Carol Tshabalala Biography
Carol Tshabalala is a South African sports broadcaster, producer and voice-over artist at SuperSport International. She was born in 1981 in Pimville, Soweto, South Africa. Tshabalala is also a freelance reporter and a live studio anchor at the Barclays Premier League Football Today Live Shows.
Carol Tshabalala Age
She was born on August 11th 1981 in Pimville, Soweto, South Africa. She is 37 years old as of 2018.
Carol Tshabalala Husband
She got married to Solomon Manana at the age of 19 years, and had two sons Joel born in 2002 and Solomon born in 2007. She also raises her nephew Mpho who she took in after his mother (her sister) passed on.
Carol Tshabalala Divorce
She got divorced in December 2006 while she was pregnant with her second son, Solomon. She says that she felt trapped in her marriage for the longest time since she was emotionally and physically abused.
Carol Tshabalala Boyfriend
Carol Tshabalala boyfriend is Sbu Motloung who is four years younger than her. “Sbu’s so mature, he understands my world and isn’t intimidated or threatened that I’m in sports and my colleagues are men. I was worried at first about the age gap between us and also because I entered the relationship with three kids. I didn’t know how he’d handle that. But I’m also so young at heart and he gets along with my children so well” she told Bona Magazine.
Carol Tshabalala Career
In 2000 after she graduated from Krugersdrop High School, she became a sportscaster for SABC. She worked as a a voice over artist, television anchor, and a programme director until 2011.
In 2005, she joined Kaya FM 95.9 for about 2 years as a sport news reporter, where she compiled and reported news on the breakfast show.
In 2008, she joined Radio 2000 as a drive time sport show host, while continued to work as a sportscaster for SABC, until 2013.
In 2011, she left SABC after 10 years and joined SuperSport. In an interview with BONA Magazine, Tshabala said one of her reasons for leaving was because she felt as if she was not used to her full potential at SABC. Her minor role during the 2010 FIFA World Cup coverage bothered her because it showed that the channel didn’t have enough confidence in her to consider her for such a grand event.
In June 2016, Carol Tshabalala joined Barclays Premier League Productions (IMG productions) as a live studio anchor. In January 2017, she co-hosted SuperSport’s 10 year celebration.
Carol Tshabalala Awards and Achievements
- In 2002 she became the first female sport anchor of a major TV sport show.
- She is the first and currently the only African to host the FIFA Ballon d’Or.
- In 2016, she joined Premier League and became the only African based presenter at English Premier League sportscasters and among the few women presenters.
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Fun Facts about Carol Tshabalala
Place of birth: Pimville, Soweto
First job: VoiceOver artist
Favourite sport: Toss up between football, boxing and basketball
Hobbies: Reading, traveling, watching movies and fine dining
Favourite holiday destination: Greece, New York and France
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Favourite food(s) : Oxtail, baked cheesecake with vanilla ice cream, fresh scones with strawberry jam and cream.
Pet peeves: Fake shallow people, being materialistic
Best characteristic trait: Humble, easy going a real peoples person
Any guilty indulgences: SHOES and handbags
Something else you’d like the world to know about you: I may be the First Lady of sport, completely passionate about sport but I’m a complete girly girl love my makeup, doing my hair, nails etc
First sporting memory: Soweto derby days at home in Pimville, Soweto when I was growing up. It was quite an event! (Won’t tell you which team the family supported though, lol)
Best sporting memory: Being at the 2004 Athens Olympic and Paralympic Games
Worst sporting memory: When Ghana almost became the first African team to reach the World Cup semifinals!!! Uhhhhh still haven’t forgiven Suarez and Uruguay!!!
Greatest sporting achievement (‘A’ team rugby at school, provincial/international colours, broke a window with golf ball etc.) : A team netball at school I was a killer GA
SuperSport career highlight: There have been many- having my own show- BackPages, Pitchside report at the Uefa Champions League final 2014, Working on the London Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup in Brazil