Ar­ray of glit­ter­ing stars line up for Su­perS­port

The Star Late Edition - - SPORT - NJABULO NGIDI JOSEPH YOBO BENNI MCCARTHY SAMMY KUF­FOUR

SU­PERS­PORT has an im­pres­sive line-up of an­a­lysts to un­pack the 31st edi­tion of the Africa Cup of Na­tions (Af­con) in Gabon from to­mor­row un­til Fe­bru­ary 5.

The chan­nel will broad­cast all 32 matches live and in HD.

The an­a­lysts, who will of­fer in­sight on the matches, have per­sonal con­nec­tions with the tour­na­ment.

Joseph Yobo lifted this tro­phy in 2013 with Nige­ria. It was a good fin­ish to a ca­reer that saw him earn more than 100 caps.

He will be along­side fa­mil­iar foe in South African Benni McCarthy. The two had count­less tus­sles in the English Pre­mier League. But be­fore McCarthy played in Eng­land, he daz­zled in the 1998 Af­con where he scored four goals against Namibia as Bafana Bafana fin­ished sec­ond. He went on to play at four more tour­na­ments. McCarthy will bring along his un­cen­sored anal­y­sis. a a

The pair will be joined by for­mer Uganda in­ter­na­tional David Obua, who pre­vi­ously starred for Kaizer Chiefs. He might never have played in the Af­con but his fa­ther did in the Cranes’ last ap­pear­ance 39 years ago.

Ti­nashe Nen­go­masha’s Zim­babwe have waited for over a decade to fight it out against the best on the con­ti­nent. He was there in their last ap­pear­ance in 2006.

Tour­na­ment favourites Ghana will be rep­re­sented by Sammy Kuf­four who has played in many ma­jor tour­na­ments from the Olympics to the Uefa Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal. The quin­tet will also be part of Mas­ter­plan, an hour-long mag­a­zine show air­ing on Sun­days at 4pm that will dis­sect all the matches played in the week.

Award-win­ning jour­nal­ist Thomas Kwe­naite will be in Gabon with An­drew Kabuura and Michael Kata­hena. They will bring in­sight from the Zim­babwe, Uganda and Ghana camps. The trio will also sup­ply con­tent for Ak­waaba, a 30-minute mag­a­zine show pre­sented by Carol Tsha­bal­ala on Satur­days at 4pm.

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