The Africa Cup of Nations briefly conferred as AFCON which is the African prime international association football emulation. It is sanctioned in 1957 under administration of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). After the 1968 edition the competition apprehended in after every two years. This will be the 31st edition of the largest premier league which largely hosted in Gabon.
It is one of the most favourite football tournament in Africa. Numbers of Sports channel are shown their interest to hold the media rights of the event. The tournament will be telecasted in all reputed country in the world as well as Australia, England, Japan, France, Senegal including Europe and Asia. Here we presenting the media coverage list in below.
Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2017 Broadcaster –
|TV Channel list||Country|
|beIN SPORTS||Australia, Arab world|
|Univision, Telemundo||(USA) United States|
|Caracol TV, RCN Television||Colombia|
|Fox International Channels||Asia|
Don’t be upset if your country have not in the panel. The event also available in online. You can watch free the match here in our site.
Africa Cup of Nation’s 2017 will be held with some top level football team of Africa which will be commenced from 14 January in 2017. The competition will be finished on 5th February. There are total 16 contestants will be taken part in the competition including one from confederation. The tournament going to be hosted in Gabon at four different venue.
The draw of qualification round still running which have recently proclaimed by the host nation Gabon. Morocco will not take part in the upcoming competition due to ban by the CAF. The CAF authority thrown out them for two season 2017 and 2019. Morocco was cancelled the hosting rights in 2015 as a punishment they were kick out from two season. It is also a matter of great shocked that three time winner Nigeria had not able to qualify themselves for African Cup of nation competition.
Only the host nation is permitted to automatic entry without any qualification. But the rest 15 teams have to qualify through the qualification event. The sixteen teams has separated into four group where they have to play three games against with other contestants. After the group stage the two top teams will be qualified for the next round which is named on quarters final round. The four teams who able to grab the quarter final round will play the semi final. The winner of Semi final will battle for final and the losers also fight for the third place in the AFCON.
Last year the title grab by Ivory Coast which was the second title for them. In 2013 the title managed by Nigeria who kept out of the competition this season. Egypt is the most successful nation of African Cup of Nation competition. They hold the title in seven times. On the other side Ghana and Cameroon also the successful participants of the competition. They each have won the titles for four times successively. Let’s watch what happen this time and who will be the next winner of the competition.