SuperSport snaps up Zimbabwe football league rights

SuperSport, the pay-television broadcaster in sub-Saharan Africa, has acquired rights for the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League, the top football division in the country.

The deal covers the five seasons from 2013 to 2017, and the remaining rounds of the 2012 season, which concludes in November.

The rights cover television, online and mobile platforms.

“It is wonderful that a world-class broadcaster such as SuperSport is now our broadcast partner,” Premier Soccer League chairman Twine Phiri said. “We received excellent feedback from our stakeholders after SuperSport had broadcast a few of our fixtures in the past. This long-term deal will ensure the sustainability of our league and no doubt be very attractive for sponsors.”

SuperSport’s head of acquisitions and legal, Brandon Foot, added: “There is tremendous future potential in Zimbabwe and we believe that this investment will grow and mutually benefit both parties.”