DSTV and GOTV to give world cup commentary in local languages

Multichoice Nigeria has announced that the 2022 Qatar World Cup will feature four local Nigeria language commentary options.

The media company listed Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, and pidgin English as the languages that would be available to all DStv and GOtv subscribers during the course of the world cup.

The development was revealed on Thursday during a media presentation in Lagos by Multichoice CEO, John Ugbe.

“For the first time, during the World Cup, you will be able to change from your remote in either English, Pidgin English, Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa. We have commentaries in all the major languages. We did it with African Magic. And now, we are taking it fully into football.”

The 2022 World Cup is scheduled to begin on November 20 and end on December 18.

The Nigerian Super Eagles will not play in the World Cup after Ghana beat them to one of the five African tickets.

This is the first time a World Cup has been held in the Middle East.

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