Cape Town, South Africa – Cape Town, South Africa – Yesterday, after a massive, groundbreaking broadcasting agreement took place, it was announced that EFC had returned to South African free-to-air broadcaster e.tv and it was subsequently announced that future EFC events would now be held on Friday instead of Saturday.
This came a few weeks after Kwesé Sports, Africa’s fasting growing sports broadcaster, secured the rights to broadcast EFC throughout Africa in one of the most talked about sporting broadcast deals the continent has seen.
All EFC events have now been rescheduled a day earlier and events will now be hosted on Friday evenings. This includes the upcoming EFC 48 event taking place in Cape Town which was initially set for Saturday 23 April but is now taking place on Friday 22 April.
“We have held events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in the past and we hit record numbers of over 1.6 million people watching on a Friday,” stated EFC President Cairo Howarth. He added, “I know this change of date has affected some, but it is in the best interest of the vast majority.”
Full international broadcast details available at: www.efcworldwide.com
The epic up-coming EFC 48 event sees the first visit of the year to the coastal city of Cape Town with two-mega title fights headlining the action.
The former champion Brendon Groenewald fights one of the most experienced athletes on the EFC roster Danie ‘The Pitbull’ van Heerden for the vacant heavyweight championship. Plus, Cape Town’s favourite son Irshaad ‘White Tiger’ Sayed returns to live his dream and fight for a title in front of his home crowd when he takes-on the powerful striker and seemingly unfishable Cedric Doyle for the interim bantamweight championship.
But first, the former lightweight champion Don ‘Magic Man’ Madge goes head-to-head with Durban’s dangerous Tyson Chelin and so much more.