Viaplay will present the best African football
Viaplay and the African Football Confederation (CAF) have entered into a multi-year partnership to broadcast the Africa Cup of Nations, the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations and the CAF Champions League on the streaming service in nine countries.
Hosted in Cameroon and kick off on January 9, the next CAF TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations will offer nearly a month of high-level international football from the 24 best African teams. Meanwhile, the 12th edition of the TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations will take place in Morocco from July 2 to 23, and Viaplay will also broadcast the next two seasons of the CAF TotalEnergies Champions League, the premier football competition. African interclubs. The round of 16 of the 2021/2022 tournament takes place from February 11 to May 29.
Commenting on the deal, Peter Nørrelund, NENT Group Sports Director, said: “Every week African stars light up the top European leagues and the Africa Cup of Nations offers a unique combination of the continent’s biggest names with the next generation of talent. . We are also proud to be the first streamer in our markets to broadcast the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations and the CAF Champions League. Viaplay viewers in nine countries can now immerse themselves in today’s thriving African football scene, from Cairo to Cape Town ”.
Veron Mosengo-Omba, CAF General Secretary, added: “We welcome aboard Viaplay and look forward to a fruitful partnership from January 2022 with CAN in Cameroon. We are also delighted to offer, thanks to this partnership, great visibility to our women’s and club football competitions in exciting markets, which will give CAF the opportunity to offer these competitions to new audiences ”.
The agreement covers Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Viaplay will also broadcast the 2021/22 and 2022/23 TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup, the second level international club competition in Africa, and the 2022 TotalEnergies CAF Super Cup played between the winners of the CAF Champions League. and the CAF Confederation Cup.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup Africa Qualifiers, covering 130 matches live, are currently being broadcast on Viaplay in the Nordic and Baltic countries and in Poland.