Nigeria premier league organizers League Management Company (LMC) has officially confirmed reports of a speculated $200 million-worth TV broadcast rights deal (the highest in Africa) for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) this season.
The LMC claimed that the circulating information of the multi-million dollar broadcast deal with Chinese business entity, NEXT TV was true and that all 20 clubs of the NPFL have been briefed about the 5-year deal worth over $200 million in ‘Projected’ income and other commercial inflows.
Chairman of the League Management Company Malam Shehu Dikko disclosed that “the details of the contract will be discussed at a later time.”
“We just briefed the clubs on the projects we have. We will announce, officially on a later date the full details of the deal. We have gotten very positive reviews from the clubs and they have agreed on the steps we’re taking and are happy with what’s on the ground.”
“The NPFL will be back on television screen across Nigeria and beyond, we feel the pain of most Nigerian who are following the Nigeria Professional Football League”
“All hands are on deck to make this a reality, we are going back on this one, NPFL games will be live on Television”
The second vice president of the Nigeria Football Federation disclosed this in an interview in Abuja.
The 2019/20 NPFL season that was called off after matchday 25 due to the coronavirus global pandemic had South Africa’s Supersport as its official TV partner until it pulled off in 2016.