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AfroSport awarded FTA rights to deliver FIFA World Cup 2026TM African Qualifiers in Nigeria

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AfroSport awarded FTA rights to deliver FIFA World Cup 2026TM African Qualifiers in Nigeria

 

Fans of Nigeria’s Super Eagles are set for a feast as the forthcoming FIFA World Cup 2026TM African Qualifiers will be broadcast live on AfroSport and NTA networks, in Nigeria.

 

AfroSport awarded FTA rights to deliver FIFA World Cup 2026TM African Qualifiers in Nigeria

MMS / PC Plus Group, FIFA’s exclusive agerncy for the FIFA wWorld Gup 2026tH African Qualifiers in 41 Sub-Saharan African countries for a free-to-air broadcast, have awared AfroSport with the exclusive media rights of the competition to the millions of fans across Nigeria, as the team seeks to continue its excellent form following on from its outing at the 2023 Africa Gup of Nations
earlier this year. Afrosport has also been appointed as Host Broadcaster and together with National Broadcaster, NTA Network
shall be responsible for producing the Nigeria National Team matches and presenting to the nation.

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 9 groups of six qualifying automatically, with another team having a chance through a playoff.

With 8 matches remaining to be played Nigeria, next Matchweck will offer two matches, at home against South Africa on 7 June at Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, and three days later an away fixture against Benin, to be hosted in Abidjan, Cote dIvoire.

The match against South Africa will mark the first competitve outing for newly appointed coach, and former Super Eagle, Finidi George, and promises to be a thrilling match following the recent AFCON Semi-Final encounter between the two sides.

The Squad is expected to commence preparations from June with daily coverage and updates available via AfroSport and NFF TV
vided from inside the camp.
Orovia Redha Ghibani, CEO of MMS, said: “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 unprecented audiences”.

Executive Diretor to AfroSport, Andy Howes stated: “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 Super Eagles
Over the next 18 to 24 months. As was seen at AFCON, there are no easy matches in Africa. The FIFA World Cup 2026TM African Qualifiers promnise to be exciting and competive to the very end. And we warmly invite the nation to join us in support of our Eagles to ensure qualitication for the final tournament in 2026.

2026 will mark 30 years since Nigeria’s last ournament outing in the Americas, in which Nigeria were crowned Olympic champions,
About AfroSport Afrosport is a sports media organisation with a focus on Africa and the diaspora. With over 25 years management experience and key industry relationships, it exists to deliver a uniquely engaging sports platform, emanating from Africa and the Caribbean, supported by sports rights and transmitted via cutting-edge digital architecture and streaming hardware, connecting players
with fans a light on achievements sons and daughters and inspiring the next generation Afrosport stars.

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Joshua on verge of breaking Fury record

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Anthony Joshua is on track to break Tyson Fury’s British attendance record with his upcoming world title fight against Daniel Dubois.

Joshua will challenge Dubois for the IBF belt on September 21 at Wembley Stadium, with promoters expecting over 100,000 fans to attend.

Fury set the British attendance record in April 2023 when 94,000 spectators packed into Wembley to see him knock out Dillian Whyte. Promoter Frank Warren, speaking on talkSPORT, expressed confidence that the upcoming bout will surpass that figure.

“Oh, it’s massive. I mean, we will be applying to increase the capacity like we did last time when Tyson Fury fought against Dillian Whyte. And I think we’ve got it, I think we will probably break that record. So, it’s really looking good,” he said.

 

 

Joshua, 34, is no stranger to huge sell-out stadium shows, having drawn over 90,000 fans at Wembley in 2017 when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko. He has also attracted 75,000 at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium and another 62,000 at Tottenham’s football ground.

 

 

However, his last two bouts took place in Saudi Arabia, where he secured knockout wins over Otto Wallin and ex-UFC champion Francis Ngannou.

Warren acknowledged the challenge Joshua posed but remained optimistic about Dubois’ chances.

 

 

 

“A lot of people are making Joshua a favourite, and they’re saying AJ is a big puncher and so forth and I hope he comes out and comes to fight because if he lets those big punches go I know that will leave him exposed. If Daniel clips him, it will knock him out. I think Daniel is the bigger puncher,” Warren said.

“I genuinely think that Daniel can win this, he’s a young man, he’s fought better opposition in his last three fights than AJ has. And by the way, AJ has looked good in his last few fights but not against as good opposition as what Daniel has been in with.”

 

 

 

 

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Wilfred Ndidi reaches Leicester agreement

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Wilfred Ndidi reaches Leicester agreement

 

After the report that Nigeria international, Wilfred Ndidi, turned down a contract offer from Spanish club Sevilla, expressing his preference to remain in the Premier League, Footmercato says the midfielder is on the verge of signing a new contract with Leicester City.

Ndidi left the King Power Stadium at the end of last season as a free agent following the expiration of his contract and emerged as one of the most sought-after players with several clubs showing interest in the Nigerian.

Barcelona, Sevilla, Juventus, Everton and a host of others have all been linked with the combative midfielder who last season showcased his talent with the Foxes, contributing significantly to their return to the EPL with four goals, five assists, and maintaining an 82% pass accuracy across 32 league appearances.

His defensive capabilities, combined with his progressive play, make him a valuable asset.

 

 

Latest report has suggested that the former Genk player is set to return to Leicester.

 

 

“Wilfred Ndidi had all the makings of a good deal for OM, OL and AS Monaco. At the end of his contract with Leicester, the 27-year-old Nigerian international midfielder was inclined to discover a new environment and opened the door wide to Ligue 1,” the website wrote.

“Despite discussions with the clubs mentioned above, the man with 57 caps for the Super Eagles is not expected to cross the Channel this summer and for good reason.

 

“According to our information, Ndidi has reached an agreement with the Foxes for a contract extension. Good news for Leicester who will be able to count this season on a player who has been playing for 7 and a half years in the former club of Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kanté.”

While there has been no official announcement about his contract extension from the club or Ndidi’s camp, the player has been tipped to remain in England with Everton seriously interested in signing the player as replacement for Amadou Onana who has been heavily linked with a potential exit from Goodison Park.

 

 

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Omorodion Denies Plans To Leave Atletico Madrid

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Omorodion Denies Plans To Leave Atletico Madrid

 

Interestingly, Atletico Madrid forward Samu Omorodion has denied reports circulating in the media that he plans to leave the club this summer.

 

Omorodion Denies Plans To Leave Atletico Madrid

Itbwould be recalled that Omorodion has been linked with a move to Chelsea. However, in a chat with Marca, Omorodion insisted that his focus is on Atletico Madrid.

“Other clubs want me? My focus is on Atlético.

“I noticed that the people of Atlético supported me a lot, I also received a lot of support from the club, they told me to stay calm, that they trusted me.

“That is very gratifying for a player.”

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