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SuperSport, FAZ extend contract

NKANA striker Walter Bwalya (right) shields Power Dynamos defender Derrick Mwansa during the Super Division Week 22 match at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe yesterday. Power won 2-1. PICTURE: MULWANDA LUPIYA

SUPERSPORT has extended the contract with the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) to broadcast Super Division matches for the next five years at an increased cost of US$5 million.
The deal will run up to December 2020, represents an increase of $750,000 from the current US$4,750,000 that was signed in 2007 under which each Super Division team receives US$25,000 annually.
Acting Multi-Choice Zambia general manager Ngoza Matakala and FAZ head of club licensing Erick Mwanza announced the development at a joint press briefing in Lusaka yesterday
Matakala said Multi- Choice is excited that the deal has been signed with FAZ because broadcasting matches on SuperSport will meet its subscribers’ demands to increase local content on its channels.
She said the development is good for the Zambian game.
And SuperSport marketing manager for Southern Africa Marlon Kananda said the gesture shows the confidence his company has in FAZ.
“We are committed to promoting Zambian football. We are happy with the way FAZ is running football,” Kananda said.
And FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya, who was represented by Mwanza, described the gesture as a milestone.
“This is an exciting development and a milestone for our football and a resounding demonstration of the confidence and trust SuperSport and indeed the corporate world have in our game, our association and its leadership.
“This development guarantees us an unrivalled platform to continue to showcase the splendour of our game, heighten competition of the Super League and the high football standards that continue to make our game and its administration an admirable component thing for the rest of Africa,” Kalusha said.

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