The Super Eagles ties against South Africa

The Super Eagles ties against South Africa in the football game on the 17th of November 2018. Nigeria is now qualified to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. It is not yet decided if they will finish 1st of 2nd place. It all depends on the outcome it the next game in March. Most likely South Africa will join Nigeria from Group E.

the super eagles versus south african game

The Game

Nigeria took the lead already in the 9th minute of the game. The South Africa defender Buhle Mkhwanazi was unlucky enough to score in his own goal. After the goal, South Africa played a bit better and was able to score in the 26th minute of the game. It was a beautiful goal from Lebo Mothiba. He has now been able to score four international goals in just 5 games. Nigeria had an excellent chance to take the lead back when Musa passed Iheanacho but the first touch was not good enough and the opportunity was lost.

In the second half, Nigeria played much better than South Africa and had several chances to take back the lead. One of the best chances was a free kick from Kalu that was meant for Kenneth Omeruo but he missed. In the end, Musa had a ball in the net but it was, unfortunately, ruled out for an offence. It was not the luckiest of evenings for the Super Eagles and Nigerian National Team but in the end, they are probably happy. It is finalised that they will be one of the two teams that are qualified from group E in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

According to premiumtimesng.com, the best player of the game was Samuel Kalu and Ahmed Musa. Samuel Kalu was probably the best player and had a big role in the goal for Nigeria. Musa was denied a goal from the Gambian referee otherwise Musa would have been the man of the match.

Next Game against Uganda

On Tuesday Nigeria will play a friendly game against Uganda. It will be interesting to see if the coach Gernot Rohr will test any new players to be well prepared for the game in March.


Online payment solutions Nigeria

Nigerian online payment solutions

Nigeria’s sports betting and online casino operators benefit from cheaper online payment technology, which ultimately leads to an online gambling increase, new research shows. Nigerians have, quite surprisingly, been rath slow accepting digital payments compared to other African countries, like Kenya. The biggest problems are often said to be concerns about fraud and slow Internet speed. But now payment systems developed by domestic technology companies help operators of games and other online businesses.

The Lagos State Lottery Council, have stated they they see a significant increase in the number of payment solutions available on the Nigerian market. And all of that clearly changed the playing rules. Operators offering betting on sports and online casino in Nigeria, will surely join someone faster, who could connect to their platform with fewer problems and failures. And at the same time offer a secure payment solution to the players.

Online payment start-ups in Nigerianaira online payments

Online games are not specifically regulated in Nigeria, and it has long been considered a potentially lucrative market for online Nigerian bookmakers and online casinos. After the first wave of international companies taking on gambling Naijans, the recent increase is due to domestic online gambling operators and payment providers.

Among the new payment systems created, there are several local launches and start ups, such as Paystack and Flutterwave, which provide long standing Interswitch some fierce competition. Interswitch, once a Nigerian start-up created in 2002, has so far been more or less the only platform used by online casino companies operating in Nigeria. NairaBET has stated that they just added Paystack as a payment solution without any marketing and without informing the customers, and one month later Paystack went to the most widely used payment option on the site.

Rapid increase in online payments

NairaBET, Nigeria’s second largest betting company, now has 2 million loyal customers on its site, up from 500,000 in 2013, and Paystack was the most well-liked payment option after it was added in late 2017. So far, the sales figures have been divided between traditional betting shops and online sports betting and casino, but it is expected that the growth of electronic payments and the cost of running stores will make online transactions grow. And already, data from the Inter-Bank Settlement System in Nigeria, owned by the central bank and licensed banks, show a significant increase in the volume of Internet payments.

In 2017, 29 million transactions equaling 185 billion naira, were done. Compared to 14 million transactions of 132 billion in 2016. 2018 has started strong – 10 million transactions with a turnover of ₦61 billion. No doubt online payments are here to stay in Nigeria, which has attracted international companies once again. British online betting and casino company Betway began operating in Nigeria in January.

When Betway started operating the Nigerian online betting and casino market they said that wanted to catch the gradual transition to online, as it is clear that that is where the industry is going. They also stated that the uprise in fintech companies in Nigeria played its part along with an active government enabling such companies to grow. According to Betway these two reasons and others were contributing for entering the Nigerian gambling market in 2018.

Online casinos utilising online payments

Others also showed interest in the country, Russian 1XBet and Slovakian DOXXbet were launched in Nigeria over the last two years, while Italy’s Goldbet took 50 percent of the market-leading Bet9ja in 2015. Industry experts said that this sector generates about NGN 360+ billion a year and is likely to grow faster than in South Africa and Kenya.

Despite the potential for betting and casino operators in Nigeria, which has a relatively young population, problems remain, including the fact that tens of millions of Nigerians do not have access to banking services. Why we can expect the brick and mortar stores to continue in operation for some years to come.


Our Nigerian casino page is open!

Welcome to our first news post here at our Nigerian section at AfricaCasinos.com!

To be as user-friendly as possible, we thought the best way is to create specific sections for each and every country in Africa – starting with Nigeria. Our main focus is to give you the most interesting online casinos that allow Nigerian players. We also aim for giving you such explicit reviews of them as possible. At the time of writing, the page is brand new. Hence we are hoping that you can help us out if you feel that something is missing. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any suggestions and/or inquiries. It is together with our readers that we can make this site as good as possible.

What to be found at our new casino section

news online casino nigeriaJust as in any other country, players from Nigeria are looking for specific things at casino sites. It might be the latest addition to the industry, why we give you a page with a full focus on new Nigerian casinos. Some players are looking for the best casino bonus in Nigeria and some are more into free spins. We know that the absolute majority of players in Nigeria use their mobile device for playing. Most common is the cellphone but tablets are also being used. Due to this, we are giving you a specific Nigerian mobile casino page where to find all the best brands that offer a mobile site.

On top of this, we are giving you answers to the most common questions regarding online casinos in general. You can also read about the laws of gambling and many other useful articles.

We certainly hope that this site will be helpful for you to find your casino favourites. Always remember to play cautiously and responsibly – Now it is time for you to find the best online casino in Nigeria!