Following weeks of speculation, CAF as title owner and New World Televisions (NWTV) as exclusive Pay-Per-View and Free-to-Air license holder have both confirmed that the 34th Edition of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Nations Cup 2023 Cote d’Ivoire will be available to Nigerian viewers in its entirety, courtesy of Afrosport and its network of Free-to-Air channels across Nigeria.
Total Energies AFCON 2023TM is a highly anticipated sports spectacle that will take place in Ivory Coast from 13 January 2024 until 11 February 2024 and will be available on the Afrosport alongside NTA, and AIT amongst a network of Free-to-Air channels across Nigeria.
Afrosport will be the FTA rightsholder and distribute through NTA, the national broadcaster, and its Afrosport FTA Affiliate Network partners, including TVC, AIT, STV, Wazobia TV, and Wazobia Max. In addition, Afrosport has been awarded a Pay TV license for the Pay-per-View TV rights, with the exclusive authority to licence Pay TV broadcaster, Supersport.
Chief Consultant, Rotimi Pedro making the announcement said, “This news has been eagerly awaited, and can put Nigerian fans at ease that they will be able to enjoy unprecedented coverage of the AFCON this coming January”. Pedro added that the sublicensing to Supersports is still being discussed and not yet concluded.
Speaking on the backdrop of this agreement, Mr. Nimonka KOLANI, NWTV’s Managing Director insists “By securing the rights to AFCON 2023 Afrosport assures Nigerians that they would not miss any major football events in Africa in 2024. Under Dr Patrice Motsepe’s leadership, CAF enabled this partnership between NWTV and Afrosport and should last to the delight of football fans in Nigeria.”
The AFCON will take place in Ivory Coast, originally scheduled for June 2023, kicks off on Saturday 13 January 2024, with the opening game between the hosts and Guinea-Bissau. The Super Eagles of Nigeria commences its campaign the following day against Equatorial Guinea, in Abidjan.
Pedro emphasized that Afrosport’s guiding principle is the promotion of sports freedom. This commitment, according to him, stems from the aspiration to grant all Nigerians unrestricted access to premium sports content through free-to-air television, enabling every individual to indulge in their passion and savour the finest sports experiences. He also assured that Afrosports will remain steadfast in its dedication to ensuring sports accessibility in every household, pledging an unwavering commitment to this mission.
In addition to over 30 Free-to-Air BON TV and Radio member Stations, the live matches can also be enjoyed on Afrosport TV, Channel 730 on the Free TV platform, and free streams on its Vidivu OTT platform which can be downloaded from the Google Play store, and Apple Appstore. You can also follow @Afrosporttv on Instagram, Facebook, X (Twitter), TikTok, and YouTube for highlights of the matches.