Kovsie student, Sam Ludidi, has recently joined the SuperSport team as a field reporter. According to a media release from the University of the Free State, this KovsieFM programme manager has been selected form 70 candidates.
The current second-year BA Communication Science degree student, who started off as a BSocSc student five years ago, said receiving the phone call with the news, was the best he ever had.
“It is difficult to choose between television and radio, but I think I prefer television. Then again, there’s a certain skill you need for radio because people don’t see you – that challenge intrigues me. But since I’m an expressive person, television allows me to express myself in full view of the audience,” Ludidi said.
To him sport is his true passion. “I was born and raised in a sports-crazy house and always loved it – even watching the Proteas’ unfortunate loss to Australia in the Cricket World Cup when I was four. I’ve always loved cricket, but I just cannot keep myself away from rugby. Between the two sports, I’d probably lean towards rugby from an off-the-field perspective, and cricket if I’m on the field,” he added.
“The best and worst thing about being a television presenter is that it is live,” Ludidi said. “What makes it difficult is that you only have one chance to make it work. I feel great when I get it right but on a difficult day, I am hard on myself. Television is still quite new to me, but the trick is to find out what makes me different from the rest. My character and charisma make me stand out.”
Ludidi was still elated to be part of the SuperSport team and added,
“I still can’t believe that I am doing my dream job, and that it almost came out of nowhere. My incredible support structure since before my TV presenter job still sticks with me. I learnt from my mother to glorify God with the work I do, I know that He’s opened many doors which led to this and I just cannot express just how blessed I am.”