Supersport to air the 2019 Okpekpe race
There will be a live broadcast of the seventh edition of the IAAF Silver Label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race on pay TV channel SuperSport on May 25, 2019.
Organised by sports marketing firm Pamodzi, this is the only road race recognised by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) in Nigeria and it is the first IAAF Silver Label 10km race of the year.
The race’s director of organisation, Zack Amodu, said: “We have sealed an agreement with our broadcast partner SuperSport for a live telecast of the event. SuperSport has been our broadcast partner since the start of the race in 2013 and what we have just done is to ensure the race goes on live television again.”
“SuperSport will start running the promo as one of its exciting packages that sports lovers and non-sports lovers can look forward to in the month of May. Repeats of last year’s historic race are now running on SuperSports Blitz up till April 17,” he added.
The pay TV channel received IAAF recognition via the bronze label rating in 2015 and also the first to be upgraded to a silver label status last year.
“We are delighted to be a strong part of the race and its success story. The Okpekpe 10km road race has placed Nigeria on the map and as a sporting destination of choice. We at SuperSport associate with events that have great impact on the lives of the people and the environment,” the pay TV channel said.
SuperSports Blitz is on channel 200 on DStv.