UPCLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH KARABO PHASHA

UPCLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH KARABO PHASHA

Nie Cele

Mzansi’s Media Sports industry is one field that is over saturated with dozens of experts. Some are self proclaimed while others genuine professionals in their own right and a few of them are classified as Quasi or rabble-rouser because they behave like politicians who can mesmerise and hold any audience spellbound with their rousing oratory.

Back to the story, coincidentally we met at a posh office in the northern suburbs of Jozi and did a 20minute hit and run interview and he spoke to this publication in a self-possessed low dulcet tones about his mounting versatile career.

 No doubt, at face value his physical attributes tells that he has graced football pitches as a player in his philosophy of life. But this Alex born Sports Management Diploma and BTech graduate from TUT is on another level now where he is carving a niche for himself in the Media industry as a football analyst.

Karabo Phasha also posses academic looks found in Varsity corridors and is currently employed as a football analyst by Supersport Multichoice Diski Challenge, a youth development programme that includes a football tournament for the Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs.

Phasha’s  facial looks are very deceiving making it difficult to tell if he is an introvert or extrovert. He dreams big everyday and has high hopes of becoming an international  top notch Football analyst. Under his belt, he has worked for Soweto TV off the Pitch on a variety of sporting codes and during this festive recess he is busy doing analysis of Township Football tourneys.

He had an opportunity of working for Sky Sports in England on a makeshift basis where he rates the standards as very extremely high and demanding.

Pressed to give an advice to budding Football analyst.

He said, “Read a lot of analytical books and watch a lot of football. You also need to be consistent in everything you are doing.”

Any regrets in life?

Failure to play in the under 20 World Cup in 2009

Not being given a chance to play for Mzansi’s under 17 national team despite playing for Orlando Pirates under 13, 15 and the now defunct Wits University development team.

Opinion on Gender Based Violence?

Depends on how you grew up.

Young Boys need to start speaking up and never bottle any issues affecting them.

Choose between Radio and Television?

Love both of them.

Favourite preferred meal?

Anything healthy.

Preferred Wheels?

Audi RS3.

Dreams?

To analyse PSL games.

SEE BELOW PHASHA’S PROFILE SOURCED FROM LINKEDIN

Senior Football Journalist

Sports Journalist

Freelancer

Public Relations Specialist

Senior Sports Anchor / Analyst

Kofifi FM 97.2

Freelance Sports Analyst

POWER FM

Sports Editor

Vision View Sports Radio

International Football Agent

Ditiro Sports International

Sports Anchor

The Urban Culture Radio

Football Manager

Bright Talent Management

Football Player

Bidvest Wits FC U19

Football Player

Orlando Pirates Football Club

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