Football Returns! Official Resumption Dates of Major Leagues

The past three months have been horrible for the world of football due to the global pandemic. The king of sports was suspended in many leagues globally, pending the die down of Coronavirus, and fans just can’t wait for its resumption.

Our fight over Covid-19 took a winning edge two months back, enough to allow the resumption of minor economic activities as well as sports world over. Since then, football fans have been looking over their shoulders expectantly.

Major leagues are officially scheduled to resume at several dates in the month of June! German Bundesliga officially resumed on May 16 and gave everyone a headstart of what to expect from post-pandemic football:

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How Football might be different post-pandemic

  • No fans in the stands. Football resumption would see matches been played behind closed doors. Only players, team staffs, technical people, news crews, police, stadium workers, and a few others would be allowed into stadiums on match days.
  • Sanitization before substitution. It’s weird but players coming into an on-going game might have to sanitize themselves before stepping on the pitch. The usual hand-claps or embraces between the out-going and incoming players would stop for now.
  • Wearing face marks. The opening derby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke had players on the bench putting on face masks and sitting two feet away from each other. This protective measure can equally apply to other leagues upon resumption.
  • Solo goal celebration. Goals make football and celebrating them adds to the fun. However, players may be advised to keep from touch/contact styles of celebration as seen from Haaland’s goal against Schalke.

Official Resumption dates of Major Leagues

Now to the main gist, here are dates of football resumption for the top 3 European leagues:

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English Barclays Premier League (EPL)

Known as the king of European football, the EPL is set to return on June 17 with a heavyweight match in the offing: Manchester City Vs Arsenal! Eyebrows are raised as to how the first EPL match after over 90 days would look like.

Liverpool FC is top of the table and with just 3 wins away from the trophy, the famous league action is set to focus more on the adrenaline run among clubs for top four Championship League qualification!

Spanish La Liga Santander

Favorite among lovers of technical gameplay, La Liga would make an earlier return than the EPL. The famous, hotly contested derby match between Real Betis and Sevilla would restart the league on June 11.

Defending champions Barcelona are two points ahead of Real Madrid at the top of the table with 11 matches remaining.

The top-4 quest is tighter than ever this season with Real Sociedad, Sevilla, Getafe, and Athletico de Madrid all punching hard for a place in 2021 Champions League!

Italian Seria A

Everyone would understand if Seria A authorities decide to terminate the unfinished 2019/20 season, but that’s not the case. Lovers of tactical defensive football can smile with relief as Seria A action would return on 20th June.

The announcement was made by the country’s sports minister, Vincenzo Spadafora. With leaders Juventus just one point clear second-placed Lazio, there are still a lot of title-claiming actions to see.

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UEFA Champions League

We decided to save the best for the last. While fans of different leagues are excited at the return of their favorite football, all eyes are itching to see the completion of the top-flight competition.

When Athletico de Madrid performed a stunt against Liverpool at Anfield in a match that saw them win 3-2, fans simply knew the 2019/2020 Champions League was set to provide top entertainment in the final rounds.

We would have to wait longer as UEFA announced that the Champions League would likely resume on August 7-8.

The French Ligue Un was ended with PSG announced winners while the Dutch Eredivisie was named null: no winners, no relegations.

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To catch all of the footballing actions returning, subscribe your GOtv, DStv, or StarTimes decoder. Don’t wait to be told of the showdowns.

News: Changes in the MultiChoice prices and bouquets

Top-up your mobile data for any network (MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile, or Smile) to stay in touch with the latest happenings as regards football resumption.

See you on the action side!

Why Your Decoder isn’t Reconnected After Subscribing for a GOtv or DStv Package.

It can be annoying not to get your GOtv or DStv viewing immediately after subscribing for a bouquet. That thing dey pain eh! You curl up on the sofa or balance in relaxation mode to catch the latest TV program only to see a blank screen.

The frustration is frustrating.

At VTpass, we are concerned about our users not being able to enjoy their viewing immediately after subscription. That is why we have put together several reasons that can be responsible for this and what you can do to speed up viewing when it happens.

The following are probable reasons why you may not view pictures after subscribing:

Read now! Changes in GOtv or DStv bouquets and prices, 2020

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Your Decoder is Switched off

If your decoder was not switched on at the time of payment (which is a requirement for auto re-connection), viewing might not be reconnected automatically. Whenever you wish to renew GOtv or DStv subscription, always ensure that your decoder is turned on to ensure smooth reconnection. 

Solution: When viewing doesn’t show as a result of this, a reconnection request has to be sent to Multichoice before you can be reconnected. Kindly contact VTpass support to do this. Alternatively, you can also follow the RESET instruction on the TV screen.

