After a couple of months without live sporting events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DStv and GOtv customers who are sport fanatics can finally breath a sigh of relief following the return of the live programs.
Attributing the development to Malawi24 was MultiChoice Malawi Managing Director, Gus Banda, who said things are slowly starting to get back to normal and there is possibility that live actions on SuperSport will increase significantly this month.
Banda said for football fans, there will be resumption of three major European leagues: The Premier League, La Liga and Serie A which have already confirmed their restart dates last week.
He further added that Spain’s La Liga will be the first to return to SuperSport screens on the evening of Thursday 11 June with the Seville derby of Sevilla v Real Betis and nine fixtures to complete a full round will be played over the weekend of 12-14 June.
“Recent world events have seen the curtailment of live sport around the globe, and even as we commit to maintain the entertainment with the chance to ‘ReLive’ classic matches, documentaries and the greatest sports films of all time, we know that nothing beats real time sports action, so we welcome the return of live sports to our screens.
La Liga’s resumption sees the titanic title tussle between Barcelona and Real Madrid come back into focus, with just two points separating the teams at the top of the log.
Los Blancos appeared to have more momentum behind them, having beaten Barca in Madrid in early March before the league was suspended, but the break has since allowed the Catalans to regroup and recover from a major spate of injuries.
The next to follow in resuming will be the Premier League, which will hold two catch-up fixtures – Manchester City v Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United – on Wednesday 17 June, before a first full round of fixtures running from Friday 19 to Monday 22 June.
All eyes will be on leaders Liverpool, who only need 2 more wins in order to be crowned 2019/2020 champions, their first top-flight championship in 30 years.
Their first game back will be away to Everton depending on the result of Manchester City’s earlier matches, the Reds could clinch the title with victor against their cross-town rivals!
Italy’s Serie A will also resume on the weekend of 19-21 June, and bring with it one of the most thrilling title races anywhere in Europe as champions Juventus hold a one-point lead over nearest chasers Lazio, who have become one of the most entertaining and effective teams in the Italian top flight.
Football is not the only sport which will be returning live to SuperSport, in the coming days and weeks as Rugby as well makes a comeback with New Zealand’s domestic Aotearoa, the Highlanders taking on the Chiefs and the Blues hosting the Hurricanes on the weekend of 13-14 June.
The PGA Tour will hold the Charles Schwab Challenge from 11 to 14 June, and even IAAF Athletics is back on the calendar with the Oslo Impossible Games on 11 June.
There was also horse racing (the Investec Coronation Cup on Friday 5 June), IndyCar (the Genesys 600 on Sunday 7 June) and the continuation of series which have already been holding live events through these troubled times, including UFC 250 (Sunday 7 June), the NASCAR Cup (7, 11 and 14 June) and WWE’s latest pay-per-view special, ‘Backlash’ on Monday 15 June.