BY STAFF WRITER
Heart & Soul TV (HStv) has been awarded the rights to broadcast the Group Three Chibuku Super Cup matches that will be taking place at Mutare’s Sakubva stadium over the next six weeks.
The station will livestream the round robin matches on its Facebook page and You Tube channel, HSTVLIVEZIM, while there will be live updates on the twitter page.
The six matches will involve Manica Diamonds, Tenax, Black Rhinos and Cranborne Bullets who will all play each other twice in the mini league with the winners progressing to the quarterfinals of the country’s premier cup competition.
HStv general manager Olga Muteiwa expressed excitement at the deal and applauded the Premier Soccer League for embracing digital platforms to reach out to their audiences.
“We congratulate the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League for their agility and speed in embracing the digital platforms as the most effective route to bring national football back into Zimbabwean homes, whilst still adhering to the Covid-19 restrictions. H&S Broadcasting Services is excited to have been awarded the production and broadcasting rights to the Zimbabwe PSL Chibuku Super Cup Group Three mini-league football matches to be held at Sakubva Stadium in Mutare. This deal will help us propel our goal of being Zimbabwe’s innovative, creative and positive brand ambassadors. We are livestreaming the games on our digital platforms (Facebook Heart & Soul Zim & YouTube channel @HSTVLIVEZIM),” she said.
PSL communications officer Kudzai Bare said that with the development, the fans will still be able to watch live football at a time football cannot only be played behind closed doors as a measure to contain the spread of Covid-19.
“We are excited to be partnering Heart & Soul as one of our broadcasting partnership, especially now at a time when we will be having no fans at the stadia,” Bare said.
The first match will feature Tenax vs Black Rhinos at 3pm tomorrow before Manica Diamonds take on topflight new boys Cranborne Bullets on Sunday at the same kick off time.