Downgrade/Upgrade of Package

Reconnection would be delayed if you have just changed your package (upgrade/downgraded your normal monthly bouquet). For example, you normally subscribe DStv Family then changed to DStv Access or vise versa.

Solution: In this case, Multichoice has to be contacted to confirm the upgrade/downgrade of your package. Contact VTpass support, we would handle this for you.

Good to know! Changes in GOtv or DStv bouquets and prices, 2020

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Payment to a Wrong Smartcard number

“Oops!”, that’s the word, but yes, this can happen. If you made subscription payment to a wrong smartcard or IUC number, your decoder would not be subscribed, obviously. Gbesee!

But not to panic, there is a way out.

Solution: Simply call up Multichoice support lines (+234 908 236 8533 for DStv or +234 803 904 4688 for GOtv) to request a transfer of funds.

You will need to provide the identification document and proof of payment then send an email to Multichoice stating the wrong smartcard you paid to and the correct smartcard number the payment should be transferred to.

Network issues

The familiar problem with anything online in Nigeria is the occasional bad network and really, no one can help it. If reconnection is been delayed as a result of network jam, the only solution is to wait a few minutes and your decoder would resume viewing.

For GOtv, you can always do a manual reset yourself when this happens. Kindly follow the instructions broadcasted on GO channel 1.

We hope this information helps someone catch up on TV entertainment faster. Subscribe your GOtv or DStv to never miss out. For further inquiries, kindly chat VTpass support through the web or mobile app or call 08138752358.

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Changes in DStv and GOtv Packages From 1st June 2020.

A few days back, Multichoice announced that they are implementing certain changes in their packages for DStv and GOtv. These changes are meant to take effect from the 1st of June, 2020.

According to an open FAQ document provided by MultiChoice online, the changes are part of their ongoing efforts to ensure customers get improved choices and better value for money whilst delighting them with content that resonate with them.

As surprising as that might sound, the changes are real and would apply to affected DStv and GOtv packages from June 1st, 2020. Here is the full gist of what’s happening:

Removal of two (2) DStv and two (2) GoTV packages

That’s right. The following bouquets would no longer be available for subscription from 1st of June:

BouquetCodes
DStv Access Bouquet E36ACSSE36
DStv Family Bouquet E36COFAME36
GOtv Plus BouquetGOtvPLS
GOTV Value BouquetGOTV

Other packages ( DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, DStv Confam and DStv Yanga. GOtv Max, GOtv JOLLI, GOtv JINJA, and GOtv Lite) would remain intact.

The removal of DStv Access might hurt a lot of people as it’s a popular package commonly subscribed for but don’t worry; MultiChoice is adding a new package to their list.

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Addition of a new DStv package

In place of the phased out bouquet, MultiChoice would be adding a new packaged called DStv Padi Bouquet E36 (NLTESE36). The packaged would be subscribed for at N1,800 per month.

Change in subscription prices for certain DStv and GOtv packages

Perhaps the biggest news of the coming changes are the adjustments made by MultiChoice in the subscription prices for certain DStv and GOtv packages. Again these price twerks were made to serve customers better, according to MultiChoice.

Below is a full list of affected DStv and GOtv packages:

Bouquet CodesCurrent Price (N)New Pricing (N)
ASIADDE365,4005,540
ASIAE365,4005,540
COMPE366,8006,975
COMPLE3610,65010,925
FRN11E363,1803,260
FRN15E366,3606,520
FRN7E361,4701,510
GOLITE400410
NTTESE36 DStv Padi E36 1,800
GOTVMAX3,2003,280
GOtvNJ11,6001,640
GOtvNJ22,4002,460
GWALLE361,2501,285
NLTESE361,8001,850
NNJ1E362,5002,565
NNJ2E364,5004,615
PRWASIE3617,70018,150
PRWE3615,80016,200
PRWFRNSE3622,20022,750

The new prices alongside the removal of 4 packages and the addition of a new one would all take effect from 1st of June 2020. If you are currently subscribed to any of the 4 bouquets bound to be omitted (DStv Family, DStv Access, GOtv Plus, and GOtv Value), you are advised to upgrade to any of the new or existing packages as the old ones would cease to exist from June 1st.

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On our part and in the bid to serve you better, VTpass would be implementing these changes on our platform from June 1st, 2020. You would no longer find DStv Family, DStv Access, GOtv Plus, and GOtv Value on VTpass and the affected packages would reflect the new prices in line with MultiChoice directives. Subscription prices of other packages remain the same.

Further updates on this to come. Thank you for using VTpass.

