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Once a month on The Home Straight we talk to veteran journalists about their life in sports. This time we interviewed Kaya FM’s very own John Perlman who takes us back in a career spanning over three decades that saw him work as a sports writer and commentator which saw him call the very first Nelson Mandela Challenge back in 1994.
At Just 1 cap short of reaching the magical milestone of 150 matches played for her country, Nompumelelo Nyandeni is one of South Africa's brightest football stars. The Banyana Banyana star took us down memory lane from the dusty streets of KwaNdebele to the UEFA Champions League in a distinguished career spanning two decades.
When we ponder why Bafana Bafana last qualified for a FIFA World Cup in 2002 our deliberations lead us to the inevitable conclusion that because football is merely a reflection of society in general, the problems of Bafana Bafana are the problems of South Africa. In this episode Lavas Mohlala and Jabu Mahlangu talk about how alcohol, women and fast-living ruined their very promising professional soccer careers.
Marketer Lebo Lion has advice for professional athletes on how they can monetize their social media following better, by thinking more strategically about what they post.
Tyler Hollingsworth explains you can give your talented sporting kid a shot at a US College Scholarship
Tyler Hollingsworth of Aspire Atlantic talks about how their organisation can unlock opportunities for talented young South African sportsmen and women to study at US Colleges.
"You can never have a philosophy, a way of playing, if you change coaches a lot," Pitso Mosimane.
In July of 2019 the The Tshwane metro said that refurbishment of the Caledonian soccer stadium would commence as soon as a contractor was appointed. By October the City had reportedly received six bids with the adjudication process was finalized. The next step is approval by the Bid Adjudication Committee and the final appointment of a contractor was expected in November, although we are still waiting for news on when construction will begin.The iconic stadium which was built in 1903 in the Pretoria inner city is in a very bad state, with no electricity or proper sewerage water connection system since 2012 and has apparently become a haven for drug users. SuperSport United CEO Stan Matthews has other plans for The Caledonian, he wants Matsatatsantsa a Petori to return there and make it their permanent home venue. Matthews spoke to Kaya FM's Sport's Khuliso Nemarimila.
Steve Komphela shares his thoughts on the state of South African football in a time of global crisis.
"Football is but a reflection of culture." - Steve Komphela. The former Bafana Bafana captain and current coach of Lamontville Golden Arrows believes that in order for South Africa's senior men's national football team to be successful on the world stage we need to begin by understanding ourselves to develop a unifying South African culture.
Netball South Africa president Cecilia Molokwane on the success of the Spar Proteas and netball development.
After a successful 2019 which saw the Spar Proteas finish in 4th place at the Netball World Cup, Netball South Africa president Cecilia Molokwane explains the importance of netball development in South Africa and the continent at large.
Sports presenter Thato Moeng on her journey in sports broadcasting, owning her own soccer team in the near future and the Thato Moeng Foundation.
Celebrated cricket administrator Dr. Ali Bacher on his latest book on South Africa’s greatest fast bowlers.
Celebrated cricket administrator Dr. Ali Bacher on his latest book on South Africa’s greatest fast bowlers. (Part 1)
Orlando Pirates duo Vincent Pule and Luvuyo Memela on their journey in football, the Soweto Derby and future plans.
Orlando Pirates duo Vincent Pule and Luvuyo Memela on their journey in football, the upcoming Soweto Derby and their future plans.
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