Genk's Mike Tresor Ndayishimiye celebrates after scoring during a soccer match between KRC Genk and Standard de Liege, Sunday 31 July 2022 in Genk, on day 2 of the 2022-2023 'Jupiler Pro League' first division of the Belgian championship. BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR (Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR / BELGA MAG / Belga via AFP) (Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Bumper Football season ahead for fans, ESPN renews rights for several leagues

Football fans across Africa have a lot to look forward to in the coming months. ESPN Africa is pleased to announce that it has renewed its broadcast rights for the English Football League, Eredivisie and the Scottish Premiership for an additional year, while adding the Belgian Jupiler Pro League, bringing the most exhilarating football action from across Europe to audiences across the continent.

This year’s Scottish Premiership is set to be one for the books as Glasgow Rangers and Celtic return to action, fuelled by their Old Firm rivalry, combined with both clubs’ popularity and exceptional football prowess. Eredivisie fans can expect excellent seasons from Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord, all of whom are in top form, and eager for league glory.

The Eredivisie EFLScottish Premiership and Belgian Jupiler Pro League all feature top African footballers such as Jean Michael Seri (Hull City), Calvin Bassey and Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Fashion Sakala (Rangers), Ibrahim Sangare (PSV Eindhoven), Tarik Tissoudali (KAA Gent), Cyriel Dessers and Paul Onuachu (Racing Genk). Watford boast a whole host of African stars including Ismaila Sarr, Maduka Okoye, Imran Louza, Hassane Kamara, William Troost-Ekong and Samuel Kalu who will all be featuring for the Vicarage Road club this season.

These leagues will provide a feast for African football viewers, with live broadcasts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and additional broadcasts on weekdays. In addition to the kicks, goals, saves, thrills and excitement from the matches, fans are encouraged to follow ESPN Africa on social media, for behind-the-scenes updates and more, when these premium European football leagues get underway.

ESPN is known and loved for bringing the very best sporting action to audiences and football is central to that offering,” says Kyle De Klerk, Director: Sports, The Walt Disney Company Africa. “By securing these rights for Africa, we are able to continue delivering on that promise and we look forward to an exciting football season ahead,” he added.