Google Trends publishes the top searches for every day of the week and covers 4 African countries in which it sees the most activity, namely Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.

The top search trends from along the week provide an interesting insight into the minds of each country, what captivated users the most, and what they are showing the most interest in.

This week the top Google searches across Africa’s largest online populations were all related to sports proving yet again the undying sway of the field and game.

Here are this week top 4 Google searches across Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, and SA:

  • “Luton Town vs. Chelsea” – Kenya: 100K+ Searches & Nigeria: 200K+ Searches

The top searches for users from Kenya and Nigeria this week were both in relation to the FA Cup, with Nigerian users showing double the interest in the game of Luton Town vs. Chelsea.

Chelsea celebrated a 3 – 2 victory over Luton Town FC after what is being described as a “frightening” game for the Blues.

  • “Zamalek vs. Future” – Egypt: 500K+ Searches

Zamalek FC won their first game of the year in, what Ahram Online reports, was an “enthralling fashion.” Zamalek went over a very game Future FC as the Egyptian Premier League begins heating up.

A stunned Zamalek had to deal with a furious push from Future, scoring two goals in the first 13 minutes of the match. The game was tied up until its final moments when defender Mohamed Abdel-Ghani scored a Hail Mary goal after a corner, earning Zamalek the winner’s purse.

  • “Women’s Cricket World Cup” – South Africa: 500K+ Searches

ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup host New Zealand were in a losing effort against the West Indies in a dramatic tournament opener on Friday.

New Zealand finished three runs short of the West Indies’ winning total of 259 as Hayley Matthews’ 199 carried the Caribbean team towards an upset victory at Mount Maunganui’s Bay Oval.


By Luis Monzon
Follow Luis Monzon on Twitter
Follow IT News Africa on Twitter

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the best deals on our WordPress themes.

You May Also Like

UBA & Cellulant Join Forces to Unite Africa’s Payments Ecosystem

Nigeria’s United Bank for Africa (UBA), and Cellulant, a leading Pan-African payments company, have announced a partnership that will extend payment services for merchants and consumers across 19 key African…
View Post

Vodacom & Accenture Join Forces for Bespoke Cybersecurity

South African telco Vodacom and Ireland-based IT services company Accenture have partnered to launch Vodacom Managed Security services through Vodacom Business. The partnership was publically announced yesterday via press release.…
View Post

South Africa’s Dis-Chem Takes a Swing at WhatsApp Commerce

Clickatell, a CPaaS innovator and Chat Commerce leader, has been selected by leading South African retailer, Dis-Chem Pharmacies, to enable WhatsApp as its customer communication channel to engage with its…
View Post

TymeBank Launches Medical Insurance App for South Africans

TymeBank, the South Africa-based exclusively digital retail bank, has announced a new partnership with National HealthCare for affordable medical insurance to consumers, through the launch of TymeHealth, an app-based offering…
View Post

Nokia Kenya Dodges a $260,000 Fine in Service Centre Contract Feud

A Kenyan court has reportedly rejected a petition filed by Kenyan dealer TechnoService which is seeking Sh150-million ($257,832.60) from cellphone manufacturer Nokia for allegedly selling some of its businesses to…
View Post

Standard Bank Boosts its Shari’ah Banking with AWS Technology

On Thursday, Standard Bank South Africa, which offers a range of Shari’ah-compliant banking solutions, announced the introduction of a dedicated call centre line for its Shari’ah banking customers. Asma Latiff,…
View Post