From the player's first set of boots to their first paycheck, My Starter Pack is a show all about the firsts that mark a player's career.
In each episode, we speak to a footballer about their early career, such as what their first car was and how they got it, what their first paycheque was, how they spent and more. It goes beyond the football to show the human side of the soccer players.
Tony Zwane's PSL dream
In the latest episode of the SL podcast's 'My Starter Pack' Richards bay youngster Tony Zwane joins the show to discuss his dreams of making it to the PSL.
The Young Left-back discusses life in the GladAfrica championship, and how he hopes to make it in the top flight of South African football.
Bhasera Reflects On Career Of Highs And Lows
Onismor Bhasera's career has seen him score a Goal-of-the-Season goal in England suffer an own goal and injury on the same day! From humble beginnings in Zimbabwe to the PSL and English League One, Bhasera gives us an inside view.
That Time Komphela Took Mothwa For Lunch
Veli Mothwa shares the first that mark his career, from his first live football match to his PSL Debut. He speaks about the progression for his career, who he looks up, and his experiences with his teammates.
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'We Were Like His Children'
Four-Time Absa Premiership champion Morgan Gould join the SL Podcast’s “My Starter Pack” to discuss his early life and career, during which he witnessed his father playing top-flight football, and later joined Jomo Cosmos’ youth setup. He would later feature for Jomo Cosmos’ senior team over the space of seven years before joining SuperSport United. Gould discussed how Jomo Sono treats his players like family.
“It’s a very good institution, it teaches you a lot of things. It was more like father and kids you know? We were his [children]. Helped us as if we were his kids. To the Sono family, big ups to them. They created so many [stars] before me, they continued to create stars after me. He’s got the knack for finding talent, identifying it and polishing a stone until it’s a diamond”, Gould stated in the interview.
The 37-Year-Old free agent also discusses his PSL debut, first professional paycheck and more.
Kuda Mahachi’s First Pay Check Was $20!
SuperSport United forward Kudakwache Mahachi’s first wage as a professional was surprisingly low. He joined Matsatsantsa in 2019 after stints at Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and Golden Arrows. He has also represented Zimbabwe at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Speaking to SL Radio on the My Starter Pack podcast, the 26-year-old discusses his journey to the Premier Soccer League, as his footballing idols, and who he would pick for his ultimate 5-a-side team!
Since leaving Highlanders FC, Mahachi has enjoyed success in the PSL, having featured in over 100 fixtures and scoring 17 times. However, his first paycheque likely pales in comparison to his current contract. As discussed in the podcast, he earned only $20 in his first payment arrangement, before moving on to greener pastures.
Fielies Bought His First Car From Cape Rival!
Cape Town City defender Taariq Fielies joined SL Radio’s My Starter Pack podcast for a trip down memory lane, discussing some interesting facts about his early playing career. During the latest episode, the 28-Year-Old details his journey through the Ajax Cape Town ranks to his PSL debut and also reveals his first professional pay cheque amount along with which car he purchased to stop relying on taxis.
“I actually bought [my first car] from a teammate, because I was tired of stealing taxis so me and [him], at that time he was still Ajax, we came to an agreement. So I bought the car by him, it was a Polo GTI, it was black but as years went on it started to turn grey,” Fielies revealed. That player now plays Cape Town City’s local rivals, Stellenbosch FC.