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Premier League, La Liga & Serie A review, 26-29 October 2018



FC Barcelona’s Luis Suarez (L) scores the 2-0 lead from the penalty to Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois (C) during a Spanish LaLiga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, north eastern Spain, 28 October 2018. EPA/ENRIC FONTCUBERTA[/caption] The fate of Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui in the wake of their 5-1 loss to Barcelona in ‘El Clasico’ is the dominant news after a busy weekend of football in La Liga, Serie A and the Premier League exclusively available only on SuperSport.   At the time of writing Lopetegui remained in charge of ‘Los Blancos’ but it is widely expected that he will be relieved of his position following a heavy defeat to Barca at Camp Nou on Sunday evening which leaves Real seven points off the pace.   Yet the 5-1 score line (featuring a hat-trick from Luis Suarez, in the absence of Lionel Messi) was perhaps not a fair reflection of the game, with Madrid hitting the woodwork when the score was just 2-1 in favour of the Catalans – had Luka Modric’s strike gone in, the game could well have turned out very differently.   “It is hard, a defeat is always hard, even more at Barcelona. We have the feeling that we could have turned the game around, we had chances to equalise, and go on and win,” said Lopetegui in his post-match press conference.   The under-fire former Spain coach added, “”I feel sad at the moment, but with full strength to remain in charge of this group. This is a tough blow, but I am strong enough to know everything can be turned around. There is a long way to go, and I have a lot of faith in this group of players.”   Elsewhere in Spain, Thomas Partey’s Atletico Madrid shrugged off their heavy midweek loss in the UEFA Champions League to defeat Real Sociedad 2-0, Iago Aspas scored a hat-trick as Celta de Vigo hammered Eibar 4-0, and Mubarak Wakaso helped Deportivo Alaves to a 2-1 home win over Villarreal which sees them placed second behind Barca.   The big news in England was a return to winning form for Manchester United, who edged Everton 2-1 at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial, while Liverpool and Chelsea have moved into first and second positions after they racked up impressive wins at home to Cardiff City (4-1 – featuring goals from Sadio Mane [2] and Mohamed Salah) and away to Burnley (4-0) respectively.   Arsenal’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang continued his scoring spree in a 2-2 draw away to Crystal Palace on Sunday, while Manchester City will fancy their chances of reclaiming pole position when they play away to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium on Monday night on SS3 (DStv Channel 203).   In Italy, Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus came from behind to win 2-1 away to Empoli to continue their control at the top of Serie A. The Portuguese’s performance levels remain astonishing and Juve manager Max Allegri believes he is the kind of player who will inspire for generations to come.   “The goal was a moment of magic from an extraordinary player and it’s something kids will try to copy in the schoolyard,” said Allegri. “It’s much easier to get kids passionate about that rather than explaining tactics to them.   “I continue to maintain there is too much theory in Italian football schools and it pains me to see kids go to training and not even enjoy themselves. We’ve got to focus on the simple things in life first.”   Elsewhere in the Italian top flight, Kevin-Prince Boateng was on target late in the game to help Sassuolo salvage a 2-2 draw at home to Bologna (who featured a goal from Ibrahim M’Baye), Raman Chisbah netted in Frosinone’s 3-0 win at SPAL, Franck Kessie’s Milan defeated Sampdoria in a five-goal thriller and Kalidou Koulibaly’s Napoli lost ground in the title after they were held 1-1 by Roma.   Serie A will wrap up its round on Monday night as Kwadwo Asamoah and Keita Balde’s Internazionale head to Rome to face Lazio.   Premier League results & fixtures, 27-29 October 2018   Saturday 27 October Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers Fulham 0-3 Bournemouth Liverpool 4-1 Cardiff City Southampton 0-0 Newcastle United Watford 3-0 Huddersfield Town Leicester City 1-1 West Ham United   Sunday 28 October Burnley 0-4 Chelsea Crystal Palace 2-2 Arsenal Manchester United 2-1 Everton   Monday 29 October All times GMT 8pm: Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City   Serie A results & fixtures, 27-29 October 2018   Saturday 27 October Atalanta 3-0 Parma Empoli 1-2 Juventus Torino 1-1 Fiorentina   Sunday 28 October Sassuolo 2-2 Bologna Cagliari 2-1 Chievo Genoa 2-2 Udinese SPAL 0-3 Frosinone Milan 3-2 Sampdoria Napoli 1-1 Roma     La Liga results, 26-28 October 2018   Friday 26 October Real Valladolid 1-1 Espanyol   Saturday 27 October Girona 2-1 Rayo Vallecano Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Valencia Celta de Vigo 4-0 Eibar Levante 2-0 Leganes Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Sociedad   Sunday 28 October Getafe 2-0 Real Betis Barcelona 5-1 Real Madrid Deportivo Alaves 2-1 Villarreal Sevilla 2-1 Huesca]]>


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La Liga preview, 21-23 September 2021



SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv can look forward to Round 6 action from La Liga, with matches scheduled to run from Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 September 2021.


