BBC Sport logoThe BBC is to continue coverage of African football with the 29 Africa Cup of Nations staged in South Africa from the 19th January to February 10th.

BBC reporters will be deployed in all five host cities – Johannesburg, Durban, Nelspruit, Port Elizabeth and Rustenburg – following the progress of all 16 teams from the group stages through to the final.

BBC Global News Sports Editor for Languages, David Stead, says: “This is an exciting Cup of Nations for the BBC, and we are providing a great range of coverage across both our global English and language services. Not only do we have two new television programmes, Focus On Africa and Dira Ya Dunia, which will both have reporters in South Africa, it is also the first time we are sending a social-media producer to the tournament.

“With Zambia keen to show that last year’s victory was not a one-off event, and with Cape Verde and Ethiopia determined to make a good impression, this should be a great competition. Our huge audience in Nigeria should also love seeing the Super Eagles back in action.”

Regular updates will be broadcast by BBC World News as well as the BBC’s TV programmes for Africa, along with special programming such as Talk Of The Nations, featuring players, ex-players, fans and the best writers about African football.

[Reporter: Don Westbury]

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