Carol Tshabalala: South African Presenter Goes International


Carol Tshabalala is a South African sports media personality who landed an international job recently. Carol has landed the gig to anchor a British sports show, Football Today.

Football Today is a Barclays Premiere League show which airs on Wednesdays and broadcasts on both British and South African screens.

As popularly called, the First Lady of sports recently put up the good news on Instagram.

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Carol Tshabalala made an international statement with her talent during the Rio Olympics.

From interviews along Copacabana beach; following the SA U23 football team to Brasilia; watching Banyana Banyana’s campaign begin at the Olympic stadium; the Nigerian men’s basketball team’s gallant effort at the Carioca Arena in Barra; to interviewing our very own South African medallists, are just a few of the highlights that Tshabalala has experienced in Rio thus far. – North Eastern Tribune


She efficiently covered interviews from African athletes in Rio.

“It’s special to be part of the team keeping Africa informed on everything that is happening with its athletes in Rio.”

“This fourth Olympics experience has been memorable with South Africa performing the best it ever has since readmission to the Olympic family in Atlanta, 1996.”

It appears her prowess in the sports media cannot be overlooked. Carol Tshabalala has been anchoring sports shows for the past 16 years. She is one of the best sports media personalities in Africa.

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In 2011, the mother of 3 became the only African to have ever co-hosted the biggest international soccer awards event, the Fifa Ballon d’Or. Among all the presenters who were nominated for the presentation, Carol was found perfect for the spot.

African women no doubt have been breaking boundaries in the international community. Carol just added to the list.