THOMAS SIPHO MLAMBO

Because of his accent, many people have trouble believing this SuperSport presenter was born at the Chris Hani Hospital in Soweto. He was informally adopted by his mother's boss and grew up in Greenside as part of a big, multi-coloured family � and he only learned to speak Zulu at the age of 10. He started off studying law, but then answered an ad for a sports presenter in 1998. Bitten instantly by the television bug, he became SuperSport's first black on-air presenter, working the graveyard shift. In 2000, Mlambo became the studio anchor for SuperSport's coverage of the African Nations Cup. Since then, he has been the main anchor for all SuperSport's football properties. He was also involved in the 2010 bid campaign and has interviewed most of world football's major officials, stars and political leaders such as Sepp Blatter, the president of Fifa. He is the joint owner of production house Wildcam T&R and produces shows such as Up the Bucs, the official Orlando Pirates football club television show.

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