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

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

Followers of Nigeria’s Tremendous Eagles are set for a feast because the forthcoming FIFA World Cup 2026TM African Qualifiers might be broadcast reside on AfroSport and NTA networks, in Nigeria.

MMS / PC Plus Group, FIFA’s unique company for the FIFA World Cup 2026™ African Qualifiers in 41 Sub-Saharan African international locations for a free-to-air broadcast, have awared AfroSport with the unique media rights of the competitors to the hundreds of thousands of followers throughout Nigeria, because the workforce seeks to proceed its glorious type following on from its outing on the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations earlier this 12 months. Afrosport has additionally been appointed as Host Broadcaster and along with Nationwide Broadcaster, NTA Community shall be answerable for producing the Nigeria Nationwide Crew matches and presenting to the nation.

With an expanded last event going down within the USA, Mexico and Canada in 2026, as much as 10 locations are up for grabs, with the winners from every of the 9 teams of six qualifying robotically, with one other workforce having an opportunity by way of a playoff. With 8 matches remaining to be performed Nigeria, subsequent Matchweek will provide two matches, at dwelling towards South Africa on 7 June at Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, and three days later an away fixture towards Benin, to be hosted in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

The match towards South Africa will mark the primary competitve outing for newly appointed coach, and former Tremendous Eagle, Finidi George, and guarantees to be an exhilarating match following the latest AFCON Semi-Ultimate encounter between the 2 sides.

The Squad is anticipated to start preparations from June with every day protection and updates obtainable through AfroSport and NFF TV supplied from contained in the camp.

Redha Chibani, CEO of MMS, stated: “We’re delighted to be working along with AfroSport in Nigeria, who have been a very long time companion for the UEFA Champions League after I was working for CFI. AfroSport will undoubtedly ship robust publicity in Nigeria by way of their devoted channel and a number of TV companions in probably the most populated nation in Sub-Saharan Africa, delivering unprecented audiences”.

Govt Diretor to AfroSport, Andy Howes acknowledged: “Constructing on the profitable supply of AFCON, AfroSport and its companions are grateful for the chance to attach with Nigeria’s loyal followers, and play its half in presenting the journey of the Tremendous Eagles over the subsequent 18 to 24 months. As was seen at AFCON, there aren’t any straightforward matches in Africa. The FIFA World Cup 2026TM African Qualifiers promise to be thrilling and competive to the very finish. And we warmly invite the nation to affix us in help of our Eagles to make sure qualification for the ultimate event in 2026.”

2026 will mark 30 years since Nigeria’s final event outing within the Americas, by which Nigeria have been topped Olympic champions, after triumphing over Argentina and Brazil alongside the way in which.

About AfroSport 

Afrosport is a sports activities media organisation with a deal with Africa and the diaspora. With over 25 years administration expertise and key business relationships, it exists to ship a uniquely partaking sports activities platform, emanating from Africa and the Caribbean, supported by sports activities rights and transmitted through cutting-edge digital structure and streaming {hardware}, connecting gamers with followers in Africa, and the world over, shining a light-weight on the achievements of the little kids of Africa, and provoking the subsequent technology of Afrosport stars.

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