Find out the best channels and livestreams to watch the inaugural African Football League (AFL) season.
The African Football League is a new club competition that brings together the best teams in the continent. With the inaugural edition of AFL starting on October 20, let’s take a look at the best ways to watch the competition via TV and live stream.
What’s African Football League (AFL)?
African Football League is a new continental club tournament, with the best teams from each region of Africa competing for a $4 million prize money.
Initially announced in 2022 under the name of the Africa Super League, the competition was to involve 24 teams divided into three geographical regions, with a promotion-relegation system.
However, the tournament was eventually postponed to October 2023 and was renamed the African Football League. The competition will play out in a knockout format, involving eight teams in its inaugural campaign.
Format and participants
The tournament will start with the quarter-finals, and in each round (except the final), the teams will face off in two legs. If the aggregate score is tied, the away goals rule will be applied to determine the winner.
Here are the participating teams of the inaugural African Football League (AFL) season: Al Ahly SC (Egypt), Enyimba FC (Nigeria), Espérance Sportive de Tunis (Tunisia), Mamelodi Sundowns FC (South Africa), Atlético Petróleos de Luanda (Angola), Simba SC (Tanzania), TP Mazembe (DR Congo), and Wydad AC (Morocco).
Where to watch African Football League on TV
beIN Sport was initially set to secure AFL’s exclusive broadcasting rights. However, CAF’s decision to cancel their $415m with beIN Sport means the African Football League won’t be available through the Qatari channel.
There are, however, plenty of other options to choose from when it comes to watching AFL.
Abu Dhabi-based channel SuperSport will broadcast all of the African Football League matches for free this season.
The tournament will also be available through a host of local stations across Africa: Ivory Coast (RTI), Ghana (GBC), Kenya (KBC), Nigeria (NTA), Tanzania (TBC) and South Africa (SABC).
Ghanaian fans can also watch the entire tournament through Joy Prime. Azam TV, however, will only cover selected games from AFL.
Where to stream AFL?
African Football League will stream the entire tournament for free on their official website. Fans can also watch the tournament through other streaming services, including DAZN and L’Equipe Live. FIFA+ will also stream the tournament’s quarter-finals from October 20 to 25, 2023.