The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Thursday officially released its broadcast plans for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The soccer spectacle kicks off on June 14, and will see the public broadcaster provide audiences with a world-class broadcast experience. This through coverage of 44 of the 64 matches live across the SABC radio stations, SABC 1 and its digital platforms.
The broadcaster has invited audiences and football loving supporters in South Africa to join the world in watching the greatest story unfolding on a global stage. Thomas Mlambo, Mpho Maboi, Andile Ncube, Lebo Motsoeli and Romy Titus will be the TV anchors during the tournament, who will be assisted by the best local football analysts in the likes of Siphiwe Mkhonza, Phumudzo Manenhze, Marc Lewis, and Duane Dell’Oca.
In a first for the broadcaster, the SABC will be giving the Khoi and San communities the opportunity to have World Cup matches broadcast in the! Xun and Khwe dialect on XK-FM.