TOONAMI! Finally on DSTV and GOTV

If you are not a cartoon freak, enthusiast, or diehard Superheroes’ fan, you can very well skip this read. It’s cool, we would forgive you.

But if you’re part of us; whether as a kid who looks forward to catching all the superheroes showdowns on the weekend or as an adult who stays late at night to peep on cartoons alone when everyone is asleep (yeah, we know how you feel, it can be a bit embarrassing, but adults love cartoons too); stay tuned! You don’t want to miss the gist about DStv and GoTV new pop-up cartoon channel, TOONAMI!

Late last month, DStv and GoTV announced the launch of the new Superheroes channel, TOONAMI to air as a pop-up channel on DStv channel 300 and GoTV channel 71. TOONAMI is a WarnerMedia’s channel and has been in existence across Africa for the past three years. The channel is designed for kids especially between the ages of eight and 12, offering non-stop and 24-hour top-rated cartoon series such as DC Comics’ Batman, Superman, The Green Lantern, Young Justice, and The Justice League as well as popular animated series Teen Titans, Throne of Atlantis, Monster Mayhem, among others.  Wow! Talk of Superheroes overdose. . .

So we decided to wait a bit, enjoy the channel and review all the promises of ‘action’ and ‘pulse-raising‘ enjoyment made by DStv and GoTV when launching this new channel. Trust us, it is as entertaining as promised! There’s something for everyone across all ages of cartoon lovers, from standard 2D graphics to 3D Green Lantern cartoons. Enjoy epic throwbacks of DC Comics’ Superman or hook yourself on new series of Young Justice. The Batman storylines would keep you glued to your TV (don’t say we didn’t warn you). You simply wouldn’t be able to change the channel once you start!

TOONAMI is available on all DStv packages, GOtv Max, Jolli, and Plus packages, so you wouldn’t be left behind no matter your subscription plan. To start enjoying this channel, simply subscribe to your DStv and GoTV right away. Log on to www.vtpass.com to make your subscription right from your mobile phone or desktop while experiencing quality convenience. No need to step out of your house.

Don’t miss out on this non-stop cartooning entertainment!

GOTV ONLINE: HOW TO PAY FOR GOTV EASILY

You can renew or upgrade your GOtv online in a few simple steps:

To pay for your GOtv online, you would need your IUC number handy. Your IUC number is a unique 10-digit code number that represents your GOTV decoder account. It is normally written on a red sticker just underneath your GOTV decoder.

You will also need a debit card with which you will be making payment.

VTpass allows the subscriber to pay into his subscription account for the renewal of his services from the VTpass web link. This platform interfaces with a billing system that will give you the subscriber immediate value and you will be connected within a few minutes!.

To pay your GOtv subscription online: Kindly make sure that your decoder is turned on so that `your decoder can receive signals from GOTV towers.

Log on to vtpass.com/gotv and select the GOtv bouquet of your choice (GOtvlite, GOtv Vslur, GOtvplus or GOTV max).

Enter your IUC number, e-mail address, and enter your mobile phone number.

Kindly enter your name and double-check to see that your IUC was filled correctly

Choose your payment method

Enter your card details i.e. Card Number and Expiry Date as inscribed on your debit card, and then enter your 4 digit PIN.

Click PAY once, the transaction has been completed and your GOtv account is credited, your viewing will be restored.

That is how easy it is to pay for Gotv online in Nigeria. For an equally helpful post on how to pay for your DSTV online in Nigeria, kindly visit this page.

You can also learn how to subscribe for your startimes bouquets here.

Post Events For Free On VTpass

Post your events for free on VTpass

Did you know that there is no such thing as too much event publicity?

If you already know this, then you would agree that it is best to seize every opportunity to publicize your event.

Now with VTpass, you can easily post your event and sell tickets to your shows, training, conference,etc. Also gain and invite more audience to your events when you post it on VTpass.

Simplify Your Planning With VTpass

Let’s help you sell your event tickets with a simple set-up process. Also, track ticket sales in real time from any device with 24/7 access to reports.

Grow Your Event Reach.

Drive additional sales through VTpass with over 500,000 daily website visitors and grow your brand presence.

We’ll also promote your event through our social media platforms.

How To Get Started;

Visit www.vtpass.com to register

Click on post your event to enter event details

Submit and relax while we help you sell your event tickets

Note that you can post both free and paid events.

Other VTpass Services;

You can also carry out other transactions on the VTpass platform to include;

  1. Purchase Airtime

2. Make payment for Data plan (Internet subscription)

3. Cable TV subscription payment – DSTV, GOTV, Startimes and other digital TV Services

4. Electricity Bills payment for both Prepaid and Postpaid meters.

5. Purchase WAEC result checker pins.

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5 Cheap Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s the Valentine season and we can already feel love in the air.

