Nigerians have slammed the Nigeria Television Authority after its abysmal coverage of Nigeria vs Benin match yesterday.
NTA's coverage of Nigeria vs Benin yesterday
The Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) has been described as a national disgrace after its poor coverage of Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Squirrels of Benin Republic.
This comes after South African cable sports channel Supersport had days back announced that they would be unable to continue broadcasting any Confederation of African Football content following the sudden cancellation of the deal between the continent’s football governing body and French company, Lagadere Sports.
The deal worth $1 billion was cancelled according to what CAF termed “breach of contract“.
Since then, Supersport has not aired the ongoing U-23 African Cup of Nations in Egypt and also did not air the Super Eagles game; a development which left many to rely on NTA to watch the AFCON qualifying match.
While trying to fill the vacuum, NTA decided to beam the live event, but it was an abysmal show because of the poor quality of pictures, graphics and commentary from the NTA team.
The camera angle was so poor that one couldn't see the players at the other far end of the pitch because the NTA crew members showed the match from the linesman's stand.
Nigerians used the hashtag #ShameOnNTA to show their annoyance: