Rwanda: Local Media Yet to Acquire Can U-20 Rights


Despite previous reports out of Rwanda, the local broadcasting media is yet to enter any form of agreement with French-based SportFive over-the-air television and radio rights for next year's African Youth Championships in Kigali.

The local organizing committee (Cocan) spokesman Jules Kalisa recently said that nothing official has been reached between the two parties as far as broadcasting live matches to the local audience is concerned.

"Local radio stations and TVR (Rwanda Television) have not yet acquired broadcasting rights from Sport Five but negotiations are still underway," Kalisa said. It is however reported that Cocan and SportFive will reach a decision on November 28.

The New Times (Kigali) 18 November 2008