- West African Football Union tournament begins Saturday, September 28
- All 22 matches of the 16-team biennial competition exclusively on ESPN+ in the U.S.
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All 22 matches of the West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations from the Stade Lat Dior in Thies, Senegal, will be available to U.S fans exclusively on ESPN+, the leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service. Beginning Saturday, September 28, the 16-team tournament will feature sides from WAFU’s Zone A and Zone B national associations, as well as the Royal Moroccan Football Federation.
The 2019 WAFU Cup will feature a Phase 1 knockout round with winners progressing to the Phase 2 Cup competition. Teams losing in Phase 1 will compete in the Phase 2 Plate bracket. Leading to a WAFU Cup Final and a WAFU Plate Final, this format is designed to offer fans more country-level, competitive soccer, while giving every team a second chance to win a trophy.
WAFU Cup – Phase I Schedule on ESPN+
Senegal vs. Guinea Bissau – 12:55 p.m. ET
Burkina Faso vs. Mauritania – 3:55 p.m. ET
Nigeria vs. Togo– 12:55 p.m. ET
Sierra Leone vs. Liberia – 3:55 p.m. ET
Mali vs. Niger – 12:55 p.m. ET
Ivory Coast vs. Cape Verde– 3:55 p.m. ET
Ghana vs. Gambia – 12:55 p.m. ET
Guinea vs. Benin – 3:55 p.m. ET
Phase 2 for both Cup and Plate brackets will be held October 3-6, with semifinals on October 8-9. The WAFU Plate Final will be contested on Saturday, October 12, with the WAFU Cup Final on Sunday, October 13.
The West African Football Union (WAFU) is an association of nine (Zone A) and seven (Zone B) football playing nations in West Africa. The union organises several competitions including every two years the WAFU Nations Cup.
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