AFCON 2023: SuperSport finally secures broadcast rights

The broadcast of the AFCON 2023 has a new turn as African broadcast giant SuperSport has made a turnaround and will now broadcast the matches.

Last week, the broadcaster revealed that they were unable to beam the games as they could not get the rights to the tournament but left space for last minute discussions which has apparently bore fruits.

As announced on Wednesday, SuperSport will now show all 52 matches of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Ivory Coast 2023 (Afcon) live.

AFCON 2023 to be on SuperSport

MultiChoice got the rights to broadcast the tournament after they reached an agreement with New World TV (NWTV), the owners of the rights, to bring the 34th edition of this major African men’s football event to the screens.

AFCON 2023
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SuperSport CEO Rendani Ramovha, said: “We are delighted to be able to showcase the best of African football live to our viewers.”

Managing Director of NWTV Nimonka Kolani, declared that: “By securing the rights to AFCON 2023 under the leadership of Dr Patrice Motsepe, SuperSport and NWTV prove that nothing is more important than the happiness of Africans who wish to follow the exploits of their favourite team during the biggest football competition in Africa.”

The decision not to show the matches had not gone down well with fans across the sub-Saharan parts of Africa as it drew criticism from far and wide but with the latest turn of events, fans will be pleased they can now watch their favourite teams.

AFCON 2023 starts on 13 January through to 11 February with the first game of the tournament between hosts Ivory Coast and Guinea Bissau on Saturday.

AFCON 2023: SuperSport finally secures broadcast rights
Andrew Randa

Andrew Randa is a seasoned Africa sports journalist, and a former Media Officer for Nigeria's U-20 national team. He is widely acknowledged as an authority on the NPFL and African football, Randa is esteemed for his expertise in football content creation. Furthermore, he holds the distinction of being Nigeria's foremost sports kit designer and a trailblazer in the realm of sports graphics in Nigeria.