Sibongile MafuDate Released: Mon, 15 September 2014 08:37 +0200
The talented 25-year-old Sibongile (Sbosh) Mafu has taken over as sports presenter on the KFM Breakfast show. Her love and passion for sports combined with her effervescent personality and makes her a perfect fit with Host Ryan O’Connor and the rest of the Breakfast team, Liezel van der Westhuizen (Traffic Reporter) and Deon Bing (Surf Report).
Growing up in a family of rugby players evoked her love and passion for sports. She recalls a number of family trips around the country in support of her older brother, Sisa as he played in high school rugby tournaments. Sibongile is also obsessed with cricket and admits she can spend 5 days straight on the couch or at Newlands watching a test match. She is a bit of an athlete herself having made her mark on the netball court and hockey field.
Sbosh attended Rhodes University where she completed a Bachelor of Journalism. It was at Rhodes that her love for radio was ignited. She worked at the campus station, Rhodes Music Radio for four years absorbing all the information and experience she could.
When she obtained her degree, she packed her bags and moved to Cape Town where she worked behind the scenes as a videographer and content producer at Primedia. Her love for radio remained firm and she became a stand-in sports and traffic presenter for 702, CapeTalk and KFM.
In 2011, her passion for sports took her to the Lady RuggaSupersport Presenter Search with the aim of being the next female rugby presenter for the channel. She was the only person from Port Elizabeth to make it to the top 12. She says the one memory she takes away from that experience is doing a live television crossing with Kobus Wiese on the pitch at Loftus stadium.
Sibongile is ready to bring the fun and sexy into sports presenting, with a definite bias towards her favorite local football team, Orlando Pirates.
Follow KFM on Twitter @945Kfm and Sibongile on @sboshmafu
Article Source: KFM