Former Harambee Stars captain Musa Otieno and seasoned Kenyan sports journalist, James Wokabi will join SuperSport’s first-class cast of analysts and in-field reporters to assess the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations that kicks off today. The analysts have been drawn from East, West, South and North Africa for the continental showcase, with all the 52 games broadcasted live in HD on DStv and Gotv.
The leading sports broadcaster on the continent has said it will have crews on hand to document the activities in each group to ensure fans are kept in the know about whatever happens off the field. Guest analysts have been drawn from all over the continent, among them Africa’s soccer legend, Okocha alongside decorated former South African national team coach, Pitso Mosimane, plus Musa Otieno (Kenya), David Obua (Uganda), Joseph Yobo (Nigeria), Tinashe Nengomashe (Zimbabwe), Laryea Kingston (Ghana), Teko Modise (SA), Shaun Bartlett (SA) and Oliveira Goncalves (Angola, Maximo) on the panel.
In-the-field reporters include Thato Moeng (SA), Chizom Ezeoke (Nigeria), James Wokabi (Kenya) and Silvio Ivan Capuepe (Angola). Frontline studio presenters will be Carol Tshabalala, Mozes Priaz, Julia Stuart, Neil Andrews and Lwazi Ziqubu.
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Each match on DStv’s SuperSport7 and GOtv’s Select 4 will include a one-hour build-up, plus a post-match wrap designed to give fans the full picture. Selected matches will also broadcast on DStv’s SuperSport8 and SuperSport10, while GOtv viewers can catch selected matches on Select 2 and Select 5. In addition, there will be supplementary programmes to add depth to the coverage with several exciting shows to delight DStv and GOtv customers.
SuperSport will also deliver the coverage in several language options for football fans across the continent, including Portuguese (Angola and Mozambique); Pidgin (Nigeria) and Swahili (East Africa).