Afcon 2019 broadcasts to reach new heights on SuperSport


With first-class analysts to assess a first-class tournament, SuperSport plans for the looming Africa Cup of Nations set new broadcast standards for the event.

A host of big names from African soccer, from Teko Modise to Jay-Jay Okocha and Shaun Bartlett, have been roped in to ensure that Afcon 2019 – starting on Friday – is more than a mere spectacle of soccer action. There will be analysis, background stories, colour pieces and breaking news, ensuring that SuperSport is the destination of choice for the continent’s soccer lovers.

Each match will include a one-hour build-up, plus a post-match wrap designed to give fans the full picture.

There will be several language options, including English, Zulu and Sotho. Moreover, SuperSport will have crews on hand to document the goings-on in each group, ensuring that fans are kept in the know regarding whatever happens off the field. In-the-field reporters include Thato Moeng (South Africa), Chizom Ezeoke (Nigeria), James Wokabi (Kenya) and Silvio Ivan Capuepe (Angola).

Frontline presenters will be Carol Tshabalala, Mozes Priaz, Julia Stuart, Neil Andrews and Lwazi Ziqubu.

Guest analysts have been drawn from all over the continent, among them Africa soccer legend Okocha and decorated coach Pitso Mosimane.

Others on the panel are Stanton Fredericks, Modise, Bartlett, Gavin Hunt, Musa Otieno (Kenya), David Obua (Uganda), Joseph Yobo (Nigeria), Tinashe Nengomashe (Zimbabwe) and Laryea Kingston (Ghana).

Supplementary programmes will add depth to the coverage with several exciting shows on offer:

Master Plan

Master Plan is a show that focuses on the strategic tactical analysis of the game. With the use of technology such as telestrator, touch screen and player tracking data, the show seeks to be an interactive and engaging platform for fans.

Hello Africa: South Africa

This will be a light-hearted Saturday morning show to showcase the variety of nations participating in the tournament. It will include regional takeouts, plus breaking news and colour pieces from Egypt, presented by Minnie Dlamini and Lwazi Ziqubu.

Bafana Bafana’s matches games will also be live-streamed on Showmax as part of its new sport offering. Live-streaming is supported on all Showmax apps and platforms except for Apple TV, Xbox and Playstation, and some smart TVs (support will be added for these in the coming months).

The sport content is currently available exclusively in South Africa. To sign up for Showmax visit www.showmax.com.

SuperSport's multi-platform offering will also include coverage via DStv Catch Up, DStv Now, supersport.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.