African Football

Supersport switches off Nigerian League after Kenya’s


South Africa based pay television Supersport has cancelled their broadcast contract with the Nigerian Professional Football League.

The decision means the country’s topflight will not be aired live by the pay television giants.

The move comes weeks after they took a similar decision in Kenya – terminating a ten-year relation with the Kenyan Premier League.

Last year they ended their union with the Ghanaian Premier League, which another pay television company Star Times have since taken over.

Supersport is said to be downsizing its operations in Africa for business reasons.

With dwindling subscription numbers and stiff competition from new entrants like Star Times, Kwese Sports among others, Supersport’s stay outside its South Africa base has been a subject of speculations.

Since the beginning of the new Premier Soccer League season in Zimbabwe, Supersport has not been able to air live a single match despite holding the rights.

They are however active in the Zambian Super League and the South Africa’s

About Bonface Osano

African Football Writer contributing @Soka25east | Commentator; appeared on @MySoccerAfrica, @KweseSports, @ntvkenya, others | Keen follower of African Football. E-mail: [email protected]


  1. Samuel Ochieng

    April 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Brokeass niggaz

  2. Mshadza Mlimi

    April 20, 2017 at 6:51 am


  3. Itx Nathan Kandiz Ngilishi

    April 20, 2017 at 12:34 am

    thats good zambia stil on yes yes yes yes yes yes

  4. Paul Mario

    April 19, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Beinsport should come in handy now.

  5. Hamooba Dominic

    April 19, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Puncherello Chama come and see. What’s the implications on African soccer development

  6. Uchenna Oguama

    April 19, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    tank God. Let me go and sale my gotv.

    • Joe Odongo

      April 20, 2017 at 11:07 am

      End month am dumping mine

  7. Jabulani Ncala

    April 19, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Why do they do so

You must be logged in to post a comment Login