Kwesé Sports sponsors the BBC African Footballer of the Year Award

Press Release 24 November, 2016: Kwesé Sports, Econet Media’s premium sports content platform, today announced that it is the main sponsor for the BBC African Footballer of the Year Award 2016. Nominated by leading African sports journalists and voted for by fans, the award is globally recognised.

Kwesé will live stream BBC World News’s Focus on Africa, when the result of the BBC African Footballer of the Year Award are revealed live on Monday 12 December 2016.

Kwesé Sports is committed to bringing fans the best in premium football programming. The sports platform also has rights to some of the most first-class football content including the Premier League, Spanish Copa Del Rey, Serie B amongst others and this sponsorship further affirms its commitment to supporting global and African Football.

“Kwesé Sports has demonstrated unparalleled interest in African footballers based all over the world through our content offering on all platforms and we are proud to be part of an award recognising excellence in them, said Joseph Hundah, CEO Econet Media. “This is a natural fit for us because football programming is a large portion of our offering across the continent”.

Kwesé would like to congratulate Pierre – Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Ayew, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane and Yaya Touré on making it to the top five finalists this past weekend. Voting for the 2016 nominees will open on 12 November and close on 28 November at 1800GMT. Fans of African football worldwide can vote for their favourite player on the official BBC African football website.

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