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SuperSport to broadcast Russia 2018 World Cup commentaries in pidgin


For the first time in the history of the FIFA World Cup, commentaries for every match will be broadcast in pidgin to viewers in Nigeria and Ghana, officials of MultiChoice Nigeria have disclosed.

The organisation yesterday promised football fans the best offerings on SuperSport, exclusively on DStv and GOtv, saying all 64 games of the FIFA World Cup in Russia will be available live in HD to DStv and GOtv viewers, with viewers getting the best of expert commentary and analyses.

It equally announced decoder price slashes, with the DStv HD decoder, which includes a dish kit plus one-month subscription on the Compact bouquet available at N8,500, a 14 per cent reduction from the previous price of N9,900. Also, the GOtv decoder, which comes with the antenna and one-month subscription on GOtv Max will be available for only N5,900.


The announcements were made in Lagos yesterday at the launch of “Connect with Greatness”, the company’s World Cup campaign.

Speaking at the event, General Manager, Marketing and Sales for MultiChoice Nigeria Mr. Martin Mabutho, said: “The FIFA World Cup is football’s biggest event, featuring the best players and national teams all fighting for one ultimate prize.

We are proud to say that we have been broadcasting the football tournaments since 2006 and this edition won’t be any different as we will be showing all 64 matches of the World Cup LIVE and in HD on DStv and GOtv.”

He stated that subscribers in Nigeria and Ghana would enjoy special commentaries in pidgin, adding that they will have access to the World Cup on six dedicated SuperSport channels broadcasting all 64 games on all DStv packages.

GOtv subscribers will also enjoy all 64 World Cup games on GOtv Max and GOtv Plus packages, while GOtv Value customers can view a total of 56 World Cup games.

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