Velile Mnyandu

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Role:Senior Journalist

Articles Written: 656

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Bio:Involved in sports reporting since 1997, covering football, boxing, and Olympic sporting codes, with a passion for in-depth reporting. ‘Veza’ started out at CKI FM (Tru-FM) and previously worked within the SABC News Sports Division as well as SAFM. South African Sports Journalist of the Year in 2012 and 2018 Journalists’ Journalist of the Year, he has been to three FIFA World Cup final tournaments, five Africa Cup of Nations finals, and two Olympic Games. Currently Chairperson of the South African Football Journalists Association (SAFJA), he is also an authority on African football.

Bio:Involved in sports reporting since 1997, covering football, boxing, and Olympic sporting codes, with a passion for in-depth reporting. ‘Veza’ started out at CKI FM (Tru-FM) and previously worked within the SABC News Sports Division as well as SAFM. South African Sports Journalist of the Year in 2012 and 2018 Journalists’ Journalist of the Year, he has been to three FIFA World Cup final tournaments, five Africa Cup of Nations finals, and two Olympic Games. Currently Chairperson of the South African Football Journalists Association (SAFJA), he is also an authority on African football.

Articles By Velile Mnyandu

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The influence of Khaka's grandparents in her rise in Cricket

As Proteas Women seamer Ayabonga Khaka became the first black woman to reach 100 caps at the international level in the country, her father Khaya Mama has shared the people who inspired her to this level.

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Legalities aside, Ntlanganiso now focused on Boxing SA programmes

With all the dust having settled in legal wranglings between boxing authorities in the country, Boxing South Africa (BSA) Accounting Authority Mandla Ntlanganiso says now the show must go on.

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Unbeaten Stellies still in the driving seat in the second spot race

Stellenbosch have extended their unbeaten run to 23 matches but missed a big opportunity to widen the gap between themselves and the rest of the chasing pack, as the race for the second CAF Champions League spot intensifies.

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Green light for Mandla Ntlanganiso at Boxing South Africa

Boxing South Africa’s (BSA’s) Accounting Authority Mandla Ntlanganiso will continue in his position until a full-time board is appointed in May 2024.

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SA U17’s trip to Colombia hanging in the balance

South African national U17 boys’ team trip to Colombia is hanging in the balance, SABC Sport has learnt.

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Tuks turn focus back to NFD and target direct promotion

Just a few days after exiting the Nedbank Cup, the University of Pretoria switch their focus back to fighting for direct promotion to the Premier Soccer League’s (PSL’s) Premier Division tonight.

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Jordaan says Amajimbos are targeting U17 World Cup, as they depart for Colombia

As the South African national U17 team prepares to depart for Colombia today, to play international friendly matches, South African Football Association (SAFA) President Danny Jordaan says this will help to qualify regularly for the FIFA U17 World Cup.

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Patrice Motsepe encourages Angola to bid for AFCON 2029

CAF President Patrice Motsepe has encouraged Angola to bid for the 2029 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.

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Danny Jordaan - Desiree Ellis is here to stay

The future of Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis is secured, this is according to the South African Football Association (SAFA) President Danny Jordaan.