Football fans to win prizes during the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)

AFCON_logo_can_2013_enA day to the start of the continental football derby, 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Telkom Kenya – Orange has unveiled a series of promotions running from January 18 to February 10, 2013 to reward football fans who are on the Orange network.

The AFCON competition starts on Saturday, January 19 and ends on Sunday, February 10, 2013.

To participate in the first promotion, dubbed “Tuwakilishe SA” or AFCON Fan Scratch & Win, participants will send their top-up cards serial number to 2270 to enter the draw. Each SMS will be charged KShs 5.

“The month-long Tuwakilishe SA promotion will reward football fans who are on the Orange network. As an innovative and fun-loving communications brand, this is a great way for us to connect with our consumers,” said Telkom Kenya CEO Mickael Ghossein.

The second promotion, to involve mobile games, runs from January 19 and ends on Sunday February 2013. Participants in the mobile games promotion will send an SMS to “230” to get airtime on goals scored by one’s selected team. Each SMS will cost Kshs 20.

The mobile games promotion will also see fans win airtime after correctly predicting the scores before matches are played. To predict and win, fans have to send their scores to “2240” with an SMS attracting a fee of Kshs 10.

For both competitions, Ghossein said, selected winners will be awarded various prizes with the ultimate prize being a trip to the Orange AFCON finals in South Africa set for February 10. Other prizes include DStv decoders, DStv Walka 7 devices, GOtv decoders and iPhone 5 smartphones) and 50 per cent bonus airtime.

Speaking on the partnership with Orange Kenya, Danny Mucira, MultiChoice Kenya General Manager stated, “African football continues to develop, producing some of the finest talent in the world. AFCON is a showcase for this skill and strength and so we are happy that we can offer our DStv and GOtv subscribers the opportunity to watch the action from the tournament. At Multichoice Kenya, we find AFCON especially significant as a business, as our partners SuperSport not only air the Kenya Premier League but also several other African domestic leagues. We have therefore ensured that the entire 32 games of the tournament will be available live to all our subscribers on the DStv and GOtv platforms.

You can also follow the competition by subscribing to an SMS alerts service via the short code 2220 which is charged Kshs 30 per month while fans can also watch their favorite 2013 AFCON videos from January to February at a cost of Kshs 5 per video preview.  To access the videos, go to this link.

On Saturday January 26, 2013 – the day of the two Group D matches between Ivory Coast and Tunisia as well as Algeria and Togo – the AFCON 2013 Media Challenge will be held and 2 lucky winners will be selected to travel to South Africa with one lucky sports journalist also winning a trip to accompany them.

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