MultiChoice Uganda on Wednesday unveiled Ugandan local commentators for the 2022 World Cup at a press conference held at its head office in Kololo, Kampala.
The tournament kicks off on November 20 in Qatar and it will be relayed by SuperSport via DStv and GOtv.
Lois Kwikiriza, the head of Marketing at MultiChoice Uganda, noted that SuperSport acquired pay-TV rights to air the football event that will run up to December 18.
SuperSport will broadcast all 64 matches.
“The SuperSport channels will carry live matches, magazine shows and panel discussions with a second channel featuring simultaneous kick-offs and a huge fan element, covered by the English teams on the ground, with inputs from key countries across our territories with an element of multiple language options: English, Pidgin, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Ki-Swahili, Twi, Swahili, Luganda, Amharic and Portuguese,” Kwikiriza explained.
She revealed: “For Uganda, we are happy to announce that following a rigorous process, we selected and signed on six full-time leads and two standby commentators and analysts who will deliver their commentary in Luganda".
They are Peace Diana Bagala, Ismail Dhakaba Kigongo, John Vianney Nsimbe, Stuart Kimera, Dumba Sulaiman, Micheal Kigozi, Reuben Luyombo, and Henry Kyambadde.
Rinaldi Jamugisa, the PR and communications manager at MultiChoice Uganda, said: “Our viewers can leverage the DStv App or ShowmaxPro to catch all 64 games. The language offerings will be available on our DStv and GOtv platforms."
To navigate the languages: • Press OPTION button on your DStv/GOtv remote • Navigate to LANGUAGE • Then scroll across to choose from the following language options: English – Original o Soundtrack 2 of 4 o Soundtrack 3 of 4 o Soundtrack 4 of 4 • Press OK to confirm your choice.
The first match will be between Qatar and Ecuador and Multichoice has partnered with Coca-Cola to offer a public viewing of that much at Legends Grounds.