National Women’s Soccer League comes to ESPN Africa

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 30: Deyna Castellanos #10 of Bay FC celebrates scoring with Asisat Oshoala #8 during the first half against the Houston Dash at PayPal Park on March 30, 2024 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Lyndsay Radnedge/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

ESPN Africa has announced that it will be premiering the USA’s National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) this April on ESPN (DStv Channel 218, StarSat 248), this is in line with its commitment to providing the very best in international sporting leagues and entertainment to fans across the continent as seen on numerous other occasions.

Us soccer fans can now enjoy two NWSL games each week, including both live and repeat broadcasts, as well as a weekly highlights show on ESPN, which will lead up to the exciting playoffs and NWSL Championship in November this year.

The NSWL features several players from the continent, including Racheal Kundananji (Malawi) whose recent-record signing to Bay FC created much excitement among fans, following recent offseason signings of 6-time CAF women’s player of the year Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria) and Princess Marfo, (Ghana).

Banyana’s Linda Motlhalo has returned to the NWSL to play for Racing Louisville FC, while Orlando Pride signed prolific striker Barbra Banda (Zambia) and Kansas City Current picking up striker Temwa Chawinga (Malawi). These players add to the already stellar roster of talent from Africa that includes Nigeria’s Ifeoma Onumonu, who plays for Utah Royals, Estelle Johnson, who plays for North Carolina Courage, Uchenna Kanu for Racing Louisville and Michelle Alozie at the Houston Dash.

“We are excited to introduce the National Women’s Soccer League to complement our existing high quality and exciting programming line-up,” comments Kyle De Klerk, Director: Sports for The Walt Disney Company Africa. “The NWSL has attracted some of the best African footballers and we are excited to showcase their talents to our ESPN audiences across Africa.”