Tue 12 Jan 2016, 15:00
DStv is kicking off customers’ 2016 viewing experience with exciting football action.
DStv is kicking off customers’ 2016 viewing experience with exciting football action! From Saturday 16 January to Sunday 7 February, DStv customers will be treated to the 2016 African Nations Championships (CHAN) football action from Rwanda live on SuperSport 9, Select, Maximo 2 and Maximo 3.
Now in its fourth edition, the biennial tournament strictly open for players based on the continent and plying their trade in their national championship/league is poised to become the fertile ground to unearth the raw talent currently being sought after by clubs all over the world during this January’s transfer window.
In a bid to bolster their squads for the title run-in, scouts are currently at their busiest scouring the continent for new signings and are expected to frequent Rwanda from January 16 when the tournament kicks off until 7 February when the tournament ends.
And there will certainly be plenty of talent to choose from with a total of 16 qualified nations including Rwanda, Angola, Morocco, Ethiopia, DRC, Nigeria, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Gabon, Cameroon, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mali, Niger and Guinea gearing up to go head-to-head in 32 matches.
The first clash will see the host nation, Rwanda, take on Ivory Coast at 14:45 CAT, followed by the Gabon v Morocco match at 17:45 CAT on 16 January live on SuperSport 9 and Select.
Football fans can also look forward to more exciting match fixtures including; Nigeria v Niger on the Monday 18 January at 17:45 CAT; Zimbabwe v Zambia on the Tuesday 19 January at 14:45 CAT and Mali v Uganda at 17:45 on the same day. One of the most anticipated games of the tournament is undoubtedly the "Battle of the Eagles" between Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles and Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles on Friday 22 January at 14:15 CAT. Catch this game live on SuperSport 9 and Select.
With the defending champions Libya failing to qualify for the 2016 tournament, tune in to the World of Champions on DStv to find out which nation will step up to the plate to be crowned the new champions!