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Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers set for SuperSport

Sub-Saharan broadcaster SuperSport has acquired, for the first time, the pay-TV rights to all 50 qualifying matches for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2015 football tournament.

A total of 28 teams will participate in the group stages of Afcon 2015, with qualifying matches running from 5 September to 19 November 2014.

SuperSport will broadcast a minimum of seven matches during match weekends, with coverage produced by Sportfive and aired in high definition (HD).

“I’m delighted because this is the first time we have secured a block of Afcon qualifiers,” said Brandon Foot, acting chief executive, SuperSport. “With World Cup fever still in the air, it’s a great time to be a football fan. Games on SuperSport will come thick and fast: just as fans want.”

Games will be available on all of SuperSport’s media platforms: online streaming, DVBH, catch-up and video-on-demand (VOD).

The Africa Cup of Nations 2015 tournament will follow in Morocco from 17 January to 8 February 2015 in four host cities – Tangier, Rabat, Marrakech and Agadir, Rapid TV News Reports.