Sanyuka Television is taking the lead in Luganda commentary and analysis for the delayed 2021 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations that got underway in Cameroon on Sunday 9 January, yet again delivering on its promise as Uganda’s Home of Sports.
The station has, among others, also broadcast LIVE the Olympics, the Euros, Afro Basket, the Bundesliga, English Premier League, among many other international sports events to its viewers.
“31 games of Africa’s premier national team showpiece are a big deal, and we are glad that yet again, we get to come through for our viewers – we are aware that many would have needed to leave their homes to catch this action, yet here they are now staying in their places of comfort and enjoying the action in a language they are most comfortable with,” Desire Derekford Mugumisa, Next Media Services’ Head of Brand and Communications stated on the side-lines of the launch of the broadcast.
He added, “AFCON Ku Sanyuka is something we are proud to have and we shall continue delivering this kind of top-quality content to our viewers – we live for this.”
StarTimes Uganda, Eco Bank, and Galz Sports Betting are the companies that have joined Sanyuka Television to sponsor the broadcast of a competition that is featuring some of the world’s best players, including Liverpool pair Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, among other top stars.
Viewers can watch the tournament on Sanyuka Television on the StarTimes decoder channel 222, and via the StarTimes ON App.
Meet the hosts and panelists for the #AFCON2021 Tournament, 9th Jan – 6th Feb
Things kicked off in the early evening of Sunday 9 January when hosts Cameroon faced Burkina Faso in Group A, followed by Ethiopia’s clash with Cape Verde later that night.
The likes of Senegal, Morocco, Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria and Ivory Coast get their respective campaigns underway in the coming days, with the group stage due to wrap up on Thursday 20 January.
The knockout stages to begin three days later. The final will be played in Yaoundé on Sunday 6 February.