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SuperSport is also the only place to get English commentary on the legendary La Liga!


The top La Liga clash from this midweek round is a derby between Getafe and Atletico Madrid, set for the Coliseum Alfonso Perez. The Rojiblancos have not lost to the Azulones in the top-flight league since way back in November 2011 and will head to the South of Madrid confident of another three point haul.


One of the players Atletico will be looking to is Argentine forward Angel Correa, who has made a significant impact so far this season, and looks to have been inspired by the return of supporters: “I am very happy because we got the victory and we were able to dedicate it to the fans, to our people, they’re finally back,” he said after scoring the winner against Elche last month.


“Since the pandemic began, they were with us, but having them here is an immense joy and I want to dedicate this victory to them.”


Elsewhere this midweek, Barcelona will hope Memphis Depay can continue to be an inspiring figure for their trip to face Cadiz at Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla. The Dutch attacker has had the unenviable and impossible job of trying to fill Lionel Messi’s boots, but he’s looked right at home in the Blaugrana colours thus far.


“Personally as well I know I can give more. I didn’t feel so fresh, a little bit of pain, but to keep the three points at home is the most important thing and to have the fans back, so feels great,” said Depay after steering Barca to a 2-1 home win over Getafe just before the international break.


Another key clash this midweek sees Real Madrid welcome Mallorca to Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, with Los Blancos looking to make a statement of intent. Manager Carlo Ancelotti hopes to see his side take a step forward in the coming weeks.


“There are many things that we have to improve on. But I think the balance is positive,” said the Italian, while midfielder Casemiro added: “This is the way to win titles and we are working well. The key has been the work of everyone and of those who entered late on.”


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La Liga broadcast details, 21-23 September 2021

All times CAT


Tuesday 21 September

19:30: Getafe v Atletico Madrid – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga, SuperSport Maximo 2 and SuperSport GOtv La Liga

22:00: Athletic Bilbao v Rayo Vallecano – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga, SuperSport Maximo 2 and SuperSport GOtv La Liga

22:00: Levante v Celta Vigo – LIVE on SuperSport PSL


Wednesday 22 September

19:30: Espanyol v Alaves – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 2

19:30: Sevilla v Valencia – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga, SuperSport Maximo 2 and SuperSport GOtv La Liga

22:00: Real Madrid v Mallorca – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga, SuperSport Maximo 2 and SuperSport GOtv La Liga

22:00: Villarreal v Elche – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 2


Thursday 23 September

19:30: Granada v Real Sociedad – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 1

19:30: Osasuna v Real Betis – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga, SuperSport Maximo 2 and SuperSport GOtv La Liga

22:00: Cadiz v Barcelona – LIVE on SuperSport La Liga, SuperSport Maximo 2 and SuperSport GOtv La Liga

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Serie A preview, 21-23 September 2021



SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv can look forward to Round 5 action from Serie A, with matches scheduled to run from Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 September 2021.


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This first midweek round of the 2021-22 Serie A season is headlined by champions Internazionale travelling to Stadio Artemio Franchi to take on hosts Fiorentina. The Nerazzurri have made a positive start to the defence of their Scudetto – despite the loss of manager Antonio Conte and key players such as Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi – but current boss Simone Inzaghi believes there is still room for improvement.


“I knew I was going to meet an important challenge,” Inzaghi said of taking over the managerial position from Conte. “The fans and the environment are going in one direction. They all know that we have gone through very important sales to stabilise the club. Now we must all go in the same direction and react to the difficulties, and as mentioned our motivation will make a difference.”


Inter’s cross-town rivals, AC Milan, will have a home clash against Venezia, while Juventus will target three points from their trip to Spezia – with veteran defender Leonardo Bonucci admitting that the Bianconeri have not lived up to their own high standards thus far in the new season.


“Juve are not the ones from yesterday,” said Bonucci. “Now it’s time to work and get results.”


