On the search for football commentators


Sasol and Safa are looking for new female commentators for the Sasol League.

Sasol and the South African Football Association (Safa) have launched a search for two of the best female commentators for the Sasol League.

The competition is part of Sasol’s ongoing #limitless initiative to empower women in football. The likes of leading broadcast media commentator Brian Mofokeng, former Banyana Banyana captain Amanda Dlamini and former Banyana Banyana star Lydia Monyepao have signed on to judge the competition.

Group brand marketing manager Nozipho Mbatha said, “Sasol, is very proud to launch the very first Sasol League commentator search. This shows that our commitment to women’s football is not only limited to footballers but all women in football. Through our ongoing #Limitless initiative, we hope that more people will be inspired to take part in and support women’s football. We encourage all aspiring commentators to enter the competition and we wish everyone the best of luck.”

The two selected winners will receive the opportunity to commentate all of the 2018 Sasol League National Championship games on the Sasol League Facebook live stream, from 4 December until 9 December. The competition kicked-off on 19 November and runs until 26 November.

Amanda Dlamini said, “What a great initiative by Sasol and Safa. It’s good to know that commentators can also receive such opportunities and that the attention is not only on footballers. As a woman who aims to inspire others, it’s a privilege to be part of such an initiative because I know the winners will benefit and receive exposure. Thank you to Sasol for creating this opportunity, I wish the best of luck to everyone who will be entering the competition. May the best women win.”

To enter, contestants need to record a one- to a two-minute video of themselves commentating and send it via Whatsapp to 082 457 9361 or email it to fats.dlokweni@levergy.co.za.

Contestants should note the following:

  • Contestants should first introduce themselves and then commentate as if they are at one of the 2018 Sasol League National Championship games
  • The video should include two Sasol League teams that have qualified and will be playing (performances, score etc.)
  • The video should also mention that the tournament is brought to you by Sasol and Safa
  • Contestants must also send their curriculum vitae to the same Whatsapp number after sharing the video.

Details: www.sasol.com