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How To Stream Live Matches In Nigeria 

There are millions of football fans in Nigeria. If you’re one of them, I’m sure you always want to watch your favorite teams play. You can watch at home on TV with a decoder, or at a viewing center. Another way to watch is over the internet. 

You can live stream football matches using your mobile phone, tablet, or computer – any device that can access the internet and play web video & audio. However, many people find it difficult to stream live matches in Nigeria. This is mainly because they can’t find the right platforms to stream.

If you’re one of such people having this issue, it’s a good thing you’re reading this article. Here, I’ll be explaining how to live stream matches in Nigeria. 

What do you need to live stream? 

As already stated earlier, you need a device that can access the internet and play web video and audio. Hence, you’ll need a good and working smartphone, laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Aside from your device, another important thing you need is data.

Already, you’re aware browsing the internet requires data and video consumes much data. When you’re live streaming, the data consumption is relatively high. For example, you’ll need 1.5 GB to 2 GB to successfully stream a full 90 mins match in good quality. 

The amount of data you’ll spend will depend on the quality you’re streaming with. There’s 120, 240, 360, 480, 720, and 1080 pixel resolutions amongst others. To stream in 1080p (HD) resolution, you could exhaust up to 5GB to stream a full 90 minutes.

Bottom line, before you follow the info below to stream live matches, make sure you have sufficient data in your browsing device. 

How To Live Stream Matches In Nigeria  

If you want to live stream matches, there are many options to use. We’ll start with the free and easier ones. 

  • Streaming Websites 

There are lots of free football streaming websites available. Some popular examples are Hesgoal and 60mins football. Once you visit these sites, you’ll find a list of all ongoing live matches. Simply click on the one you want to watch, set your preferred resolution and start streaming. 

However, the thing with free websites like this is that they often break copyright laws. Hence, your stream can be interrupted a couple of times before your match is done. Also, more often than not, the football commentary isn’t English as most of these sites are owned by people in Arab countries. 

Nevertheless, you can still enjoy a good live streaming experience every now and then. The good thing is that it’s free; you don’t have to go pay any money.

  • Mobile Apps 

If you’ve got an Android or iOS smartphone, you can simply search for and download live streaming apps from your App Store. There are many of such apps available to Nigerians. Just like with websites, you’ll get a list of ongoing live matches when you launch the mobile app. 

However, while some of these live streaming mobile apps are free, others are premium. In other words, you may need to pay a subscription – weekly, monthly, or annually – to stream football matches with some of these apps. 

Nevertheless, since they only play top football matches during weekends, except during UEFA leagues season, the subscription prices are usually cheap. Take the Live Football on TV app for example, the annual subscription is only N1,800 (One Thousand Eight Hundred Naira Only) and you can pay N350 per month. 

  • Social media 

The third option you have here is social media. When a popular football match is going on, you can easily find live streaming links for it on Facebook and Twitter. You can also find on Instagram if someone is streaming the match on Instagram Live, but that can be difficult and inconvenient to watch. 

Hence, Facebook and Twitter are the two best social media platforms to live stream matches in Nigeria. All you need to do is to search for the match using the search bar. You’ll find multiple options to stream. 

In fact, there are some Twitter handles and Facebook pages that are dedicated to provide live match streaming to their followers. Hence, you can simply follow these pages so whenever a match is going on, you’ll find the live streaming link directly on your timeline. 

Streaming live matches on social media is similar to streaming on websites. The social media peeps are basically sharing links. Hence, the copyright and interruption demerits also come into play. 

  • Decoder App 

Finally, you can stream live matches in Nigeria using your decoder app. Take for instance you’re a DSTV customer, you can stream every channel in DSTV decoder on the app too. We all know DSTV is the go-to decoder if you want to enjoy Europe and Africa’s best football competitions. 

However, for this to work, you must have an active DSTV decoder. You can’t just download the DSTV app and stream football matches if you don’t have a decoder at home. This is because you need your Customer ID to login. 

With a VPN, you can live stream on foreign channel apps like DAZN, BBC, SkySports, etc.

Bottom Line 

Don’t let nothing stop you from enjoying your favorite team play. No matter where you are in Nigeria, so long as you have data, choose any of the above methods to live stream matches. The best options is using websites.