Fans React to Newly Announced PSL Partnership with DSTV
The Premier Soccer League (PSL) have confirmed their partnership with the giant television company DStv.
The PSL chairman Irvin Khoza made an announcement on Thursday evening. This comes after ABSA and PSL ended their 13 years long partnership which expired at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
According to GOAL.com Khoza made this announcement from the SuperSports Studios in Ranburg, Gauteng following the 5 years agreement between these two parties.
Khoza said the competition will now be referred to as the DStv Premiership.
“It’s a synergy that is powerful in what it brings to the supporters in that it the PSL continues to innovate and improve its products, which will have the full backing of DStv, whose offering requires an abundance of local content.” Said Khoza in his statement.
“There is no them and us. We are joined at the hip to produce enhanced consumption for the best products for our deserving supporters.” He added.
Fans are expressing different views about this partnership:
“Multichoice owns SA soccer now… I don’t think the PSL board fully understands or doesn’t care what this means”
“My problem is that the poor will continue to suffer coz they will see no big games on SABC since they can’t afford DStv”
“DStv Premiership ay sounds weird it will take time before we get used to this DStv premiership”
“Irvin Khoza has commodified the game and the poor football lovers will suffer, this is not good news”
“Well I’m happy that DStv is now the sponsor of the biggest soccer league in Africa they have been involved in sport for a while now and it’s really exciting. Will there be any major changes I don’t know but obviously they will want to do better than Absa who really did an amazing job hopefully they will able to keep it in that standard and improve our league even better”
“So disappointed at the PSL, DStv has monopolized the country’s most loved sport now they will sell some of the games to SABC at tender prices, i feel sorry to those who cannot afford DStv. How can they allow these to happen? No wonder why ABSA left it all makes sense now.”
Picture: PSL Twitter page