When and where you can watch Rihanna's Super Bowl halftime show in South Africa

  • One of the most anticipated sporting events on the US calendar, Super Bowl LVII, is finally here. 
  • Beyond the sport, the Super Bowl is a truly global cultural event that will see Rihanna perform the halftime show.
  • The 57th annual showdown will be broadcast live, exclusively across Africa, on ESPN (DStv 218, Starsat 248).

The 2023 American National Football League's Super Bowl is finally here.

One of the most anticipated sporting events on the US calendar, the annual championship game, which will see the league's top franchises competing to hold the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy, takes place on Monday, 13 February at 01:30 (SAST).

The 57th annual showdown between the best of the best will be broadcast live, exclusively across Africa on ESPN (DStv 218, Starsat 248). 

Repeats will air at 08:00, 17:00 and 22:00 on ESPN2 (DStv 219 and StarSat 249) and at 14:00 on ESPN (DStv 218, StarSat 248) on Monday. 

Here are a few things you need to know before you watch the event:

• Super Bowl LVII will take place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, between Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs. The Eagles, who'll be competing in their fifth Super Bowl, will be sporting their home green jerseys, while the Chiefs, who'll also be playing in their fifth Super Bowl, will be in white.

• In what some may call an awkward moment, Andy Reid, who coaches the Chiefs, was the Eagles' head coach from 1999-2012. He will essentially be doing his best to defeat a team he spent over a decade building. 

• Perhaps even more interesting is the situation Donna Kelce finds herself in as the first mother to have two sons play against each other at the Super Bowl. Her younger son Travis plays for the Chiefs, while her older son Jason plays for the Eagles. She has been spotted wearing a "half-and-half" top ahead of Super Bowl LVII, incorporating the colours of both of the teams.

• Beyond sport, the Super Bowl is a truly global cultural event, as well-known for the cutting-edge commercial spots and halftime show as it is for the actual game. This year, the halftime show will be performed by famous artist Rihanna. The halftime show typically lasts around 15 minutes and is expected to contain an impressive medley of anthems from the nine-time Grammy award-winning artist.

• The national anthem will be sung by Chris Stapleton - a country music singer with 15 Country Music Association and 10-Academy of Country Music awards and an Eight-time Grammy winner. Stapleton follows artists such as Mickey Guyton, Eric Church, Demi Lovato, Gladys Knight and others who have had this honour in the past.

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