Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea live stream — How to watch AFCON 2023 online and from anywhere, team news

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The Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea live stream sees the three-time winners of the African Cup of Nations handed a tricky test in their opening game in Group A when they take on the Elephants at the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara today  — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.   

Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea live stream, date, time, channels

The Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea live stream takes place today (Jan 14.).
Time 2 p.m. GMT / 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 1 a.m. AEDT (Jan. 15)
• U.K.Sky Sports
• U.S. — beIN Sports via SlingTVFuboTV or Fanatiz
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Expectations for Nigeria were high at the last AFCON tournament when they won all three games in the group stage but they suffered a surprise defeat to Tunisia in the Last 16 and now enter the 2023 tournament determined to atone for that display.

Manager José Peseiro is almost spoiled for choice in attacking talent and will hope the likes of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, Leicester forward Kelechi Iheanacho, AC Milan’s Samuel Chukwueze and Atalanta’s Ademola Lookman can provide a serious goal threat.

Equatorial Guinea may not boast the same household names but head coach Juan Michá has transformed them into a genuine threat. They reached the quarter-finals of the AFCON 2021 and have started World Cup qualification in impressive fashion with two victories. 

Here's how they line up 

Nigeria XI: Nwabali, Aina, Troost-Ekong, Ajayi, Zaidu, Yusuf, Onyeka, Iwobi, Lookman, Simon, Osimhen

Equatorial Guinea XI: Owono, Orozco, Ndong, Akapo, Coco, Bikoro, Buyla, Ganet, Machin, Salvador, Nsue

Will the Super Eagles possess too much firepower or will the Elephants stand strong? Read on as we explain all the ways to get today's Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea live stream where you are and watch AFCON 2023 from anywhere.

How to watch Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea live streams from around the world

A VPN, or virtual private network, makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

For instance, a Brit who's currently in the U.S. could watch Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea live streams on the CAF YouTube channel, even though they're not in the U.K.. Matches are also free to those from sub-Saharan Africa on New World TV.

They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.


Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to the CAF YouTube channel or another service and watch the game.

How to watch a Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea live stream in the U.S.

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Soccer fans in the U.S. will want beIN Sports to catch the AFCON 2023 live streams, including Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea, and there are plenty of ways to tune in. 

beIN Sports is available through most cable packages as well as some of the best cable TV alternatives, including Sling TVFubo.TVYouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV.

For cord-cutters, one option is Sling TV. The Sling Blue package is priced from $40 per month and it comes with more than 30 channels including USA. New users often get a discount on their first month.

Fubo costs $75 per month for 121 channels and includes beIN Sports, plus ESPN, NBC and plenty of others besides. It also offer a 7-day free trial.

There's also Fanatiz, which costs $9.99 and provides access to the AFCON 2023 live streams.

If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN. And if, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN.


Sling TV offers two packages, both of which start from $40 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including beIN Sports for the AFCON 2023 live streams, . New users often get 50% off their first month.


If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo. For $75 a month, it's got dozens of sports channels, including beIN Sports (plus ESPN and plenty of others), and offers a 7-day free trial.


Another option to watch an AFCON 2023 live stream Fanatiz. The international service offers beIN Sports as part of its Front Row plan, which costs $9.99 a month and provides access to AFCON 2023, as well as a gaggle of Latin American sports continent including international football matches from Brazil and Argentina.

You can stream Fanatiz coverage via your mobile, Amazon Fire TV and stick, Android TV, Apple TV, Hisense TV, Google Chromecast, Airplay, PC and Mac with any web browser.

How to watch a Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea live stream in the U.K.

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Thanks to a late deal, Sky Sports is now showing every match of AFCON 2023, including a Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea live stream. If you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £18/month to add those channels. 

Whichever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.

Sky Glass is another option. This gives you Sky TV within a 4K TV that has a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar, and without the need for a dish. Prices start at £13/month for the TV, plus a sky sub on top of that.  

If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky subscription, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £11.99 or month-long access for £34.99. 

All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the UK, you can still follow a Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

How to watch Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea in Canada

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Canadians can watch a Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea live stream on Fubo, which is also the home of Premier League soccer in Canada.

For just CAN$24.99 a month, you'll get access to the Essentials plan, which gets you AFCON 2023 matches via beIN Sports, all Premier League matches, all Serie A matches plus 29 channels including MLB Network. The $39.99 Premium plan adds 20 entertainment channels and more on top of that.

Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN to trick their streaming device into thinking it's back in the great white north.

How to watch Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea in Australia

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If you want to watch a Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea live stream from Australia you'll need to have access to beIN Sports. This can be added to your TV package, or you can sign up for beIN as a separate subscription. This costs $19 per month or $179 for the year. 

Alternatively, you can opt for Kayo Sports which includes beIN in its package. Kayo also offers a two-week trial, and after your free 14 days, a basic plan costs $25 a month, while a Premium subscription is a little more expensive at $35. 

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use ExpressVPN to watch all the action on your travels as if you were back home.

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Adrian is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about sport for a wide range of publications including World Soccer Magazine, Newsweek, Yahoo and FourFourTwo. Having covered everything from the NBA Finals and French Open to the London Olympics and F1 in Abu Dhabi, his great passion remains soccer – a sport he could write and talk about all day long.