Opera's 'Shake and Win' campaigns are always a big draw for new and existing users alike, but they are especially exciting during spectacles of football like AFCON, says the company.

An edition during the most recent World Cup racked up a million shakes a day from over 13 million players across the continent, animating a passionate user base and sending Opera Mini to the top of the Google Play download charts in Nigeria and Kenya, according to Opera.

"AFCON is always an exciting time in the footballing calendar — the stadiums come alive with such a tremendous atmosphere as teams from around Africa vie for glory. So we're thrilled to bring our users, many of whom are avid football fans, even more fun throughout the tournament with a chance to bring home fantastic prizes," says Jørgen Arnesen, EVP Mobile at Opera.

The 'Shake and Win' campaign page will be accessible via a floating button on the start page of the Opera Mini browser. From there, players can shake their phones to win either an immediate reward or a puzzle piece. If players collect six individual pieces and complete the puzzle, they are eligible to win one of a variety of prizes like:
  • cash
  • MiniPay vouchers, and
  • airtime. 
This edition of 'Shake and Win' will feature some additional fun as participants can earn extra shakes by completing various missions to boost their chances of winning. Discovering different aspects of the browser — for example, taking advantage of the built-in Live Scores feature embedded within Opera Mini — will afford players even more shakes — and thus more chances to win, says Opera. 

According to the company, Opera is tapping into the spirit of AFCON by giving users from different nations the chance to compete against each other in the inaugural Opera Cup.

Users will win points for their home nation by successfully completing missions, the points for which are tallied on a leaderboard. The country with the highest points total toward the end of the campaign will win the Cup — and, notably, an overall boost to their prize pool — offering the winners even more opportunities to take home prizes and glory.

A speedy browser geared for football fans

Opera Mini is the perfect browser for football fans, says Opera. An integrated Live Scores service puts Africa's most popular game at users' fingertips, so fans can track multiple games at a time from competitions around the world.

During AFCON, fans can choose their favourite teams or star preferred games from within the scoreboard to enjoy tailored notifications and live updates. That way, football fans can follow every minute of the exciting AFCON action with in-depth statistics and running commentary — right from inside the Opera Mini browser.

According to Opera, Opera Mini is a light and speedy mobile browser that helps users save up to 90% of their data through its unique data compression technology.

Opera users supported by partnered telecommunications networks are furthermore afforded free data just for making Opera Mini their default browser. A secure, flexible and fast option for users seeking to save as much data as possible, Opera Mini additionally supports offline file sharing and boasts a built-in ad blocker, says the company. 

To get in the spirit of AFCON, individuals can download Opera Mini for your chance to shake and win — all while battling rivals and bringing home top prizes.

For more information, visit www.opera.com. You can also follow Opera on Facebook, LinkedIn, X, Instagram or on TikTok

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