The Euro 2016 quarter finals begin today following a successful knockout stage a few days ago. Kicking off the quarter finals tonight is Poland who will be playing against Portugal and this is one of those matches football diehards across Africa are waiting for. Most of the fans have probably placed their bets on various betting platform already with the hope that they will walk away with some money if their favourite team wins.
Ahead of the quarter finals, Chinese UC Browser , an Alibaba Group product has partnered with mobile technology company Tecno to launch a betting competition. The competition will see users from Kenya, Nigeria and other African countries win free smartphones and phone recharge cards by placing bets on UC Super Bet without having to spend a shilling.
Unlike on the platforms where users spend money to place bets, all one will need to place bets on UC Super Bet is just their smartphone and internet connection. Inside the page, participants can bet for every upcoming match of the 2016 Euro Cup tournament. After that, live score will update and points will be added automatically to a correct bet. With enough accumulated points gained from the bets, users will get chances to have lucky draw and might win the new Tecno Camon C9 and other prizes.
“We are quite impressed by the football heat in Africa, and we will continue to provide quality content and services to our users” said Kenny Ye, GM of Global Markets, Alibaba Mobile Business Group. “As a populous and fast-growing economy, Africa is always an important market for us.”
Besided placing bets, UC Super Bet also has an entry of football page that will give participants all the information about The Euro 2016. They include live scores, previews, interviews, text broadcasts, stats, photos and even videos. This, according to UC Browser it to allow football fans across Africa to stay connected.
In order to cater for the user demands in football especially in Euro Cup season, UC Browser is also providing better relevant content and services besides this Euro Cup betting contest. Local football sites like Nigeria’s “Bet9ja” and “Livescore” in, South Africa’s “Soccerladuma” and “Betin” in Kenya are available are featured on the UC Browser homepage. More comprehensive contents in the football section on the front page of UC Browser is also available.
This could be an opportunity for football enthusiasts from across Africa to win amazing prizes as they enjoy The Euro 2016