As part of empowering women in football through their ongoing #Limitless initiative, Sasol and the South African Football Association (SAFA) have launched the first Sasol League commentator search in the hopes of discovering two of the best female commentators in South Africa. The likes of leading broadcast media commentator, Brian Mofokeng, former Banyana Banyana captain Amanda Dlamini and former Banyana Banyana star, Lydia Monyepao have been signed-up to judge the competition.
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 Tuesday, 4 December 2018 until Sunday, 9 December 2018. The competition kicks-off on Monday, 19 November 2018 and runs until Monday, 26 November 2018.
Thrilled to be part of the search, Amanda Dlamini commented, “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 two-minute video of themselves commentating and send it via Whatsapp to 082 457 9361 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contestants should note the following:
- Contestants should firstly 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.
Nozipho Mbatha, Group Brand Marketing Manager 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 and support women’s football. We encourage all aspiring commentators to enter the competition and we wish everyone the best of luck.”
The winners of the 2018 Sasol League commentator search will be announced on Tuesday, 27 November 2018. To hear the winners’ commentary, supporters can live stream all Sasol League National Championship games on the Sasol League Facebook page.
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