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Official: SABC Will Be Home Of AFCON


The SABC have confirmed that it will broadcasting all the matches at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.

After MultiChoice’s failure to secure the broadcasting rights for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations, the South African Broadcasting Corporation has confirmed that it will be televising the continental showpiece.

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Earlier this week, MultiChoice released a statement confirming that SuperSport would not be broadcasting Africa’s biggest football tournament, leaving many fans dismayed.

However, it seems the SABC has now come to the rescue of South African viewers as the public broadcaster has confirmed that it will be airing all 52 matches being played in the Ivory Coast from 13 January to 11 February 2023.

The official statement released by the organisation read: “The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Africa Cup of Nations 2023 broadcasting rights and the rest of CAF events for the 2024 season.

“With the local PSL season taking a break for the next six (6) weeks, SABC Sport will be offering its audiences and commercial partners the live experience of all the 52 matches of AFCON 2023, in which the South African national team, Bafana Bafana will also be participating.

“In addition, SABC Sport has also acquired the live matches to the rest of the CAF events, which includes all 150 matches of the AFCON 2025 qualifiers, all the 32 matches of CAF CHAN 2024, all matches of CAF Champions League 2023/24, all matches of CAF Confederations Cup 2023/24, all the matches of CAF Africa Women Cup of Nations 2024, all matches of CAF Women’s Champions League 2024 and all the matches of CAF Super Cup 2024.

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“The SABC will broadcast all the AFCON 2023 matches live on SABC 1, SABC 3, SABC Sport Channel and SABC Radio stations, Radio 2000, RSG, Umhlobo Wenene FM, Ukhozi FM, Lesedi FM, Motsweding FM, Thobela FM, Phalaphala FM, Munghana Lonene FM, Ikwekwezi FM, Ligwalagwala FM and TRUFM in the language of choice to audiences.”

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