Phone Football Betting

Online betting in Africa is continuously growing and on the rise.

Every country is football crazy so this comes as no surprise and with the increase in internet penetration and the rise in use of smartphones in the continent, Africa’s betting industry is flourishing.

Many international players have entered the African betting market and a lot of local companies are also establishing their presence to cater to the residents.

We did some research into some of the best apps that are available for Africans to bet on their favourite teams, players and sports and here are the top 5 mobile phone applications, according to our research, in the biggest football continent.

#1 – SportyBet


This should come as no surprise, really. SportyBet is the #1 sports betting website in Africa.

It is Africa’s leading football betting and live streaming platform and given the unconditional love that the people have for the beautiful game, there is no way that this could not be #1 on the list.

SportyBet is one of the latest online bookmakers to enter the market.

With over a million active users, the SportyBet mobile app is causing shockwaves in the sports betting industry.

It has a reliable betting platform with an appealing interface and a wide range of popular betting sports and markets. The bookmaker focuses on sports betting in top leagues and events both, locally (in Africa) and internationally.

Punters can place bets on various matches, jackpots, live sports, and also on virtually like esports and simulated reality.

The platform offers a bonus of 150% as a first deposit and multibet bonus to its members. SportyBet is endorsed by football legends, Michael Essien and Nwankwo Kanu.

The bookmaker provides customized products and services to suit the African market. One of the available products is a mobile application that both iOS and Android users can access for betting online.

Most punters love using a betting platform that is not only convenient but also has a simple interface with user-friendly navigation for betting markets. SportyBet mobile offers you a chance to bet on your favourite teams and sports wherever you are, right on your fingertips.

#2 – Betway

BetwayBetway Africa is trustworthy and reliable.

It has a wide range of markets across Africa and is one of the longest-serving online service providers to enter the African market. It has a very good image and reputation.

A few standout features include nice graphics and trendy icons. This gives the user a great feel when using the app.

Betway app’s user experience has live scores, in-play (live) betting options, and statistics all available with one click. This makes it extremely easy to navigate and place quick bets across sports and markets.

Betway offers bettors some nice bonuses and promotions to keep users interested regardless of their budget.

New and regular players will be gifted several promotions for being loyal customers and this is added motivation to bet on the platform.

#3 – 1XBet

1xbet1XBet has been around for years and is known all around the African continent.

Currently, 1XBet holds official licenses for operation locally in Nigeria, Ghana, Burundi, Cameroon, DR Congo, Senegal and Zambia.

The company has focused on marketing a lot in recent times to be a step ahead of its competition. Along with this, they have also held sponsorship campaigns that have resulted in a massive increase in popularity of the betting company.

1XBet is fantastic for football betting and has a nice setup for sports like basketball, horse racing, tennis and rugby as well. These are the most popular sports on the app.

The app is easy to use and navigation is comfortable thanks to the ‘easy-on-the-eyes’ design.

Some standout features of the app are statistics, the live betting options and numerous markets available for betting. Multiple payment options and a top customer service team have made 1XBet a top platform.

There are lots of ways to not only deposit funds but also for withdrawing them. It is extremely easy to register on 1XBet and start betting and is simple to use on all types of mobile phones.

#4 – 22Bet

22bet22Bet’s customer service and support stands out.

22Bet is a top sports betting app not only in Africa. It has a strong presence in Europe given that it now holds a UK license for betting.

The app runs as a mobile platform and it has heavily invested in the development of the same having dedicated applications per region in Africa.

This perfectly highlights the company’s dedication to serving its customers and catering to their needs.

They have customized the apps basis languages, currencies and promotions so that their users can receive the ultimate betting experience.

All you have to do to access 22Bet from your jurisdiction is visit the official website from your handheld device and you will be redirected automatically to your specific region.

22Bet’s app is easy to use and focuses on live betting.

#5 – 888Sport

888sport888sport leads the way when it comes to flexibility and versatility.

888sport was set up by gambling giant 888 with a specific focus towards online sports betting. It quickly became one of the leading sports betting platforms in the United States.

The platform offers tons of betting options for new and experienced bettors and you can bet on any sporting event in the world that is on offer on their platform from anywhere in the world! 888sport has some excellent live betting options so do check those out.

The company has focused on treating every bettor with utmost importance and that can be seen in the efforts put in to make a top user-friendly app that is uniform globally.

888sport was one of the first sports betting operators globally, to move their mobile platform into a dedicated app for both iOS and Android users.

If you do not want to download the app, you can also access a mobile version of 888sport directly from your web browser on a mobile phone.