Live stream, TV channel, team news and start time for AFCON 2022 opening match

CAMEROON against Burkina Faso in the opening match of the African Nations Cup in Yaounde.

The hosts are looking to claim a sixth title and start their campaign against the Stallions in what should have been an opening goal.

Cameroon to host this year's Africa Cup of Nations


Cameroon to host this year’s Africa Cup of NationsCredit: AFP


A win would give Cameroon a chance to reach the knockout round with Cape Verge and Ethiopia left to play.

Burkina Faso could make an early mark at the tournament with a win over the Indomitable Lions.

What time does Cameroon vs Burkina Faso start?

  • Cameroon AFCON 2022 The opening match against Burkina Faso will kick off at 4pm UK time on Sunday, January 9.
  • The match will take place at the Paul Biya Stadium in the Cameroonian capital Yaounde.
  • There will be 80% of the allowed capacity inside the stadium for the match.

What channel is it and can it be streamed?

  • The match between Cameroon vs Burkina Faso will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League in the UK.
  • You can stream the action live from the NOW TV or Sky Go apps, both available to download to your mobile device or tablet.

Team News

Burkina Faso will be hoping Bertrand Traore can be a hero again when he scored the winning goal in this very match four years ago.

But they are worried about injury in Abdoul Tapsoba, who may have to take things easy on the bench because of muscle problems.

Cameroon has plenty of firepower ready to go and can expect the readiness of both Vincent Aboubakar and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting from the start.

Experienced goalkeeper Andre Onana is also likely to feature in the squad, despite missing most of 2021 with a suspension.

However, Kalidou Koulibaly revealed he has tested positive for coronavirus and will therefore not compete.

The odds

  • Cameroon – 11/20
  • Draw – 13/5
  • Burkina Faso – 11/2

* Allowed odds of Betfair and correct at the time of publication. Live stream, TV channel, team news and start time for AFCON 2022 opening match


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