BRAZZAVILLE, Congo–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The 100% web sports media Sport News Africa (SNA) announces the official launch of its fancy league, a first for the continent. The league will offer players the opportunity to compete online and for free, via the African Fantasy Stars by Sport News Africa platform, in a mode similar to the football matches which will take place from January 9 to February 6, 2022, in Cameroon, as part of the 2021 African Cup of Nations.
African Fantasy Stars works on the same principle as a classic Fantasy League. The player is in charge of a selection and must recruit the players of his choice with however constraints in terms of budget and players within the same national selection (3 maximum). He appoints his tactical device, his players in key positions and, depending on the relevance of the choices made and the results obtained in inhabit games, receives a certain number of points.
“This phenomenon has been very successful in recent years with the takeover of major national and international football leagues such as the Premier League and UEFA. Nevertheless, this is the first time that a football league Fully pan-African fantasy is created. Of course, we are proud of it,“said Séné Ossebi-Douniam, Director General of Sport News Africa, recalling the novelty of this initiative.
In accordance with the CAN calendar, players will be able to challenge each other with friends or compete for nearly a month for the title of African Fantasy Stars League champion with the possibility of winning numerous prizes including flat screens, smartphones, but in particular an exceptional jackpot of €10,000 for the big winner.
“The CAN is the equivalent of the Euros or the Copa America for the continent. It was therefore important for us to allow football lovers, especially in Africa, to participate in a fun and stimulating way. We thank our partners and hope that this initiative will increase the pleasure of the fans who will follow the competition“concluded Olivier Lombard, Director of Operations of Sport News Africa.
Supported by the Congolese online sports betting platform Congo Bet, African Fantasy Stars is part of the device set up by Sport News Africa for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations – also with a Live Scoreboard and a mini-site, both dedicated to this reference competition. for African football.
About Sport News Africa:
Sport News Africa (SNA) is a pan-African sports information media that aims to become the benchmark for African sports news across the continent and in the diaspora thanks to a network of correspondent journalists in 16 African countries. Sport News Africa offers exclusive content to its 500,000 monthly visitors by highlighting athletes and players in African culture on the continent and around the world through around a hundred written publications per week and audiovisual productions (interviews, video reports , reports). The SNA aims to be a showcase for the world of sport and culture in Africa and contributes to the influence of African athletes and artists beyond their borders. Sport News Africa has a large social media community, with nearly 250,000 followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.