The management of Hotsports Nigeria Ltd, has promised Nigerians a superlative experience spiced with freebies for viewers for keeping faith with NTA and a fun-filled package comparable to what is available on other networks across the globe.
President/CEO of HS Media Group, owners of HotSports brand, Taye Ige spoke at the headquarters of the Nigerian Television Authority in Abuja, at a ceremony heralding the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding appointing HotSports Nigeria Ltd as the “Official Exclusive Marketing Company” of Nigerian Television Authority, for AFCON 2019.
Ige noted “it’s an honour, to accept the responsibility on behalf of HS Media Group to partner, with Africa’s largest television network, the NTA, to bring to Nigerians the matches and fun of AFCON 2019” and thanked the management of the NTA for its confidence in HotSports to deliver on the job.
The HS Media Group boss acknowledged that the current agreement covering other CAF organised competitions such as the U-17 and U-20 AFCON and Women Nations’ Cup as well as the CAF Champions’ League is the third marketing effort the 23-year old Sports Marketing Company is undertaking for the Nigerian Television Authority and promised to make a huge success of it just as the two previous ones.
Taye Ige said HotSports will be live in Egypt 2019 and provide viewers on NTA network with pre and post matches coverages of all matches involving the Super Eagles in its Group stage matches in Alexandria and as the team make progress in the tournament.
Earlier in his remarks, the Director General of the Nigerian Television Authority, Alhaji Yakubu Ibn Mohammed said the signing of the agreement was necessitated by the quest to bring back “the good old days in Sportscasting pioneered by the Nigerian Television Authority with coverages of international sporting events such as past editions of the AFCON, FIFA World Cups and Olympic Games.
He said the effort will satisfy Nigerians’ passion for football and provide an opportunity for its teeming population of football lovers nationwide to watch the Super Eagles and other teams play at the AFCON 2019.
In his opening remark, NTA’s Executive Director, Marketing, Mallam Abdul Hamid Salihu Dembos, said the authority reached out to several interesting companies and considered many offer of partnership on the project before zeroing in on HotSports; a long time ally, based on its track record in the industry.
SOPAN hails Falcons for South Korea Victory
..Charges team to beat France
Sports Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (SOPAN) has congratulated Nigeria’s Super Falcons for spanking the former World Champions, South Korea 2-0 in their second group game at the ongoing 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
According to the Chairman of the Noble association, Mr Martin Odiete, who on Thursday after the Executives meeting of the Association held at their headquarters in Abuja, commended the efforts of the senior national female team for bouncing back from a 3-0 defeat in the hands of Norway in their first Group A match to beat the South Koreans.
By this victory, Falcons now has a good chance of making it to the round of 16 if they can get at least a draw in the last group match against the host team France, but warned that the match would play a big role in booking their second round ticket.
“We are extremely happy with the resilient spirit of Nigeria’s apex female football team (Super Falcons), especially proving the doubting Thomases wrong against Korea Republic few days ago.
“SOPAN is a body that is duly registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Nigeria, and part of our objectives include putting Nigerian sports in good spotlight before the world. We believe you can consolidate on the recent triumph over the bottom placed Korea republic,” Odiete maintained.
Martin Odiete on behalf of SOPAN, implore the Super Falcons to fight for the next phase of the ongoing FIFA World Cup as the play host nation, France.
“As African Champions, with intimidating track records, we are sure Falcons can conquer one of the biggest women football nations, France, when they meet in their last group match.
“We Salute the Technical Savvy of Falcons’ crew Led by Thomas Dennerby and ex International, Maureen Madu, as we urge the Super Falcons to be ruthless against the French National team to extend their stay in the world football showpiece ”
“SOPAN shall continue to give its ‘unflinching ‘ support to Super Falcons as the pride of Africa and believes that the Nigerian team can make progress in this Women’s FIFA World Cup holding in France,” he assured
Super Falcons rose from a 3-0 defeat to Norway in their first group match to beat Korea 2-0 and stand a good chance of progressing to the second round but must maintain a decent scoreline in the last group match against the host, France in Rennes on Monday to clear the debris of not reaching the knockout phase since 1999.
BREAKING: Gianni Infantino re-elected as FIFA president
Gianni Infantino was re-elected by acclamation for a second term as FIFA president at the Congress of world football’s governing body in Paris on Wednesday.
The 49-year-old, who took charge of FIFA in February 2016 after the departure of the disgraced Sepp Blatter, stood unopposed for re-election for a new four-year term which will run until 2023.
He said that the organization has been transformed into being “synonymous with credibility.”
Before the decision, Infantino said: “It is only thanks to you that we have been able to transform FIFA, to transform it into a new FIFA, an organization that is synonymous with credibility, confidence, integrity, equality, human rights, social engagement, modernity, professionalism and equality.”
Liverpool beat Spurs 2-0 to win Champions League
Liverpool has won the 2019 UEFA Champions League, after beating Tottenham Hotspurs 2-0 in Madrid, Spain.
Mohamed Salah’s early penalty and a late goal by Divock Origi steered Liverpool to a sixth Champions League title on Saturday as they beat Tottenham 2-0 in an all-English final in Madrid.
Salah scored the second quickest goal in Champions League final history as he converted from the spot after just one minute and 48 seconds following a handball by Moussa Sissoko.
Belgian striker Origi, who scored the winning goal against Barcelona in Liverpool’s remarkable semi-final comeback, sealed victory three minutes from time with a superb low finish.
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