First Lady of Sports Carol Tshabalala Celebrates more than Two Decades In The Industry

First Lady of Sports Carol Tshabalala Celebrates more than Two Decades In The Industry

  • The legendary Carol Tshabala celebrated another milestone in the media industry
  • Styled "The First Lady of Sports", Tshabalala celebrated her 22nd year behind the mic and in front of the camera
  • She was one of the first women to feature prominently in sports media at the turn of the century in an industry that was male-dominated

Carol Tshabalala has celebrated an inspiring landmark in her illustrious career.

"The First Lady of Sports" celebrated 22 years of gracing the airwaves on radio and television.

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Carol Tshabalala has been in the media industry for 22 years, now. Image source: Lefty Shivambu/Daily Sun.
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According to the Daily Sun, Tshabalala said:

"A lot of challenges I faced in the sports industry came when I was starting out. It was difficult to change as women in sports broadcasting were still largely a myth. So, having to prove myself constantly and show that I belong was a daily part of my work.

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"I've learned to embrace my uniqueness and saw this as a strength rather than a setback. It has been 22 years in the sports field and besides being a sports broadcaster, I'm also a mentor and do a lot of work with corporates, giving back to the community through my foundation."

Tshabalala is an anchor on SuperSport, usually during local football broadcasts. She is also seen on the channel's programme 'Carol's Oddysey', which profiles legendary African sporting icons.

She first came to prominence working on SABC radio and television in the early 2000s, anchoring various broadcasts on the screen at that time.

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As reported by Sports Brief, Gabuza was spotted directing kisses in the direction of Royal AM's businesswoman and celebrity owner Shauwn 'MamKhize' Mkhize during a DStv Premiership encounter on Tuesday evening. Gabuza had just equalised for the home side at the Lucas 'Masterpieces' Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville in the 58th minute when the moment occurred.

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