The biggest football tournament in Africa, 2017 African Cup of Nations kicked off on 15th January which is known as AFCON 2017 or CAN 2017. The competition is host by Gabon which is scheduled to end on 5 February 2017. Many big players who are playing in popular clubs are returned back to play for their respective nations. The tournament will broadcast in many countries while fans also have the option to watch 2017 African Cup of Nations live stream online.
Burkina Faso will face Tunisia on Saturday, 28 January, Senegal 1 will take on Cameroon on 29 January while rest four teams who will play in the quarter-finals of the AFCON 2017 are to be decided. In the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, total 16 teams played in the group stage of 4 groups. The top two teams from each group qualifyed for the knockout stages while the top two teams will play final which is to be held on 5 February 2017 at Stade de l’Amitié, Libreville.
Egypt has won seven times and is the most successful nation in the tournament’s history followed by Ghana and Cameroon who have won four titles each. So far, total 14 nations have won the tournament and Samuel Eto’o who is playing for Cameroon is the leading goal scorer in African cup of nations.
2017 African Cup of Nations Live Stream Online
SuperSport is the official broadcaster of the tournament and they will have the live coverage of AFCON 2017 in Africa. The online viewers can also watch 2017 African Cup of Nations live stream via their official website. The UK fans can watch this competition on ITV4 while Eurosports will have the coverage in most of the European countries.
beIN SPORTS will broadcast the tournament live in middle east countries and Australia while their users have options to watch 2017 African Cup of Nations live stream online. Indian fans can watch AFCON 2017 live streaming on SonyLiv.com and for TV they can tune into Sony Six channel.
African Cup of Nations 2017 Broadcasters
|beIN Sports English||United State|
|Caracol TV, RCN Television||Colombia|
|beIN Sports||Arab world, Australia|
|Fox International Channels||Asia|
|SKY Sports||New Zealand|
|super Sport||Sub-Saharan Africa|
AFCON 2017 Group Stage Fixtures
|1||Gabon vs Guinea-Bissau (Group A)||14 January||17:00|
|2||Burkina Faso vs Cameroon (Group A)||14 January||20:00|
|3||Algeria vs Zimbabwe (Group B)||15 January||17:00|
|4||Tunisia vs Senegal (Group B)||15 January||20:00|
|5||Ivory Coast vs Togo (Group C)||16 January||17:00|
|6||DR Congo vs Morocco (Group C)||16 January||20:00|
|7||Ghana vs Uganda (Group D)||17 January||17:00|
|8||Egypt vs Mali (Group D)||17 January||20:00|
|9||Gabon vs Burkina Faso (Group A)||18 January||17:00|
|10||Cameroon vs Guinea-Bissau (Group A)||18 January||20:00|
|11||Algeria vs Tunisia (Group B)||19 January||17:00|
|12||Senegal vs Zimbabwe (Group B)||19 January||20:00|
|13||Ivory Coast vs DR Congo (Group C)||20 January||17:00|
|14||Morocco vs Togo (Group C)||20 January||20:00|
|15||Ghana vs Mali (Group D)||21 January||17:00|
|16||Egypt vs Uganda (Group D)||21 January||20:00|
|17||Cameroon vs Gabon (Group A)||22 January||20:00|
|18||Guinea-Bissau vs Burkina Faso (Group A)||22 January||20:00|
|19||Senegal vs Algeria (Group B)||23 January||20:00|
|20||Zimbabwe vs Tunisia (Group B)||23 January||20:00|
|21||Morocco vs Ivory Coast (Group C)||24 January||20:00|
|22||Togo vs DR Congo (Group C)||24 January||20:00|
|23||Egypt vs Ghana (Group D)||25 January||20:00|
|24||Uganda vs Mali (Group D)||25 January||20:00|
You can find complete schedule of 2017 African Cup of Nations – HERE
CAN 2017 Venues
|Stade Omar Bongo||45,000||Libreville, Gabon|
|Stade d’Angondje||40,000||Akanda, Gabon|
|Stade de Franceville||35,000||Franceville, Gabon|
|Stade de Port-Gentil||20,000||Port Gentil, Gabon|
The tournament will be played at four different venues during January and February and key players from various European clubs will miss them in the domestic season. The defending champion, Ivory Coast will face Morocco, DR Congo and Togo in Group C.