“The average football fan in Africa views up to 15 different websites daily to get their fix of news from across the continent and Europe. Our team finds the latest news and stories from these sites, summarizes them in their original language and also English, and then adds these breaking articles to a feed similar to Twitter,” said Thomas Harvey, founder of Sokkaa.com
With a team of journalists and content collectors that search out all the latest African and Euro football news and then summarize it in a twitter style feed, Sokkaa collects all the breaking news and show it in one easy place, eliminating the need to surf all these sites which can take lots of time and uses precious mobile data.
Harvey adds that the new look site aims to make the lives of football fans across the continent much easier by taking into account everyday issues we face (such as slow internet connection and no definitive source of good news) and then building a platform that can accommodate these issues.
Launched February this year, Sokkaa wanted to bring the Eurpean League to readers in Africa in their own languages and we thought it wasn’t a great move until this pivot. Africa has no fully dedicated football only news site apart from Goal.com which is expanding across the continent, Kenya’s MichezoAfrica and Futaa.com and Zimbabwe’s Soccer24 which is expanding across the region. This pivot is great and with time we hope this guys will have reporters doing news across the continent.
In April Sokkaa launched a chat application to allow its users interact with their friends online.