The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) in partnership with Eleven Sports TV will begin displaying all of the GFF First Division League matches in each female and male classes.
This initiative, being the primary of its form could be supported by the World’s Footballing governing physique, FIFA+ challenge.
The unveiling of the settlement between Gambia Football Federation, Eleven Sports and FIFA was held on the Football House in Kanifing yesterday, 12 May 2022.
Eleven Sports is a multinational sports activities and leisure media group. Headquartered within the United Kingdom, it’s owned by Andrea Radrizzani’s sports activities and media funding platform Aser Ventures.
This improvement got here after World’s soccer governing physique final month launched the FIFA+, which is geared in direction of creating the digital to attach soccer followers throughout the globe extra deeply with the sport they love totally free.
“Having an official broadcast partner that can in turn generate revenue for the league and clubs until today had remained our utmost priority. That is now a thing of the past as announced the signing of a broadcast deal with FIFA beginning the current season until the end of the 2026 season to broadcast the two aforesaid leagues through its new initiatives FIFA+,” stated GFF president, Lamin Kaba Bajo.
According to him, the printed associate for this challenge is known as Eleven Sports they usually in flip contracted Eye Africa TV to offer the feeds for them to function their native associate for the beginning of this challenge.
“As part of the project, they will now be broadcasting all the matches in our men and women first division leagues from the next season. The broadcast will still begin with some selected matches of this campaign, and will be offered through Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service otherwise known as live streaming.”
As the settlement occurs in the course of the season, President Bajo famous that these golf equipment and on-line platforms which can be at the moment streaming the league shall be allowed to broadcast them till the top of the present season.
However, Mr. Bajo stated that, from subsequent season, no third celebration could be allowed to transmit any type of protection both partially or entire by way of IPTV, web or cellular transmission till the top of the licence interval, including that they may formally write to all of the golf equipment to that impact.
For his half, Baboucarr Camara, communications director at GFF, who doubles because the challenge supervisor, stated that the challenge is groundbreaking as they witnessed the exceptional strides in soccer improvement in The Gambia, particularly previously seven years, culminating with the nation’s first-ever look on the African Cup of Nations.
“Sports is a multi-million dollar industry which the actors of sports are meant to benefit from in many ways and key among them is broadcasting which is where the revenue is.”
According to him, to have an official associate to broadcast the nation’s home 1st Division female and male leagues at no expense to the golf equipment is a welcoming improvement, noting that it will contribute immensely in direction of the event of these golf equipment.