BeIN Sports picks up Afcon rights

Qatari owned network to show qualifiers in France.

11 June 2015 Mike Kennedy
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BeIN Sports has acquired a package of live broadcast rights in France to qualifying matches for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

The deal will see the Qatari-owned pay-television network show live coverage of six matches over the upcoming weekend.

BeIN Sport will show Guinea v Swaziland, Morocco v Libya and Tunisia v Djibouti on Friday, Algeria v Seychelles on Saturday and Cameroon v Mauritania and Ivory Coast v Gabon on Sunday on its HD channels.

Afcon is a bi-annual tournament for international soccer teams from Africa. Ivory Coast claimed the title in 2015, defeating Ghana on penalties in the final. The 2017 tournament will take place in Gabon.

BeIN Sports has acquired a package of live broadcast rights in France to qualifying matches for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

The deal will see the Qatari-owned pay-television network show live coverage of six matches over the upcoming weekend.

BeIN Sport will show Guinea v Swaziland, Morocco v Libya and Tunisia v Djibouti on Friday, Algeria v Seychelles on Saturday and Cameroon v Mauritania and Ivory Coast v Gabon on Sunday on its HD channels.

Afcon is a bi-annual tournament for international soccer teams from Africa. Ivory Coast claimed the title in 2015, defeating Ghana on penalties in the final. The 2017 tournament will take place in Gabon.