There was a time before this one when our entertainment was a yoke on the shoulders of our closest neighbors. Do you remember when we had to depend on RTS for our broadcasts of African Cup of Nations? I remember it like it was yesterday for we would sit around the television set in my parent’s living room crowded, as we hoped RTS would make its signal available to us. I cannot truly remember the year but it must have been 1994 when Zambia played Sierra Leone and dealt them a 4-0 blow. Every now and then, the signal would be lost and no amount of twisting and turning the over-house antenna could allow us to feel the comfort of watching a game my family and its guests had spent the whole day looking forward to.
A few years later, we were greeted with signals from our very own GamTV and there was such excitement in the air as can only be defined by the “euphoria of a child on Christmas eve”.