Gabriel Jesus (R) of Manchester City in action against Andreas Christensen (L) of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea FC in Porto, Portugal, 29 May 2021. EPA/Jose Coelho / POOL
Football lovers on DStv and GOtv can look forward to the return of the UEFA Europa League, the second most important trophy in Europe after the UEFA Champions League, on SuperSport. The Europa League and FA Cup will be exclusive to SuperSport adding to the best football viewing experience across the continent.
They will also be able to follow comprehensive coverage of the most loved football leagues with hundreds of games from the Premier League on DStv and select games on GOtv, as well as La Liga and Serie A matches on DStv and GOtv.
Speaking on the upcoming season, Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, said: “Building on the euphoria of the 2020/21 football season and the Olympics tournament, we are excited to deliver world- class football to fans wherever they watch, whether on television or on digital platforms. This season, we are delivering even more value to our DStv and GOtv customers. We listened and have secured the rights to broadcast all the Europa League games live for the next three years. In so doing, we have further entrenched our position as the home of unbeatable football.”
With the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, interest in the upcoming European football season is ramping up. With the best leagues that includes the Premier League, where Manchester City and Pep Guardiola will look to continue their dominance but are likely to face a renewed challenge from Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United, while England’s famed and beloved FA Cup remains an exclusive for SuperSport.
In La Liga, Atletico Madrid will start as favourites to hold off the challenge offered by Real Madrid and Barcelona, but an exciting Sevilla side could be even more prominent in the title challenge, while the high turnover of coaches in Serie A makes their new season entirely unpredictable! Internazionale are the reigning champions, but Juventus, Milan, Napoli, Lazio and a Roma side now managed by Jose Mourinho will all be gunning for the Scudetto in 2021-22.
Football is about connection. Sharing it with friends and family makes ‘The Beautiful Game’ even more meaningful. And in no competition is this more applicable than the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League, the ultimate expression of the club game in Europe that has become the true measure of the greatest players and teams.