Fans of Nigeria’s Super Eagles are set for a feast as the forthcoming FIFA World Cup 2026TM African Qualifiers will be broadcast live on AfroSport and NTA networks, 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, have awared AfroSport with the  exclusive media rights of the competition to the millions of fans across Nigeria, as the team seeks  to continue its 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 National Broadcaster, NTA Network shall be responsible for producing the Nigeria National Team matches and presenting 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 8 matches remaining to be played Nigeria, next Matchweek will offer two matches, at home against South Africa on 7  June 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 competitve outing for 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 Squad is expected to commence preparations from June with daily coverage and updates available via AfroSport and NFF TV provided from inside the camp.

Alexandre Dujardin, Senior Sales Manager, FIFA, said : “AfroSport will provide great exposure for  the revamped format of the FIFA World Cup 2026™ qualifications in Nigeria, a country of 200  million people, we are delighted to see that the competition continues to grow steadily in SubSaharan Africa.

Redha Chibani, CEO of MMS, said: “We are delighted to be working together with AfroSport in Nigeria, who were 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 unprecented audiences”.

Executive Diretor 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 2026TM African Qualifiers promise to be exciting and competive 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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