The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, has revealed that the 2022 FIFA World Cup billed to take place in Qatar will be broadcast in 14 languages, including Nigeria’s three major dialects, Igbo, Yoruba, and Hausa.
Newsbreak.ng reports that making this disclosure at MultiChoice media showcase event held on Thursday in Lagos, Ugbe listed Big Brother Naija and Big Brother Mzansi formerly known as Big Brother South Africa as part of MultiChoice showcase for 2022.
The broadcasting company has a series of movies, dramas, and local shows lined up.
“Part of the MultiChoice showcase for the year includes, BBNaija + SA,” he said.
“For the World Cup, we would be having commentaries in 14 various languages including Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo,” he added.
This development will also be historic in that it will be the first time that the World Cup will be broadcast in native Nigerian dialects.
For the first time in the 92-year history of the World Cup, the tournament will take place in the middle of the European domestic campaign, pausing the English Premier League (EPL) and other top leagues around the world for six weeks after the first three months of the season.
The most famous event in football is usually played throughout the summer, but this year it was moved to November and December due to the extreme heat in Qatar, the host country.
FIFA, the world football governing body, had earlier altered the start date of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The tournament is scheduled to begin on November 20.
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