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Afcon 2021 on TV: How to watch and stream the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa

12:06 GMT+3 09/01/2022
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Bafana Bafana will not be in Cameroon but there will be interest in the tournament as a number of PSL players would be in action

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is edging closer and the 24 participants have started preparing for this competition.

Cameroon will host the tournament from January 9 to February 6 and five cities, as well as six stadiums, will host the 52 scheduled matches.

The cities include Yaounde, Douala, Garoua, Limbe and Bafoussam while the venues are Japoma, Olembe, Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Roumde Adjia, Kouekong and Limbe Stadium.

Algeria are the defending champions and will be bidding to defend the trophy they won in 2019 which was their second title.

This will be the 33rd edition of Afcon and it was scheduled to take place in 2021 but was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Afcon 2021: Match schedule

Round

Date

Group Stage

January 9, 2022 - January 20, 2022.

Round of 16

January 23, 2022 - January 25, 2022

Quarter-finals

January 29, 2022 - January 30, 2022

Semi-finals

February 2, 2022 - February 3, 2022

Final/Third place play-off

February 6, 2022

How to watch Afcon 2021 on TV & live stream in South Africa

Football fans in South Africa will have access to live matches in Cameroon as SuperSport will broadcast live all 52 matches.

SuperSport TV's PSL channel 202 will carry 43 matches while the other nine games will be shown on SuperSport Variety 3 channel 208.

SuperSport Variety 3 has also been dedicated to Afcon for an array of content pieces including game highlights, focus on big stars, magazine shows, key clashes and statistical pieces.

For the first time ever, African streaming service Showmax will also treat its viewers to all 52 games live.

SABC 1 will also broadcast live and delayed games.

TV Channel, Live Score & How To Watch

Online StreamingTV Channels
DStv.com/DStv Now App https://www.showmax.comSuperSport TV's PSL channel 202/SuperSport Variety 3 channel 208 & SABC 1

PSL players to grace Afcon

The likes of Kaizer Chiefs and Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi and Orlando Pirates striker Frank Mhango will be in Cameroon. There will also be Malawi teammates Limbikani Mzava of AmaZulu and Baroka’s Richard Mbulu.

Zimbabwe have failed to persuade Chiefs star Khama Billiat to come out of international retirement.

The Warriors and Malawi have the highest number of PSL players (five each) in their tournament squads.

Orlando Pirates' Terrence Dzvukamanja and Golden Arrows’ all-time top goalscorer Knox Mutizwa have been surprisingly omitted by Zimbabwe who have seven players turning out for National First Division teams.