NAIROBI, Kenya, April 22- MOYAS and Nakumatt FC will make history on Wednesday when they play the first ever Nationwide Division One encounter to be aired live on terrestrial television across Africa.
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and SuperSport entered a one-year deal on Monday that will see 20 second-tier matches share the television spotlight with the top-flight and KPL Top 8 competitions.
The move is the latest investment in local sport by SuperSport who first took up the TV rights for the Kenyan Premier League in 2008.
“We are excited about our partnership with FKF and the opportunity to broadcast the Division 1 games. This showcases our continued dedication to grow football and sports in the country, and gives us a wonderful opportunity to be part of the improved governance structure of football in Kenya,” said SuperSport East Africa General Manager Auka Gecheo.
“We will be broadcasting the first match on Wednesday, April 24 at the Nyayo Stadium as the curtain raiser to the night’s Top8 fixture. We do appreciate the support we are getting from both FKF and KPL and we look forward to contributing further to the growth of sports in the region,” he added.
Multichoice Kenya’s General Manager, Danny Muchira said the move was in line with the company’s policy of providing premium local content to the market.
“MultiChoice is committed to providing premium television entertainment to subscribers across the continent. Our in-country operations include subscriber management services and the administration of a digital satellite pay television platform providing DStv bouquets consisting of the best channels from around the world to cater for the whole family.”
The Nationwide League is split into Zone A and B with each zone having 20 teams each. The winner of each zone is promoted to the Premier League. Last season Bandari and Kakamega Homeboyz gained promotion.