The heavyweight media & entertainment trio will be previewing LaLiga matchday 37 this Thursday for a captivated South African audience with Real Madrid on the brink of a 34th title.
🗓 Johannesburg, 15 July 2020
Football is the people’s game worldwide and it has especially won the hearts of South Africans. In keeping with their forward-thinking momentum and harnessing South African’s passion for the game, LaLiga is bringing you entertainment in the comfort of your home with a new show.
As a Spanish league, LaLiga's punditry can get lost in translation and lacks South African flavour. LaLiga has found a solution to alleviate this, on 16 July, you will be able to enjoy a preview of LaLiga Santander’s matchday 37 with Mzansi flair. The joint initiative between LaLiga and Supersport will be an experience that local fans will surely saviour.
The pre matchday show hosted by sports presenter Thato Moeng with renowned sports broadcaster Baba Mthethwa and South African comedian and football fanatic, Loyiso Gola. The trio shares a passion and have great knowledge of the game, and their energetic, larger-than-life personas are sure to offer a one-of-a-kind viewing experience. Viewers will be able to watch the show on Facebook live via LaLiga and Supersport Football’s accounts at 17:30.
“LaLiga is a great league with world-class players that is loved by South Africans and I think adding our local opinions and pre-match analysis will intensify the anticipation of the games”, said Baba Mthethwa, award-winning sports commentator. “LaLiga catering to the local audience by creating this show is remarkable and we have no doubt that we will deliver expert opinions in an entertaining way,” added sports presenter, Thato Moeng.
🌶 The first of its kind LaLiga matchday preview
On 16 July 2020, the Real Madrid vs Villarreal CF match will be the main feature on the pre matchday analysis show with South African punditry. Crowd favourite Real Madrid is in a position to win the league, while Villarreal CF is fighting for a place in Europe next season. With both teams fighting for different targets, the game is set to be a nail-biter. The reverse fixture ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw and a bit of controversy when Gareth Bale was given a straight red card in stoppage time.
Thato Moeng, Baba Mthethwa and Loyiso Gola will be keeping everyone engaged as they unpack statistics from previous matches like Real Madrid’s nine-match unbeaten run since the restart while Villarreal has only lost twice since the restart to Real Madrid rivals FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad in their last outing. The trio will also touch on the LaLiga Santander season, the tight race for the title between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, Los Blancos’ last title and other matches that will be played simultaneously featuring FC Barcelona vs CA Osasuna, Real Sociedad vs Sevilla FC and Getafe CF vs Atlético de Madrid. As if the fight for the UEFA positions, the bottom of the table survival isn’t enough the banter between these three will certainly have you counting down the hours to kick-off!
“I have always wanted to be part of a matchday analysis show and I am very honoured to do it alongside celebrated sports presenter Thato Moeng and award-winning commentator Baba Mthethwa. This show can be enjoyed by South Africans from all walks of life,” said comedian, Loyiso Gola.
📺 Are you ready?
"As LaLiga we are always looking for new ways to bring the game closer to the fans and this time we’re doing it with familiar faces. We're excited to see how South Africans receive this show. We are looking forward to a positive reaction and engagement from the audience,” said Marcos Pelegrin, Managing Director of LaLiga South Africa.
This show promises to be an exciting way for South Africans to receive in-depth analysis of their favourite sport. It goes beyond the world of football; it’s about embracing a global sporting community.
Be sure to catch all the LaLiga action on SuperSport 7, DStv channel 207 and GOtv’s SuperSport Select 4. Available on DStv’s Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access packages.
📲 Follow Real Madrid vs Villarreal live on Futaa!