Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021 is here with us after being postponed last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Kenyastax.com has gathered all you need to know including AFCON 2021 TV channel start date, fixtures and their kick-off times.
What is it?
The Africa Cup of Nations(AFCON) is an African competition just like the Copa America for South America and Euro for Europe meant to determine the Kings of African Football.AFCON 2021 is the 33rd edition of the competition and is set to be held in 2022 after being postponed last year due to the ongoing pandemic.
When is AFCON 2021 starting and ending?
AFCON 2021 starts on Sunday, January 9, 2022, and ends on Sunday, February 6 2022.
Which country is hosting AFCON 2021?
AFCON 2021 will be hosted by Cameroon. Confederation of African Football(CAF) had stripped Cameroon of its hosting of the AFCON 2019 but handed them the 2021 edition.
How many teams will participate in AFCON 2021?
24 teams will participate in AFCON 2021 and have been divided into 6 groups.
When is the AFCON 2021 Final?
The final will be played on Sunday, February 6 2022 at Olembe Stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon. The AFCON 2021 final will kick off at 10 pm Kenyan time(EAT).
Who has AFCON 2021 TV rights? Who are theAFCON 2022 broadcasters
Who will broadcast the AFCON 2021? AFCON 2022 broadcasters? How to watch AFCON 2021? AFCON 2021 TV rights? Here you will know which TV Channel has the broadcast rights to air AFCON 2021 in the UK, US, Kenya, India, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa.
Which TV Channel will show AFCON 2021 in the UK? AFCON 2022 broadcasters UK
In the UK, Sky Sports will show the entire 52 games of the 2022 competition while the BBC will show ten matches including the final.
Which TV Channel will show AFCON 2021 in the United States(US)? AFCON 2022 broadcasters UK
In the US, beIN Sport has acquired the rights to broadcast AFCON 2021 within the country.
Which TV Channel will show AFCON 2021 in Kenya? AFCON 2022 broadcasters Kenya
In Kenya, AFCON 2021 will be shown live for free by K24 TV which has acquired broadcast rights to air the competition to viewers in Kenya, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC). K24 TV will also broadcast all these matches via live stream through the K24 Plus app.
The 52 matches will also be broadcast live on Supersport Football Plus which will be renamed Supersport AFCON for the whole period of the competition.
Which TV Channel will show AFCON 2021 in Nigeria? AFCON 2022 broadcasters Nigeria
For fans in Nigeria, AFCON 2021 will be broadcast live on Supersport available on DStv.Super Eagles(Nigeria National team)’s matches will be shown live on NTA and live stream will be available on NFF.
Which TV Channel will show AFCON 2021 in Ghana? AFCON 2022 broadcasters Ghana
In Ghana. the Africa cup of Nations will be broadcast on free-to-air channels GTV and GTV Sports Plus. The matches will also be live on Supersport available on DStv.
Which TV Channel will show AFCON 2021 in South Africa? AFCON 2022 broadcasters South Africa
In South Africa, AFCOn 2021 will be broadcast live on Supersport with live stream available on the DStv app.
AFCON 2021 Groups
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Guinea Bissau
- Ivory Coast
- Equitorial Guinea
- Sierra Leone
AFCON 2021 Group Stage fixtures
|Date||Group||Fixture||Kick-off time(Kenyan time)|
|Sun Jan 9||A||Cameron vs Burkina Faso||7 pm|
|A||Ethiopia vs Cape Verde||10 pm|
|Mon Jan 10||B||Senegal vs Zimbabwe||4 pm|
|B||Guinea vs Malawi||7 pm|
|C||Morocco vs Ghana||7 pm|
|C||Comoros vs Gabon||10 pm|
|Tue Jan 11||E||Algeria vs Sirerra Leone||4 pm|
|D||Nigeria vs Egypt||7 pm|
|D||Sudan vs Guinea-Bissau||10 pm|
|Wed Jan 12||F||Tunisia vs Mali||4 pm|
|F||Mauritania vs Gambia||7 pm|
|E||Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast||10 pm|
|Thur Jan 13||A||Cameroon vs Ethiopia||7 pm|
|A||Cape Verde vs Burkina Faso||10 pm|
|Fri Jan 14||B||Senegal vs Guinea||4 pm|
|B||Malawi vs Zimbabwe||7 pm|
|C||Morocco vs Comoros||7 pm|
|C||Gabon vs Ghana||10 pm|
|Sat Jan 15||D||Nigeria vs Sudan||7 pm|
|D||Guinea-Bissau vs Egypt||10 pm|
|Sun Jan 16||F||Gambia vs Mali||4 pm|
|E||Ivory Coast vs Sierra Leone||7 pm|
|F||Tunisia vs Mauritania||7 pm|
|E||Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea||10 pm|
|Mon Jan 17||A||Burkina Faso vs Ethiopia||7 pm|
|A||Cape Verde vs Cameroon||7 pm|
|Tue Jan 18||B||Malawi vs Senegal||7 pm|
|C||Gabon vs Morocco||10 pm|
|C||Ghana vs Comoros||10 pm|
|Wed Jan 19||D||Egypt vs Sudan||10 pm|
|D||Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria||10 pm|
|Thur Jan 20||E||Ivory Coast vs Algeria||7 pm|
|E||Sierra Leone vs Equatorial Guinea||7 pm|
|F||Gambia vs Tunisia||10 pm|
|F||Mali vs Mauritania||10 pm|
AFCON 2021 Round of 16 fixtures
|Date||Fixture||Kick-off time(Kenyan time)|
|Sun Jan 23||Group A runners-up vs Group C runners-up||7 pm|
|Group D winners vs Third in Group B/E/F||10 pm|
|Mon Jan 24||Group B runners-up vs Group F runners-up||7 pm|
|Group A winners vs Third in Group C/D/E||10 pm|
|Tue Jan 25||Group B winners vs Third in Group A/C/D||7 pm|
|Group C winners vs Third in Group A/B/F||10 pm|
|Wed Jan 26||Group E winners vs Group D runners-up||7 pm|
|Group F winners vs Group E runners-up||10 pm|
When is the AFCON 2021 Quarter-finals fixtures?
AFCON 2021 quarter-final fixtures start on Saturday, January 29 and end on Sunday, January 20 2022.
When is the AFCON 2021 Semi-finals fixtures?
AFCON 2021 semi-finals fixtures are scheduled to start on Wednesday, February 2 and end on Thursday, February 3.