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February 14, usually marked as St.Valentines day is just around the corner and usually, it’s a time to show your loved ones and romantic partners how much they mean to you.

While Valentine’s Day gifts may be a problem if you have a tight personal budget, many would agree that often times, it isn’t the gift that matters but the thought behind it.

Like the popular movie title “Love don’t cost a thing”,note that expressing your love doesn’t mean emptying your wallet.

Here is a compiled list of thoughtful yet affordable gestures for you to gift your partner this Valentines day;

The gift of Time

A couple enjoying Valentines day

One of the best ways to measure what is important to a person, what he/she treasures, is where and how they spend their time.

We often promise to spend time with loved ones then our busy life gets in the way. The person on the receiving end is disappointed and often feels too guilty to remind you of your promise.

This Valentine,plan an indoor date to enjoy your partner’s company.

You can play games, watch your favourite Tv shows, cook together, and make beautiful memories.

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Digital Photo frame

Couple Photo frame- VTpassBlog

They say its the little things that counts the most so why not get your pictures framed.

Do you have that special/awesome memory you both cherish and would love to frame? Get these photos framed by a professional or learn how to by watching DIY videos on Youtube.

Click on this to make internet data purchase on VTpass to watch the best Youtube videos.

Prepare a delicious dinner

Prepare a delicious meal this Valentine with your partner

Nearly everyone has a favorite meal and your partner is no exception.

Its the perfect time to find out your partner’s best dish so you can surprise him/her on Valentine’s Day. However, if he/she doesn’t have any favorite meal, try to cook your favorite one.

Preparing a dish these days is easy as you can easily watch cooking shows or check for quick recipes on food-blogs, YouTube and lots more.

Click this to subscribe for your TV subscription and Internet data on VTpass to stay updated with food channels and get quick recipes online.

A Box of cupcakes

A box of cupcakes for valentine- VTpassBlog

This would be a nice gesture to show your lady that you actually think of her.

Have a box of cake or cupcakes sent to her on Valentines day and you would make her happier than you can imagine.

Wallet/Bags

Handbags and Purses for Valentine -VTpass Blog

With so many online retails stores today, you can easily purchase affordable wallet,purse or bags for your loved ones within your budget.

This would be a great gift especially if he is one to use a wallet for a year.

Other gift ideas includes;

  • Perfumes
  • Customized mugs, shirts, throw pillows, etc
  • Wristwatches
  • Cuff-links, Ties, Belts
  • Dress for ladies, Shirts for guys
  • Headsets or speakers if your partner is a music lover
  • A book by their favorite writer or genre for book lovers


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World Cancer Day: Tips To Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

Tips To Reduce Your Risk of Cancer
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Dedicated to empowering everyone across the world to show support and raise a collective voice, 4 February has been declared as World Cancer Day.

While the term cancer prevention is still evolving with so many contradicting reports, it is widely accepted that the chances of developing cancer are affected by the life choices you make.

If you wish to reduce/prevent the risk of cancer, here are a few tips compiled from various sources including the Mayo Clinic Staff;

1. Stay away from tobacco

  Smokers are liable to die young

Tips To Reduce Your Risk of Cancer: Tobacco image

Smoking is often listed as a major cause of different types of cancer including cancer of the lung, mouth, throat, larynx, pancreas, bladder, cervix and kidney.

Smoking and chewing of tobacco have been linked to cancer of the oral cavity and pancreas. For non-smokers, exposure to secondhand smoke could increase one’s risk of lung cancer.

2. Stick to a healthy diet

Although eating healthy may not guarantee cancer prevention, check these guidelines to reduce your risk.

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  • Eat lighter and avoid obesity.
  • Take alcohol only in moderation if you must.
  • Limit processed meats; according to the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, eating large amounts of processed meat can slightly increase the risk of certain types of cancer.

3. Get vaccinated

Tips To Reduce Your Risk of Cancer: Doctor giving a vacine
Get vaccinated against viral infections

Cancer prevention includes protection from certain viral infections including;

  • Hepatitis B.
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV).

4. Get regular medical care

Tips To Reduce Your Risk of Cancer: Female Doctor giving vaccination
Get regular medical care

Engaging in regular self-exams and screenings for cancers such as cancer of the skin, colon, cervix, and breast can help with discovering cancer early when treatment is most likely to be successful.

Ask your doctor about the best screening schedule for you.

