Lagos – Timi Owoeye has become SuperSports’ first Pidgin-English commentator.
Owoeye emerged on Friday to clinch the position out of more than 1,000 candidates who entered for the month-long maiden SuperSports ‘Follow Ya Mouth’, Pidgin-English commentator search.
SuperSports said in a statement in Lagos on Friday that Owoeye was given one year contract with effect from Nov. 1.
He would be expected to thrill followers of the Glo Premier League (GPL) via the Pidgin- English commentaries.
The `Follow Ya Mouth search’ took the contestants from Lagos to Warri, Port Harcourt and Uyo in the quest to pick a lucky Nigerian.
No fewer than 12 contestants emerged from the regional auditioning.
At the end, three finalists: Babah Kay, Benedict Wakama and Owoeye were short listed.
The Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Nduka Irabor, witnessed the event.
The judges were veteran broadcaster, Deji Omotoyinbo, Tega Onojaife and Nedu Ani.
Owoeye said, “winning the search is a golden opportunity that will have positive impact on me and I appreciate everyone who contributed to my emergence.’’
The General Manager of SuperSports, Felix Awogu said: “we are making available a new window of opportunity to young talented Nigerians to contribute to the development of our football.” (NAN)