Thato Moeng, the woman whose name is synonymous with radio sports presenting, has a dream of owning a football club one day.
The 32-year-old from Pretoria North is one of the first few women who dived into the sporting world when fewer women could, and still believes that a lot more still needs to be done in encouraging female participation in the industry.
“I don’t think I’ve achieved everything I want to achieve and I honestly feel like this is relatively a young career. It has been a lifelong dream of mine to own a football club, and I look at women like Rea Ledwaba and I am immediately inspired to reach my dream, with no fear. I do realise that it does take a lot of hard work. It won’t happen overnight,” she said
Moeng, whose love for sports touches on all sporting codes, started her career at Yfm before moving onto 5FM as the first black female sports reporter on the station. She also hosted the Fifa Confederations Cup in 2017 and then the World Cup; both of which are the highlights of her career.
“At the time of taking over the sports gig, I didn’t think it was my kind of field. I was just fixated on becoming a political journalist. And because of my love for sports, a love inspired by my father, I took a chance and the results are where I am now.