Uganda and Zimbabe in action during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP

Africa Cup of Nations – all live on SuperSport

SuperSport has secured the rights to broadcast all 52 games of the highly-anticipated Africa Cup of Nations.


Uganda and Zimbabe in action during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP

The Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon 2021 will get the new year off to a cracking start, with the tournament set to take place from 9 January to 6 February 2022, and will be showcased extensively on SuperSport.

All 52 matches will be broadcast live on DStv with several dedicated channels to ensure the widest, most entertaining broadcast of the 33rd edition of the event.

Top analysts and presenters will be on hand to deliver world-class coverage, while the action on the pitch ought to be no less stellar with top players like Mo Salah (Egypt), Sadio Mane (Senegal), Naby Keita (Guinea), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria), Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria), Wilfried Zaha (Ivory Coast) and Trézéguet (Egypt) among those expected to shine in Cameroon.

To be played among six groups of four teams each, Afcon will host powerhouses like Algeria, the defending champions, Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana and Tunisia.

SuperSport CEO looking forward to showcasing the best of the Africa Cup of Nations

“AFCON is the continent’s showpiece event and we are delighted to offer it on various channels and platforms,” said Marc Jury, SuperSport’s CEO. “With many big-name players and so much at stake, our expectations are of a hard-fought, entertaining tournament that delivers the action that African football is synonymous with.”

CAF General Secretary Veron Mosengo-Omba said: “SuperSport is an important platform in Sub-Sahara and we are excited to team up with them for the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations. It is important for CAF to ensure that the AFCON, being the single-biggest sporting event on African soil, and prime content, is accessible all over the world. This event is consumed not only by Africans but enjoys a global audience.”

In South Africa, the PSL channel will carry 43 matches with the remaining nine available on SS Variety 3.

On the rest of the continent, SS Variety 1 will feature 43 matches with the other nine on SS Football. GOtv will broadcast 43 fixtures (Select 2) with nine more on Go Football.

SuperSport will also have a full digital offering that will take in various content pieces, including focus on the big stars, key clashes and statistical pieces that will set the scene. There will be live coverage of all the big games on web, app and social.

Additionally, for the first time ever, African streaming service Showmax is bringing all 52 Africa Cup of Nations games live to its viewers. Available to Showmax Pro subscribers, football fans can also look forward to magazine shows and game highlights throughout the tournament, with some of their favourite football analysts and experts.