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 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.
AFCON 2023 is a highly-anticipated sport spectacle that will take place in Cote d’Ivoire from 13 January 2024 until 11 February 2024 and will be available on the Afrosport alongside NTA, AIT amongst a network of Free-to-Air channels across Nigeria.
Afrosport will be the FTA rights-holder, and will distributed through NTA, the national broadcaster, and through its Afrosport FTA Affiliate Network partners. In addition, Afrosport has been awarded with 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”.
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.
CAF, under the leadership of Dr Patrice Motsepe, enabled this partnership between NWTV and the Afrosport and it 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.
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