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BBK Unplugged podcast

Get behind the biggest sporting stories and hear from the sporting world's biggest names, with BBK Unplugged 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
Weekly English South Africa Sports · Sports
90 Episodes
1 – 20

‘I have my coaching qualifications’ -Helman Mkhalele

Bafana Bafana assitant coach Helman Mkhalele on the BBK Uplugged podacst speaks about his coaching qualifications; building on Afcon momentum; creating an SA football think tank; why Chiefs and Pirates must step up to the plate; how Jomo Sono sold him to Greece and Irvin Khoza sold him to Turkey…
2 Mar 1 hr 11 min

'Alcohol abuse remains a persistent problem among PSL players' Mosimane tells BBK

Alcohol abuse remains a persistent problem among Premier Soccer League (PSL) players, an issue Pitso Mosimane says needs all hands on deck to address.Sunday Times sports editor Bareng-Batho Kortjaas spoke to Mosimane about alcohol abuse in the PSL, taking on the coaching job at Kaizer Chiefs, Bafana Bafana and his…
20 Dec 2023 2 hr 06 min

Jose Riveiro talks upcoming Nedbank cup and all things Pirates

In an exclusive sit-down with Jose Riveiro we got the Orlando Pirates coach to talk about the threat of Sekhukhune United in the upcoming Nedbank Cup final. We also quizzed him about the defensive partnership of Xoki and Sibisi, the super sub special weapon that is Sandile Mthethwa, born-again Terrence…
23 May 2023 40 min

Our winning 11: Top fashion-scoring world cup soccer shirts

With the 2022 Qatar World Cup in full swing, Arena’s most fashion forward experts rate some of the best (and worst) soccer shirts to grace the pitch. The competition kicked off on Sunday and will see 32 teams from around the world take each other on in the hopes of…
18 Nov 2022 38 min

Steenbok unplugged

New Safa technical director Walter Steenbok says he wants to silence the drums of disagreement between PSL coaches and Bafana boss Hugo Broos. "I’m in a whatsapp group with all PSL coaches. I want to be a buffer between Broos and PSL coaches.” He cautions that Broos must be mindful…
7 Oct 2022 1 hour

King Kaizer on the microphone

Kaizer Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung speaks on the PSL working on a model to regulate the buying and selling of clubs and bringing a new leadership on board. King Kaizer says he is well aware that the army of Amakhosi fans is worried that their strike force may lack of…
3 Aug 2022 31 min

Kaizer Chiefs are improving, says Frosler

I’m chilling in the corner and sitting on a crate with Mabizwasabele. Who you ask? That’s the utility Kaizer Chiefs player Reeve Frosler. Frosler is adamant that Chiefs are improving. He talks about the difficult time when multiple Covid-19 cases hit Mount Naturena and what the young players need to…
9 Mar 2022 29 min

Morena, man of the moment

Thapelo Morena joins me on SportsLIVE with BBK as we look back to his moment of magic - the solitary strike that saw Mamelodi Sundowns earn an historic victory against Al Ahly in Egypt. We also chat Bafana Bafana and DStv Premiership.
1 Mar 2022 20 min

Kaizer Chiefs slayer Tim

He was signed as a player by John Comitis while pursuing his law studies. He graduated as a lawyer and went on to become a top player agent. He now sits as an equal with Comitis as a fellow club owner. Tim Sukazi is the your guest on SportsLive with…
16 Feb 2022 35 min

Jesse Donn banging on the Bafana door

Jesse Donn, the 22-year-old SuperSport United central defensive midfielder tells me about quietly establishing himself in the Matsatsantsa engine room, banging on the Bafana door, learning from Teboho Mokoena and Thamsanqa Gabuza and gives thoughts on the absence of white players. It is all in SportsLIVE with BBK
2 Dec 2021 30 min

Magic man Maduka

The man from Malawi who is behind the magic of Royal AM, John Maduka is your guest on SportsLive with BBK. Hear him on red hot striker Victor Letsoalo, boss lady MamMkhize, Max Tshabalala and the so far stunning season of the new kids on the PSL block.
11 Nov 2021 31 min

From poverty to prosperity - The Willard Katsande story

This is not a football podcast. It is the inspirational life story of Willard Katsande, Zimbabwean professional footballer, a former player of Premier Soccer League club Kaizer Chiefs and the Zimbabwe national team. It is a tale about getting out of the ghetto. Katsande says poverty is the best humility…
29 Oct 2021 30 min

Teboho Mokwena in the zone

“I grew up supporting Kaizer Chiefs but I’ve fallen in love with Mamelodi Sundowns,” Teboho Mokoena, the in-demand SuperSport United and Bafana Bafana midfielder, tells me on SportsLive with BBK. He shares interesting insights on Bafana boss Hugo Broos, Sipho Mbule and SuperSport United.
23 Sep 2021 24 min

Chiefs vs Sundowns - the fan face-off is back

The swashbuckling Brazilian Skhomo and the stout-hearted Khosi Mkhu face-off on SportsLive with BBK as they run the rule on the upcoming mouthwatering Mamelodi Sundowns v Kaizer Chiefs clash.
10 Sep 2021 33 min

Bafana's new beginning under Broos

Colleague and senior journalist Mahlatse Mphahlele joins me as we sink our teeth into Bafana Bafana as they begin their gruelling qualifying campaign for 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar as the team builds anew yet again, this time under new boss Hugo Broos. Hopefullly the new Broom with sweep…
3 Sep 2021 32 min

Salute the Major

Listen to AmaZulu striker Lehlohonolo Majoro tell his story of how he retired from football in his teens, having the cushion of education, Caf Champions League campaign and working with Bhele and Benni. Enjoy SportsLIVE with BBK.
27 Aug 2021 36 min

Mokwena on the mic

On SportsLIVE with BBK, Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rulani Mokwena shares his thoughts on the club's new signings, Caf Champions League, the strength and threat of Kaizer Chiefs and more.
20 Aug 2021 34 min

Off the field: saving soccer sponsorships

Managing partner at Playmakers Seishane Leshaba chats sponsorships, the impact of Covid-19 on the shrinking the sponsorship and sports revenue market and shirt merchandise, with our host BBK on this weeks episode of SportsLIVE with BBK.
13 Aug 2021 29 min
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