SportsLIVE with BBK

Get behind the biggest sporting stories and hear from the sporting world's biggest names, with the weekly SportsLIVE Podcast.

Renowned Sunday Times sports editor Bareng-Batho Kortjaas (BBK)
and his revolving door of sporting experts, take you through the stories behind the scoreboard.

SportsLIVE is a MultimediaLIVE production, a division of Arena Holdings.

Sports, cricket, rugby, soccer, football, tennis, sportsmen, sport, goal, South African sport

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Music in the air

What's popping in the ears of flying winger and Rugby World Cup hero Makazole Mapimpi when he prepares himself for the battle ahead? What sound moves the spirit of veteran footballer Reneilwe Letsholonyane as he plans and plots against the opponents before stepping on to the football field? I caught up with the superstars for the very first serving in 2021 of your favourite podcast, SportsLive with BBK.

Kekana unplugged

The captain of mellow yellow men from Chloorkop, the scorer of top drawer scorchers, Hlompho Kekana, has once again gained nomination for the Puskas goal of the year.
He is the guest on SportsLive with BBK and they talk about Pitso Mosimane's Champions League hunt with Al Ahly, Themba Zwane's red hot form, the demise of Anele Ngcongca, working under the Meshack, Shadrack and Abednigo coaching team, Patrice Motsepe's nomination for Caf presidency and of course, that goal against Cape Town City which has given him the nod yet again for the Puskas award. Don't miss it.

Desiree's desire for a record fourth Cosafa Cup final victory

Whoever came up with dynamite comes in small packages had my guest in mind. She is the mother of the nation of the many women who play football for the senior women's soccer national team Banyana Banyana.

Her name is Desiree Ellis. She is the Alice in the Banyana wonderland. If boxing had the late Jacob "Baby Jake" Matlala, soccer has Desiree Ellis. Her Banyana have stormed into the final of the Cosafa Cup in sensational fashion, beating Malawi 6-2 to book a berth with Botswana in the final.

From Jozi to Dar es Salaam, Senzo is the man!

Today on SportsLive with BBK we travel all the way to east Africa. We stop in country called Tanzania. The reason we are in Tanzania today is because it has, for many years, been home to one South African, Senzo Mbatha, formerly known Mazingiza.

The former Orlando Pirates, Platinum Stars and Bay United administrator holds the special honour of working for two of Tanzania's biggest clubs, Simba and Young Africans, who will clash in the Kariakoo Derby, one of the biggest contests on the continent.

Cobra ready to strike Sea Robbers

Name: Dlamini, Ayanda "Cobra" Dlamini. Age: 36. Occupation:  Youngest coach in the Premier Soccer League. Discussion: Why I signed Augustine Mulenga. Why I went for experinced Alan Freese as assistant coach. Why I brought 36-year old Simphiwe Tshabalala. Catch Dlamini in his own words in this latest instalment of SportsLive with BBK. And oh, "bring on the Buccaneers," says Dlamini as he prepares to kick-off the DStv Premiership against Orlando Pirates.

Cometh the hour, cometh Gavin

"Kaizer Chiefs will be competitive. I will make them competitive." That is Gavin Hunt's pledge to the army of Amakhosi faithful as he begins his journey in gold and black.
Catch his frank conversation with the Sunday Times sports editor Bareng-Batho Kortjaas on the SportsLIVE with BBK podcast.

From Cape to Cairo, Rhulani on Pitso

Rhulani Mokwena shares his thoughts on the mark of the man that is Pitso Mosimane. The foundations of African football shook when Mosimane resigned from an eight year successful spell with Mamelodi Sundowns to team up with African Club of the Century and Egyptian giants Al Ahly.

The Hurricane, Khanyiso Tshwaku runs the rule on the Springbok Showdown. Catch it all on your favourite sports podcast on a Friday, SportsLive with BBK.

Rugby returns and magical soccer ahead

The focus is on rugby and soccer in your latest offering of SportsLIVE with BBK. There will be a lot of rusty bodies when rugby returns in SA. Loftus Versfeld will be the base for the Super Fan Saturday double header. The first game to get rugby action going again will see the Bulls battle the Sharks. That will be followed by a clash between the Stormers and the Lions to wrap up an action-packed day in the capital. The man we call Hurricane, Khanyiso Tshwaku, breaks down the latest on SA's rugby royalty.

There will be no Carling Black Label Cup. But there is something magical on the horizon. Arne Rust, the Carling Black Label director, gives the nitty gritty of the CBC Cup of Ages.

Kaizer Chiefs' head scout chats about player selection in SA

Walter Steenbok, the head of scouting at Kaizer Chiefs, a role he performed with distinction at Mamelodi Sundowns, is a well decorated scouting master.
The supremely qualified talent spotter has published a book titled The Football Scouting Bible. It offers a practical guide to scouting.
Such is his eye for talent, Steenbok brought Gastin Sirino and Ali Meza from Bolivia to the Brazilians of Mamelodi.
Listen to him talk to BBK on SportsLIVE with BBK about the state of scouting in SA soccer, why the book is a bible and, of course, the appointment of Gavin Hunt as the new head coach at Chiefs.

'My dream was to become a radio DJ' — Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana

From the dusty fields of Zebediela to scaling the heights of football success in SA and the continent. That is the story of Hlompho Kekana, the Mamelodi Sundowns captain as told to Bareng-Batho Kortjaas on SportsLIVE with BBK. The boy who harboured ambitions of becoming a DJ is a now a man with seven Premier Soccer League titles to his name. Still standing strong at 35, he believes he has enough in his reserves to go all the way to 42, like his hero, the late John “Shoes” Mosheou. My guest on this episode of SportsLIVE with BBK, ladies and gentlemen, Madalas and Madalaristas, I present to you, Hlompho Kekana.

Fan face-off part two: Chiefs vs Sundowns

In today's podcast we have part two of the fan face-off between Kaizer Chiefs fan Mkhuseli Ngcube and his opposite number from Mamelodi Sundowns, Sive Yekanye.

We are one match away from the curtain falling down on the 2019-20 Absa Premiership season.

The champions will be crowned on the final day of the season. We head to the finish line with Chiefs and Sundowns tied on 56 points. Amakhosi and Abafana Bes'tyle are hoping to be the first to get their hands on the R15m winner's cheque. Which coach will catch the bounty?

Will Ernst Middendorp win his first ever league title in his coaching career? Pitso Mosimane is looking to take Sundowns to their third successive championship. He will become the first coach to win five league titles in the PSL era, and is now tied on four with Gordon Igesund, who won it with Manning Rangers, Orlando Pirates, Santos and Sundowns. The late Ted Dumitru won two each with Sundowns and Chiefs. Gavin Hunt won three with SuperSport and one with Bidvest Wits. Mosimane has hopes of handing the Brazilians their 10th title, La Decima, in the Premier Soccer League era.

Can it not be Saturday already.

Kaitano Tembo watches with keen interest as Sundowns capitalise on Chiefs fumble

The 2019-20 Absa Premiership season is fast approaching the finish line. Although they lost 1-0 Mamelodi Sundowns on Thursday, Kaizer Chiefs are still at the summit of the standings by virtue of a superior goal difference.

Amakhosi and Abafana Bestyle are tied on 53 points going into weekend's action.

But today on SportsLive with BBK we have blackbone like me Kaitano Tembo, the coach of Supersport United, who have been one of the better performing teams of the bio bubble.

A man who has given a sterling 20 year service in various capacities at Matsatsantsa a Pitori is our main interview today. Come one, come all, Madalas.

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