Senegal vs Cape Verde: AFCON Round of 16, times, TV and how to watch online
All the info you need to know on how and where to watch the AFCON Round of 16 match between Senegal and Cape Verde at the Kouekong Stadium (Bafoussam) on Tuesday 25, January.
Touted by many as favourites ahead of the tournament, Senegal have flattered to deceive in the group stage as the 'Teranga Lions' progressed to the Round of 16 after finding the net just once, and that was from a 97th minute penalty in the group opener against Zimbabwe.
Senegal’s Mane scored the sole goal in the group stage but his individual form has been underwhelming, disappointing the loyal fans who have watched the group games.
Admittedly, Senegal have been best by covid-19 problems and only had goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who won a FIFA award last Monday, and captain Kalidou Koulibaly back for their last group game against Malawi.
We've seen teams that do well in tournaments such as AFCON, start slowly and grow as the competition advances and in Tuesday's Round of 16 clash against the Cape Verde Islands, Aliou Cisse's men have a great chance to show their possible champion credentials.
Cape Verde with nothing to lose
Cape Verde progressed to the next stage of AFCON as the best of the third placed sides with one win, draw and defeat in their group and will be encouraged by their most recent game as they held hosts Cameroon level to a creditable 1-1 draw in Yaounde.
Speaking ahead of the tie, Cape Verde coach Pedro Brito stated: "We have worked hard in our training and facing a team like Senegal is an added motivation, because the match is like a Derby. They have to respect us as a team the same way we respect them. The competition has seen a lot of surprises, and we hope to be the other team that will cause an upset as our mission is to win the game and move to the next round.”
What time does Senegal-Cape Verde kick off?
The AFCON Round of 16 contest between Senegal and Cape Verde will kick off at the 20,000 capacity Kouekong Stadium, on Tuesday 25 January 2022 at 11:00 US (ET) and 08:00 US (PT). That’s 17:00 pm CET and 4:00 pm UK time.
Find out what time Senegal-Cape Verde starts if you’re elsewhere in the world.
Where can I watch Senegal-Cape Verde in the US and UK?
In the US and UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting the AFCON Round of 16 game:
US: Fanatiz / beIN Sports
UK: Sky Sports Football / Sky Go
Find out who is showing Senegal-Cape Verde elsewhere in the world.
Senegal-Cape Verde: live AS English coverage
You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of the AFCON Round of 16 clash right here at AS. We'll be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through the action as it unfolds.