Tournament begins 13 January in Ivory Coast
Sky Sports has acquired the rights to air the next edition of AFCON in the UK.
The tournament is taking place in Ivory Coast from 13 January until 11 February, and all matches will be live on Sky Sports and Now. A number of Premier League players are taking part in the competition, including Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Manchester United’s Andre Onana, Chelsea’s Nicolas Jackson, and Tottenham’s Pape Sarr, among others.
Sky Sports also aired every match from the last edition of AFCON, which took place in 2022, sharing it with the BBC, which showed ten games live - including two quarter-finals, both semi-finals and the final. The pair have the same arrangement this time round, after the BBC announced its deal - which you can read about here.
IMG is distributing AFCON rights globally, including in the UK and Ireland, after it agreed a deal late last year. It is also distributing the 2025 men’s tournament, the women’s competition in 2024, the CAF African Nations Championship, the men and women’s CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup 2023/24, CAF Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations 2024, the Futsal Africa Cup of Nations 2024, and more.