Elsewhere, Roma will target a victory at the Stadio Olimpico when Udinese visit the ‘Eternal City’, with the hosts hoping that former Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham can continue to make a major impact.


“I spoke to [manager] Jose [Mourinho] and [general manager] Thiago [Pinto] before coming here,” said the English striker. “They told me the ambition of the club, they want from the club and how they see the club moving forward.


“I am someone who is very ambitious myself, so when I see a vision and I believe in a vision, and I believe I can help in the vision, I give my all. I am here to win. I didn’t come here just to play, to score, I’m here to help the team as much as possible and hopefully lift a trophy at the end.”


This midweek round also features Atalanta hosting Sassuolo, Napoli visiting Sampdoria and Torino playing host to Lazio, with Le Aquile hoping to continue the free-scoring form that saw them rocket to the top of the standings early in the campaign.


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Serie A broadcast details, 21-23 September 2021

All times CAT


Tuesday 21 September

18:30: Bologna v Genoa – LIVE on SuperSport Football and SuperSport GOtv Select 1

20:45: Atalanta v Sassuolo – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 1

20:45: Fiorentina v Internazionale – LIVE on SuperSport Football and SuperSport GOtv Select 1


Wednesday 22 September

18:30: Salernitana v Verona – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 3

18:30: Spezia v Juventus – LIVE on SuperSport Football and SuperSport GOtv Select 1

20:45: Cagliari v Empoli – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 3

20:45: AC Milan v Venezia – LIVE on SuperSport Football and SuperSport GOtv Select 1


Thursday 23 September

18:30: Sampdoria v Napoli – LIVE on SuperSport Football and SuperSport GOtv Select 1

18:30: Torino v Lazio – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 3

20:45: Roma v Udinese – LIVE on SuperSport Football and SuperSport GOt

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The Real Housewives of Lagos is set to debut early 2022 as a Showmax Original



Following its success in 50 countries across Africa, The Real Housewives of Durban S1 has also launched in numerous international territories  

We’ve seen what The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Jersey, Durban and Melbourne get up to. Now it’s time to take a peek inside the opulent lives of some of the most affluent women in Lagos.


The Real Housewives of Lagos (RHOL) will be the first Nigerian instalment of the award-winning franchise, which is distributed internationally by NBCUniversal Formats, a division of Universal Studio Group. This also marks the 16th international version of The Real Housewives format and the third to be adapted in Africa.

RHOL will build on the success of the first two African editions. The Real Housewives of Johannesburg was one of the 10 most streamed local series on Showmax in 2019, while The Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) broke records when it launched on the African streaming service in January 2021. RHOD has since launched with success in 50 countries across Africa, as well as on hayu in 27 territories internationally, including Canada, UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore and the Philippines. Season 2 of the hit show will return to Showmax early next year.


“We’ve seen audiences across Africa devour The Real Housewives of Johannesburg and The Real Housewives of Durban,” says Candice Fangueiro, Showmax’s head of content. “The Real Housewives franchise lends itself to localisation and we know our audience is going to love seeing the show reinvented Naija-style. We can’t wait to show the continent – and the world – another side of Lagos, with all the drama, high fashion and luxury you’d expect from The Real Housewives franchise.”


“We are so proud to build on the international success of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg and Durban with our partner Showmax,” added Ana Langenberg, SVP, Format Sales & Production, NBCUniversal International Formats. “The vibrancy of Lagos and its rich culture, fashion and opulence makes for the perfect setting for the show. We also can’t wait to see the second season of Durban come to life and deliver fans all over the world even more extravagance and entertainment.”


RHOL will be produced by Livespot 360. RHOD is produced by Let It Rain Films, with Thumeka Hlotshana attached to direct Season 2 and Emmy winner Lee Doig (Survivor USA) creative directing.


RHOL and RHOD S2 will be available first on Showmax in more than 40 African countries in early 2022.


RHOL will be the second Showmax Original reality series in Nigeria, following on from the success of I Am LAYCON, starring Big Brother Naija S5 winner Lekan Agbeleshe, which set a Nigerian first-day record for Showmax when it launched in February 2021.

Audiences can relive the drama and excitement of Seasons 1-2 of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg on Showmax here and S1 of The Real Housewives of Durbanhere.


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Life at 50°C: New study from BBC reveals that extremely hot days have doubled in past 40 years



Days where the temperature exceeds 50C degrees have doubled since the 1980s, and now occur in more parts of the world, according to new analysis from the BBC.


