At a time when sports world and industry is starving due to the menace of COVID-19 global pandemic, a non-descript league in the erstwhile Soviet Union nation has started thriving – sportingly and financially. Loss of the sports world has become the gain of the Belarusian Premier League football competition, which started on March 23. The novel Coronavirus is becoming a blessing in disguise for the league, which otherwise would struggle to find a considerable mention on the global football map.
MyCujoo.tv added as LIVE Stream partner for Belarus Football
Football streaming platform MyCujoo is offering pay-per-view coverage of Belarus Football after striking a rights agreement covering 47 territories. The deal, which was negotiated with GreenFieldSolutions, the Geneva-based rights agency, increases the international distribution for Belarusian football at a time when most competitions worldwide have been halted because of the Covid-19 shutdown. MyCujoo, also has guaranteed production and streaming of most matches from this season’s Tajikistan Higher League, another league that continues to be played.
Earlier Belarus Football signed deals with Russia’s Match and Ukraine’s Futbol 1 TV companies who acquired the rights to broadcast the Belarusian Premier League until the end of the season, the first time in history anyone from outside Belarus has done so. In India, the league streamed live on the FanCode app. The Belarus Football Federation has reportedly got broadcasting deals with sports networks in 10 countries.
Federation spokesman Alexander Aleinik has described it as an “unprecedented situation”. The broadcasters are also upbeat with the standard of the games in the league as it also attracts many Ukrainian players.
Those news to the Belarus Premier LEAGUE –
Those new to the Belarus Premier League could be excused for failing to recognise a rather unexpected start to the new campaign.
Having finished only three points above the relegation zone last season, Energetyk-BGU currently top the table with three wins out of three. They are in fact the only unbeaten team remaining in the league, having defeated last season’s runners-up BATE Borisov – and the most successful football club in Belarus Premier League history – 3-1 on the opening weekend.
FC Slutsk are also in much-improved form compared to last season. They finished just one place and one point above Energetyk-BGU in 2019 but are currently in second place. Slutsk has won two of their three games, losing only to reigning champions Dynamo Brest.
Conversely, last season’s top two – Brest and BATE – have won just two games of six between them and currently occupy 10th and 11th place. Indeed, it’s been a topsy-turvy start to the campaign.
Of course, there is plenty of time for that to change. BATE remain the bookmakers’ favourites to win the league with Brest just behind them.
How to live stream:
Belarus Premier League games will be available to watch with bet365’s streaming service. Here’s how:
- Go to bet365 via this link
- Register for an account (this could also earn you up to £100 in free bet credits, though
- terms and conditions apply and you have to be over 18)
- Make a deposit to unlock the live stream sections of the site
- Head to the live stream section of the site
- Watch your chosen game live