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BBC coverage of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola

BBC World Service has in-depth coverage of the Africa Cup of Nations from group stages to the final on 31 January.

And the final will be shown live on BBC Two, while the two semi-finals will be available on red button and BBC Three.

The BBC website will have team news, statistics and match reports for every game and live text commentary from the opening match, semi-finals and final.

Piers Edwards will be blogging from Angola, while Richard Connelly will be sending regular Twitter updates.

Coverage details (all times in GMT):


28 January: First semi-final live on the red button from 1600; second semi-final live on BBC Three from 1900.

31 January: Live coverage of the final on BBC Two from 1530.


Live commentary from the opening game, the two semi-finals and the final.

Every edition of the World Service's flagship African sports programme Fast Track will come from Angola and there will be daily news, interviews, match reports and analysis on Sports Round Up, Network Africa and Focus on Africa.

Russell Fuller kicks off coverage with special editions of Sportsworld from Angola which will include reports on the opening ceremony.

Then Piers Edwards and Richard Connelly bring you full commentary on FM frequencies in Africa of the opening game between Angola and Mali. There will also be full commentaries of the semi-finals and final.

BBC Afrique and BBC Swahili will offer audiences commentary from the quarter-finals stage onwards.

BBC Hausa will be following the progress of Nigeria's Super Eagles and catching up with fans who have made the long journey from west Africa while BBC Portuguese for Africa will cover the tournament in each of the services three daily broadcasts.


Live text commentary and video streams of the two semi-finals and the final.

Video highlights from all four quarter-final matches.

Team news and match reports from every game, as well as full statistics:

In addition, Piers Edwards will be commenting on the big tournament issues in his blog and Richard Connelly will be sending regular updates via his Twitter feed.

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