The AFCON 2017 also known as Total Africa Cup of Nations will be broadcasted to over 150 countries across the world by different channels.
The tournament was scheduled to be hosted by Libya, but CAF rescinded its hosting rights in August 2014 citing the ongoing war in the country. The tournament will instead be hosted by Gabon.
Zambia will be missing at this 31st session of the African prestigious tournament.
The list of 2017 Africa Cup of Nations TV Broadcasters includes
- Rede Globo in Brazil
- Fox International Channels in Asia
- Sony Pictures Network in India
- Canal+ Group in France
- beIN Sports in the United States
- SKY Sports in New Zealand
- SABC in South Africa
- SuperSport for Africa
- Eurosport for Europe
- NHK in Japan
- RTS in Senegal
- Univision/ Telemundo
- ITV4 in United Kingdom
Zambia failed to qualify
Though Zambia was introduced to the AFCON in 1970 and 4 years later debuted in the final it will be missing at this 51st session of the African prestigious tournament. Not qualifying marks the second time counting from 1988 when Zambia withdrew both from hosting and participating in the tournament.
Kalusha Bwalya remains among the top scorers of the tournament with 10 goals to himself. Samuel Eto’o remains the highest with 18 goals.
Interestingly, Samuel Eto’o [2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010] tallies with Kalusha Bwalya [1986, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000] in the most appearance at the tournament having participated 6 times for each.