Watch the CAF Champions League live in South Africa – Live football on TV, apps

Watch the CAF Champions League live in South Africa – Live football on TV, apps
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We're always looking for a live football tv app to watch games.

The football season is upon us. So is Africa's Premier club football competition. So, how do we watch the games of the competition?

The CAF Champions League is back, and you don't want to miss a second of your favourite teams in action.

If you're looking for a live football tv app to follow the games of the CAF Champions League in South Africa, look no further. We got you.

It is almost an extreme sport to follow top football on the continent, but if you've got a little dough to spare, we can point you in the right direction.

Top dogs of the CAF Champions League

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Do you expect CAF to stream its matches live? Well, they won't. Africa's soccer ruling body needs money and is selling all its competitions. Arduous as it may sound to watch the CAF Champions League, here are a few pointers on a live football TV app you can use.

South Africa's Percy Tau will be again in action this season for CAF Champions League defending champions Al Ahly.

As usual, North African teams are highly favoured to win it again. The last seven competitions had the North Africans as winners – Al Ahly (3 times), Esperance (2), and Wydad Casablanca (2). Can the last South African team to win it (Mamelodi Sundowns) stop them? Will Orlando Pirates fly South Africa's flag high?

Live football TV app for CAF Champions League


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SuperSport is well known for its sports content and live matches. Once again, they have the rights to the CAF Champions League in several African regions, including South Africa.

You can watch Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates on their Sports channels, but you need a subscription.

SABC Sport

SABC SPORT is a South African free-to-air sports television channel owned by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

They have the rights to premium sports content like Cricket South Africa Inbound Tours, Bundesliga, Premier Soccer League, National Basketball Association, Africa Cup of Nations, CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederations Cup.

So, if you're dying to see Percy Tau or watch the Brazilians and Buckingham wreak havoc in the Champions League, SABC Sport is your go-to channel.

Other live football TV app


If you're on the go and not close to your TV, DSTV Now is you're sure companion. You can watch it on your laptop, phone or tablet.

BeIN Sports

BeIN Sports also has the rights to the CAF Champions League, but it is not available in South Africa. You don't have to worry! You can get past the restriction block.
With a VPN, you can get past it. However, a subscription is needed.


FuboTV is another live football TV app that allows you to watch various football channels. It includes the nine beIN Sports channels and 110+ more.

Fubo allows you to try out its service free for seven days. However, a VPN is a requirement to assess the service as it is not available in South Africa.

Sling TV

Sling TV is a low-cost way to get beIN Sports and more. It is another live football TV app that requires a VPN.


You can get several channels, including beIN Sports on Vidgo. With their price plan and your VPN, you're good to go. You can try it for one month at $64.95.

Top VPNs in South Africa

To assess any geo-restricted live football TV app in South Africa, here are the top VPNs you can use.


ExpressVPN has over 3000 servers in 94 countries across the globe. You can get its annual plan for $6.67 per month with a three-month free trial and a 45-day money-back guarantee.


NordVPN has over 5,400 servers in 80+ locations throughout 59 countries.
It includes a 2-year subscription for $3.71 per month, a 2-year plan at a 72% discount + 3 FREE months, and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

19 August

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This article was most recently revised and updated 10 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter. Chooka has a passion for football and has been a fan of Enugu Rangers (over 30 years) and Real Madrid (Since 1996).