South Africa vs Tunisia live stream: How to watch AFCON 2023 game online and on TV, team news

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The South Africa vs Tunisia live stream is a hugely important clash in Group E as Bafana Bafana will be guaranteed a place in the last 16 if they can defeat Jalel Kadri’s side today at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Korhogo — and you can watch it live from anywhere with a VPN.

South Africa vs Tunisia live stream, date, time, channels

The South Africa vs Tunisia live stream takes place today (Jan 24).
Time 5 p.m. GMT / 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT / 4 a.m. AEDT (Jan. 23)
• FREESABC Plus (South Africa)
• U.K.Sky Sports
• U.S. — beIN Sports via SlingTVFubo or Fanatiz
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

After losing their opening game 2-0 to Mali, South Africa bounced back in style with a thumping 4-0 win over Namibia. Themba Zwane scored twice in 16 minutes. It was a great response from Hugo Broos’ side who will now target another big performance, knowing that victory would ensure progression to the last 16. It could also be enough to secure top spot and a more favorable draw in the knockouts.

It won’t be easy, though. Despite picking up just one point from their opening two fixtures, Tunisia know that victory could be enough to progress. The 2004 AFCON champions were shocked with their loss to Namibia but showed plenty of quality in their draw with Mali. The Carthage Eagles may choose to add some firepower as Sheffield United's Anis Ben Slimane has struggled for support. 

Here's how they line up: 

South Africa XI: Williams; Mudau, Kekana, Mvala, Modiba; Mokoena, Sithole, Zwane; Morena, Makgopa, Tau.

Subs: Mobbie, Mashego, Xulu, Appollis, Adams, Maseko, Monare, Mothwa, Lepasa, Sibisi, Mayambela, Goss.

Tunisia XI: Ben Said; Kechrida, Meriah, Talbi, Abdi; Skhiri, Laidouni, Rafia; Ben Slimane, Achouri, Jaziri

Subs: Ben Romdhane, Msakni, Jouini, Maaloul, Jelassi, Haddadi, Dahmen, Ltaief, Srarfi, Valery, Sliti, Hassen.

Read on for where to get South Africa vs Tunisia live streams — and watch AFCON 2023 games for FREE — where you are.

How to watch South Africa vs Tunisia live stream for FREE

If you live in the South Africa then you can enjoy every single minute of this AFCON 2023 game without spending a cent. That's because South Africa vs Tunisia will be broadcast and streaming for FREE.

The full game will be televised via SABC with an online stream available on SABC Plus, so you can watch every single moment without needing a streaming service subscription.

The problems arise if you happen to find yourself abroad while the Africa Cup of Nations is on, as rights restrictions mean you won't be able to use SABC Plus overseas. Assuming you don't want to sign up for a whole new streaming service for the time you're away, there is a great alternative...

If you download and install a VPN (virtual private network), you can get around those geo-restrictions with ease — see the three easy steps below. From our rigorous testing, ExpressVPN comes out on top of our best VPN service rankings as it's fast, works on lots of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.


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It's really easy to use a VPN to watch live sport when overseas:

1. Install the VPN of your choice. We think ExpressVPN is the best you can get.

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

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to SABC Plus or another service and watch the game.

How to watch a South Africa vs Tunisia live stream in the U.S.

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Soccer fans in the U.S. will need beIN Sports to catch AFCON 2023 live streams, including South Africa vs Tunisia at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT on Monday, 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 TVFuboYouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV.

For cord-cutters, one of the best value options is Sling TV. The Sling Blue package is priced from $40/month and it comes with more than 30 channels. New users get a half-price discount on their first month, and then you'll just need to add its Sports Extra add-on for an additional $11/month to include beIN.

Fubo costs $75 per month for 120+ 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 South Africa vs Tunisia live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN. And if, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that there's 24/7 live support and 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 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/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 South Africa vs Tunisia live stream in the U.K.

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Sky Sports is showing every match of AFCON 2023 in the U.K., including this South Africa vs Tunisia live stream at 5 p.m. GMT on Monday evening. It will be shown on Sky Sports Football.

If you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, its currently costs an extra £22/month for the whole Sky Sports suite. 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 from £14/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.

Some games are also being shown for free on the BBC iPlayer, but South Africa vs Tunisia isn't one of them.

And if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow a South Africa vs Tunisia live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.

How to watch South Africa vs Tunisia in Canada

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Canadians can watch a South Africa vs Tunisia live stream on Fubo, which is also the home of Premier League soccer in Canada.

For just CAN$24.99/month, you'll get access to the Sports Monthly 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. There's also a free Fubo trial and extra savings to be made if you sign up for a quarterly or annual plan.

Alternatively, you can go directly with beIN Sports, which gets you far less content but only costs $14.99/month or $99.99/year.

Canadians stuck abroad that still want to access their low-price streaming plan 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 South Africa vs Tunisia in Australia

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If you want to watch a South Africa vs Tunisia 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. It costs $15/month or $150 for the year. And that's all after you've enjoyed its free 1-week trial.

This game is set to kick off at 4 a.m. AEDT on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 23.

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.