Sports entertainment group beIN Media, through its flagship sports network beIN SPORTS, has secured the media rights to broadcast the inaugural African Football League (AFL) across 24 countries in the MENA region.
The club competition will see eight African teams face each other for the AFL trophy in a knockout format on a home and away basis, with the final set for 11 November.
The teams include Al Ahly SC (Egypt), Simba SC (Tanzania), Espérance Sportive de Tunis (Tunisia), Wydad AC (Morocco), Mamelodi Sundowns FC (South Africa), Atlético Petróleos de Luanda (Angola), TP Mazembe (DR Congo), as well as Enyimba FC (Nigeria).
Thanks to beIN SPORTS, football fans across the Middle East and North Africa will be able to access the competition that showcases the best from African football – that is in addition to beIN’s already stacked football media rights portfolio that includes top European competitions like the English Premier League, UEFA club competitions, French Ligue 1, Germany’s Bundesliga, and Spain’s LaLiga.
In order to expand its visibility even more, the AFL recently signed a deal with Visit Saudi that will see increased collaboration between Saudi Arabia and the African continent through the passion for football.