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Breaking news Nigeria!

__Super Eagles! Africa’s first team to qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup™

Kwesé Sports as an official broadcaster of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ congratulates Nigeria on its qualification this weekend! The countdown continues (247 days till opening match!) We can’t wait for the games to begin!

Kwesé Sports will broadcast all Nigeria’s games (and ALL African countries who qualify) for FREE and exclusively across Africa!!!

It is the first time a single broadcaster is doing both Free To Air (FTA) and Pay TV.

__We expect to reach an audience of 250m for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ final itself. And it will be FREE!

Just imagine, from the richest homes on the continent to the poorest townships, everyone will be able to watch the Final FREE ON KWESE SPORT: Africa’s own TV network!

While every single one of the FIFA World Cup matches will be broadcast on Kwesé Sports, not all will be available for free. You will need a Kwesé decoder if you want to see all. (Kwesé Free Sports has exclusive FTA rights to the FIFA World Cup (excl South Africa) and Kwesé Sports (pay TV) shares the rights with one other company).

Kwesé Sports will also have a team of sports reporters in Russia, to follow and report on all the African teams. They will report on a daily basis on everything that happens in the camps of our boys!

This is something that has never happened before!

Now we have already begun the process of ordering more decoders to deal with the demand, particularly in Nigeria!

We plan to order millions of decoders for all our African viewers, but if you’re planning to see as many games as possible, I suggest you try and get yours as soon as possible, and not wait to the last minute. Remember it requires installation, and our Technites around the continent are already very busy. We’re making good progress but please be patient as the backlog is quite challenging at the moment in most countries we have launched. Exciting times as we move forward!

Once again, congratulation to the Super Eagles of Nigeria, and all Nigerian fans everywhere!

Let’s see who else joins you! The competition is really tough right now… How is YOUR team doing? (You can keep track of their latest scores on Kwese.ESPN.com!)

Come on Africa, let’s really go for it this time!

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About Strive Masiyiwa

Strive Masiyiwa is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Econet, a diversified global telecommunications group with operations and investments in over 15 countries. His business interests also include renewable energy, financial services, media and hospitality. Masiyiwa serves on a number of international boards, including Unilever, Rockefeller Foundation, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Global Advisory Board, the Africa Progress Panel, the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board for Sustainable Energy, Morehouse College, Hilton Foundation's Humanitarian Prize Jury and the Kenjin-Tatsujin International Advisory Council. He is one of the founders, with Sir Richard Branson, of the global think tank, the Carbon War Room, and a founding member of the Global Business Coalition on Education. Masiyiwa took over the Chairmanship of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) from Kofi Annan. He is also Chair of the Micronutrient Initiative, a global organization focused on ending child hunger and improving nutrition. In 2012, Masiyiwa was invited by President Obama to address leaders at the Camp David G-8 Summit on how to increase food production and end hunger in parts of Africa. In 2014, Masiyiwa was selected to Fortune Magazine’s list of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders”. As a philanthropist, he is a member of the Giving Pledge, and his contributions to education, health and development have been widely recognized. Masiyiwa and his wife finance the Higher Life Foundation, which provides scholarships to over 42,000 African orphans. In 2015, he was the recipient of the International Rescue Committee’s Freedom Award and was presented with a UN Foundation Global Leadership Award for the work of the Africa Against Ebola Solidarity Trust, which he chairs and helped establish to fund the deployment of African healthcare workers to combat the outbreak in West Africa.

8 thoughts on “Breaking news Nigeria!

  1. Strive Masiyiwa Post author

    Afterthought 1.
    Kwesé TV will run competitions early next year to select people from many different countries to go to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia to follow the African teams! All expenses will be paid. Keep an eye out for the draws on Kwesé TV.

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  2. Strive Masiyiwa Post author

    Afterthought 2.
    As an entrepreneur, always look for ways to “seize the opportunity” for your business. There will be a lot of money made by entrepreneurs who see opportunity for themselves in the World Cup. The smart thing is not to do something new, but to do something in your normal business. Let me assure you every single part of our business is expected to look for ways to capitalize on opportunities created by the World Cup… #WeAreEntrepreneurs! I will be keen to find out how your business made money, but only AFTER the tournament, not before!

