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Confederations Cup: Cameroon opens campaign against Chile


Cameroon team players and Cameroon’s Belgian coach Hugo Broos (C) celebrate after beating Egypt 2-1 to win the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final football match between Egypt and Cameroon at the Stade de l’Amitie Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville on February 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS

African champions, Cameroon will begin their quest to be the first team from the continent to win the Confederations Cup when they tackle Chile on Sunday.

Nigerian football fans can follow the competition on StarTimes World Football, according to the pay television outfit, which disclosed yesterday that it would be broadcast all the matches of the competition, including the African and South American challenge in the match day two of FIFA organized Confederation Cup at the Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow.

Cameroun, making a comeback 14 years later, will participate for the third time in its history of this competition. It was in 2003 that the Indomitable Lions gave their best performance by reaching the final against France. Mourning the tragic death of Marc-Vivien Foé, the Cameroonians also fell 0-1 to the European champions.


The African champions once again will be going into the challenge as outsiders hoping to make such a good course as in 2003.

The Chileans on the other hand are hoping to create a big surprise. By winning the Copa América in front of its public, the Chilean selection validated its ticket for the Confederations Cup in Russia. For this first participation, analysts believe the team led by Juan Antonio Pizzi will try to play cunningly its chance and surprise the planet football.

StarTimes has assured football viewers can enjoy the best of the World Cup and other thrilling sporting actions on its ST World Football Channels 244 and 254.

Speaking on the matches, Acting Brands and Marketing Director, StarTimes, Mr. Qasim Elegbede said StarTimes was committed to delivering quality sporting content to its subscribers.

“Quality sporting content was the reason we acquired such sporting rights as the FIFA World Cup in over 48 territories in Africa and other sporting event such as the Serie A, Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Chinese Super League, Eredivisie.”

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