Clifton Mabasa

Clifton Mabasa

Clifton Mabasa

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Favourite Football Team

Manchester City

Favourite Football Player

Lionel Messi

Favourite Football Ground

FNB Stadium, South Africa

Favourite Sporting Memory

Zidane heading an opponent in the 2006 FIFA World Cup

Favourite Sports Movie

30 for 30, Nature Boy

A natural sersitile soccer player who had a dream of turning out for Kaizer Chiefs, but ended up being a sports journalist. I fell in love with writing about football during my university studies in 2018.

Why is sports important?

Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand.

What sports teaches us in life?

Learning that failure is not the end, but part of the learning experience has far-reaching implications, affecting our self-esteem, our resilience, and our mental agility."

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Clifton Mabasa


Clifton Mabasa

Clifton Mabasa is a Tshwane University of Technology journalism graduate. He is a multimedia journalist with a focus on football writing. He worked at iDiski Times as an intern in 2021, just four months after graduating. He has also written for This Is Football Africa, LimSportsZone and freelanced for FarPost, among other publications