From January 14th to February 5th, watch the Africa Cup of Nations LIVE on Eurosport Player
Africa Cup of Nations 2017 – every match LIVE on Eurosport Player
Gabon hosts the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2017 as the Ivory Coast look to defend their 2015 title this coming January.
Eurosport will show games live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 with all matches streamed live on the Eurosport Player. 2017 hosts Gabon will stage the opening match in Libreville on January 14 against Group A opponents Guinea-Bissau who make their first appearance in the 16-nation tournament.
Premier League stars set to feature in the tournament include Liverpool and Senegal striker Sadio Mané, Manchester United and Ivory Coasts’ Eric Bailly, Leicester’s Algerian duo Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani, Everton and Congolese winger Yannick Bolasie, Ivorian on-loan Stoke striker Wilfried Bony, West Ham and Ghana forward Andre Ayew and Crystal Palace winger Wilfred Zaha, who recently swapped his international allegiance from England to the Ivory Coast.
Victorious in 2015 after beating Ghana on penalties in the final, the Ivory Coast are favourites to lift the trophy once more at the final in Libreville on February 5.
The addition of the Africa Cup of Nations 2017 and 2019 bolsters Eurosport’s portfolio of live football rights which includes UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 in the Netherlands as well as the FIFA Under-20 World Cup 2017 in South Korea.