22 August 2012

Zambia: Coaches Invited for Supersport Interviews

Photo: Confederation of African Football.
Zambian national soccer coach Herve Renard has been given a permanent residence permit and a motor vehicle worth US$70, 000 in appreciation of his efforts to the development of football.

MULTICHOICE Zambia public relations manager Marlon Kananda has urged MTN-FAZ Premier League coaches to turn up for pre- and post-match interviews set up by SuperSport as the live broadcast of matches resumes this weekend.

Kananda said it was important for coaches, captains and team managers of respective clubs to turn up for interviews conducted by SuperSport after a live broadcast of the game to enable fans to get their side after the match.

He said in a statement in Lusaka yesterday that local fans want to listen to the coaches' strategies and game plans before a match and want to know what went wrong after the matches, unlike a situation where coaches refuse to give interviews, especially if their team loses.

Kananda said the live broadcast of the Zambian Super League resumes this weekend on the World of Champions SuperSport channel 9, with league leaders Zanaco travelling to Chingola to face Nchanga Rangers on Sunday at 15:00 hours.

He said the Saturday game between Zesco United and Nkana, which would be played at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, would be beamed live starting at 15:00 hours.

Kananda re-affirmed SuperSport's commitment towards televising the Zambian Super League live as well as covering the 2012 Barclays Cup competition.

"The live broadcast of games should definitely be within our strategy of broadcasting across the African continent and thus all productions need to be in line with this strategy," Kananda said.

He said SuperSport had a lot of Zambian football lined up for live broadcast and assured the soccer loving Zambians that the African pay television channel remained committed to showing the games.

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