The African Football League (AFL) is set to host an electrifying showdown as Atlético Petróleos de Luanda, 16-time Angolan champions, take on South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns, the reigning champions of the last six South African domestic league seasons.
This titanic Petro Atletico vs Mamelodi Sundowns clash between giants of African football is scheduled for Saturday, 21 October at 17:30 South Africa Time and will unfold at Luanda's Estadio 11 de Novembro.
The AFL is a battle of strength and skill among some of the continent's most renowned clubs, raising the stakes with a grand prize of $4 million for the inaugural tournament winners.
This competition brings a fresh, exciting African football product to the global football calendar.
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) October 19, 2023
Where to watch Petro Atletico vs Mamelodi Sundowns in the African Football League?
For football enthusiasts eager to witness this African football spectacle, there's great news! FIFA+ will be live-streaming the quarter-finals of the African Football League, including the Petro Atletico vs Mamelodi Sundowns game.
The inaugural edition of this tournament will span four thrilling weeks, and all eight quarter-final fixtures are scheduled to take place between October 20 and October 25.
Football fans worldwide can tune in to FIFA+ to catch the action of Petro Atletico vs Mamelodi Sundowns clash, except for viewers in South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Tanzania.
In an era where access to sports broadcasts in Africa has often been a contentious issue, the African Football League has taken a refreshing approach.
The initial concerns that the competition might not be televised have been dispelled.
Abu Dhabi Sports has emerged as the frontrunner for broadcasting rights for the African Football League, and they have gone a step further by making the matches available for free on terrestrial TV.
African football fans can watch the Petro Atletico vs Mamelodi Sundowns game on Abu Dhabi Sports free of charge.
The tournament, which runs until November 11, will be broadcast on TV channels affiliated with the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB).
This initiative features a diverse array of prominent clubs hailing from various African nations.
In contrast to other competitions where access to match broadcasts can be challenging, the AFL is breaking barriers by ensuring that fans across the continent have the opportunity to witness the thrilling contests.
As African football reaches new heights, the African Football League promises to captivate fans with its world-class matches and accessible broadcasting options.
Whether you're cheering for Atlético Petróleos de Luanda or Mamelodi Sundowns, this competition promises to be an unforgettable celebration of African football's strength and talent.
So mark your calendars, set your reminders, and get ready to be part of the excitement as the AFL takes center stage.
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