Wednesday, January 6, 2010

How to Watch the African Cup of Nation in the US and Canada

Posted By on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM

The African Cup of Nations (ACN) starts on the 10th of January and many are still clueless of if they will get a chance to watch it. Till now, I only have one clue and would welcome anyone with knowledge of how people in the US and Canada can watch these games.

It’s always sad that we have to watch fans and coaches in England, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the rest of Europe whining about the loss of their top African player going to represent their own nation, but who would turn down an opportunity to represent his nation on a continental stage? We all know that Country comes first, and then Club. There is no doubt that I will miss watching Drogba on weekends in the Chelsea, but still I will be enjoying him every three days in the orange jersey, so just for a month, Europe should try to adjust.

My concern right now is how are we going to watch the games here in the US and Canada? This continent is kind of biased when it comes to Africa and in years people in the US and Canada have struggled to find ways of getting their country's news. After watching the European Cup on ESPN, One would think the ACN would be broadcast too, but no! Till now there is no hope. The only chance we got is if Direct TV or Dish Network respects us enough to give us a pay per view. That’s a big “if.“

In 2008, I suffered a bit, but in the end I found a way to watch all the games live on line for $59.95. But till now that same Web site hasn’t displayed any intention of streaming the games this year. But in case they do in the next two days, here is the site: I will drop more articles this week should other options present.

This is going to be a smash up adventure for those that have never watched African football before and are planning to watch the World Cup coming June in South Africa. This tournament will give you a clue of which team to watch or player to watch, since five of the six African World cup representatives are all participating.

I will take the journey with you as the tournament unfolds and bring all the excitements to you on this blog and on throughout the month of January to the end of July when the World Cup ends.

If you have any idea of how people in the US and Canada can watch these games, please!!! Don’t hesitate to share them here, for millions are stumbling at this moment.

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