The Star (Nairobi)

23 November 2012

East Africa: Cecafa Tourney to Be Televised Live On DSTV's Supersport

Photo: Mpalanyi Ssentongo/New Vision
Ugandan Cranes head coach Bobby Williamson takes the boys through a training session at Namboole, the team is set to defend its Cecafa title. (File Photo)

All eyes will be firmly fixed on the Namboole Stadium for the next couple of weeks as 12 nations battle it out for Eastern and Central African football kingship in the Cecafa Tusker Cup, the continent's oldest football tournament.

For the third year running, SuperSport will be there to cover every kick. A 35-member strong crew drawn from Kenya, Uganda and South Africa will be at hand as it takes football coverage to a whole new level.

Commentary will be in three languages; English, Swahili and for the first time, there will be Luganda commentary for matches involving hosts, the Uganda Cranes.

SuperSport East Africa's marketing Manager Japheth Akhulia said the crew will include the broadcaster's commentator search winners, Michael Were, who won the search in Kenya dubbed Bonga Boli and Mike Turyamubona, last man standing in Tabira Endiba, the Ugandan search.

"Turyambona's part in SuperSport's ground breaking initiatives continues, after walking away as our first Ugandan commentator found in the nationwide search, Tabira Endiba.

He will now also be part of our first offering of commentary in a local Ugandan dialect, Luganda. SuperSport's offering of Luganda commentary means a wider audience will be catered for in this year's tournament."

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