Africa Cup of Nations on TV: Where and how to watch every game
AFCON 2021 (2022) kicks off on Sunday.
The Africa Cup of Nations 2021 kicks off this weekend, as hosts Cameroon take on Burkina Faso in Olembe. The tournament will see a plethora of Premier League superstars represent their countries. And here is how you can watch it all on TV.
— CAF (@CAF_Online) January 3, 2022
The AFCON 2022 teams include the likes of Mohamed Salah (Egypt), Sadio Mané, Edouard Mendy and Cheikhou Kouyate (Senegal); Riyad Mahrez (Algeria), Wilfried Zaha, Nicolas Pepe and Eric Bailly (Ivory Coast), Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) and many more.
Africa Cup of Nations on TV.
The tournament has been the subject of much controversy in recent weeks, with Watford the focus of a storm over blocking the release of Nigerian attacker Emmanuel Dennis, and Senegalese winger Ismaila Sarr.
Elsewhere, former West Ham forward Sebastien Haller was not impressed when asked by a journalist whether he would be prepared to stay with his club, Ajax, rather than travel to play for the Ivory Coast.
Even prior to these incidents, there was concern that this year's African Cup of Nations would even go ahead amidst ongoing Covid concerns but, fortunately, dramas aside it looks set to go ahead.
Where can I watch the Africa Cup of Nations on TV?
Sky Sports will be broadcasting all 52 games in the tournament in the UK, with 10 games set to air on BBC, including two of the quarter-finals, both semi-finals and the final.
As always, Live Football on TV is the best place to check where games are on but to save you checking every time, Sky Sports Football is where you need to go.
With the tournament taking place at the same time as the club season continues in Europe, Sky's main event channel will be prioritising its Premier League coverage.
For the full TV schedule, click here.
Africa Cup of Nations on TV: What is the tournament's schedule?
- January 9 - AFCON group stage starts
- January 20 - AFCON group stage ends.
- January 23 to 26 - AFCON last 1.
- January 29 and 30 - AFCON quarter-final.
- February 2 and 3 - AFCON semi-final.
- February 6 - AFCON final and third-place play-off.
Who AFCON won last time?
The last tournament hosted by Egypt back in 2019 was won by Algeria, with Baghdad Bounedjah scoring the only goal of the game against Senegal in the second minute.
Manchester City's own Riyad Mahrez also won goal of the tournament that year for this beauty that sent them into the final:
— GOAL (@goal) January 7, 2020
The hosts of this year's tournament Cameroon won the trophy back in 2017 in Gabon, thanks to a late winner from Vincent Aboubakar, then of Porto, now plying his trade at Saudi club Al-Nassr.
Egypt boasts the highest number of AFCON wins, with seven trophies to their name, most recently winning it in 2010. Having the best player in the world should give them the confidence to regain the trophy this time around.