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  3. Strive Masiyiwa Post author

    NBA 2017-2018 season “tip off” time!
    Today marks the seven-day countdown… For NBA basketball fans across the world, “tip off” means the start of the new NBA season on 17 October! I will give a decoder to the first five people from any African country who answer ALL THREE questions: 1) Which four NBA teams will tip off in the opening two games of the season on 17 October? 2) When will ESPN’s first “doubleheader” of the 2017-2018 NBA season be played? 3) Who are considered two of the most impressive NBA players in the preseason games so far? Remember to mention your country and source… (hint). Please ONLY put your answers under this Afterthought. If you and your family are basketball fans, be sure to get your decoder asap!

    Note: You can only participate in quiz via Facebook

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    • Tapiwa Zimudzi

      1) Tip off will be Celtics vs Cavs and Warriors vs Rockets

      2) Double header on ESPN on 18 Oct ET USA, 76ers vs Wizards and Timberwolves vs Spurs

      3) Stephen Curry and Antony Davis via kwesesports.com

      Am replying from Zimbabwe and already have my Kwese decoder ready for NFL and NBA season. But I don’t have an iPad though….hint

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  4. Strive Masiyiwa Post author

    Shem writes,

    Thank you so much sir for inspiring us, and expanding Kwese to Sub-Sahara. I noticed that Kwese is now available to 9 African countries, more than half of those are southern African countries. Does this mean that Kwese is going to invest more in African content specifically Southern Africa? Or it’s going to sell more European and Nigerian content into Southern Africa.

    My reply,
    Go to Kwese.Com [find a dealer] and you will see that Full Kwese is available RIGHT NOW in 15x countries:
    Botswana, SA, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.
    Tanzania, Namibia and Cameroon already have Kwese Free Sports Channel broadcasting 24 hrs for free. We hope to add Pay channels soon.
    More countries are being added as regulatory approvals come through.

    There are already 65 x channels, as well as local Free To Air National broadcasters.
    A minimum of 5x channels are always free, if you have a decoder.
    We have slated to add 15 more channels.
    You will see even more religious channels, news channels, and local productions. We are interested in ALL OF AFRICA, and not any particular region because we believe in ONE AFRICA.

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  5. Strive Masiyiwa Post author

    #Breaking News!

    Mali, Senegal:
    We signed agreements this week with partners to bring Kwese Free TV channel.
    They will be on air before end of November.
    Initially channels will be in English but we are working to “Frenchify” all content. It takes time and requires cooperation of content providers.
    We now have a French speaking team.
    Our content already available with Canal Plus, and Other broadcasters but we want to do more.
    Go to Kwese.Com website:
    to track and follow developments.

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  6. Strive Masiyiwa Post author

    Afterthought:
    #Train yourself to seize opportunities from big developments!

    As an entrepreneur, whether you are Nigerian or not. You might not even like soccer. But if you are a real entrepreneur, there should be one question on your mind:
    #”What does this mean for my business?”

    If Zambia had qualified instead of Nigeria, I would have rejoiced with them just as hard. I’m an African!

    The following day I would ask the same question of myself:
    #”What does this mean for my business?”

    When SA qualified to host the WC’10. I rejoiced with them.

    Next day I asked myself the same question:
    #”What does this mean for my business?”
    #we are entrepreneurs!
    Tomorrow ask yourself the question. You keep asking until you find an entry point for you to play!
    Enjoy the game of entrepreneurship!!!

    Ps. I made a lot of money on SA 2010!

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  7. Strive Masiyiwa Post author

    Yusif writes,

    Thanks a lot sir am a proud viewer of KFS in Sierra Leone.

    My reply,
    How cool is that!
    You are the first person from Sierra Leone to comment on our new channel there.
    Thanks for the support.

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