Uganda had every reason to celebrate their decisive, 2-0 victory over the Democratic Republic of the Congo in their opening 2019 Africa Cup of Nations match. Not only did the Cranes pull off the first major upset of the tournament, but they also ended, as AFP reported, a 41-year drought without a single win in the African continental championship. But that was Saturday. Now, on Wednesday, Uganda could take that celebration to a new level by securing a spot in the quarterfinals or suffer an upset of their own at the hands of a Zimbabwe side that absolutely must win to maintain any chance of AFCON survival in the match that will live stream from Cairo.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Uganda vs. Zimbabwe Group A Africa Cup of Nations match, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Eastern European Time on Wednesday, June 26, at the 60,000-seat Cairo International Stadium, also known as Stad El Qahira El Dawly, in Cairo, Egypt. In Zimbabwe, that start time will also be 7 p.m. Central Africa Time and 8 p.m. East Africa Time in Uganda.
In the United Kingdom, the game starts at 6 p.m. British Summer Time, while in the United States the live stream gets underway at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, or 10 a.m. Pacific. In the Republic of Indonesia, the game gets underway at midnight Western Indonesian Time on Wednesday, 6 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, June 27.
The Warriors took heart from a spirited, albeit goalless, performance in the tournament’s kickoff match, holding heavily favored Egypt, the host country, to a single goal and forcing the Pharaohs to work for a solid 90 minutes. But in the end, Zimbabwe took no points, and even more painfully, remain locked in a dispute with their country’s football federation over their $9,000 per-player fees, which had not yet been paid when they arrived in Egypt, according to All Africa.
To make matters worse, Zimbabwe has now lost midfield star Marvelous Nakamba, who also plays for Belgium’s Club Brugge, in addition to striker Nyasha Mushekwi who was previously ruled out due to injury, according to the Zimbabwean newspaper The Herald.
To watch a live stream of the Uganda vs. Zimbabwe Africa Cup of Nations opening showdown, use the stream provided by BeIn Sports Connect USA or download the BeIn Sports app for mobile devices. The BeIn Sports network’s streaming service requires cable or satellite service subscriber login credentials from a carrier that offers BeIn Sports.
Fans without access to the BeIn network may also watch the Uganda-Zimbabwe match stream live for free without cable or satellite login information. Fans may sign up for a free trial of a streaming TV multi-channel package, such as the Sling TV international sports package or Fubo TV. Both of those services require credit card information and subscription fees, but each also comes with a seven-day free trial. During that week-long period, fans can watch the Cranes vs. Warriors match live stream for free.
In Egypt, BeIn Sports Connect will also carry the match, while in Zimbabwe, Uganda, and in many other African countries, the South Africa-based Super Sport network carries the game, as does the French-language Canal + Afrique.
Inside the United Kingdom, the live stream is set to be carried by Euro Sport Player, as it will in Spain as well.
For a comprehensive list of outlets around the world that may also offer a live stream of the opening AFCON Uganda vs. Zimbabwe match, be sure to consult the information at Live Soccer TV.