We all know him because he has made himself a name in South African football TV commentary and with his unique style and ability to entertain, Reggie “Mapensela” Ndlovu is admired by many in Mzansi. He doesn’t just talk about the game but Ndlovu can play also. In fact Ndlovu grew up with a dream of becoming a professional footballer prior to pursuing football commentating career.
As this past weekend saw the music industry in football with four music genres Maskandi, Hip Hop, Amapiano and Gqom combating in the knockout tournament at Wits Football Stadium, Mapensela was playing for Maskandi FC. Ndlovu was actually a star player for his team. He showed some class throughout the whole game. Click the Instagram post to watch below.
FORMER SABC SPORT ANALYST TO START AT SUPERSPORT NEXT MONTH
Earlier this month, SuperSport announced that former Orlando Pirates striker Phumudzo Manenzhe who recently resigned as an SABC Sports analyst had joined them. The ‘Bold’ as he is affectionately known followed the footsteps of the likes of Thomas Mlambo, Mpho Maboi and Reggie Ndlovu who also left SABC Sports for the famous World of Champions.
Manenzhe will be bringing a wealth of experience to SuperSport, having transformed from a successful PSL player to a sharp-minded analyst. The former footballer has earned much respect in domestic football and has developed into an accomplished broadcaster who will work on all of SuperSport’s PSL properties.
Manenzhe was delighted by the move. “I can’t wait to start,” he said. “The slogan itself says it all – I’m joining the World of Champions. I can’t wait to share my experience with viewers.” Indeed, he brings a wealth of it to the position, having worked on the last Fifa World Cup final, six Afcon finals and five CAF Champions League finals, among many other standout fixtures.
“I refer to myself as the head coach of people sitting and watching on their couches,” he quipped. “The head coach’s role is to guide them through the PSL season. And I’m especially excited to be talking to people both in South Africa and beyond, to the fans across the continent.”