Econet’s Media company Kwese Sports is one of the 5 media companies that have secured rights to screen 2017-2018 FIFA games. This means that Kwese Sports will be able to air the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Both tournaments will be staged in Russia.
Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa announced on his Facebook Page:
Breaking news! #WeGotThis
__ Kwesé Sports wins FIFA World Cup 2018 rights and NBA game for Africa.
Last week I said Kwesé Sports will make a big announcement… Here goes! FIFA, the world governing-body for soccer, has just awarded Kwesé Sports the exclusive free-to-air rights to broadcast the finals of the FIFA World Cup 2018 tournament in sub-Saharan Africa (except South Africa).
Kwese Sports does not have exclusive rights to the games, however. At the moment, the company has not revealed how much it paid top secure the rights.