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Canal+ secures African football deal

Canal+ has struck a deal with the African Football Confederation and Lagardère Sports that will enable it to air the Total Africa Cup of Nations – also referred to as Gabon 2017 – tournament and other African football competitions for the next seven years.

Canal+’s African services will air the competitions on its channels for Francophone Africa beginning from January. The Total Africa Cup of Nations from Gabon will be aired on Canal+ Sport from January 14 to February 5.

The deal will also give Canal+ the rights to air other major African competitions such as the Total African Nations Championship, the Total CAF Champions League, the Total CAF Confederation Cup, the Total CAF Super-Cup, the qualifying matches for the next FIFA 2018 World Cup and the final tournaments of the Total

Women Africa Cup of Nations, the Total U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, the Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations and the Total Futsal Africa Cup of Nations.

“This acquisition enables Groupe Canal+ to confirm its positioning as a leading sports broadcaster in French-speaking Africa. In this capacity, we are honored to participate in showcasing these unmissable African football rendezvous on our Canal+ Sport channels in Africa”, said Jacques du Puy, chairman of Canal+ Overseas.

Asuquo Eton founded talkmediaafrica.com, now one of the most visited TV, music, tech and features website, in 2011. He is also a social media analyst, media and entertainment consultant.

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