SportsLIVE Podcast

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

Sports journalist Sibusiso Mjikeliso and his revolving door of sporting experts, take you through the stories behind the scoreboard.

SportsLIVE is a MultimediaLIVE production, a division of Tiso Blackstar Group.

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Proteas In Crisis (feat. Kagiso Rabada)

After England took an assailable 2-1 lead in the four-Test series against South Africa, we looked at the cause of the malaise the national South African men's cricket team is under.

We hear from paceman Kagiso Rabada, who is suspended for the fourth and final Test at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. He talks about growing his game, learning a few lessons along the way and how the demerits and suspensions due to his aggressive celebrations "can't keep happening".

We are joined in studio by cricket analyst Lunga Kupiso, who tries to make sense of the collapse-prone batting order and recommends the kinds of remedies that will get the Proteas firing again.

'I'm stoked to be alive': Kirsten Landman

Hard enduro biker Kirsten Landman made history in the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia by becoming one of the first African women, alongside Taye Perry from East London, to ride the toughest motorsport race in the world.
Her journey to the Dakar, however, was paved with challenges, some near-fatal. Her 2013 crash in Botswana, where she suffered a lacerated spleen, severed pancreas and ripped small intestine, still rings in her mind.She revealed in New Frame that she battled to cope with the mental challenges that came with riding her enduro bike again, but part of the journey to recovery was to “get back on the saddle”.This is the full interview, with award-winning sports journalist and SportsLIVE podcast host Sbu Mjikeliso, recorded on the eve of the Dakar Rally.

The Legacy of EL10's (feat. Scarra Ntubeni & Sikhumbuzo Notshe)

In the first episode of 2020 for this award-winning podcast, we went to the East London 10's tournament where we caught up with some of the chief organisers of what was a groundbreaking event for the province.

The popular Old Boys 10's tournaments have, through the course of history, made their way to Brisbane, Hong Kong, Manila, Cape Town, Jo'burg and Pretoria. Finally, the Eastern Cape, the province that produced Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, has its own tournament and it was a resounding success.

How We won the World Cup Part 2 (feat. Lindsay Weyer)

In Part 2 of our beautifully insightful conversation with Rassie Erasmus's lieutenant, performance analyst Lindsay Weyer, our last special guest for 2019 breaks down how the Springboks dismantled England.

They had plenty of help, of course, coming in the form of consultant Felix Jones, who joined the Springbok management team after Swys de Bruin pulled out on the eve of the tournament.

Many questioned Jones' appointment but Erasmus knew what they were getting from his mate from Munster and Weyer gets into detail about how Jones gave them the blueprint on all the England players, which influenced the power scrum that South Africa had as well as the key moments, such as the Cheslin Kolbe try and Damian de Allende's running lines.

He describes how they identified that the two England play-makers, George Ford and Owena Farrell, were actually poor defenders. The coaching staff commanded their ball-carriers to have a go at them. The result was spectacular.

Weyer also goes into detail about his history in the game, which is a great "origin" story of one of the most influential hidden figures of the Rugby World Cup-winning team.

How We Won the World Cup Part 1 (feat. Lindsay Weyer)

Performance analyst Lindsay Weyer sat next to Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus and he got the best seat in the house as South Africa's messiah led the Boks to their third Rugby World Cup title, beating England in the final in Japan.

No, we are not over the victory yet. And so, we caught up with Weyer to find out how Erasmus put together the biggest World Cup heist in the game's history this year.

Weyer, who along with Mzwandile Stick as part of Erasmus's most trusted assistants, took us through the journey that started with the one-off Test against Wales in Washington in 2018.

He broke down the importance of the 2018 victory over the All Blacks in Wellington and how it was the foundation of the success achieved in Japan.

Henry Olonga: 'I had no pleasure when Mugabe died'

In this new episode of the award-winning SportsLIVE podcast, we cross the oceans to Brisbane, Australia, to chat to one of the most fascinating characters sport has ever seen.

This is the full conversation of the story that was first published on New Frame, which captured former Zimbabwean international cricketer Henry Olonga's life in exile after he took on Robert Mugabe's regime in 2003.

Olonga played in the 2003 Cricket World Cup that South Africa co-hosted with Zimbabwe. But a seemingly innocuous arm-band protest, dubbed "Death of Democracy", against Mugabe's tyrannical rule, put him in grave danger.

He was forced to flee his homeland and head for the UK, where his career as a cricketer all but ended. In this conversation, we pick things up with Olonga from that fateful protest all the way to the events of this year, where Mugabe died at the age of 95 in Singapore.

The year of Women's Football (feat. Desiree Ellis)

Banyana Banyana head coach Desiree Ellis paid a special visit to the SportsLIVE podcast to detail the whimsical year 2019 has been for the South African National Women's team, as well as women's football as a whole.

She took us through the journey of guiding Banyana to their first Fifa Women's World Cup in France earlier this year and what lessons they had learnt from the experience of facing some of the world's best teams.

The National Women's League was also launched this year. What does this spell for t

Downs Dynasty plus Am & Mapimpi's roots (feat Elliot Fana)

There’s trouble in paradise, if reports are to be believed, at Mamelodi Sundowns with an alleged rift between head coach Pitso Mosimane and Alex Shakoane.

Allegations are that a campaign to oust the multiple league winning and CAF Champions League winning coach, Mosimane, has resumed in earnest. Are we seeing the end of the Downs Dynasty?

And we are joined on the line from Alice, in the Eastern Cape, by former Border Bulldogs coach Elliot Fana, who mentored Rugby World Cup winning Springboks Lukhanyo Am as well as Makazole Mapimpi.

Fana gives the background to their rise to prominence in the sport and also runs the rule on how rugby can develop more young, black talents like the duo, in a province that’s perennially stricken with strife.

Special | "Ndlozi is not a God of sport" - Holomisa

Leader of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) General Bantu Holomisa responded to EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi's comments that the Springboks "entrenched white supremacy in the South African society".

Holomisa, who was a right wing in his rugby playing days, said the black players in the World Cup-winning Springbok team were there on merit and that the coaching staff the coaching staff assembled a good squad and that they "deserved a Bell's."

Give Chiefs the league title now (feat. Mark Haskins)

The AmaKhosi runaway train seems to have suffered brake failure because it is not showing any signs of stopping any time soon.

Kaizer Chiefs are enjoying one of their best starts to an Absa Premiership campaign ever, having won nine out of their 11 matches played so far and losing just once.

They won another hotly contested Soweto Derby last weekend, beating rivals Orlando Pirates 3-2 in a much-talked about game that had the spectacular goals and controversial decisions in abundance.

With Chiefs having opened up a whooping 10 point gap at the top of the log – mind you they are still in the Telkom Knockout semifinals – over second place Mamelodi Sundowns, whom they also defeated a couple of weeks ago, does this mean they have an insurmountable lead?

We speak to ex Jomo Cosmos and Bidvest Wits midfielder Mark Haskins and Sowetan's Sihle Ndebele to unpack their season.

Boks Are World Champions (feat. Whiteley & Kankowski)

The Springboks arrived in the country to heroes welcome at OR Tambo International Airport, where scores of fans sang songs of jubilation, displaying an utterly joyous side of South Africa.

We hear directly from the leaders of the pack that made history by delivering the third Rugby World Cup to these shores, Siyamthanda Kolisi and Rassie Erasmus.

The SportLIVE podcast also caught up with former Springboks Warren Whiteley and Ryan Kankowski, who gave immediate insight as to how the 32-12 victory over England at Yokohama Stadium last Saturday was masterminded.

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