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HotSports to market Afcon rights in Nigeria

Marketing and production company HotSports Media has agreed a deal to market broadcast rights in Nigeria to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) national team football tournament.

HotSports has agreed the deal with state broadcasting group the Nigerian Television Authority and is set to provide Afcon matches across terrestrial television channels.

The 2019 Cup of Nations will take place in Egypt from June 21 to July 19. Nigeria has been drawn in Group B alongside Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi.

NTA is a member of the African Union of Broadcasting. The AUB last month bought from the Confederation of African Football free-to-air rights in the sub-Saharan region to the 2019 and 2021 editions of the Africa Cup of Nations and other competitions out to 2023.