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Burkina Faso vs Senegal: AFCON semifinal, times, TV and how to watch online

All the info on how and where to watch the Cup of Nations semifinal between Burkina Faso and Senegal at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium on 2 February, 2022.

Burkina Faso vs Senegal: AFCON semifinal, times, TV and how to watch online

Burkina Faso are aiming to go one better than their runners-up performance in 2013 and a third-placed finish in 2017 at AFCON 2021 and will face Senegal in the first semi-final in their bid to add a first continental crown to their laurels. Senegal went into the tournament among the favourites but hardly impressed in the group stage, scoring only once from the penalty spot as the Lions of Teranga benefited from a weak set of opponents. Burkina Faso went through in second place behind host nation Cameroon with a draw, a win and a defeat, scoring three and conceding three.

Senegal peaking at the right time?

In the knock-out phase though Senegal have grown game by game, knocking two past Cape Verde without reply in the last 16 and beating Equatorial Guinea convincingly in the quarters. The Stallions meanwhile have ridden their luck in the latter stages, outlasting Gabon in a penalty shootout after conceding a stoppage time own goal and seeing off Tunisia 1-0 to reach the semi-finals.

Burkina Faso will also have to contend without the scorer of the decisive goal against Tunisia, Dango Ouattara, who was sent off later in the game. His namesake and potential replacement to lead the line, Djibril Ouattara, impressed against the Eagles of Carthage but limped off and is a doubt, but Kamou Malo should welcome back Aston Villa striker Bertand Traoré.

Senegal are back to full strength with Ismaïla Sarr making his tournament debut in the win over Equatorial Guinea and several squad members having returned after a covid outbreak. Sadio Mané will start for the Lions after recovering from a head injury sustained against Cape Verde to feature in the quarters.

What time does Burkina Faso-Senegal kick off?

The AFCON semifinal contest between Burkina Faso and Senegal will kick off at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé on Wednesday 2 February, 2022, at 14:00 US (ET) and 11:00 US (PT). That’s 20:00 CET and 19:00 UK time.

Find out what time Burkina Faso vs Senegal starts if you’re elsewhere in the world.

Where can I watch Burkina Faso-Senegal in the US and UK?

In the US and UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting the AFCON semifinal game:


UK: BBC Sport Web, Sky Sports Mix, Sky Sports Premier League, BBC iPlayer, SKY GO Extra, BBC3

Find out who is showing Burkina Faso-Senegal elsewhere in the world.

Burkina Faso-Senegal: live AS USA coverage

You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of the game between Burkina Faso and Senegal right here at AS USA. 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.


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