Dust off your suitcases and get ready to stamp your passport. The best in Africa are ready to battle it out in Egypt, and Betway are giving you a chance to book your seat at the stadium.
Also up for grabs are incredible weekly prizes such as cash, Free Bets and smartphones.
How to take part:
To qualify, simply bet on any football event from 4 March to 28 April 2019 and you’ll go into the draw, which could see you and a friend supporting the Harambee Stars live in Egypt. The more you bet, the better your chances of winning. Cash bets only. Terms and conditions apply. Place your bets at Betway football betting
Grand Prize: A trip for two to watch Kenya live in Egypt
Bet on any soccer event(s) from 4 March 2019 to 28 April 2019. The winner will win a trip for two to Egypt to watch Kenya take on Africa’s best. Winners will be notified on 29 April 2019.
- 100 x KSh 50 in cash prizes
- 100 x KSh 75 in Free Bets
- 1 x Smartphone
- Weekly draws will take place every Monday.
Dramatic 2017 win by Cameroon
The worst Cameroon team in living memory. Or at least that’s what they were before the tourney began, but the span of a tournament can be an awfully long time in football. Eight players had withdrawn from the squad while the determination of their coach, Hugo Broos, to impose discipline had led to other established names being dropped. But his inexperienced squad showed remarkable tenacity to come from behind and beat Egypt to win Cameroon their fifth Cup of Nations title and their first for 15 years.
It was the bigger names who returned to win it, both goals scored by substitutes. Mohamed Elneny had put Egypt ahead in the first half but Nicolas Nkoulou levelled before a winner with two minutes to go from Vincent Aboubakar – a brilliant flick and volley, a winner for the ages.
“When I came to Cameroon I found a group of players who were old and not motivated,” Broos said.
“So I took some new players, put some young players in and we started working. I did a good job and now we have a team. This is not a group of football players: it’s a group of friends and that’s why players on the bench keep their motivation.”
After the semi-final success, the great Cameroon striker of the ’80s and ’90s Roger Milla had spoken of the regret those who had chosen to focus on their club career would feel if Cameroon did go on to win the title. So, Joel, future generations will ask, what was the atmosphere like for that final in Libreville? “I don’t know: I was in Hull, losing 2-0.”
The atmosphere was fervent, Gabon’s large Cameroonian expat community turning out in force, joined by busloads who had travelled south overnight from Douala and Yaounde. L’Amitié was full for the first time in the tournament and it was very noisy. By the end, it was delirious.
Well, will Joel be in Egypt in 2019? Who else will miss out?