ESPN Africa to air USA's National Women's Soccer League from April

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ESPN Africa announced on Tuesday that it will be premiering the USA's National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) this April on ESPN (DStv Channel 218, StarSat 248).

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 playoffs and NWSL Championship in November this year.

The NSWL features several players from the continent, including Racheal Kundananji (Zambia) 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).

South Africa'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."

For updates regarding ESPN Africa programming, rugby, and other sports, fans can connect to @ESPNAfrica on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit https://www.espn.com/.

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ESPN: DStv 218, Starsat 248

ESPN2: DStv 219, Starsat 249

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