Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations; Group Stage Round 3 preview, 17-20 January 2022

Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations; Group Stage Round 3 preview, 17-20 January 2022

News 18 January 2022

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Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations; Group Stage Round 3 preview, 17-20 January 2022

SuperSport viewers on DStv can look forward to action from the Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations 2021 in Cameroon.

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Round 3 completes the Group Stage of the Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations 2021 tournament, with the 12 matches across the following four days set to decide the shape of the Round of 16, which begins on Sunday 23 January. 

The action gets underway on Monday 17 January with Group A matches, as hosts Cameroon face Cape Verde in Yaounde at the same time that Burkina Faso and Ethiopia do battle in Bafoussam. The Blue Sharks will be hoping they can get the better of the Indomitable Lions – despite home support. 

“We will endeavour to perform to our highest level,” said veteran midfielder Marco Soares. “We know the challenges that will lie ahead of us for this game, and the quality of our opponents, but this does not scare us.” 

Tuesday 18 January sees the completion of Groups C and D, with Zimbabwe’s battle against Guinea likely to be the pick of matches in the early evening – the Warriors have never advanced beyond the group stage of the AFCON before. 

“We are representing our country, and this always comes with pride but also a very great pressure,” said Zimbabwe coach Norman Mapeza. “We hope we can make the people back home happy... that is always our goal.” 

Wednesday 19 January sees heavyweights Nigeria and Egypt in Group D action, as they tackle Guinea-Bissau and Sudan respectively, while the Group Stage wraps on Thursday 20 January with four matches across E and F. 

The top pick is the meeting of two of the tournament’s top teams – defending champions Algeria and perennial powerhouses Ivory Coast – at the Japoma Stadium in Douala for a crunch Group E encounter.

“Ivory Coast are one of the tournament favourites and they have a lot of players playing in huge leagues,” said Algeria boss Djamel Belmadi. “They won the competition in 2015 and have the experience. The game will be difficult.”

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Group Stage Round 3 broadcast details, 17-20 January 2022 

Monday 17 January

18:00: Cape Verde v Cameroon – LIVE on SuperSport Grandstand, SuperSport AFCON, SuperSport Maximo 360 

18:00: Burkina Faso v Ethiopia – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 4, SuperSport Maximo 1  

Tuesday 18 January

18:00: Zimbabwe v Guinea – LIVE on SuperSport Grandstand, SuperSport AFCON, SuperSport Maximo 360 

18:00: Malawi v Senegal – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 4, SuperSport Maximo 1 

21:00: Gabon v Morocco – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 4, SuperSport Maximo 1 

21:00: Ghana v Comoros – LIVE on SuperSport Grandstand, SuperSport AFCON, SuperSport Maximo 360

Wednesday 19 January

21:00: Guinea-Bissau v Nigeria – LIVE on SuperSport AFCON, SuperSport Maximo 360

21:00: Egypt v Sudan – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 4, SuperSport Maximo 1  

Thursday 20 January

18:00: Ivory Coast v Algeria – LIVE on SuperSport Grandstand, SuperSport AFCON, SuperSport Maximo 360 

18:00: Sierra Leone v Equatorial Guinea – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 4, SuperSport Maximo 2 

21:00: Gambia v Tunisia – LIVE on SuperSport Grandstand, SuperSport AFCON, SuperSport Maximo 360 

21:00: Mali v Mauritania – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 4, SuperSport Maximo 1 

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Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations; Group Stage Round 3 preview, 17-20 January 2022

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