BY SHAMAN MOMOH
Angry Nigerians took to Twitter today to register their displeasure at leading cable services provider DSTV‘s inability to show matches of the on-going FIFA U-20 men’s World Cup, as well as FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The Nigerian U-20 men’s team is participating in this year’s tournament and are seen as one of the favourites to lift the trophy.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria are also participating in the Women’s World Cup.
Altogether 7 African teams are participating in the two FIFA tournaments and DSTV, which claims to be the leading provider of cable TV content on the continent isn’t screening matches from these tournaments.
One tweet, by @MrSawyerr, highlights the grievances of Nigerians:
Many Nigerians, like @yew1e, say they regret paying full subscriptions fees to DSTV and may consider dumping the cable TV service provider altogether.
Chinese owned Century Sun International LTD, operators of StarTimes, has broadcast rights of the two tournaments for the territory that covers Nigeria, and are believed to have rights for all FIFA tournaments for this year. The means that Nigerians may also not be able to watch the U-17 Would Cup on DSTV.