SuperSport renews PSL media rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

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SuperSport announced a renewal of their media rights with the South Africa Premier Soccer League in a multi-million Rand deal, have also not made a statement on their relationship with the Castle Lager Premiership.

But in South Africa, they beat competition from Kwese Sport, South Africa Broadcasting Corporation and Vodacom who had also tendered their bids for the media rights. SuperSport’s previous deal with the Supa Diski was worth R2 billion over five years.

The Premiership officially concluded last weekend when league champions FC Platinum and Chibuku Super Cup winners Harare City featured in the season-ending Castle Challenge Cup at Mandava.

PSL spokesperson Kudzai Bare also confirmed that the SuperSport issue has been placed on the agenda for the board meeting coming up next week.

“Right now I cannot say anything about the SuperSport deal. It’s something that is set to be discussed at the board meeting next week and the resolutions will be communicated to the media and all stakeholders. We will also take the opportunity to review the just-ended 2017 season,” said Bare.

The coming of SuperSport was greeted with joy after the league had found no joy with national broadcaster, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, who insisted on being paid to screen matches.