The analysis was commissioned by the BBC World Service for their new series, Life at 50°C and carried out by BBC News’ data journalism unit. It reveals that temperatures reached 50C or more on 14 days per year on average between 1980 and 2009, but since 2010 the number of days that has surpassed the extraordinary temperature is now 26.


BBC News examined data across a forty-year period and found that the total number of days above 50C increased in each decade since 1980. The BBC’s research also found significant increases in maximum temperatures around the world.


Days above 50C mostly occurred in places in the Middle East and the Gulf. Scientists expect even more areas to break the 50C mark in future.


The BBC’s Life at 50°C analysis also revealed that the number of days over 45C has increased by around two weeks per year on average when comparing the same forty-year period.


Dr Friederike Otto, a leading climate scientist from the University of Oxford, told the BBC that she believes the increase in the days and places above 50C “can be 100% attributed to the burning of fossil fuels.”


Extreme heat can make disasters, such as wildfires and droughts more likely, and can have devastating consequences for human health. It can also parch the land as higher temperatures boost evaporation from the soil. Increasing temperatures could even lead to many parts of the planet becoming too hot for people to live in.


Heat stress conditions could affect as many as 1.2 billion people around the world by 2100 if current levels of global warming continue, according to a Rutgers University study published last year. This figure is at least four times more than those affected today.


The research was carried out to launch the BBC’s Life at 50°C. The series, which will run across BBC outlets and digital platforms, presents the reality of climate change through stories of people around the world and explores how communities living in cities and rural areas have had to adapt their lives to cope with extreme heat. It has been produced by BBC News Arabic, in collaboration with BBC News Mundo, BBC News Urdu, and BBC News Hindi as well as the BBC’s other Indian language services.


Highlights include four-half hour programmes on BBC World News TV channel and a collection of ambitious digital films on the BBC News YouTube channel, with stories filmed in Nigeria, Pakistan, Australia, Mexico, India, Mauritania, Iraq, and Gulf states.


Life at 50°C launches with Nigeria Burning. In the film, Farouk digs wells by hand in Kilankwa, central Nigeria. Joy cooks tapioca in the extreme heat of illegal gas flares in the Niger Delta. Now climate change is making their lives even harder; this year Farouk and his team have to dig down to an unprecedented 27 feet before they find water. Their stories show how ordinary Nigerians are exposed to the hardship of extreme heat. Haruna, who works with Farouk says: “When I was a boy the weather was not this harsh.” Digging the well exposes Farouk and his team to temperatures too hot for their instruments to measure, and while she knows it’s ‘bad’ for her health, Joy braves heats of 90C to cook by the flares to make income to help to support her family.


Watch Nigeria Burning here:  (3 mins)

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EbonyLife’s Castle & Castle is back for Season 2 on Netflix – Globally



After its’ sensational 2018 debut, fans of EbonyLife’s Castle & Castle have finally been rewarded for their unwavering devotion. Season 2 of the eagerly anticipated Legal procedural drama series is now streaming globally and exclusive to Netflix.

Castle’s galaxy of stars comprising Richard Mofe-Damijo, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Denola Grey, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Deyemi Okanlawon, Dorcas Shola Fapson, Eku Edewor, Bimbo Manuel, Daniel Etim Effiong, Ade Laoye, Anee Icha, Kevin Ushi, Jude Chukwuma and guest star- Patrick Doyle reprise their roles in Season 2.

Directors Kayode Kasum and Walter Taylaur pilot the Castle universe, which welcomes talented actors like Bisola Aiyeola, Bimbo Ademoye, Ikechukwu Onunaku, Gregory Ojefua, Mimi Chaka, Kenneth Okolie, Elozonam Ogbolu and Maurice Sam to its’ sophomore season.

Nigerian entertainment fans can enjoy Castle & Castle season 2 and other exciting Nigerian stories like King of Boys: Return of the King and a wide variety of international content — uninterrupted and without ads — from NGN1, 200 per month on the Mobile plan, which is now available alongside the Basic, Standard & Premium plans.

Watch Season 2 of Castle & Castle Here.

It has been six months since Remi and Tega Castle went up against each other in a court of law for the very first time. A case that has divided the loyalties in the firm and has separated Lagos’s most admirable couple. Their son, Ben has returned to Law School to normalise his UK-earned law degree in Nigeria with his parents hardly on speaking terms.

In the wake of the victory, Castle & Castle’s prestige has surged and the company has moved to a new office and is flush with new clients. But it’s a hollow victory for Remi, who finds herself alone at the helm.

