TECNO Announces AFCON Sponsorship, Unveils SPARK 20 Series


As part of its commitment to African sports development, TECNO, a global leader in technology has pioneered a new era in African football with a groundbreaking Confederation of African Football (CAF) partnership for the upcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The technology company also launched a SPARK 20 series, ‘SPARK 20 Pro+, SPARK 20 Pro, and SPARK 20’  a revolutionary leap forward in mobile technology. The new phone series boasts impressive specs, including a 108MP camera and a powerful MediaTek processor.

The partnership and unveiling which was made known in a high-profile media event in Lagos on Tuesday, 5 December 2023 at the Twinwaters Lagos in Lekki, transcended the norms of a typical corporate gathering, attracting key media figures, esteemed partners, stakeholders, Super Eagles legend Victor Ikpeba, and notable figures from the Nigerian Football community.

Speaking on the partnership, the Managing Director of Tecno, Chidi Okonkwo said “This exciting collaboration aims to showcase the appeal of African football and bring together a global audience TECNO, Chidi Okonkwo, said the partnership is to provide a more immersive experience for the African users of TECNO.

In his words, “TECNO had recognised the need to be more involved in the growth of football in Africa and no better place to start than to be a sponsor at Africa’s premier football competition.

“The focus for all was geared to TECNO’s deliberate choice to sponsor AFCON, wondering if it perfectly aligns with the company’s overarching objectives.”

Thompson Ani, BTL Manager for TECNO Nigeria, underscored the significance of this collaboration, as he stated “Our involvement with CAF for AFCON epitomizes TECNO’s ‘Stop At Nothing’ philosophy, aiming to uplift African football, particularly in Nigeria, and fostering a connection with the continent’s passions and aspirations.”

During the official announcement in Singapore, TECNO’s General Manager, Mr. Jack Guo highlighted the significance of this collaboration, saying, “This partnership with CAF for AFCON is a historic step for TECNO, demonstrating our deep-rooted commitment to Africa. We are excited to be part of one of the continent’s most prestigious sporting events, showcasing African football’s appeal and bringing together a global audience. This partnership is a stride towards creating memorable experiences for football enthusiasts and TECNO fans worldwide.”

CAF President Dr. Patrice Motsepe, during the official announcement, equally expressed enthusiasm about the partnership: “The collaboration between CAF and TECNO Mobile is a significant milestone, bringing together Asia and Africa—continents with the largest and youngest populations. This partnership is part of ongoing discussions with several global companies eager to support CAF’s exciting competitions, including the popular AFCON.”

TECNO generated significant excitement by announcing a sponsorship program that will send two journalists to the upcoming AFCON. Benjamin Onwe of Pulse Nigeria and Justus Adejumoh of Daily Independent were selected for this opportunity.

With the launch of the SPARK 20 series, TECNO continues to expand its offering of high-performance smartphones, allowing users to choose the model that best suits their needs. TECNO’s goal is to revolutionize the smartphone industry by pushing the limits of technology and innovation.

The Pro+ also comes equipped with Stereo Dual Speakers featuring DTS technology, providing an immersive audio experience. In terms of design, the 56.5° Ergonomics Double Curved Design not only adds a touch of sophistication but also ensures a comfortable grip, making it a pleasure to hold and use. To keep up with the demands of modern life, the Pro+ is equipped with a massive 5000mAh battery and supports 33W Super Charge technology.

Overall, the SPARK 20 Pro+ smartphone promises to elevate your photography game to new heights. It is packed with features that ensure seamless multitasking, smooth gaming experiences, and lightning-fast app launches. With its massive storage capacity, immersive audio experience, and comfortable grip, the Pro+ is a device that is designed to keep up with the demands of modern life.

1 Comment
  1. Chris says

    Lovely to see, kudos to TECNO for sponsoring this AFCON, this is a very welcome idea.

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