2026 World Cup Qualifiers: Afrosport to show live games in Nigeria

Super Eagles soar to 28th in latest FIFA ranking after AFCON 2023 success

Africa’s foremost Free-to-Air sports channel, Afrosport has been awarded Free-to-Air rights to broadcast live the 2026 World Cup qualifiers for African countries in Nigeria.

MMS/PC Plus Group, FIFA’s exclusive agency for the FIFA World Cup 2026 African Qualifiers in 41 Sub-Saharan African countries for a free-to-air broadcast, awarded AfroSport the exclusive media rights of the competition to the millions of fans across Nigeria, as the Super Eagles seek to continue their excellent form following on from its outing at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations earlier
this year.

Afrosport has also been appointed as Host Broadcaster and together with the National
Broadcaster, NTA Network shall be responsible for producing the Nigeria national team matches and present to the nation.

With an expanded final tournament taking place in the USA, Mexico and Canada in 2026, up to 10 places are up for grabs, with the winners from each of the 9 groups of six qualifying automatically, with another team having a chance through a playoff.

With eight matches remaining to be played in Nigeria, the next matchweek will offer two matches, at home against South Africa on June 7 at Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, and three days later an away fixture against Benin, to be hosted in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

The match against South Africa will mark the first competitive outing for the newly appointed coach, and former Super Eagle, Finidi George, and promises to be a thrilling match following the recent AFCON semi-final encounter between the two sides.

The Super Eagles are expected to commence preparations from June 1 with daily coverage and updates available via AfroSport and NFF TV provided from inside the camp.

Redha Chibani, CEO of MMS, said: “We are delighted to be working together with AfroSport in Nigeria, who was a long-time partner for the UEFA Champions League when I was working for CFI.

“AfroSport will undoubtedly deliver strong exposure in Nigeria through their dedicated
channel and multiple TV partners in the most populated country in Sub-Saharan Africa, delivering unprecedented audiences.”

Executive Director to AfroSport, Andy Howes stated: “Building on the successful delivery of
AFCON, AfroSport and its partners are thankful for the opportunity to connect with Nigeria’s loyal fans and play its part in presenting the journey of the Super Eagles over the next 18 to 24 months.

“As was seen at AFCON, there are no easy matches in Africa. The FIFA World Cup 2026 African Qualifiers promise to be exciting and competitive to the very end. And we warmly invite the nation to join us in support of our Eagles to ensure qualification for the final tournament in 2026.”

2026 will mark 30 years since Nigeria’s last tournament outing in the Americas, in which Nigeria were crowned Olympic champions, after triumphing over Argentina and Brazil along the way.

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