Debate: Should Government Sponsor Telecast Of Super Eagle Matches?

Last week, the Super Eagles of Nigeria clashed with the Harambee Stars of Kenya in a 2014 World Cup qualifier match. Nigerians expecting to watch … Continue reading Debate: Should Government Sponsor Telecast Of Super Eagle Matches?


Last week, the Super Eagles of Nigeria clashed with the Harambee Stars of Kenya in a 2014 World Cup qualifier match. Nigerians expecting to watch this game as it was played tuned from station to station for the telecast, shockingly none of the television stations in the country aired the match.
There have been controversies surrounding a new centralised television deal approved by CAF for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers which allows for a central television and marketing deal worth a minimum of $23 million to be shared by the 52 CAF member-nations in a formula to be agreed soon.

This was what obtained for the qualifying rounds of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

The debate in this week’s Sport Palava is should the government invest in televising the Super Eagles’ matches or should this responsibility be left to private television stations that struggle with right issues and end up not airing crucial matches.