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International stars like Mo Salah, Sadio Mane all headed for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (R) Senegalese striker Sadio Mane (L) during a English Premier League match. Photo: Rui Vieira/AFP

Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (R) Senegalese striker Sadio Mane (L) during a English Premier League match. Photo: Rui Vieira/AFP

Published Dec 16, 2021

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Johannesburg - SuperSport will again be the number one destination for football fans when the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon 2021 ensures the new year is off to a cracking start.

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.

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Top analysts and presenters will be on hand to deliver world-class coverage. 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.

“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.”

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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. CAF needs 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.

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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 digital offering that will take in various content pieces, including a focus on the big stars, key clashes and statistical pieces that will set the scene.

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There will be live coverage of all the big games on the web, app and social.

Additionally, for the first time, African streaming service Showmax will bring all 52 Africa Cup of Nations games live to 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.

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The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations begins on January 9 and continues to February 6.

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