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.

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

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26
JUN

Prisoners beat Police & Afcon Special

South African sports has gone through the most in the sporting world this month, can Bafana Bafana bring some respite? Their Africa Cup of Nations tournament did not get off to the best possible start, losing 1-0 to Ivory Coast on Monday but there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel.

We chat to Tiso Blackstar's digital sports journalist Marc Strydom, who is in Egypt for the Afcon tournament, about South Africa's chances in the tournament. He gives us the lowdown and the rundown of Stuart Baxter's team.

South Africa came into the tournament packing quite some fire power in attack, with the likes of Percy Tau, Lebo Mothiba and Lars Veldwijk, plus a collective of creative midfielders such as Themba Zwane, Sibusiso Vilakazi and Lebogang Maboe.

They will face the likes of Wilfried Bony, Wilfried Zaha, Nicholas Pepe (all Ivory Coast) and Hakim Ziyech from Morocco as they try to navigate their way out of Group D.

Marc also give us an update from Egypt after the game and makes a grand prediction regarding Ronwen Williams possibly unseating Itumeleng Khune as "Mzansi's No 1". We will see if that pans out.

We also chat about the Marc Strydom story on the team of prisoners from Helderstroom Prison near Caldeon in the Western Cape and how in the world this happened. The team of prisoners won the Overberg Regional League, beating Police FC along the way. Apparently the team of prisoners were the best behaved in the entire league and had the best disciplinary record. Talk about rehabilitation!

Also, we look at the upcoming Craven Week starting in Bloemfontein on July 1st, profiling the surprised package from last year, Border.
26
JUN

Prisoners beat Police & Afcon Special

South African sports has gone through the most in the sporting world this month, can Bafana Bafana bring some respite? Their Africa Cup of Nations tournament did not get off to the best possible start, losing 1-0 to Ivory Coast on Monday but there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel.

We chat to Tiso Blackstar's digital sports journalist Marc Strydom, who is in Egypt for the Afcon tournament, about South Africa's chances in the tournament. He gives us the lowdown and the rundown of Stuart Baxter's team.

South Africa came into the tournament packing quite some fire power in attack, with the likes of Percy Tau, Lebo Mothiba and Lars Veldwijk, plus a collective of creative midfielders such as Themba Zwane, Sibusiso Vilakazi and Lebogang Maboe.

They will face the likes of Wilfried Bony, Wilfried Zaha, Nicholas Pepe (all Ivory Coast) and Hakim Ziyech from Morocco as they try to navigate their way out of Group D.

Marc also give us an update from Egypt after the game and makes a grand prediction regarding Ronwen Williams possibly unseating Itumeleng Khune as "Mzansi's No 1". We will see if that pans out.

We also chat about the Marc Strydom story on the team of prisoners from Helderstroom Prison near Caldeon in the Western Cape and how in the world this happened. The team of prisoners won the Overberg Regional League, beating Police FC along the way. Apparently the team of prisoners were the best behaved in the entire league and had the best disciplinary record. Talk about rehabilitation!

Also, we look at the upcoming Craven Week starting in Bloemfontein on July 1st, profiling the surprised package from last year, Border.
19
JUN

Sports Broadcasting: Irvin Khoza, Rambo & a New Player

Premier Soccer League chairman Dr Irvin Khoza spoke to SportsLIVE podcast host Sbu Mjikeliso about the ICASA public hearings into the draft sports broadcast regulations that threaten to shake up the broadcasting game.

Dr Khoza insists that there is no research proving that the "masses" are being deprived of local football, which is what the communications regulator is trying to address.

"Looking at research, there is none that says there is no access to the PSL property and that is why we demonstrated a balance between free-to-air and subscription services in our presentation," says Khoza.

"In fact, there's an over-supply of events and those are the creme de la creme."

ICASA want pay-channel SuperSport to be stripped of their exclusive rights to broadcast sporting events such as PSL football, Super Rugby and the Currie Cup as well as a host of other major events.

Using a three-tier category system, ICASA have dubbed the PSL, SAFA national teams, Springbok and Proteas games, among other, as being sports of national interest and therefore must be accessible to free-to-air television by law. The regulator believes that these sporting codes are accessible enough to previously disadvantaged communities.

Dr Khoza said the move would cost the PSL 80% of its revenue, which accounts to R2-billion over five years, while SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux says they stand to lose 60% of their income, estimated at over R650-million, over the same period.

Sbu roped in sports broadcast media guru Yannick Wombo, who worked on the deal to help Swiss Sports Media company InFront to acquire the English Premier League free-to-air rights in Sub-Saharan Africa, to speak on the hot topic.
12
JUN

Burger Hands, Miguel & the Proteas Soap Opera

In the second episode of the SportsLIVE Podcast Sbu Mjikeliso is again joined by sports journalist Daniel Gallan via Skype from the UK, who lifts the lid on the soapie kind of week that's unfolded since news leaked that AB de Villiers made a minibus taxi-style late U-Turn after asking to join the Proteas World Cup team.

Daniel reveals that as far back the Mzansi Super League in December, coach Ottis Gibson asked AB if he was "done with this retirement rubbish", to which AB responded by confirming his retirement from all forms of South African cricket.

We also chat to rugby skills guru Sino Ganto about the hotly contested Springbok No 13 position. Two players are favourites to don the jersey in Japan at the World Cup – Lukhanyo Am and Jesse Kriel. But, a new perspective has come to light, which suggests the two should play together in midfield. We also hear what Jesse Kriel himself thinks of this potential move.
05
JUN

Major Wonder – Mabunda’s Bushiri Complex

In the first episode of the SportsLIVE podcast we review the Proteas’ first two Cricket World Cup games and what went horribly wrong there. We chat to sports scribe Daniel Gallan, based in the UK and was at the massacre at the Oval where Bangladesh beat SA by 21 runs.

We also delve deep in to the subject of religion and sports – is there a line and can it be crossed?

Host Sbu Mjikeliso chats with sports journalist Mahlatse Mphahlele about the thorny subject and takes you inside the Prophet Bushiri’s Enlightened Christian Gathering church.

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