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The new season kicks off on Sunday with the inaugural SuperSport DStv Super Cup match between league champions Ulinzi Stars and FKL Cup champions Sofapaka.

Continental sports broadcaster, SuperSport, which holds the Kenyan Premier League broadcasting rights will screen close to 90 matches live on television this season.

SuperSport's head of Africa Service, Gary Rathbone, also told a press conference in Nairobi that a second Outside Broadcast van to enhance coverage of local sports by the South Africa-based pay satellite TV service provider.

"There will be live television matches every weekend, some of them double headers," Rathbone was quoted as saying in the Daily Nation. He added: "We will also have Wednesday night match coverage."

He at the same time said live broadcast of KPL matches will be extended beyond Nairobi, Thika, Naivasha and Nakuru to also cover Mombasa, Mumias and Kakamega.

KPL chief officer Jack Oguda said prize money for the league winner will remain at Sh1.5 million with an additions Sh1.5 million to participate in the Caf Champions League.

The new season kicks off on Sunday with the inaugural SuperSport DStv Super Cup match between league champions Ulinzi Stars and FKL Cup champions Sofapaka at Nyayo National Stadium.


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