Senegal vs Gambia live stream — How to watch AFCON 2023 from anywhere today, team news

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The Senegal vs Gambia live stream sees a side many are backing to win the African Cup of Nations once again begin their campaign. Today’s mach could set the tone for Group C — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.

Senegal vs Gambia live stream, date, time, channels

The Senegal vs Gambia live stream takes place on today (Jan. 15).
Time 2 p.m. GMT / 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 1 a.m. AEDT (Jan. 16)
• U.K.Sky Sports
• U.S. — beIN Sports via SlingTVFuboTV or Fanatiz
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Led by Sadio Mané, The Lions of Teranga are the second-highest-ranked team at AFCON 2023, behind World Cup semi-finalists Morocco. The former Liverpool forward is joined by a host of Premier League players. These include midfielders Pape Matar Sarr and Idrissa Gueye from Spurs and Everton respectively. There is also Fulham defender Fode Ballo-Toure, Chelsea forward Nicolas Jackson, and Moussa Niakhate and Cheikhou Kouyate, both of Nottingham Forest.

Gambia had a rather traumatic time on the way to the tournament. Their flight to the Ivory Coast had to be aborted after a seeming lack of oxygen onboard, with players and staff falling unconscious. Hopefully, The Scorpions will have recovered from this nightmarish experience to give a good account of themselves on the pitch. They may not have a huge array of stars to pick from – this is only their second AFCON – but Gambia will want to make all their hard work to qualify count.

Here's how they line up:

Senegal: E. Mendy; Koulibaly, Niakhate, Jakobs; Diatta, Camara, P. Gueye, A. Diallo; Sarr, H. Diallo, Mane

Gambia: Gaye; Janki, Gomez, Colley, Touray; Adams, Manneh, Barrow, Darboe, Minteh; Sowe

Can Senegal start their bid to retain the title with a win, or will they get stung by the Scorpions? Find out by watching the Senegal vs Gambia live stream. Read on as we explain all the ways to watch AFCON 2023 from anywhere.

How to watch Senegal vs Gambia 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 Senegal vs Gambia 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 Senegal vs Gambia 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 Senegal vs Gambia, 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 Senegal vs Gambia 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 Senegal vs Gambia 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 Senegal vs Gambia 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 Senegal vs Gambia live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

How to watch Senegal vs Gambia in Canada

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Canadians can watch a Senegal vs Gambia 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 Senegal vs Gambia in Australia

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If you want to watch a Senegal vs Gambia 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 7 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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