Penalty shootouts are arguably the most tense thing a football fan can experience, especially ones in tournaments. But viewers watching beIN Sports’ coverage of South Africa vs Cape Verde were harmonically soothed by a madcap commentator who broke out into song as Cape Verde’s Patrick Andrade stepped up to take what turned out to be his team’s final spot-kick. “We also treat our community members to competitions, special offers, promotions, and adverts from us and our partners.
If you don’t like our community, you can check out any time you like. To leave our community click on the name at the top of your screen and choose Exit group.” “Oh Arab commentators, never change,” one person wrote after the clip went viral on social media.
Another said: “Need some of this in the Prem, commentators breaking into song.” A third hailed “the power of music”, writing: “Even in the midst of high-stakes competition, it may seem like a light-hearted moment, but there’s something profound about how the universal language of music can transcend borders and bring people together.” “Is Waka Waka the greatest World Cup song of all time?
It’s South Africa’s first appearances in an AFCON semi-final since they finished third in 2000. They’ve only won the competition once, back in 1996. It was their first appearances at the AFCON, having been banned from 18 of the 19 previous tournaments due to the country’s apartheid laws.”