MTN Uganda, the official broadcast partner of the Startimes Uganda Premier league (SUPL) has launched a new challenge that seeks to identify one local fan with talent for soccer commentary.
The lucky person will get a one-year contract to do commentary for the SUPL season 2020-21.
The campaign that is a partnership with Sanyuka TV is seeking to identify an all-round sports commentator who can do side pitch analysis, interviews, game analysis and commentary.
Dubbed “Samba Ne MTN” the campaign started with a soccer quiz and now seeking for a talented commentator under the Samba ne MTN – TabiraOwangule subtheme. The lucky winner will walk away with a one-year contract from Sanyuka TV to do commentary on the SUPL 202-21 soccer season, alongside other goodies from the telecom giant such as a cash and monthly data, among others.
Somdev Sen the Chief Marketing Officer at MTN Uganda says there is so much talent in Uganda that they seek to tap into, but the talent isn’t just limited to playing. He says it is the reason MTN is extending support to find the right people to commentate about the game.
Next Media Head of Strategy Joe Kigozi said that even if the league is currently off because of COVID 19, it is important to keep the fans engaged for when the season kicks off.