SL Podcast My Starter Pack

My Starter Pack

From the player's first set of boots to their first paycheck, My Starter Pack is a show all about the firsts that mark a player's career.

In each episode, we speak to a footballer about their early career, such as what their first car was and how they got it, what their first paycheque was, how they spent and more. It goes beyond the football to show the human side of the soccer players.
Weekly English South Africa Sports · Soccer
41 Episodes
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Barr Talks Chaotic PSL Debut, Clive Barker, and Mike Makaab!

South African goalkeeper Jethren Barr made history by becoming the youngest player to make his PSL debut. He was only 17 years old, and very inexperienced when he was called to come on against Orlando Pirates - a daunting task indeed. However, the youngster used this experience to make a…
7 Sep 2022 8 min

Mashigo: Benni Is An Inspiration!

South African-born youngster Katlego Mashigo is quickly becoming a household name and since he last joined the SL Podcast, the 21-year-old represented Bafana Bafana at the recent COSAFA Cup, donning the number 10 jersey. Mashigo explains that this moment was one of the proudest for his family as his dad…
17 Aug 2022 11 min

Mashego: Why the Doc is not the GOAT…

Former TS Galaxy and current Cape Town City defender Terrence Mashego joins My Starter Pack to take us on a trip down memory lane. He tells us tales of his PSL debut and what it was like. The 24-year-old also elaborates on his upbringing in the beautiful game, from his…
12 Aug 2022 9 min

David Kannemeyer Reveals Who His GOAT Is!

Former Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs, and Mpumalanga Black Aces left-back David Kannemeyer joins the SL Podcast’s My Starter Pack and tells tales of his career firsts. The 44-year-old explains who his first coach was and why he didn't get an agent at the start of his career. David takes us…
18 Jul 2022 7 min

Former Pirates Midfielder Talks PSL Debut!

Former Orlando Pirates, Bidvest Wits and AmaZulu midfielder Michael Morton joins the SL Podcast for the latest episode of My Starter Pack to take a trip down memory lane. Morton spent 10 years in the PSL, playing over 50 times. Michael reveals how he scored his first goal in the…
3 Feb 2022 4 min

Tony Zwane's PSL dream

In the latest episode of the SL podcast's 'My Starter Pack' Richards bay youngster Tony Zwane joins the show to discuss his dreams of making it to the PSL. The Young Left-back discusses life in the GladAfrica championship, and how he hopes to make it in the top flight of…
11 Dec 2020 6 min

Bhasera Reflects On Career Of Highs And Lows

Onismor Bhasera's career has seen him score a Goal-of-the-Season goal in England suffer an own goal and injury on the same day! From humble beginnings in Zimbabwe to the PSL and English League One, Bhasera gives us an inside view.
3 Oct 2020 9 min

That Time Komphela Took Mothwa For Lunch

Veli Mothwa shares the first that mark his career, from his first live football match to his PSL Debut. He speaks about the progression for his career, who he looks up, and his experiences with his teammates. Cadbury FC #TasteTheAction:
12 Sep 2020 6 min

'We Were Like His Children'

Four-Time Absa Premiership champion Morgan Gould join the SL Podcast’s “My Starter Pack” to discuss his early life and career, during which he witnessed his father playing top-flight football, and later joined Jomo Cosmos’ youth setup. He would later feature for Jomo Cosmos’ senior team over the space of seven…
4 Sep 2020 8 min

Kuda Mahachi’s First Pay Check Was $20!

SuperSport United forward Kudakwache Mahachi’s first wage as a professional was surprisingly low. He joined Matsatsantsa in 2019 after stints at Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and Golden Arrows. He has also represented Zimbabwe at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Speaking to SL Radio on the My Starter Pack podcast,…
29 Aug 2020 6 min

Fielies Bought His First Car From Cape Rival!

Cape Town City defender Taariq Fielies joined SL Radio’s My Starter Pack podcast for a trip down memory lane, discussing some interesting facts about his early playing career. During the latest episode, the 28-Year-Old details his journey through the Ajax Cape Town ranks to his PSL debut and also reveals…
22 Aug 2020 8 min

'My Idol Was Ronaldo... The Real Ronaldo'

While he was growing up in the North-West, Maritzburg United star Daylon Claasen had no idea how much of a journey football would take him on, from his father’s team to the Netherlands & Germany. In some ways, his journey mirrors that of that his idol, Ronaldo De Lima. Not…
12 Aug 2020 7 min

'Lorch Gave Me Nightmares' - Edmilson Dove

Edmilson Dove was given a trial by fire when he made his pre-season debut for Cape Town City FC in 2016 and had to defend one of the nation’s most talented wingers. Dove spoke on SL Radio’s 'My Starter Pack' about how he had to adjust to South Africa’s brand…
4 Aug 2020 12 min

'You'll Never Guess Macheke’s First PSL Paycheck...'

Bidvest Wits defender Zitha Macheke journey in the PSL has been full of ups & downs, from his first full season in the PSL ending in Absa Premiership glory with Kaizer Chiefs to fighting for promotion with Thanda Royal Zulu (now Richards Bay FC) the very next season. The 26-year-old…
28 Jul 2020 7 min

'I Was Praying To Get Silverware In SA'

SuperSport United forward Evans Rusike’s time in the PSL has been quite a journey. After transferring to Maritzburg United from Zimbabwe Saints in 2015, Rusike’s first full season in the Absa Premiership saw him face a relegation battle against the University of Pretoria & Jomo Cosmos. Needing a victory to…
21 Jul 2020 6 min

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,…
23 Jun 2020 8 min

“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…
16 Jun 2020 8 min

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…
26 May 2020 15 min

“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…
19 May 2020 7 min
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