Tega has been suspended for some months from practicing law and ostracized, he is back at university, teaching. Life has taken Tega full circle to precisely where he and Remi met under scandalous circumstances some 20-years ago.
Will the couple be able to forgive each other for choosing different sides of the law or will their resentment towards each other destroy that which they built on love?


· Directors: Kayode Kasum and Walter Taylaur
· Executive Producer: Mo Abudu
· Producers: Temidayo Abudu and Adeola Osunkojo
· Creative Producer: Heidi Uys
· Key Cast: Richard Mofe-Damijo (Tega Castle), Dakore Egbuson-Akande (Remi Castle),

Denola Grey (Ben Castle), Blossom Chukwujekwu (Malik Mustapha), Deyemi Okanlawon (Kwabena Mills), Eku Edewor (Nneka), Dorcas Shola Fapson (Doshima), Bimbo Manuel

(Duke Akintola), Daniel Etim Effiong (Mike Amenechi) , Ade Laoye (Morenike Athol), Anee Icha (Stella), Kevin Ushi (Mr Monday), Jude Chukwuma (Captain) and guest star- Patrick Doyle (as Otunba).

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BET Africa’s first original drama series Isono celebrates the 200th episode milestone



ISONO, BET Africa’s first original daily drama marked its 200th episode milestone since its launch last year September. The first original vernacular daily drama co-produced with Clive Morris Production proved to be a strong contender with multiple nods at the recently announced Royalty Soapie Awards 2021, where it has scored eight nominations.

As ISONO celebrates the 200th episode milestone, the star-studded African cast continues to entertain and intrigue viewers across the continent as they deliver a compelling storyline of love, pain and betrayal. The gripping and suspenseful original daily drama recently welcomed veteran actors Jack Devnarain, Kevin Smith, legendary Nandi Nyembe and young and talented Paballo Mavundla.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this significant milestone on BET Africa’s ISONO. A big thanks & congratulations to the incredible cast, crew and our audiences across the continent who have inspired us to continue to bring local productions to the continent,” commented Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager at ViacomCBS Networks Africa and BET International Peer Lead. “As the channel that celebrates black culture, excellence and entertainment, we are proud to create and showcase authentic African storytelling for the culture, by the culture.”

ISONO recognises the amazing delivery of authentic and rich African storytelling by female leads, award-winning and legendary Nthati Moshesh, Moshidi Motshegwa, Charmaine Mtinta, and popular presenter Lalla Hirayama. The young smoking guns, Bohang Moeko, Didintle Khunou, Senzo Radebe, TK Sebothoma, Anga ‘Naakmusiq’ Makubalo, Ayanda Nhlapo and Natasha Thahane, continue to bring passion, excitement and action to the storyline. The young and rising stars Kgosi Mongake, Tshepo Ledwaba, Mpho Sibeko and Mpule Matlhola brought the House of Grace orphanage storyline to life by showing off their musical talents.

BET Africa and Clive Morris Productions introduced new faces and upcoming talent from Dimpho More to Omphemetse Tolo. Celebrating cross-cultural diversity and rounding off the Pan African talent pool, ISONO further included cast members from Nigeria, Anthony Oseyeni, Christin Osifuye and Chioma to expand and depict multiple narratives and continental resonance.

Manchester Mahlogonolo Mahapa who led ISONO’s narrative and creative direction said, “The show hitting its 200th episode is a major milestone and no easy feat to accomplish particularly under COVID-19 restrictions. It has been a real learning curve and also nothing short of amazing. We set out to create an authentic daily drama like no other for an African audience and we have seen it land in ways that excite us and shows us that there is an appetite for a gritty show like ISONO.”

In tonight’s 200th episode of ISONO, Simon is tangled in a web of lies, so desperate to cover each lie with another that he starts acting on compulsion, and it does not end well for him. Gabriel is ready to face Sarah while Siviwe’s memory is triggered. Could this be the end of Mother Mary’s empire?

For riveting drama and the best in African content, catch BET Africa’s original daily drama ISONO, where Dark Secrets Lead to Deadly Sin on BET AFRICA (DStv Channel 129, GOtv Channel 21) at 20:30 WAT/21:30 CAT, where the suspenseful original daily drama airs Monday to Thursday.

For more information on BET Africa’s original daily drama visit, like and chat to us on Facebook, and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram @BET_Africa using the hashtag #ISONOBET #BETAFRICAORIGINAL

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