Senegal will become the first Zone A host for next year’s two-week tournament in September 2019.Nigeria has been named as home to the third edition of the WAFU Cup of Nations, also to take place in September, in 2021.
All matches will be broadcast exclusively for football fans across Africa, and the world, live on FOX Sports, the global leader in premium sports broadcasting.
The multi-year partnership between FOX Sports and the West African Football Union (WAFU) Zones A and B was announced in December 2016, to provide a long-term injection of investment into infrastructure, training and development of West African football, across 16 countries over a period of 12 years.
In September of 2017, the first edition of the WAFU Cup of Nations took place in Ghana and was beamed live across 125 million households with over 300 million viewers globally. Host nation Ghana clinched the inaugural title, in a tense final with Nigeria, beating their rivals 4 – 1.
West African countries Nigeria and Senegal will be representing the region on the world stage, having both qualified in this summer’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™, ahead of WAFU Cup of Nations in 2019.
The West African Football Union (WAFU) is an association of nine (Zone A) and seven (Zone B) football playing nations in West Africa. The union organises several competitions including every two years the WAFU Nations Cup.
WAFU – Zone A
Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone.
WAFU – Zone B
Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Togo.
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