SuperSport scoops rights to 50 Afcon qualifiers

SuperSport scoops rights to 50 Afcon qualifiers

AFCON 2015For the first time, SuperSport has bought pay broadcast rights to all 50 CAF Afcon 2015 qualifiers that will be produced by Sportfive, including Bafana Bafana and Nigeria matches.

The qualifiers, which run over six weekends, begin in early September and continue through November ahead of the Afcon tournament in Morocco in January.

A minimum of seven games, all in High Definition, will be broadcast on match weekends.

Coverage will include all six home and away games featuring defending champions Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Angola and Zambia.

Up to two-thirds of matches featuring Uganda, Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho and Tanzania will also be broadcast.

Towards the latter part of qualification, games featuring African giants Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Egypt and Algeria will also be featured on the World of Champions.

Dates and times are to be confirmed by the Confederation of African Football.

SuperSport plans to broadcast games on SS3, SS4, SS5, SS7 and the corresponding HD channels.

The matches will be broadcast in all SuperSport’s Sub-Saharan territories, with rights also available on multi-platforms: streaming, DVBH, Catch Up and VOD.

“I’m delighted because this is the first time we have secured a block of Afcon qualifiers,” said Brandon Foot, Acting Chief Executive of SuperSport. “With World Cup fever still in the air, it’s a great time to be a football fan. Games on SuperSport will come thick and fast: just as fans want.”

SuperSport’s selections for Match Day 1 (September 5 and 6):

Sudan v Bafana Bafana; Nigeria v Congo/Rwanda; Gabon v Angola; Ghana v Uganda/Equatorial Guinea; Zambia v Tanzania/Mozambique; Burkina Faso v Lesotho.

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