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How to watch Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria: live stream Africa Cup of Nations 2021 online from anywhere, TV channel, team news

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Goal-shy Guinea-Bissau are fighting for their AFCON lives as they take on Group D table-toppers Nigeria today. Can the Super Eagles finish the groups with maximum points? Here's how to watch Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria and catch an AFCON 2021 live stream no matter where in the world you are.

The team news is in and Premier League stars Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilf Ndidi all start for Nigeria.

Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria live stream

Date: Wednesday, January 19

Kick-off time: 7pm GMT / 2pm EST / 10am PST / 5am AEDT

Venue: Stade Roumdé Adji, Garoua, Cameroon 

Live stream: Sky Sports (UK) | beIN Sports (via Sling TV / FuboTV) (US) | beIN Sports Connect (CA) | beIN Sports (via Kayo) (AUS) 

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free

The Djurtus were reportedly left in tears after their agonising 1-0 defeat by Egypt last time out when Mama Balde's stunning late equaliser was ruled out after a VAR review.

That result means Guinea-Bissau have now gone six games in all competitions without a goal and makes a needed win against their Group D opponents look tricky.

Nigeria have meanwhile underlined their status as a favourite to win the tournament outright, having built on their win over Mo Salah's Egypt in their opening clash by beating Sudan in their most recent game.

Ready to see one with everything on the line? Here's how to watch a Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria live stream and get this Africa Cup of Nations match online from anywhere.


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How to watch a Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria live stream online in the UK

While a big chunk of AFCON 2021 games will be available to watch FREE online via the BBC and BBC iPlayer but this Group D match isn't one of them

All is not lost though, as pay TV broadcaster Sky Sports will be providing  coverage of every single 2021 AFCON fixture across their platforms on TV and online, including today's Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria clash.

Coverage of this match begins five minutes before kick-off at 6.55pm GMT on Sky Sports Premier League.

If you want to sign up, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices or try Now TV for PAYG access.

Not in the UK for AFCON 2021? No worries - residents of the country can just download and install a VPN to port themselves back home to a UK location, then watch live as normal. 

How to watch AFCON 2021 from outside your country

Scroll down for all the ways you can watch AFCON 2021 online in a number of countries around the world. But first, you should know that if you're abroad at any point during the tournament, you probably won't be able to watch the footy like you normally would at home.

This is because of geo-blocking, a digital restriction that means certain streaming services are only accessible in the region they're based in. Don't sweat it, though, as you've got the option of using a VPN to tune to your preferred coverage wherever you are. 

Use a VPN to live stream AFCON 2021 from anywhere

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How to use a VPN

Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location.

3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - so that's BBC iPlayer the UK or possibly Sling or FuboTV for the US.


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How to watch a Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria AFCON 2021 live stream in the US

International pay-TV sports specialist beIN Sports is the exclusive broadcaster of AFCON 2021 in the US and will be showing this Group D showdown live.

If you're already a subscriber, you can also live stream the action via the beIN Sports Connect app.

If you don't have the channel on cable, don't worry.

A great alternative option is cord-cutting streaming service Sling TV. If you already have Sling, you can add beIN Sports for an extra $5 per month. If you don't, you can currently try out Sling for free for three days to see if you like it. It's a good service and well worth a go. 

Another costlier (but more thorough) option is a FuboTV plan. Its standard plan costs $64.99 a month for access to more than 110 channels - including nearly all the sports networks you could ask for. But test it out for free first with a fuboTV FREE trial.

Kick-off for Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria in the States is at 2pm EST / 10am PST. 

And don't forget, a quality VPN will let you take your preferred streaming service with you wherever you go, even if that happens to be abroad.

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How to watch Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria AFCON 2021 soccer in Australia

In Australia, there's only one place to tune into AFCON 2021. Kayo is set to show all 52 matches of the tournament, through its partnership with beIN Sports Australia and comes in at a reasonable $25 per month. Best of all, there's a 14-day Kayo Sports FREE trial to take advantage of.

Since Kayo doesn't have a search function on its TV app, its coverage of AFCON is unfortunately a little hard to find. You'll need to scroll down to 'live channels' on the home page, then click on the beIN Sports 1 channel to watch it.

And if you leave Oz at any point during the tournament, simply use a VPN to tune in as normal on your Optus account. 

Kick off for Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria Down Under is at 5am AEDT.

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How to watch Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria AFCON 2021: live stream soccer in Canada

Much like in the US, beIN Sports is the exclusive broadcaster of AFCON 2021 in Canada and will showing this big game live.

beIN is available through most cable providers, including Bell and Rogers, but there's also the option for cord cutters to use beIN's standalone streaming service BeIN Sports Connect.

The service is available for a modest outlay of $14.95 for a monthly pass or a yearly commitment for $164.95 per annum. It has dedicated apps for iOS, Android and Apple TV as well as a number of Smart TV platforms.

Kick-off for Canadians is at 2pm EST / 10am PST.

And if you're not in Canada right now, you can follow the VPN route above to tune in with a beIN.

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