When is Manchester United starlet Hannibal playing for Tunisia at AFCON?

Talented Manchester United midfielder Hannibal has been called up by Tunisia for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations.

Hannibal and Eric Bailly are United’s only two representatives at the tournament, with Amad not having been selected by the Ivory Coast.

There may well be plenty of United fans who want to keep tabs on the midfielder’s exploits with his country, so we have put together some information on when he will be in action and how to watch the games.

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When is Hannibal playing at AFCON?

Tunisia have been drawn in Group F alongside Mali, Mauritania and Gambia.

They get their campaign underway on Wednesday January 12 against Mali.

On Sunday 16 January, they will take on Mauritania before rounding off their group phase against Gambia on Thursday 20 January.

Hannibal recently played his part as Tunisia got through to the final of the FIFA Arab Cup in December, before losing in the final to Algeria.

The top two countries in each group, go through to the round of 16, as well as the four best third-placed teams, just as they do in the European Championship.

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What channel is AFCON on?

Sky Sports are showing the Africa Cup of Nations for viewers in the UK.

Tunisia’s clash with Mali kicks off at 1pm UK time and will be on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Premier League.

The clash with Mauritania starts at 4pm, and is going to be on Sky Sports Mix.

The Gambia match begins at 7pm and live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.

There are no United games on any of the days that Hannibal is in action, and Sky Sports can also be live streamed via the Sky Go app on a multitude of devices, including smartphones and tablets.

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