Yaya Toure to join World Cup panellists at SuperSport

Yaya Toure to join World Cup panellists at SuperSport
Yaya Toure

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday May 25, 2018. 17:00

Cote d’Ivoire midfielder Yaya Toure will be part of the SuperSport TV panel to analyse the 2018 FIFA World Cup next month.

The former Manchester City star is set to join an illustrious SuperSport TV line-up which also features the likes of Benni McCarthy and Minnie Dlamini.

According to a media release from SuperSport, Toure will join the likes of ex-Nigerian star in Jay Jay Okocha, ex-Manchester United player Dwight Yorke as well as Italian legend Giafranco Zola.


On the other hand, legends such as Samson Siasia, Shaun Bartlett, Gavin Hunt and Andre Arendse are also set to be part of analysts to preview and review the global tournament.

"Yaya Toure, one of the most celebrated African players of the past decade, will be joined by straight-talking Jay-Jay Okocha, Dwight Yorke, one half of the deadly duo which spearheaded Manchester United's charge to a historical treble in 1999, plus former Manchester United and Everton fullback Phil Neville and Italian maestro Gianfranco Zola, one of Chelsea's greatest players," said SuperSport in a statement.

"The presenters will be made up of the experienced foursome of Robert Marawa, Carol Tshabalala, Neil Andrews and Andy Townsend.

"With a 24-hour World Cup channel already on air, the broadcast offering will be supplemented on 1 June with the launch of another 24-hour High Definition World Cup channel (SS3) that will run until 15 July. It will include pre-World Cup friendlies.

"Language options will be English, Portuguese, Pidgin English, Swahili, isiZulu and SeSotho.

"There will be a daily one-hour news special on SuperSport Blitz during week days (7-8am), anchored by Julia Stuart and Crystal Arnold with former Russian club players Matthew Booth and Stanton Fredericks plus Lucas Radebe on hand to add ballast to the broadcasts. Bulletins will include updates and news stories, plus updates from the Nigeria camp.”

The global showpiece will be staged in Russia from June 14 until July 15, where champions Germany will hope to retain their crown they won in Brazil four years ago.

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