FootballZone releases its first football app: AFCON 2013

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Footballzone Afcon AppLocal Football updates startup, FootballZone, has announced the launch of its Afcon 2013 mobile app that went live in the Nokia Ovi Store last week. According to FootballZone cofounder, Godwin Chiparaushe, soccer fans in Africa will now be able to follow the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations on their phones via the app.

The app, which can be installed on al Nokia feature phones and smartphones provides live text commentary for all matches, group standings, fixtures, match results, full team profiles and detailed tournament statistics for the tournament.

Africa’s biggest soccer showcase, the Africa Cup of Nations kicks on Saturday 19 January in South Africa.  According to FootballZone, the live commentary feature will be quite useful as fans will be able to follow matches on the go wherever they are. This they say is useful as many of the group matches start at 1700hrs when people are traveling home from work.

FootballZone is one of the 3 winners of last year ZOL Jumpstart Challenge, a tech startup competition held annually for Zimbabwean startups by Jumpstart.