The first consequences of the termination of the Lagardere contract by the CAF (Confederation of African Football). SuperSport announces that it cancels any broadcast of competitions of the continental instance.
At the start of the U23 CAN in Egypt, the sub-Saharan populations will not be able to watch the tournament via SuperSport. The giant sports content dedicated to Africa south of the Sahara entrusts in a statement Friday, it suspends all broadcast CAF competitions.
A decision that follows the formalization earlier in the day by the CAF of the termination of its contract with Lagardere. SuperSport is a customer of the French group. From which he acquired CAF competitions for nearly $ 130 million (CAN, Champions League, Confederation Cup, etc.).
Also, the CAN 2021 playoffs starting next week will also not be available on SuperSport.
" We are in a difficult situation. We can not broadcast without a formal contract. We acquired these Lagardere rights"Says Joe Heshu, head of MultiChoice Group.