Lovers of The Beautiful Game are in for a treat with SPORTSLIVE, an exciting new soccer television channel, going live soon in all Tab and Betting World Shops.
The brand-new sports channel will offer exclusive soccer programming and games from the French, Brazilian, Asian, Spanish and English leagues as well as the never before seen South African five-a-side Premier Futsal League.
The official launch of the new Premier Futsal League will take place on 1 February to coincide with the launch of SPORTSLIVE, with the first official matches being played on 7 February.
For those who don’t know, Futsal is the only five-a-side format of football recognised by FIFA.
Futsal is played on courts similar in size to basketball courts and has become famous for being an exciting, fast-paced game in which a lot of goals are scored.
It does not compete with football, but serves to support it by developing players’ skills.
Futsal encourages athletes to become faster, stronger, and more agile while improving their balance. It also helps youngsters become more comfortable with the ball and gives them lots of opportunities to practice passing, dribbling, turning, shooting and ball control – all whilst under pressure.
Compared to football, Futsal demands that players are more versatile – playing in every position on the field during the course of a game. Futsal players are not labelled as defenders, midfielders or attackers like they are in football.
Many of the top footballers worldwide played Futsal as children and credit it with supporting their skills development. South American legends like Pele, Zico, Ronaldinho, and Lionel Messi, to name but a few, as well as European superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Deco and Xavi have played Futsal to develop their skills.
The South African Premier Futsal League will be broadcast live and exclusive in Tab/Betting World outlets daily from 7 February 2019.
SPORTSLIVE promises to offer soccer lovers a feast of live matches daily from 09:30 on which a number of bets can be placed, as they will be included in the very popular Soccer 4 and Soccer 6 pools.
As an added bonus, payouts for the Futsal soccer pools will be made on the day of the games.
As the exclusive broadcaster of the Premier Futsal League, these matches can only be watched in all Tab and Betting World Shops – free of charge.
- Phumelela Press Release issued on 22 January 2019