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SuperSport scores Nigerian football deal

African pay-television broadcaster SuperSport has agreed a four-year rights deal, from 2015-16 to 2018-19, for the Nigeria Professional Football League, the top division of football in the West African country.

The deal between SuperSport and the NPFL is worth N5.4bn (€25.6m/$33.5m), according to The Punch newspaper.

Under the terms of the agreement, SuperSport will broadcast live matches and highlights from the NPFL to its customers across the continent.

The deal has been structured to allow Nigerian free-to-air broadcasters to sign partnerships with SuperSport to provide live coverage of games in Nigeria.