Forty-eight nations drawn in 12 groups of four will contest the group stages. Group winners along with the three best-finishing runners-up advance to the finals.
Ghana kicks off the qualifiers in a must win clash with Ethiopia on Sunday in Kumasi, according to Cecil Sunkwa Mills, General Manager, Multichoice Ghana, “SuperSport will be airing this game live across Africa for both DStv and GOtv subscribers on SS3 HD, SS9, SS Select from 3:15pm.”
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A match to watch out for is blockbuster: Nigeria against South Africa. The old foes find themselves in the same Afcon qualifying group for the second time in the last three qualifying campaigns. With only the group winner guaranteed qualification, one can expect classic encounters between the nations playing in the qualifiers all weekend.
Having missed out on Gabon earlier this year, former champions Zambia, Angola, Ethiopia and Kenya, will all be looking to start their campaigns on a winning note to set themselves on the way to Cameroon.
The number one and two-ranked football nations in the worldBrazil and Argentina lock horns on Friday is an international football blockbuster. Unusually, the match which will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and is expected to draw a 100 000-strong crowd.The match is live on SuperSport 3 HD from 9:50am.
Friday, June 9
Brazil v Argentina – SS3 HD, Maximo (9:50am)
Saturday, June 10
Zambia v Mozambique – SS3 HD, SS9, Maximo, Maximo360, Select (12.45pm)
Botswana v Mauritania – Select 2 (1.15pm)
Nigeria v South Africa – SS4 HD, SS9, Maximo, Maximo 360 (3.30pm)
Sierra Leone v Kenya – SS3 HD, SS9E (4:15pm)
Tanzania v Lesotho – Select (4:45pm)
Burkina Faso v Angola – Maximo, Maximo360 (5:50pm)
Sunday, June 10
Zimbabwe v Liberia – SS3 HD, SS9 (12:45pm)
Ghana v Ethiopia – SS3 HD, SS9, Select (3.15pm)