Giant entertainer SuperSport which is known for in-depth coverage of both local and international sports has pulled out of Kenyan Football League, KPL, citing breach of the License Agreement by the two parties blaming KPL for breaching them.
“SuperSport has cancelled its contract with the Kenyan Football League (KPL) following KPL’s breach of the License Agreement entered into by the parties,” read part of the statement released to newsrooms.
According to SuperSport, the breach of the agreement by KPL has made the situation untenable and it put SuperSport at risk therefore “SuperSport has no option but to terminate the contract.”
“SuperSport will continue in its commitment to providing the best sports content in Africa via platforms with cutting-edge technology and on multiple devices. Formal notice of cancellation of the contract has been given and all the necessary procedures and steps are being put in place to manage the exit from this league,” said the statement.
The cancellation which has gotten most of Kenyans unaware puts hundreds of jobs at stake for Kenyans who have been working in various capacities due to the contract. Shocked with the turn of events, Kenyans took to Twitter with #SuperSportOut to raise their concerns and register their disappointments:
— Joel Muinde (@mulonzijoel) April 7, 2017
— Radio Citizen (@RadioCitizenFM) April 7, 2017
— COFEK, Kenya (@ConsumersKenya) April 7, 2017
Some Kenyans, however, see the pulling out an opportunity for local investors to come up and invest in the sector to fill the left gap.