Pay-TV network, StarTimes has concluded plans to broadcast all 25 FIFA World Cup (European) Qualifier games live and exclusively this weekend from Friday March 24 to the delight of football fans and its subscribers.
The digital TV platform said on both its DTT (antenna) and DTH (dish) platforms, all 7 games on Friday, 9 games on Saturday and 9 encounters on Sunday will be beamed live on its sports channels, especially ST World Football (channel 245 or 254), ST Sports Premium (channel 246 or 252) and ST Sports Focus (channel 250 or 240), and ST Sports Arena (channel 251 or 241).
While making the announcement, Head of Public Relations, Israel Bolaji, said “it promises to be another exciting weekend of sporting entertainment for StarTimes viewers as they can catch their football heroes dazzle in World Cup qualifier actions as each team battles for a slot in Russia 2018 finals.
“The World Cup represents the biggest soccer tournament in the world but the journey to the promised land is often fraught with dangerous bends, twists and turns that often snuff life out of the contending gladiators seeking a place in the tournament. As the exclusive broadcast rights holder of the European zone, StarTimes will be showing no fewer than 25 live World Cup matches this weekend, starting from Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26,
Some of the top games include former world champions Italy going up in arms against Albania 7.45PM on ST World Football with another former champion, Spain versus Israel both on Friday. Belgium will face Greece by 8.45PM on Saturday with 1998 World Cup champions, France against Luxembourg even as reigning European champions, Portugal are at home against Hungary, with Real Madrid and current FIFA World Player of the year winner, Cristiano Ronaldo set to lead the pack while Netherlands will also battle Bulgaria. On Sunday, March 26, England will clash with Lithuania live at 6pm Nigerian time from Wembley Stadium. 4 times World champions, Germany will attempt to show their might when they travel to face Azerbaijan on same day even as Romania take on Denmark same day by 5PM amongst many other crackers and upsets that guarantee a swell time for StarTimes subscribers”, added Bolaji.
The spokesman remarked that the screening of the live World Cup games is further proof of the pay television station’s commitment to bring top notch sports content to the homes of its subscribers.
“We are always looking at new ways of delivering on our promise to give our customers best value at little or no cost. Nigerians are football-loving people and we at StarTimes recognize that and that is why we have lined up World Cup qualifying games from the European zone for the viewing pleasure of our fans”, he noted.