StarTimes promises live broadcast of 2019 International Champions Cup
Nigerian football lovers will have the opportunity of following events at the 2019 International Champions Cup, which begins today, through digital television company, StarTimes’s channels.
The International Champions Cup (ICC) matches will kick off today with AS Roma facing Chivas, while Arsenal will lock horns with Bayern Munich tomorrow.
The ICC 2019, now in its seventh edition, is the mini Champions League and ultimate pre-season football tournament where the biggest clubs in the world would battle for glory. 17 champion clubs would clash in 22 matches spread over 23 days in uncensored soccer festival.
Armed with exclusive broadcast rights, StarTimes World Football (channel 254) and Sports Focus (channel 250) channels would wow subscribers with another top-class actions series from the top teams, including Arsenal, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, who are all set to play 21 matches in China, Australia and the United States.
Arsenal head coach, Unai Emery has confirmed that Alex Iwobi and Mohamed Elneny will be absent due to the Africa Cup of Nations duty. Although Unai Emery has the vast majority of his squad with him, club captain Laurent Koscielny did not travel with the team.
Bayern Munich has confirmed that 19 members of their first-team squad and eight U19 players will be available for the tournament but without new signing Lucas Hernandez, who has stayed in Munich to continue his rehabilitation programme following a knee injury.
This is the first time Chivas will play in club soccer’s premier summer competition, joining a host of the world’s finest teams who will be playing across three continents to compete for the International Champions Cup crown.
According to the Brands and Marketing Director at StarTimes, Qasim Elegbede, the pay-TV Company is steadily fulfilling its commitment to delivering a fine mix of pulsating live sporting matches to its customers and football lover.
“We have shown and we will continue to demonstrate that our focus is on satisfying our subscribers by bringing to their living rooms live matches from the biggest players and clubs in top European leagues. This upcoming cracker is another opportunity to excite our subscribers”, he said.