . ."For us the objective was just to get through the first stage of the tournament. For a very long time Cameroon didn't even get through the group stage so we didn't have that one player or star, for about 60% of us that was our first major tournament. From the beginning we didn't think about winning the cup, until after we beat Senegal and then we said that we could do this. let's just go and have fun. It's just a blessing because we didn't have a team that could compete for the trophy."

What his next, big dream is now. . . "For the national team, I hope and I wish that we can win the next AFCON because it is in Cameroon and for the country because we are hosting it. Then I think the next dream for me in the national team is to get to the World Cup."

Which African teams will go the furthest at this summer's World Cup. . ."I think all of the five teams are already capable to do something but if I have to pick, I choose Nigeria. I played against Nigeria and I believe that they have a very good team. They can definitely do something."

Why his Christian faith is so important. . . "The way that I got to Europe and the way that I started to play in professional football, it's a story of the more that I go forward, the more reasons I see for why some things happen. I don't merit all of these things but I have them and I believe that it's the will of God for me."

To listen to the full interview, see below: