Monday 04 February 2013
Most Nigerians can't watch Africa Cup of Nations games on home TV
Nigeria's Brown Ideye (front) is challenged by Zambia's Stopilla Sunzu, 25 January, 2013
Reuters/Thomas Mukoya
By Sam Olukoya in Lagos

Africa's biggest and most important football tournament, the Africa Cup of Nations is currently giving enjoyment to millions in Africa. But football fans in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, are unable to watch the matches on local television. Nigerian television stations say agents of Sportfive, the Paris-based international sports rights marketing agency simply charged too much for live coverage. As a result, commercial football viewing centres where people can watch the matches on foreign television stations, are thriving.


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