Kwesé Sports inaugural LIVE broadcast: USA v Nigeria

Kwesé Sports inaugural LIVE broadcast: USA v Nigeria

__Where will you be? Catch the action as it happens!

In the game of basketball, I believe there’s only one nation that will someday challenge the supremacy of the USA, and that nation is Nigeria. Nigeria’s basketball is nascent at the moment, and some might even say “non existent,” when compared to the might of the USA, where the game is a $40bn industry. Already the country has and continues to produce some of the finest players in the NBA.

And Nigeria’s emergence as a basketball powerhouse in Africa will not go unchallenged. Nations like Uganda, Rwanda, Angola, DRC, Cameroon and Senegal will be challenging all the way.

African sport entrepreneurs who heed this prediction are going to reap an absolute bonanza.

__There are billions to be made in African sport entrepreneurship…

I’m not only willing to make this prediction but also to put my money behind it. As you know Kwesé Sports, our new PayTV platform, has secured the exclusive rights to broadcast on all platforms — which means PayTV, Free-to-Air, and Internet access TV (OTT). We’ve already sub-licensed TV operators in most African countries (including many national broadcasters).

Now I have some really exciting news to share with you:

Next week in Houston, Texas, on the eve of the Rio Olympics, the national basketball teams of Nigeria and the USA will play each other for the first time since the London Olympics in 2012… and you can (almost) be right there in Texas to watch!

# Econet Media’s Kwesé Sports has acquired the exclusive rights to stream this game LIVE across Africa on 2 August!

# The live action will be streamed on Kwesé Sports website and accessible across the continent.

# You can also experience the live game on the Kwesé Sports Facebook page, in the continent’s first-ever live streaming of a sports event on Facebook!

# And, there’s more: Thanks to an agreement being finalized with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA Network Service), anyone with a television anywhere in Nigeria can tune in and watch, for free!

__Will you be awake with me to watch history being made? The live action on 2 August starts at 01:00 Nigeria time (02:00 CAT).

I’m really keen for you to try out our new Internet platform called to access the game on your smartphone, computer or tablet. Please just be sensible about the cost because I don’t control the cost of data bundles in your country. This is something I’m working on, and I know in future we will crack it and make it much cheaper.

Basketball legend Michael Jordan once observed: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” Thanks to the work of our whole Kwesé team, now it IS happening…

How to watch the action LIVE:

To watch Nigeria vs USA live on 2 August 2016 @ 02:00 CAT, all you need to do is sign up, and then login to watch the game.

Being part of the live action is as easy a clicking a few tabs on any preferred device. In fact, it’s so easy that you’ll need to be more concerned about staying awake until game time, than finding a way to watch the live action!

To sign up:

1. Click here []

2. Fill in your details

3. Click register

On the day of the event, click here: to log in and watch. It’s as simple as that!

For more information on Kwesé Sports, log on to and like Kwesé Sports on Facebook.

By the way, I’m supporting Nigeria! Go D’Tigers!

Let the future begin…

Enjoy the game!

To be continued. . .

Author:Strive Masiyiwa

Strive Masiyiwa is the founder and Executive Chairman of the Econet Group. He serves on several international boards including Unilever, and the Global Advisory boards of the Council on Foreign Relations and Stanford University. A board member of the Rockefeller Foundation for 15 years, he also serves as Chairman of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). He is a co-founder of the Carbon War Room, Pathways for Prosperity, and the Global Business Coalition on Education. He and his wife, Tsitsi, co-founded the Higherlife Foundation and are signators of the Giving Pledge.

7 Replies to “Kwesé Sports inaugural LIVE broadcast: USA v Nigeria”

  1. Afterthought 1. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over in my life. And that is why I succeed…” These are the words of Michael Jordan, one of basketball’s greatest stars. Sports has many lessons to teach us about the importance of “keeping your eye on the ball.” There will be times when things go wrong, or distract you, or make your self confidence wobble a bit. Some games you’ll win, but all games you can learn from… just dust yourself off, refocus your efforts, and keep on going!

  2. Afterthought 2. “The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move,” advised the late John Wooden, who was a top American college basketball coach for decades. Achieving great success in sport and business… can you note all the similarities?

  3. Afterthought:
    I’m an avid fan of the Olympic Games, which start next week. I have been privileged to have been personally able to attend at least 4 tournaments in person.
    I have a very simple approach:
    #I support athletes from my own country. I go and watch them, even if they are not the best. I give them my support.
    #I support African athletes from every single African country. I go and support them, and cheer them.
    #I support Africans from the greater African diaspora. I was there when Usain Bolt won his first medal. I was actually siting in the Jamaican stand!
    # I salute great achievements by any athlete, no matter their race, religion, nationality, or gender.
    # I support fair play. I am against athletes that cheat or take drugs.

  4. Afterthought:
    It is will not be possible to access this game over the Internet, through, from outside Africa. If you have a computer you can watch it from any African country.
    Some of the African national broadcasters, have been sub-licensed to offer the game live. You should look for the game on your national tv stations.

  5. Micah Bello writes:

    I was watching TVC News this morning and saw some refugees from Kenya preparing for the Olympics. Their coach said something that got my attention. “We are not going to RIO 2016 necessarily to win medals, we are going to represent our people-refugees”
    I celebrate these people, and I celebrate their efforts and drive. #IStandWithTheRefugees

    My reply:
    I have also been following this story. Just amazing!
    Such people would go unnoticed, if people like you did not support them.
    My favorite part of the Olympics is actually seeing all those athletes parading under their national flags:

  6. Afterthought:
    My wife and I have six children. Ever since they were very small we trained them to celebrate each other’s achievements.
    It is amazing that now they are adults they always call me, with excitement, when one of their siblings achieve something.
    In the same way I’m training some of you in the same principle:
    It’s good to celebrate when you hear that an African, or African nation has done something on the global scene.
    Today we celebrate Nigeria, next week we will celebrate Kenya’s rugby team which is good enough to win the Olympic gold. Zimbabwe and South Africa will medal in swimming. Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Botswana have some amazing track and fields athletes at this year’s games. This is our Africa, and it is diverse…
    Africa’s greatness is its diversity.

  7. Good day Mr. Masiyiwa. I will begin by saying that your posts on Facebook are very inspirational & you must never stop doing what you are doing because you are making an impact.
    I am writing a book entitled: Unearthing Success: A Conqueror In The Making. This book addresses a key issue some people face: the fact that success is deemed as “intimidating.” I point out how success does not only pertain to wealth and power but other areas as well. I also explain what needs to be done – personally – to be able to start being successful in everything you put your mind to, for instance I speak of a concept of “Untethering yourself from the web.” Okay this comment is growing to be too long so let me cut to the chase. I would like to interview you and speak to you about you. Especially your “smaller” success and how you started out, what you did to yourself to be able to become who you are today and so forth… I would like to add this to my book as the final piece to the jigsaw puzzle.
    Forgive me for being rude, my name is Carl Cummings and I am a 19 year old Zimbabwean currently plying his trade in writting and entrepreneurship.

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