5. Stay physically active and maintain a healthy weight

Tips To Reduce Your Risk of Cancer: Father and son playing football
Engage in sports and exercise to control your body weight.

Cancer of the breast, prostate, lung, colon, and kidney can be avoided by maintaining a healthy weight.

For control of your body weight, engage in physical activities and exercises.

6. Protect yourself from the sun

sun protection kits

One of the most common and preventable kind of cancer is the Skin cancer.

Try these tips:

  • Avoid midday sun.
  • Stay in the shade.
  • Cover as much of your skin as possible or opt for bright or dark colors
  • Apply sunscreen often and generously
  • Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps

7. Avoid risky behaviors

It is advisable to avoid risky behaviors that can lead to infections which might increase the risk of cancer.

For example:

  • Practice safe sex.
  • Don’t share needles.

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How To Pay Or Recharge Your Gotv Online

Pay Or Recharge Your Gotv Online
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Making payment for your TV subscription has now been made quick and easy with VTpass as you can now renew your TV subscription in less than a minute.
Read on to learn how To Pay Or Recharge Your Gotv Online using VTpass.

If you have ever been in a situation where your subscription expires on a Sunday when outlets and TV stores do not open,or when it’s your subscription expires at an odd hour, or you just want to renew your subscription at your convenience, then you would waste no time to take this information.

Click on this or follow the simple steps listed below to guide you in making payment.

Steps on how to pay Or Recharge Your Gotv Online 

Steps;

  • Visit VTpass to register
  • Select gotv, dstv, or startimes
  • Enter your correct decoder details
  • Select preferred payment method
  • Enter correct payment details and submit

Wait for confirmation of payment and your decoder would be active shortly.

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PREMIER LEAGUE 2017-18: HIGHLIGHTS

It is time for football fans to again feel the thrills and tremor of football. Only this time, the thrills are being felt even before the first goals tear through the nets. Prior to the English premier league 2017 which is set to start on the 11th of August 2017 and end on the 13th of May 2018, unanticipated events have been taking place. These events have raised the adrenaline of fans all over the world and hinted them on just how tough and particularly unpredictable this football season is going to be. We at Vtpass are dedicated to making sure you do not lose out on any fun this premier league season.

Log on to www.vtpass.com and renew your cable Tv subscription soon enough. And catch the excitement firsthand even as the world’s trending, top coaches are once more about to go head to head with one another. Antonio Conte, Chelsea’s coach who plunged Chelsea into a sweeping victory during the last premier league has been described as the finest manager, and maybe one of the best coaches in the world.

DEFENDING CHAMPION, CHELSEA, WINS CONTENDERS

As gratifying as this is, it has won Chelsea stronger contenders for this year’s premier league 2017. Pep Guardiola, Manchester City’s coach, has proven that he will be one hard nut to crack this season. Due to his performance last season, the French newspaper L’Equipe has preferred him over Conte. They have named him best football coach. There are other upcoming coaches that might prove a strong challenge to Chelsea in this year’s premier league.

TRANSFER DEALS FOR ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE 2017-18

CHELSEA

VTPASS WELCOMES MATIC TO MANCHESTER UNITED IN THE 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE
NEMANJA MATIC BIDS FAREWELL TO CHELSEA

The transfer deals this season has been super terrific, even shocking! Nemanja Matic, one trending midfielder of defending champions, Chelsea FC has been transferred to Manchester United after a £40 million bid on him. Most fans see this as quite a strange action, considering Matic’s remarkable input last season. But it seems Conte has his eyes on a bigger fish.  He wrestles with Manchester United over Bale, who is currently playing for Real Madrid.

Not only that, Chelsea is bidding for Southampton’s star player, Virgil Van Dijk. But their transfer deal is not about to go down without a hitch. Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal are also other options lined up for him. However, it is more likely that Chelsea will get Van Dijk. They have the favour of Southampton’s fans. But they are most likely to lose their bid for Bale.

MANCHESTER UNITED

ROONEY REUNITES WITH FIRST CLUB IN THE 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE
ONCE A BLUE, ALWAYS A BLUE

More so, Wayne Rooney of Manchester United has rejoined his alma-mater team, Everton, after playing thirteen years for Manchester United. This has created a yawning gap whose job to fill has been given to Michael Carrick. Thus, he is now the new captain of the Manchester United squad.

You cannot afford to let the football channels on your cable tv flicker or fail now, not at the most thrilling part of the year. You can renew or subscribe to your DStv, GOtv or Startimes cables with speed and convenience by simply logging on to www.vtpass.com today. Not only that, you can also pay for other services like Electricity bills, phone airtime, educational services and many others through vtpass.com.