DStv and GOtv subscribers can look forward to the return of live sport this week, including action from the ongoing La Liga, the Charles Schwab Challenge, and RBC Heritage tournament from golf’s PGA Tour, New Zealand’s Aotearoa rugby competition, UFC Fight Night and WWE ‘Backlash’.
These events will be broadcast from 12-18 June on various SuperSport channels exclusive to DStv and GOtv subscribers.
Football fans will be delighted to see La Liga back in full force, with the resumption of the title race between Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Also, African football fans will be able to watch some of the continent’s best exports in the top-flight Spanish league such as Thomas Partey, Aissa Mandi and Samuel Chukwueze return to action.
The pick of games on offer this week is the meeting between Real Madrid and Valencia at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on 18 June.
The match will kick-off at 9pm on SuperSport 7 to DStv subscribers and SuperSport Select 4 to GOtv subscribers.
In action for Valencia will be Geoffrey Kondogbia, the Central African Republic midfielder, who will be looking to thwart the Los Blancos stars in the ‘engine room’.
Professional rugby returns with two matches from New Zealand’s Aotearoa: Highlanders versus Chiefs on 13 June and Blues versus Hurricanes on 14 June.
The matches will be broadcast at 6am on Saturday and 4am on Sunday respectively on SuperSport 1.
The rugby matches will see the introduction of several new innovations, including golden point and the ability to replace players following a red card.
Existing laws at the breakdown will be applied more strictly to create faster-attacking game and a fairer contest.
The first PGA Tour event to return to the golf calendar is the Charles Schwab Challenge, with days 2, 3 and 5 live on SuperSport from 12 to 14 June.
Broadcast of day 1 begins at 9pm on 12 June on SuperSport 1 and 5, day 3 action begins at 6pm on 13 June on SuperSport 1 and 5, while day 4 action starts at 6pm on 14 June on SuperSport 1.
Also, the RBC Heritage tournament from South Carolina begins on 18 June, with live coverage commencing at 8pm on SuperSport 1 and 5.
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