Sports broadcaster and industry heavy weights Super Sport through their SuperSport TV brand have withdrawn broadcasting rights for beaming top flight football, a development that will see Kenyan football lovers only having to attend the match venue to access premiership football.
Broadcasting company SuperSport have cut ties with Kenyan Premier League Limited.
With the Kenyan top flight football action entring match day 4, the board’s chairman Mr Ambrose Rachier has confirmed that the deal has crumpled and the main reason for the fallout as per the letter is the upholding of Sports Disputes Tribunal’s ruling which increased the number of topflight teams from 16 to 18 starting 2017.
“SuperSport have, today, informed us via a letter that out contract with them is terminated. They say we violated the initial agreement by allowing two more teams into the league as was ruled by Sports Disputes Tribunal.”
This shocking news comes with a three-year period remaining in the contract after the South Africa-head quartered television company extended the deal by five years in December 2014.
Super Sport also beam Zimbabwe’s top flight on a six year deal that was signed in September 2012. The deal will expire in the same month next year.
The Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League now also comprises of 18 teams from the initial 16. 4 new teams were promoted from ZIFA’s respective regions and two were demoted to the unfashionable Division 1 Leagues by the end of the 2016 soccer season.