NexCen Brands Inc is expanding its TAF, and Shoebox New York brands in Africa through a new franchise deal with Angolan company Teixeira Development Group.

The 10-year agreement will see the brands' first stores opening in Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe.

"[We] believe there is great opportunity and appetite for our brands in developing countries," said NexCen Brands CEO Kenneth J Hall.

The company recently opened the first TAF (previously known as The Athlete's Foot) store in Botswana under a separate agreement signed in October 2008 with a different developer.