SuperSport is set to air a special football show called PL GOATs African XI on Friday, 24 March 2023 at 20h00 Central African Time (CAT) on DStv Premier League channel 203.
In a statement this week, the popular DStv sports platform said the show will be dedicated to the best African players in the English Premier League through the years.
‘PL GOATs African XI’ on SuperSport
The 52-minute PL GOATs African XI special on SuperSport will be broadcast in conjunction with Premier League Productions. It will feature Thomas Mlambo, Leeds legend Lucas Radebe and former Premier League star John Barnes. They will select their greatest African PL XI of all time in celebration of 30 years of the Premier League.
“After the March 24 broadcast, fans will be able to vote for the Premier League’s greatest African XI from a shortlist of 30, a vibrant mix of talent and star power who have shone through the years and revealed between the 7th and the 24th of March,” SuperSport said.
“From March 24 to May 25, fans will be able to vote online on SuperSport for their 11 best-ever African players – no formation required. The campaign will culminate in a gala awards dinner in Lagos, Nigeria to unveil the chosen African All-Star XI as per the fans’ selections.”
The show will include interviews, stories and features on some of the African stars past and present that have plied their trade in the English Premier League. These stars include Tony Yeboah, Didier Drogba, Mohamed Salah, Jay Jay Okocha, Lucas Radebe and more.
Viewers will get to see how African players have helped define what today is regarded as one of, if not the greatest, sporting league in the world. Highlights include Radebe’s inspiration leadership on the field and his community work off it as well as the power and desire of Drogba which helped transform Chelsea to a powerhouse of the game.
Mo Salah’s wondrous scoring exploits for Liverpool that have guaranteed him an all-time hero status at Merseyside will also be featured, and much more.