This month, beIN Sports is broadcasting the premier women's competitions as a part of the broadcaster's beINSPIRED initiative, which seeks to enhance the visibility and recognition of women's sports.
BeIN Sports has announced its dedication to women’s sports by bringing some of the world’s best female footballers to MENA screens this month. The broadcaster will showcase the group stages of Europe’s UEFA Women’s Champions League (UEFA WCL) and Africa’s CAF Women’s Champions League (CAF WCL).
The UEFA WCL returns on November 14, featuring 16 teams battling for the title, with the tournament set to culminate on May 26, 2024, in Bilbao. Barcelona, the reigning champions, and home to last week’s Ballon d’Or winner Aitana Bonmati, kick off their quest for a third title against Benfica on Wednesday at 23:00 MECCA. Lyon, eight-time champions, simultaneously face Slavia Praha. BeIN will broadcast every match live with Arabic commentary on beIN Sports 1 and beIN Sports 2, and with English commentary on beIN Sports 1 ENGLISH and beIN Sports 2 ENGLISH.
Other matches from the first round include Bayern Munich hosting Roma and Paris travelling to Ajax, with Real Madrid welcoming Chelsea 24 hours later. BeIN will exclusively broadcast all matches.
As part of its commitment to elevating the profile of women’s sports globally through its beINSPIRED initiative, BeIN is also airing every match of the ongoing CAF WCL in Arabic on its free-to-air beIN Sports channel and beIN Sports 6. Select matches with English commentary are available on beIN Sports 2 English. The CAF WCL, featuring eight teams, commenced on November 5 and includes last year’s champions ASFAR Club of Morocco and South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns, winners of the inaugural tournament in 2021.
The tournament, organised as a two-week standalone event in Cote d’Ivoire, witnessed a first round, with Ghana’s Ampem Darkoa, making their tournament debut, delivering a major upset by defeating ASFAR 2-1. ASFAR, home to seven members of the Morocco national team squad that shone at the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup, has since recovered with victories over Huracanes of Equatorial Guinea and AS Mande of Mali.
With ASFAR securing their place in Wednesday’s semi-final, they are set to face South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns in a must-watch match-up. The other semi-final features Ampem Darkoa against Sporting Casablanca, determining the finalists who will compete on November 18 at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium.