SuperSport to show AFCON 2023 games

MultiChoice Group has announced that the channels will broadcast all 52 games of the forthcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

DSTV Nigeria made this announcement via its official X handle on Wednesday.

The tweet reads, “No gree for anybody! Watch all 52 matches of the #afcon2023 on @supersports

Afcon #DStvnigeria #supereagles.”

The company stated that the broadcasting rights are “non-exclusive,” adding that the matches will “be available on most bouquets on DStv and GOtv”.

This comes a few weeks after MultiChoice disclosed that it failed to acquire the broadcasting rights for AFCON.

The company was beaten to the broadcasting rights by New World TV, a Togolese audio-visual group.

New World TV had won the rights to broadcast all of CAF’s 13 competitions to a sub-Saharan African audience for two years.

The initial announcement by MultiChoice has left most football fans in sub-Saharan Africa unsure of their viewing of the forthcoming continental competition.

Startimes had also announced it struck a sublicensing deal with New World TV and would air all the competition games.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) also signed a memorandum of understanding with AfroSports TV, a cross-continental free-to-air (FTA) sports channel, to broadcast AFCON to the Nigerian audience.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria landed in the Ivory Coast on Wednesday.

The team is in Group A alongside the hosts, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau.

Nigeria will take on Equatorial Guinea in their opening game on January 14 before facing Ivory Coast four days later and rounding off the group stage with the Guinea-Bissau tie.

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