Carol: 'It's okay if my kids don't like sport'

2015-06-24 09:00
Carol Tshabalala (Instagram)

Johannesburg - Ask any sports-mad parent and they'll tell you when you live, breath and sleep sports, it can sometimes be hard when one of your kids doesn't become a sports superstar.

It can be especially hard when you're the first lady of sports in Mzansi, like Carol Tshabalala.

Carol is really sports crazy and told The Juice in a chat recently that she’s lucky her passions have rubbed off on her boys. 

“I have been lucky that all of my kids have had a love for sport and they do super well at it.  We watch football together, we watch basketball together. It’s fantastic that my children have the same passions as me,” she tells The Juice in a chat recently.

All her children except one, it seems.

“I’ve had to sit back with my youngest child, Solly. When he was young, from the age of 4, he was playing golf, cricket and football but I can see that he doesn’t have the competitive edge and he’s more of a creative. He loves his music and so I decided to take him out of sports and now he plays piano,” she says.

She says it's not a big deal and she will support him regardless of his interests and adds that she’s lucky to have a partner who is a hundred percent supportive of her and her career, even if he happens to be a few years younger than her.

“I guess there is a bit of a stereotype when you date a younger guy but the thing is I’m a free spirit, very young at heart, and I need someone who can keep up with me and my energy,” she says.

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