StarTimes Bags Rights To Broadcast Fiba World Cup In Kenya
The pay-TV broadcaster StarTimes is currently broadcasting the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup which will be taking place until September 15.
The extended tournament which is happening for the first time in China will feature 32 teams which include Angola, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia and Senegal.
Tournament champions, the USA this year will debut a young team led by Kemba Walker from Boston and Khris Middleton who hails from Milwaukee.
They will face a strong team from Serbia headed by Nikola Jokic, eager for another match after losing the final match of the 2016 Olympics to the US. This time Spain, China and France could also pose a threat to a US victory because they have all put together very powerful teams.
The Regional Marketing Director at StarTimes, Aldrine Nsubuga said that StarTimes is excited to boost its sports offering further by not only catering to the soccer fans but also airing premium tournaments such as the FIBA World Cup to Kenya’s basketball lovers.
The highest-ranked African team in the FIBA games is Nigeria, who will be participating with lots of experience, having produced several current and former NBA players on their team.
The focus will be on Al-Farouq Aminu, who just recently signed a 29 million dollars three-year contract with Orlando Magic after leaving the Portland Trail Blazers, where he had averaged 9.4 points and 7.6 rebounds this season.
Credit: This article originated from www.standardmedia.co.ke