The sports broadcaster has secured rights to broadcast the inaugural competition in 24 countries across the MENA region.
beIN SPORTS, beIN Media Group’s flagship sports network, has acquired the rights to broadcast the inaugural African Football League (“AFL”) pan-African club competition across 24 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) this season.
The inaugural season of the AFL, which runs from October 20 to November 11, 2023, will see eight teams from three different regions of the continent compete for the AFL trophy in a knockout format consisting of quarterfinals, semi-finals, and a final, with each tie played over two-legs, on a home and away basis.
The 11-time African club champions, Al Ahly SC (Egypt), kicked off the competition yesterday against hosts
Simba SC (Tanzania). Other regional teams include Espérance Sportive de Tunis (Tunisia) and Wydad AC (Morocco), competing alongside the Mamelodi Sundowns FC (South Africa), Atlético Petróleos de Luanda (Angola), TP Mazembe (DR Congo), and Enyimba FC (Nigeria).
On Sunday, Tunisia’s Espérance will take on the Democratic Republic of Congo champions TP Mazembe followed by Morocco’s Wydad AC match against Nigeria’s Enyimba FC.