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23
JUN

From Bulawayo to TKO Champion - Chipezeze Looks Back

Baroka FC goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze spoke to SL Radio about getting scouted as a youngster and how it lead to him joining Bristol City Juniors in 2004. “I was playing in the school team, and there was this other guy who was coming to watch the football games" Chipezeze recalls, "[when] he saw me, he just told me straight up; ‘you must come and join my team.'"

“At first I didn’t take it seriously, I thought it was just fun, you know?” Chipezeze explains, “But, he convinced me, then I went and started playing and then another guy from Bristol City came and told me to join his team. You know as a youngster you just want to be seen. So I had to move from my first junior club to Bristol City.”

He also reveals how his move to the PSL came about. “After my second award for Goalkeeper of the Season in the Zimbabwean league, it came into my mind that I’ve been playing here for about 4-5 seasons, now I think I need a better challenge. I had to sit down with my agent, and that’s when the offer from Baroka came”. He would go on to win the Telkom Knockout title in his first season, the first major title in the Club’s history.
16
JUN

“They Told Me That I Was Too Skinny”

n the latest edition of My Starter Pack, SuperSport United Midfielder Teboho Mokoena recalls getting scouted as a youngster by primary school teacher Charles Molefe, and how he played every position before settling on central. “Actually I played every position, I was a striker, I was a center-back, I was a right-back, left-back, left-wing, I’ve played everywhere”, Mokoena reveals to SL Radio. He also dishes on his time at Harmony Sports Academy, which lead directly to him being scouted by SuperSport United.

“[When] I got scouted, we were playing at the Coca Cola [initiative] I think in 2012, in Bloemfontein” explains Mokoena, “When I got there I was too skinny, even the guys were laughing at me, they said ‘Ay Bra, you’re too skinny but you’ve got a big foot’”. The 23-Year-Old also dishes on his relationship with former Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter, who is responsible for handing Mokoena both his PSL & international debuts.
26
MAY

Richard Ofori “I Used To Steal My Mom’s Money…”

In the latest edition of My Starter Pack on SL Radio, Maritzburg United Goalkeeper Richard Ofori reminisces about stealing his mom’s money so that he could travel with local football teams in Ghana. He also recalls his debut for the Ghana u20 national team. He details his first start for “The Black Satellites” which came in the 3rd/4th place off match in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and how he managed to keep Ghana’s first clean sheet of the tournament in a 3-0 victory over Iraq.

“I was just thinking ‘God Help Me’” says Ofori, as he only found out about his selection in the side four hours before kick-off. His performance was a sign of things to come, as the shot-stopper has gone on to feature in 2 Africa Cup Of Nations tournaments for the senior team, and has now been their preferred number 1 for three years.

The 26 Year Old also describes life growing up in Ghana and how he became interested in playing football at a young age.
19
MAY

“My Debut In Sweden Was Against Jabu Pule!”- Surprise Ralani

In the latest edition of My Starter Pack on SL Radio, Cape Town City forward Bradley “Surprise” Ralani details his remarkable debut in the Superettan. He reveals that his full debut in Sweden for Landskrona BoIS happened to be against Osters IF, which at the time was home to former Kaizer Chiefs star Jabu Mahlangu (also known as Jabu Pule), a player who Ralani idolized growing up.

According to transfermarkt.com records, the story gets even stranger, as Mahlangu happened to be substituted off the pitch five minutes before Ralani was introduced onto the field of play. Luckily, Ralani would get the chance to face the Amakhosi legend again later in the season, starting and scoring once in a 4-0 victory during the reverse fixture.

The 32 Year Old Citizens star also details his experience of being coached by Swedish Legend Henrik Larsson, as well as his time at Stars of Africa, where he was mentored by Farouk Khan.
05
MAY

Bongani Kumalo on his 2010 World Cup Goal, Premier League Transfer & More

In the latest edition of My Starter Pack , the show where players take us down memory lane, we chat to SuperSport United defender Bongani Khumalo who recalls his goal at the 2010 FIFA World Cup against France. He also recalls his time working under Gavin Hunt and winning the Absa Premiership title three years in a row. The veteran also reveals the first academy which they joined at junior level and the position he played when he started playing football as a youngster.
31
MAR

'Which Coaches Gave PSL Players Their First Start?'

In the latest edition of My Starter Pack, the show where players take us down memory lane, we chat with various PSL players about the coach that gave them their first opportunities as professional footballers. They dish on how their first coaches helped them as youngsters in the league, and what their relationships were like. Some footballers featured here also reveal the first academy which they joined at junior level.
24
MAR

'PSL Players Reveal Their First Salaries!'

In the latest edition of My Starter Pack (brought to you by DStv Compact), the show where players take us down memory lane, we chat to various PSL players about the very first paychecks they received as professional footballers. They dish on how much the total was, and many of the amounts may come as a surprise to fans. Some footballers featured here also reveal the first big purchase they made with the money received.
17
MAR

'Mpho Makola Discusses How Pirates Beat Chiefs To His Signature'

In the latest edition of My Starter Pack brought to you by DStv Compact, the show where players take us down memory lane, we chat with Cape Town City Midfielder Mpho Makola. He dishes on his first football idol, and his pick for the greatest PSL player of all time, and how Orlando Pirates beat Kaizer Chiefs to his signature. He also recalls his time as a youth player and how he started as a striker before moving to midfield.
10
MAR

Golden Boot Chaser Bradley Grobler On Why Ronaldo Is The GOAT & More

In the latest edition of My Starter Pack, the show where players take us down memory lane, we chat to SuperSport United Striker Bradley Grobler. He dishes on his first football idol, and his pick for the greatest PSL player of all time, which may surprise you. He also recalls his time in the Silver Stars Academy (later renamed Platinum Stars), and which position he played before switching to striker.
03
MAR

Big 3 Target Rushine De Reuck Names His GOAT

In the latest edition of My Starter Pack, the show where players take us down memory lane, we chat to Maritzburg United Defender Rushine De Reuck. De Reuck recounts switching positions frequently as a youngster and how he joined his first football academy. The rising star also names his greatest player of all time and his football idols.
25
FEB

Modiba Remembers Last-Gasp Equalizer Against Chiefs & More!

In the latest edition of My Starter Pack, the show where players take us down memory lane, we chat to SuperSport United Midfielder Aubrey Modiba. He dishes on his first football idol and his pick for the greatest PSL player of all time. He also recalls his time working under Clive Barker at Black Aces and his Nedbank Cup triumph.

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