AfroSports to air Eagles 2026 W’Cup qualifiers


Fans of Nigeria’s Super Eagles are set for a feast as the forthcoming FIFA World Cup 2026 African qualifiers will be broadcast live on AfroSport and NTA networks in Nigeria.
This was made known during a press conference held in Lagos on Friday after FIFA’s exclusive agency for the World Cup 2026 African qualifiers in 41 Sub-Saharan African countries for a free-to-air broadcast – the MMS/PC Plus Group awarded AfroSport with the exclusive media rights of the competition to the millions of fans across Nigeria.
Afrosport, the host broadcaster and the national broadcaster, NTA network will be responsible for producing the Nigeria national team matches.
According to the CEO of MMS, Redha Chibani, “We are delighted to be working together with AfroSport in Nigeria, who were a long-time partner for the UEFA Champions League when I was working for CFI.
“AfroSport will undoubtedly deliver strong exposure in Nigeria through their dedicated channel and multiple TV partners in the most populated country in Sub-Saharan Africa, delivering
unprecedented audiences.”
Senior Sales Manager, FIFA, Alexandre Dujardin said, “AfroSport will provide great exposure for
the revamped format of the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifications in Nigeria, a country of 200 million people, we are delighted to see that the competition continues to grow steadily in Sub-Saharan Africa.”
Executive Director to AfroSport, Andy Howes also said “Building on the successful delivery of AFCON, AfroSport and its partners are thankful for the opportunity to connect with Nigeria’s loyal fans and play its part in presenting the journey of the Eagles over the next 18 to 24 months.
“As was seen at AFCON, there are no easy matches in Africa. The FIFA World Cup 2026 African qualifiers promise to be exciting and competitive to the very end.
“And we warmly invite the nation to join us in support of our Eagles to ensure qualification for the final tournament in 2026.”
The AfroSports team is expected to commence preparations from June with daily coverage and updates available through AfroSport and NFF TV provided from inside the camp.
With an expanded final tournament taking place in the USA, Mexico and Canada in 2026, up to 10 places are up for grabs, with the winners from each of the nine groups of six qualifying automatically, with another team having a chance through a playoff.
With eight matches remaining , Nigeria’s next match week will offer two matches, at home against South Africa on June 7 at Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, and three days later an away fixture against Benin, to be hosted in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
The match against South Africa will mark the first competitive game for newly appointed coach and former Super Eagle, Finidi George, and promises to be a thrilling match following the recent AFCON semi-finals encounter between the two sides.