AfroSport awarded FTA rights to deliver FIFA World Cup 2026TM African Qualifiers in Nigeria - CAVEAT TIMES


Friday, May 31, 2024

AfroSport awarded FTA rights to deliver FIFA World Cup 2026TM African Qualifiers in Nigeria

Fans of Nigeria's Super Eagles are set for a feast as the forthcoming FIFA World Cup 2026TM African Qualifiers will be broadcast live on AfroSport and NTA networks, in Nigeria.

MMS / PC Plus Group, FIFA's exclusive agerncy for the FIFA wWorld Gup 2026tH African Qualifiers in 41 Sub-Saharan African countries for a free-to-air broadcast, have awared AfroSport with the exclusive media rights of the competition to the millions of fans across Nigeria, as the team seeks to continue its excellent form following on from its outing at the 2023 Africa Gup of Nations
earlier this year. Afrosport has also been appointed as Host Broadcaster and together with National Broadcaster, NTA Network
shall be responsible for producing the Nigeria National Team matches and presenting to the nation.

With an expanded final tournament taking place in the uSA, Mexico and Canada in 2026, up to 10 places are up for grabs, with the winners from each of the 9 groups of six qualifying automatically, with another team having a chance through a playoff. 

With 8 matches remaining to be played Nigeria, next Matchweck will offer two matches, at home against South Africa on 7 June at Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, and three days later an away fixture against Benin, to be hosted in Abidjan, Cote dIvoire.

The match against South Africa will mark the first competitve outing for newly appointed coach, and former Super Eagle, Finidi George, and promises to be a thrilling match following the recent AFCON Semi-Final encounter between the two sides.

The Squad is expected to commence preparations from June with daily coverage and updates available via AfroSport and NFF TV
vided from inside the camp.
Orovia Redha Ghibani, CEO of MMS, said: "We are delighted to be working together with AfroSport in Nigeria, who were a long time partner for the UEFA Champions League when I was working for CFI. AfroSport will undoubtedly deliver strong exposure in Nigeria through their dedicated channel and multiple TV partners in the most populated country in Sub-Saharan Africa, delivering unprecented audiences".

Executive Diretor to AfroSport, Andy Howes stated: "Building on the successful delivery of AFCON, AfroSport and its partners are
thankful for the opportunity to connect with Nigeria's loyal fans, and play its part in presenting the journey of the Super Eagles
Over the next 18 to 24 months. As was seen at AFCON, there are no easy matches in Africa. The FIFA World Cup 2026TM African Qualifiers promnise to be exciting and competive to the very end. And we warmly invite the nation to join us in support of our Eagles to ensure qualitication for the final tournament in 2026.

2026 will mark 30 years since Nigeria's last ournament outing in the Americas, in which Nigeria were crowned Olympic champions,
About AfroSport Afrosport is a sports media organisation with a focus on Africa and the diaspora. With over 25 years management experience and key industry relationships, it exists to deliver a uniquely engaging sports platform, emanating from Africa and the Caribbean, supported by sports rights and transmitted via cutting-edge digital architecture and streaming hardware, connecting players
with fans a light on achievements sons and daughters and inspiring the next generation Afrosport stars.

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