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Opera News is shaking things up for the World Cup

Africa’s number one news app now comes with live World Cup coverage and gives you the chance to win a car – by shaking your phone!

Opera News has been updated with loads of new features that let users experience the football World Cup 2018. Football fans among
Opera News users will now be able to choose their favorite team and follow all the updates of the competition with live scores and kickoff reminders for every match.

“The World Cup happens only every four years and at Opera we are as hyped about it as hundreds of millions of football fans around the world,” said Jørgen Arnesen, Global Head of Marketing and Distribution at Opera. “We decided to update our app to give our
users a totally new football experience at their fingertips, so they can find all the information the need in one app.”

Never miss a game

Opera News makes it easier for its users to keep an eye on the latest results for all 64 World Cup matches with the new “Live” button. The button will display a table with real-time scores for every game from the group and knockout stages. In addition, kickoff reminders have been enabled for every match so that everyone is aware when their favorite teams are playing. These reminders are shown in the app via push notifications and can be personalized based on your favorite teams.

Follow your favorite teams
The “Follow” button now allows users to add their favorite teams to the tab on top of the screen. This tab displays the latest news about the chosen teams, as well as scores and fixtures for all 32 teams.

Shake your phone to win!
To celebrate the World Cup, Opera News is organizing a giveaway in partnership with Jumia, the largest online store in Africa. Users can win vouchers that can be exchanged for amazing prizes like, smartphones, TV’s, watches, games & consoles, audio home systems and airtime just by shaking their phones during World Cup matches when using Opera News.

That’s not all! Every Opera News user has a unique chance to win one of the two vouchers that can be exchanged for a car KIA RIO 1.4 LX.
“We are football-mad at Jumia, and we can’t wait to see some of Africa’s top teams take on the world,” said Sam Chappatte, MD for Jumia. “We hope fans make the most of the Shake & Win campaign and have a chance to win one of over 700,000 Jumia vouchers.”

 

Opera News is available for download from Google Play in 16 languages.

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About Jumia
Jumia is the leading internet platform in Africa. It aims at creating a sustainable ecosystem of digital services and infrastructure through online and mobile marketplaces providing world-class, affordable and convenient e-services to consumers in Africa that
help them fulfill basic everyday needs. With a vision to create a connected digital Africa to improve people’s lives by meeting all
consumer needs, Jumia is led by top leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents. Empowered by more than 3,000 employees, Jumia was founded in 2012 and has since expanded its presence to 13 African countries (and in South Africa
through Zando). It is backed by shareholders, namely MTN, Millicom, Rocket Internet, Axa, Orange, Goldman Sachs & CdC.
Through its different services; namely Jumia eCommerce, jumia Services, Jumia One, Jumia Travel, Jumia Food, Jumia House, Jumia Deals, Jumia Jobs and Jumia Fresh, Jumia wants to take the entire African economy online. Its goal is to enable SMEs and larger companies to grow and reach new customers while creating jobs and skills that empower a new generation in Africa to expand their horizons.

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