CANAL+ WILL BE BROADCASTING THE TOTAL AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS, GABON 2017, AND THE BIGGEST AFRICAN FOOTBALL COMPETITIONS FOR THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS
CANAL+ Group is proud to announce the agreement with the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) and Lagardère Sports covering broadcasting rights for the CAF’s most prestigious official competitions. Thanks to this agreement, the best of African football – clubs and national teams – will be shown on CANAL+ channel screens in Frenchspeaking Africa for seven years starting January 2017.
The first unmissable rendezvous will be the Total Africa Cup of Nations, GABON 2017, to be experienced live and in its entirety on the CANAL+SPORT channels from 14 January to 5 February. Following this great sporting event, the major African competitions such as the Total African Nations Championship, the Total CAF Champions League, the Total CAF Confederation Cup, the Total CAF Super-Cup, the qualifying matches for the next FIFA 2018 World Cup and the final tournaments of the Total Women Africa Cup of Nations, the Total U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, the Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations and the Total Futsal Africa Cup of Nations.
All these competitions will benefit from unique treatment on the four CANAL+ SPORT channels, combining expertise and a passion for football.
“This acquisition enables Groupe CANAL+ to confirm its positioning as a leading sports broadcaster in French-speaking Africa. In this capacity, we are honored to participate in showcasing these unmissable African football rendezvous on our CANAL+SPORT channels in Africa”, said Jacques du Puy, Chairman of CANAL+ OVERSEAS.