Nigerians land $34m TV deal with Supersport

Nigeria's League Management Company (LMC) has secured a $34 million television rights deal for the Nigeria Professional Football League from satellite broadcaster Supersport. The deal was announced at a press briefing in Abuja in the conference room of the Minister for Sports. Present were Bolaji Abdulahi (pictured) the minister, Aminu Maigari, President of the Nigeria Football Federation; Felix Awogu, Country General Manager, SuperSport and Nduka Irabor, Chairman of the LMC. The four year deal, which will cover the rights to televise the league in Nigeria and the whole of Africa will start in 2015, but some funds will be released before then to help the League overcome its cash crisis and to consolidate the position of the LMC.
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