The Saudi Pro League just got better, especially after some high-profile transfers this summer.
And with the 2023/24 season kicking off on 11 August, you wouldn't want to miss watching your favourite soccer stars take to the stage.
The question is, will soccer stars who have joined Saudi Pro League take away the broadcasting limelight from Europe?
From Cristiano Ronaldo who will continue to ply his trade at Al-Nassr to several Nigerian players in Saudi Arabia, knowing where to watch the Saudi Pro League in Kenya this season is important.
The first day of the 23/24 season will see Cristiano Ronaldo face off against former Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson who has since joined Al-Ittifaq.
Moreover, Nigerians Anthony Nwakaeme and Izechukwu Jude Anthony are set to face off in their opening games on 12 August 203. Anthony Nwakaeme currently plays for Al-Feiha as a forward while Izechukwu is a defender for Al-Khaleej.
Al-Feiha and Al-Khaleej will clash in their opening fixtures, which is sure to create excitement among Africans, particularly Nigerians who will watch the action live.
Where to watch Saudi Pro League in Kenya
While no Kenyan currently plays in the Saudi Pro League, thousands who follow superstars like Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ngolo Kante, Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane, Ryad Mahrez, and many others are set to somehow shift their allegiance to the Middle Eastern league.
With these stars headlining the massive contracts that Saudi Pro League continue to offer professional footballers from Europe and Africa, expect lucrative commercial TV deals too from advertisers looking to cash in on massive viewership.
We don't want you to struggle looking for streaming services or Pay TV where to catch all the action. Here is a list of platforms where you can watch Saud Pro League matches in Kenya:
StarTimes TV Kenya and streaming App
StarTimes announced early this year that they acquired broadcast rights to showcase Saudi Pro League matches.
We have acquired broadcast rights for Saudi Pro League aka Roshn Saudi League, the top division of association football in the Saudi Arabian league.
— StarTimes Kenya 🇰🇪 (@StarTimesKenya) January 20, 2023
Being a popular satellite TV in Kenya that rivals DStv and other popular sports broadcasters, StarTimes TV is the ultimate platform for everything Kenyan looking to watch the Saudi Arabian league.
You don't have to worry about missing a Saudi Pro League fixture even if you are not at home. StarTimes App still gives you the same HD quality on your smartphone, anytime and anywhere.
Shahid streaming service
Shahid's streaming platform will show Saudi Pro League matches in the new season. However, you have to part with a small fee to catch all the action live on your streaming device.
Your package for the Shadi Saudi Pro League streaming service will also include other TV programs.
Thus, when subscribing to the Shahid service, we recommend the ultimate package that gives you access to lots of live matches. The sports package isn't the most comprehensive but you can rest assured of live and uninterrupted RSL coverage.
While the Saudi Sports Company (SSC) has been granted exclusive RSL broadcasting rights, ESPN Sports is another platform that has been streaming Saudi Pro League matches. But there is a caveat to it.
For Kenyans, you may not be lucky to watch all Saudi Pro League matches on a geo-restricted platform. ESPN channel on DSTV Compact or a higher package is your go-to channel, albeit there is no guarantee they will show RSL games in Kenya.
ESPN mostly broadcasts sports to viewers in the USA.
Sky Sports YouTube channel
Sky Sports have also been streaming Saudi Pro League matches on their YouTube channel. The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo made that platform even more newsworthy for European viewers.
However, the service is only available to UK viewers at the moment. So, while Kenyans living in the UK can still view Sky Sports YouTube channel, those at home may require a VPN to do so or seek alternative streaming services.
Roshn Saudi League Disappointment for Super Sport Subscribers
While millions of Africans would have wished to watch Saudi Pro League matches on DStv, Super Sports is yet to acquire RSL broadcasting rights from the SSC.
With that, Kenyans will have to wait longer or opt for other streaming services. DStv is one of Africa's biggest sports broadcasters, showing nearly all the major European football leagues on different channels. Thus, it is unfortunate that they are yet to consider broadcasting RSL matches.
While it remains unclear when DStv will start streaming Saudi Pro League games, you can still watch Premier League, Belgium Pro League, Serie A, La Liga and many others from the comfort of your home.
We will update you on where to watch Saudi Pro League in Kenya as and when a new way to do so becomes manifest.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago