Kenya Broadcasting Corporation to air AFCON live matches
18 June 2019
During the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) will broadcast all 52 matches live. The kick-off will begin on June 21, in Cairo, Egypt.
Many Kenyans are relieved as they will be able to watch the matches on the free to air terrestrial as the country waits to rally support behind national football team Harambee Stars who will be making a comeback for the first time since 2004.
The Cabinet Secretary for Information and Communications (ICT), Joseph Mucheru said the National Broadcaster will also air the matches on the 22 radio stations, influencing the whole country to cheer Harambee Stars.
“We want to bring something that will create more excitement, the Africa Cup of Nations tournament is set to put Kenya in the continental map giving that the fact Harambee Stars are participating, this is with the full support of the President Uhuru Kenyatta,” Mucheru declared.
“The journey to acquiring the rights has been a long one, it has taken KBC some effort to make this happen and we look forward to supporting them. KBC as a public broadcaster has a mandate to Kenyans and therefore there was need to acquire the rights for public good,” the CS added.
Harambee Stars team is currently in Paris, France for a three-week boot camp, will open their Group C AFCON campaign on Sunday, June 23 against Africa’s top ranked side Algeria before facing Tanzania.