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This is how Ventureburn will celebrate African tech startups this World Cup

The 2018 Fifa World Cup kicks off today. This year’s tournament stands out from previous editions as for the first time video assistant referees will use tech to decide penalties, goals and red cards.

More importantly, Africa has a contingent of five countries — Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Morocco, and Tunisia — participating in what many deem as football’s showpiece event.

Possibly the biggest question on every African football fan’s mind is whether an African team will make history by making it to the semi-finals

Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Morocco, and Tunisia are representing Africa 2018 Fifa World Cup

To join in the fun, between tomorrow (15 June) and 26 June,  Ventureburn will — every time an African team plays during a weekday — feature one tech startup from that respective team’s country that is making waves.

Want to find out who the equivalent of players like Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah, Morocco’s Medhi Benatia, Senegal’s Sadio Mané and Nigerian Victor Moses are? Stay glued to Ventureburn this month.

This series of 12 articles is meant to be a light-hearted way to draw attention to and celebrate African innovation and African startups.

Below is a list of all the group games that African teams will play in (these include the weekend games which Ventureburn won’t cover).

  • 15 June (Friday) Egypt vs Uruguay
  • 15 June (Friday) Morocco vs Iran
  • 16 June (Saturday) Nigeria vs Croatia
  • 18 June (Monday) Tunisia vs England
  • 19 June (Tuesday) Senegal vs Poland
  • 19 June (Tuesday) Egypt vs Russia
  • 20 June (Wednesday) Morocco vs Portugal
  • 22 June (Friday) Nigeria vs Iceland
  • 24 June (Sunday) Senegal vs Japan
  • 25 June (Monday) Egypt vs Saudi Arabia
  • 25 June (Monday) Morocco vs Spain
  • 26 June (Tuesday) Nigeria vs Argentina
  • 28 June (Thursday) Senegal vs Colombia
  • 28 June (Thursday) Tunisia vs Panama

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