BY UPESINEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,7TH APRIL 2017– pay TV broadcaster SuperSport on Friday ended their partnership with the Kenyan Premier League.
The bad news especially to local football league fans has not come as a shock since a row has been simmering between the broadcasters and the league managers since the beginning of the 2017 season.
SuperSport, who have been the Kenyan top flight league media partners from the 2004/05 season, only aired the opening round of the 2017 term before switching off their cameras.
They also withdrew their sponsorship for the KPL Super Cup which Gor Mahia beat league champions Tusker 1-0 in Nakuru early last month.
“You warranted to us contractually that the KPL is the only body recognised by Fifa to run, administer and be responsible for the administration of professional club football in Kenya, known as the Kenyan Premier League and any of its successor in the title, which warranty is directly contradicted by the relevant SDT ruling and the views of Fifa,” read the letter from SuperSport to KPL.