Egypt vs Ghana live stream: How to watch AFCON 2023 online and for free today, team news

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Neither Egypt nor Ghana have got off to a flyer at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. With one point between them going into matchday two, both sides will be desperate to win at the Stade Felix Houphouet Boigny in Abidjan — and you can watch Egypt vs Ghana live streams from anywhere with a VPN.

Egypt vs Ghana live stream, date, time, channels

The Egypt vs Ghana live stream takes place today (Thursday, January 18)
Time: 8 p.m. GMT / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT / 7 a.m. AEDT (Jan. 19)
• FREEBBC iPlayer (U.K.)
• U.S. — beIN Sports via SlingTVFubo or Fanatiz
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The first Sunday of this year's AFCON certainly threw up a trio of surprise results. After Nigeria had been held by Equatorial Guinea, Mohamed Salah's 97th minute penalty rescued a 2-2 draw for Egypt against Mozambique. And then, to cap it off, Ghana went down limply to an injury-time strike themselves, courtesy of Cape Verde's Garry Rodrigues.

Egypt's result was their second disappointing draw in consecutive Africa Cup of Nations games — the previous one coming two years ago in their 0-0 draw in the final with Senegal that they subsequently lost on a penalty shoot-out. The Pharaohs have long been reliant on Salah, but recapturing the title they've won a record number of times will require more than his brilliance alone.

It's been 42 years of hurt since Ghana last lifted the trophy, and the shock defeat to the Blue Sharks suggests that 2024 won't end that rot. Manager Chris Hughton will continue to miss Arsenal's injured Thomas Partey, but with the likes of the Ayew brothers, Inaki Williams and the returning Mohammed Kudus available, they should have the enough to challenge Egypt today and go deep in the tournament.

There aren't too many surprises among how the teams are lining up, with Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny in the Egypt XI to win his 100th cap,

Read on to discover where to watch Egypt vs Ghana live streams — and watch AFCON 2023 games for FREE — where you are.

Egypt vs Ghana team news:

Egypt: Mohamed El Shenawy, Kamal, Hegazi, Abdelmonem, Hamdy, Hamdi Fathi, Elneny, Salah, Marmoush, Ashour, Mohamed

Ghana: Ofori, Odoi, Djiku, Salisu, Mensah, Ashimeru, Kudus, Abdul Samed, Semenyo, Williams, Jordan Ayew

How to watch Egypt vs Ghana live stream for FREE

Egypt vs Ghana is one of the 10 games that the U.K.'s BBC iPlayer streaming service is showing for FREE (with a valid TV licence).

If you live in the South Africa then you can enjoy every single minute of this AFCON 2023 game without spending a cent, as it will be televised via SABC with a free online stream available on SABC Plus.

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 the BBC or 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. and want to view BBC iPlayer, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to BBC iPlayer or another service and watch the game.

How to watch an Egypt vs Ghana 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 Egypt vs Ghana at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT on Thursday, 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 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 Egypt vs Ghana 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 an Egypt vs Ghana live stream in the U.K.

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Great news for U.K.-based football fans: the Egypt vs Ghana match is among the 10 AFCON fixtures that the free-to-air BBC has the rights to show in 2024. It will be shown on BBC Three 8 p.m. GMT on Thursday, Jan. 18.

It will be also available to stream live and on catch-up in the U.K. on BBC iPlayer. It's totally FREE to view, provided you have a TV licence of course.

BBC iPlayer is available on pretty much any streaming device you can think of, including web browsers and through its smartphone app.

Every single game at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations — including Egypt vs Ghana — is also being shown on Sky Sports.

Whichever streaming service you prefer to watch through, you can try using a VPN to get around the geo-restrictions that will prevent iPlayer from working If you're outside of the U.K. when it's on. Scroll up for more information and instructions.

How to watch Egypt vs Ghana in Canada

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Canadians can watch an Egypt vs Ghana 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 Egypt vs Ghana in Australia

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If you want to watch an Egypt vs Ghana 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 7 a.m. AEDT on the morning of Friday, Jan. 19.

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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