South Africa 2010: Meet AfricaUnited

MTN, the leading cellular network in Africa, is an official sponsor of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. They have been leveraging their pan-African presence with ads & promos all geared towards increasing their market share. Since MTN is pan-African, supporting a particular national team would make no sense. Thus, AfricaUnited is born.

MTN is an official sponsor of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
MTN is an official sponsor of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™

AfricaUnited is MTN’s way of backing all 6 African countries that are competing in South Africa 2010. Incidentally, MTN has a presence in 5 of the 6 countries: South Africa, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon. The 6th is Algeria.

This will be the first time that the tournament has been hosted by an African nation, after South Africa defeated Morocco and Egypt in an all-African bidding process. This in itself is an acheivement. Expectations are high and many wish any of the 6 African countries would win the tournament so the cup could stay in Africa.

Well, I’d say never say never. Go AfricaUnited!

Which of the participating teams are your favourites? Share your thoughts in the comments area.

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Oluniyi D. Ajao
Oluniyi D. Ajao is an Internet Entrepreneur and Tech Enthusiast based in South Africa. Follow him on twitter @niyyie for more tech updates.


  1. My favourite team among the AfricaUnited team is Ghana and my favourite team among all teams is still Ghana :), even though I also support other teams like Brazil, Italy, and France :).

    How about you :)? I think I can guess. It’s Nigeria :). Or am I wrong :D?

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