It becomes the first time the South Africa-based cable broadcasting outfit will air the Nigerian top flight since it last did in 2019.
As the 2023 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) Super 6 playoffs draw nigh, the Interim Management Committee (IMC) have revealed that it have struck a deal with broadcast giants Supersport.
It becomes the first time that Multichoice, the South Africa-based cable broadcasting outfit will broadcast the Nigerian topflight on its Supersport channels since it last did in 2019.
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The 2023 NPFL Super 6 championship playoffs will kick off on Saturday, June 3.
IMC boss ecstatic over Supersport partnership
Reacting to the new development, the chairman of the IMC Gbenga Elegbeleye, revealed that he was excited because the participating players would be in the eyes of the global world.
"We have just concluded with Supersport to cover the Super 6, it is cheering news," Elegbeleye confirmed on Monday, as per ckdmedia.ng.
"The players will get international recognition again, all the matches will be televised live and that will hold a great deal in showcasing our league not just in Sub-Saharan Africa, but the globe at large", the IMC boss said.
Elegbeleye also added that televising the Super 6 matches will also ensure better and fair officiating, as the referees would be put on their toes to perform better than they did in the regular season.
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Remo Stars by virtue of finishing second on the NPFL Group A table - their highest final position in the Nigerian top-flight, will participate in the 2023 Super 6 playoffs.
Continental reps, league champions to emerge at Super 6
The playoffs will feature Group A winners Bendel Insurance, defending champions Rivers United, 1999 winners Lobi Stars, record Nigerian champions Enyimba, Remo Stars and Sunshine Stars.
The championship playoff slated to hold at the 10000-seater Mobolaji Johnson Arena in the Onikan part of Lagos, will run from Saturday, June 3 to Sunday, June 11.
Beyond the league title, qualification places in next season's CAF Champions League, and CAF Confederation Cup, await the second and third-best teams in the Super 6.
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Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos and Otunba Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu-Ode will host the semi-finals of the men’s edition of this year’s NFF/TINGO Federation Cup competition.
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Since 1999, Lobi Stars have only ever won one league title; their best-ever campaign after that was in 2018 when they were in first place but lost the title when the NPFL was cancelled.
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Experienced Lobi Stars have previously won the Federation Cup in 2003, and had gotten to the finals in 2005, 2012 and 2015.