Array of glittering stars line up for SuperSport
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.