Being a trendsetter for upcoming women presenters is a great honour,” said popular SuperSport presenter Carol Tshabalala.
The self-acclaimed first lady of sport has been in the game for 16 years and she makes sure her work is flawless.
She told SunBuzz: “I am blessed to be able to work at a job I love. Women in sport are expected to act a certain way and I love to change the stereotype.” 
One of her career highlights was during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in Mzansi, where she got the opportunity to do production work and live shows.
“I love having the best of both worlds. It is an amazing experience.” 
Speaking about her role in the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations currently underway in Gabon, Carol said: “Wow! Honestly I’m really excited to host yet another big soccer tournament.
“It is more excitement than nervous energy because I have been doing what I love for 16 years.”
Carol added that she was disappointed that Bafana Bafana didn’t qualify for the tournament.
However she said she is supporting Senegal, Ghana and Zimbabwe in the showpiece.
She said she is honoured and blessed to be one of the first women paving the way for the new generation of women in sport. 
Carol said she wants to see more women in sport commentary and she plans to launch her own foundation where she can mentor upcoming future women presenters.
In the build-up to next year’s Fifa World Cup to be staged in Russia, Carol said she will be part of the magazine show called Road to Russia. 
She will also be doing live shows for the Fifa Confederations Cup to be held later this year in Russia.
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