Mbali Sigidi

Mbali Sigidi

Sports Writer

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Favourite Sports Hero

Andrés Iniesta

Favourite Quote

"Shortcut prosperity is short lived success”

Favourite Sports Movie

Remember the Titans

Favourite Sports Person I interviewed

Sarai Bareman and Bam Adebayo

Favourite Coach

Erik Spoelstra

Favourite Sports Memory

Seeing Andrés Iniesta and Lionel Messi in South Africa

Mbali Sigidi is an ambitious Sports Journalist and Sports Presenter from South Africa, whose achieved great milestones in her career. She boasts two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media Studies and Sociology from the University of Witwatersrand, as well as an Honours Degree in Brand Communications from Vega school of Brand Leadership. She’s a passionate storyteller who believes authenticity connects people across cultures and boarders. One of the quotes she lives by is “Be a women with a story to tell” as she believes everyones narrative matters.

Favourite pass time shows?

When I'm taking a break from watching sports, I love watching the HGTV channel and Korean Netflix series just to rest my brain a bit.

Best truth ever told?

“Laughter robs your pain of its power”

Best lesson taught through sports?

“Talent alone is not good enough”

Mbali Sigidi

Her drive and unparalleled passion, landed her a number of industry awards which includes an award winning sports programme, SAB Video Media Best Newcomer Award, Sport Journalist of the Year, Mail n Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans, and a Gsports Public Choice Award. She was also selected for the International Sport Press Association’s Young Reporters International program in 2018, to cover the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay.

Her 7 years experience stretches across TV, Radio and Print, where she covered local and African Football, Basketball, Athletics, Tennis, Netball and the Marathons. When she’s not appearing on South African screens or writing, she works as an MC and Facilitator for various companies.