Sports Wives

The cast of new reality series ‘Sports Wives’. Image Supplied

WATCH: Meet the WAGs serving all the tea on ‘Sports Wives’

Football and rugby are set to meet in a new reality show that features six WAGs who are involved with sportsmen and women.

Sports Wives

The cast of new reality series ‘Sports Wives’. Image Supplied

There are new wives in town and they are ready to dish all the dirt while serving opulence on a new Showmax reality TV show called Sports Wives.


The series, premiering on 5 December, gives you a front-row seat into the lives of the wives, girlfriends and exes of South Africa’s sporting greats.

“It was important for us to ensure that the first season of Sports Wives is as inclusive and relatable as possible,” says Nonhlanhla Dhlamini, executive producer and creator of the show.

“We were deliberate in also including wives, partners and exes of professional athletes from the LGBTQIA+ community, athletes who are oftentimes neglected by the general media regardless of their outstanding performance at national and international level.”

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Christa Kgamphe-Jane

Thirty-seven-year-old Sports manager, masseuse and lecturer Christa Kgamphe-Jane is married to Banyana Banyana star Refiloe Jane, who is based in Italy. They’ve been together for nine years and married for two. Refiloe spends a lot of time abroad, so Christa spends a sizeable amount of time on her own.

Talking about their long-distance relationship, she says, “the distance is tough but it is something I am now used to, we miss each other a lot so to make sure that we stay close and connected, we communicate a lot, we keep each other updated throughout the day to keep the romance going.”

Bomzi September 

Banking app manager and mother of two Bomzi September is married to ex-footballer Thabo September, now second assistant coach at his old team SuperSport United. The 34-year-old, who hails from the Eastern Cape, comes from a family of sports lovers who were heavily involved in rugby. 

Bomzi says that she never planned on becoming a WAG and didn’t even know who Thabo was when she first met him at an event. 

Speaking on how she handles the attention that her husband gets from female fans, she says, “My husband has shielded me from that; I have never had to deal with anything crazy. I am blessed to have a husband who respects me.”

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Clarrisa Manaças

Thirty-seven-year-old entrepreneur and mother Clarrisa Manaças was in a 12-year relationship with rugby player Lionel Mapoe, a two-time Currie Cup champion, who played as a utility back for the Springboks and Vodacom Bulls. They have now gone their separate ways after their 2021 engagement ended earlier this year.

Clarrisa is now picking up the pieces of her life and starting afresh.

Dipuo Maloi

Yummy Mummy apparel owner Dipuo Maloi is no stranger to the spotlight; she has been a fixture in Sunday tabloids. The 37-year-old Soweto native has two baby daddies who play soccer: Andile Jali, who has played for Bafana Bafana, Orlando Pirates, Sundowns and now Moroka Swallows, and Lantshene Phalane, his teammate at Moroka Swallows.

Speaking of having children with teammates, she shared, “The only positive thing about my baby daddies being in the same team is that now my kids can support the same team; we no longer have multiple teams to support.”

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Tsholo Makgalemele-Mbane 

Thirty-one-year-old Tsholo Makgalemele-Mbane from Tembisa is a stay-at-home wife who is married to Banyana Banyana player Bambanani Mbane. The couple met in 2019 and her family has not always been accepting of her marriage to a woman but now that has changed.

“In the beginning, my family was not supportive of my relationship but now things are different, I have their full support and it has been a wonderful journey. I can now fully be myself around everyone I love.”

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Sisanda Cetiywe

Shore excursion officer Sisanda Cetiywe has a baby with Kennedy Mwene, Zambia’s most capped football player, who also kept goal for Mamelodi Sundowns. 

The well-travelled 37-year-old is excited for audiences to watch the show.

“This season is going to be very authentic, like nothing you have seen before,” says Sisanda. “People have always been curious about this world and now is their chance to see it for what it is.”