Cape Town - SuperSport has bought pay broadcast rights to all 50 CAF Afcon 2015 qualifiers that will be produced by Sportfive, including Bafana Bafana and Nigeria matches.
“I’m delighted because this is the first time we have secured a block of Afcon qualifiers,” said Brandon Foot, Acting Chief Executive of SuperSport.
“With World Cup fever still in the air, it’s a great time to be a football fan.
Games on SuperSport will come thick and fast: just as fans want.” said Foot.
The qualifiers, which run over six weekends, begin in
early September and continue through November ahead of the AFCON tournament in
Morocco in January.
A minimum of seven games, all in High Definition, will
be broadcast on match weekends. The matches will be broadcast in all SuperSport’s Sub-Saharan territories.
Coverage will include all six home and away games
featuring defending champions Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Angola and Zambia while up to two-thirds of matches featuring Uganda,
Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho and Tanzania will also be broadcast.
Towards the latter part of qualification, games
featuring African giants Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Egypt and Algeria will also be
featured on the World of Champions.
The first round of qualifiers will be played on September 5 and 6 with the following matches standing out:
Sudan v Bafana Bafana
Nigeria v Congo/Rwanda
Ghana v Uganda/Equatorial Guinea
Zambia v Tanzania/Mozambique