EFL Cup live in Ghana – Where to watch Man United, Liverpool & co.

EFL Cup live in Ghana – Where to watch Man United, Liverpool & co.
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The EFL Cup is the least important of the three main competitions for the elite sides of English football.

For the top clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea, it is either a consolation prize for a season that didn’t go to script or an icing on the cake for a fantastic campaign.

While the smaller sides will consider the EFL Cup a massive coup, let us not discount the fact that it is a competition worthy of winning.

Manchester United are the defending champions, and while they would prefer to have won the Premier League or the FA Cup, they have bragging rights over their rivals.

The EFL Cup second round kicks off

Erik Ten Hag with the EFL Cup
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The EFL Cup may not be high on the list for the average fan as the must-watch competition. It usually piques their interest from the second round when the big guns join the party.

The second round of the 64th edition of the EFL Cup starts on 29 August 2023. The competition, which will round up on 25 February 2024, has already seen the qualifiers from the first round. 12 EPL teams will be in this stage of the competition, while the other eight, competing in European competitions, are not due to join till the third round.

The third round starts on 25 September, 2023.

Premier League teams in the second round

EFL Cup match between Tottenham and Bournemouth
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Twelve Premier League teams will be in action in the second round. As much as we’d like to see an upset or two, the chances of the happening are minimal.

Of course, not all the Premier League teams will make it to the third round, as some of these sides will face off against each other. However, we still expect upsets to happen. After all, it is the beauty of the EFL Cup.

So, which Premier League side gets knocked out at this stage? Here are the fixtures involving sides from the elite division.

Tuesday 29 August, 2023

Time

Fulham

vs

Tottenham

18:45 pm

Swansea

vs

AFC Bournemouth

18:45 pm

Newport County

vs

Brentford

18:45 pm

Plymouth Argyle

vs

Crystal Palace

18:45 pm

Wolves

vs

Blackpool

18:45 pm

Wednesday 30 August, 2023

 

Chelsea

vs

AFC Wimbledon

18:45 pm

Nottingham Forest

vs

Burnley

18:45 pm

Sheffield United

vs

Lincoln City

18:45 pm

Doncaster Rovers

vs

Everton

19:00 pm

 

EFL Cup Rounds

Match Dates

1st Round

Begins 8 Aug 2023

2nd Round

Begins 29 Aug 2023

3rd Round

Begins 25 Sep 2023

4th Round

Begins 30 Oct 2023

Quarter Finals

Begins 18 Dec 2023

1st Semi-Final

Begins 8 Jan 2024

2nd Semi-Final

Begins 21 Jan 2024

Finals

Sunday, 25 Feb 2024

There are plenty of matches on parade. The 2023/24 season of the EFL Cup will witness 92 games played. All the games will be two-legged affairs except for the final at Wembley.

Chelsea's Raheem Sterling might feature in the Blues' upcoming EFL Cup match
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So, will Manchester United retain their trophy, or will there be a new champion? How many upsets are we going to see this season? All of these elements contribute to an intriguing EFL Cup season.

How to watch the EFL Cup 2023/24 season in Ghana

With the fixtures clear to everyone, the next question is where to watch the EFL Cup live.

SuperSport

SuperSport has the broadcast rights to air the EFL Cup matches in Ghana. They will show the matches. So get your groove on with a DSTV subscription.

GOTV

GOTV will be airing some of the matches of the competition. So, if the SuperSports subscription is a bit too pricey for you, GOTV is a low-budget option.

How to stream the EFL Cup

DSTV Now

With the DSTV app, you can stream the matches on the go.

VPN

With a VPN, you could link up to stream the matches on ESPN+, Sky Sports and Bein Sports.

This article was most recently revised and updated 9 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).