Johannesburg - In an exciting
announcement made on Thursday, Kwesé Sports has revealed that it has won
exclusive rights to screen the Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC)
across sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa where it holds
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Africa continues its
spectacular growth with this landmark deal struck between Kwesé Sports
and the EFC.
The full 3-hour, live, main card broadcasts from the EFC as well as
further support programming and action-packed bouts begin screening on
www.kwesesports.com on Saturday, March 5 at 20:00 CAT.
Fans can log on to watch all the action live from the highly anticipated
EFC 47 event, at no cost, as part of a complimentary service currently
offered online. The Kwesé Sports website also recently offered live
screenings of fixtures from Spain’s prestigious Copa Del Rey, and
includes comprehensive news and updates from the worlds of soccer, rugby
Following a recent announcement, Kwesé TV is currently focused on the
upcoming roll out of its services in sub-Saharan Africa, and Kwesé
Sports is a key component of those plans. The latest acquisition is
another highlight for the brand which is quickly making its mark in
African sports broadcast.
“We are incredibly excited about this new broadcast partner,” stated EFC
president Cairo Howarth.
“We believe that Kwesé Sports represents the
future of sports broadcasting on the continent and will open many new
opportunities to new and existing EFC fans to enjoy quality EFC
The partnership follows the consistently unparalleled growth of EFC
since its inception in 2009, and the ever-growing mass interest in the
sport of MMA locally and internationally. The landmark deal begins with
the first EFC event of 2016 (EFC 47), headlined by Scottish champion
Danny Henry and the undefeated Igeu ‘Smiley’ Kabesa on March 5, live
from Carnival City in Johannesburg.
Producers of 10 live events annually, whose content is broadcast in 110
countries, EFC has sold out some of the biggest arenas in Africa. With
over 120 athletes exclusively contracted to the organisation from
countries such as Angola, the DRC, Nigeria, South Africa, Ireland,
France, Poland and England, EFC showcases the greatest warriors in the
A sports entertainment phenomenon which has captured the attention of
passionate and loyal fans throughout Africa and the world, EFC events
and broadcast production has been described by international media and
networks as some of the world’s best quality mixed martial arts content