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Iheanacho’s Leicester Underdog as FA Cup Final Airs on StarTimes

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Chelsea will face Leicester City for the FA Cup final in Wembley on Saturday at 5:15 pm.

The match will air live and in HD on StarTimes’ World Football channel.

The FA Cup final will be immediately followed by the Coppa Italia final on May 19 and Europa League final on May 26 and then cascade to Euro 2020. All matches will air on StarTimes basic bouquet at N1700 monthly (antenna users) or smart bouquet at N2200 (dish users).

On Saturday, the Blues go into the FA Cup final at Wembley against Leicester City as the favourites, especially as their last two results saw them beat some pretty impressive opponents.

Thanks to a stellar squad led by two German internationals Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea are the favourites of the final. But Leicester could surprise the Blues, which are battling on many fronts.

One African international who is bound to feature in the game is Kelechi Iheanacho, who has formed a deadly striking partnership with Jaimie Vardy upfront for Leicester. The Nigerian international was on target again on the weekend for his side in their 4-2 home defeat against Newcastle, to take his tally for the season to 11. He scored 10 of those goals in his last nine matches.

Authorities have said that some 22,000 fans will be allowed into Wembley.

That leaves millions of other football fans who will want to see the match. And for African football fans there is great news as the game will be screened live and in HD on the StarTimes football channels.

StarTimes Nigeria PR Manager, Lazarus Ibeabuchi, said: “Football lovers in Nigeria can look forward to this exciting showpiece on StarTimes at the most affordable rate in the market. Active subscribers can watch on the go by downloading StarTimes ON mobile app and linking it to their decoders, at no extra cost, to access the same content on up to three mobile devices. Also, non-subscribers can also watch live sports, sought-after TV channels and over 2000 video-on-demand content for as low as N400 weekly, with an option to subscribe with their MTN airtime, via our StarTimes ON mobile app.”

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South Africa Clinches Africa Cup of Nations Bronze in Penalty Drama Against DR Congo

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In a riveting encounter at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) third-place playoff, South Africa emerged victorious against the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) in a nail-biting penalty shootout to secure the bronze medal in the prestigious tournament.

The match, which ended in a goalless draw after regulation time, saw South African goalkeeper Ronwen Williams once again emerge as the hero, making crucial saves during the penalty shootout to propel his team to victory.

The DR Congo team displayed commendable resilience throughout the match, creating numerous goal-scoring opportunities and maintaining an attacking threat against the South African defense.

Ultimately, it was South Africa’s Siyanda Xulu who converted the decisive penalty kick, securing the win for Bafana Bafana.

The victory marked South Africa’s perfect record in third-place playoffs, having clinched a similar victory 24 years prior against Tunisia.

The bronze medal victory serves as a testament to South Africa’s resilience and determination in the face of formidable opposition.

As the tournament concludes, the thrilling encounter between South Africa and DR Congo will be remembered as a highlight of the 2024 AFCON edition, showcasing the passion and skill of African football on a grand stage.

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Anthony Joshua to Face Francis Ngannou on 8th of March 2024 in Saudi Arabia

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Anthony Joshua is set to step into the boxing ring once again, this time facing former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou on March 8, 2024, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

This showdown follows Joshua’s triumphant return against Otto Wallin in December, marking his journey back into the elite heavyweight boxing scene.

Ngannou, the former UFC heavyweight champion, made headlines by knocking down Tyson Fury, the current WBC heavyweight champion, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, last October.

Although Ngannou lost that bout on a split decision, his resilience has earned him recognition, currently holding the 10th rank in the WBC’s heavyweight fighters and considered by many boxing enthusiasts as a true champion.

As anticipation builds for this clash of titans, fans and pundits alike are eager to witness how Anthony Joshua will fare against the powerful Cameroonian.

The match is expected to draw global attention, adding another chapter to the dynamic narratives of these two heavyweight fighters.

The venue, Saudi Arabia, continues to establish itself as a significant hub for marquee sporting events, and this bout is poised to contribute to the kingdom’s growing reputation in hosting high-profile international competitions.

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DStv Dilemma: Multichoice Fails to Secure Broadcast Rights for AFCON 2023

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Multichoice, the parent company of DStv, has announced that its SuperSport channels will not be broadcasting the highly anticipated African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 tournament.

The satellite giant revealed that it failed to secure the rights necessary to air the continent’s most significant football event.

The announcement, made on Wednesday, has left football enthusiasts and DStv subscribers disappointed as SuperSport channels have been a traditional hub for live sports coverage, including major football tournaments.

The upcoming AFCON, scheduled to kick off on January 13th and run through February 11th, 2024, will now be absent from the Multichoice platform.

“SuperSport Channel will not broadcast the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 scheduled for January 13th – February 11th, 2024, because the channel has not secured the rights to broadcast the tournament,” stated the official release from Multichoice.

Despite this setback, Multichoice reassured its audience that AFCON 2023 matches would still be accessible through partner broadcast stations on Free to Air (FTA) channels.

The company emphasized its commitment to providing unrivaled access to entertainment and football games across its platforms, including the Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, Zambian Super League, and other prestigious football competitions.

The 34th edition of AFCON is set to take place in Ivory Coast, commencing on January 13th. Football enthusiasts were eagerly anticipating the tournament, which will feature powerhouse teams, including Nigeria, facing off against the hosts, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, and Equatorial Guinea in Group A.

As Multichoice Africa faces criticism for the unexpected exclusion of AFCON 2023 from its SuperSport channels, football fans are now seeking alternative avenues to catch the action and experience the excitement of one of Africa’s most celebrated football tournaments.

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