In anticipation of this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, issue 1077, we preview some of the features included. The latest edition will be available at your nearest outlet tomorrow, Wednesday, June 13.
World Cup fixtures
The opening of the World Cup in Russia takes place on Thursday, June 14, as hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia. This event will have the football community around the world come to a standstill. Soccer Laduma has provided our loyal readers with a must-have fixtures pull out so you do not miss out on all the action.
Percy Tau and Khama Billiat feature
Mamelodi Sundowns have arguably the best in both Khama Billiat and Percy Tau in their ranks. With Billiat’s contract coming to an end at the end of June and mounting interest for the services of Tau from Europe, Pitso Mosimane could find himself with a huge headache should he lose these two influential individuals. Soccer Laduma investigates the matter.
Lyle Foster interview
Orlando Pirates’ young man, Lyle Foster was recently part of the Bafana Bafana squad that lost out in the quarter-finals of the COSAFA Cup. Soccer Laduma’s Beaver Nazo caught up with the lad about the country’s loss and also about Bucs missing out on the league title last season.
Also in issue 1077…
Knox Mutizwa interview
During the 2016/17 season, Knox Mutizwa made the move from Zimbabwe to join Bidvest Wits in hopes of creating a name for himself in the PSL. However, six months down the line, Mutizwa sat on the sidelines waiting for his opportunity to play. Golden Arrows rescued the player from the clutches of hopelessness by taking him on loan. The 24-year-old tells Soccer Laduma’s Celine Abrahams why he feels like he owes Abafana Bes’thende and where his future lies when his loan deal comes to end.
Gift Motupa interview
Chippa United have recruited the services of midfielder-cum-striker Gift Motupa. The former Orlando Pirates man showed signs of improvement at loan club – Baroka FC last season, resulting in him being the third-highest goalscorer in the PSL. Soccer Laduma’s Celine Abrahams chatted to ‘Roger’ about his new move and on the recent COSAFA Cup.
This week, we hear from Banyana Banyana head coach, Desiree Ellis on qualifying for the African Women’s Cup of Nations and on the progress of the team.
In this week’s dose of our beloved Siyagobhoza, the crew reveals that Sundowns are said to be contemplating to sending one of their midfielders out on loan, Chiefs could be on for a swap deal with Black Leopards, and three clubs are reportedly fighting for a Chiefs striker’s signature, as well as much, much more!
Grab a copy of the latest edition of Soccer Laduma at your nearest outlet tomorrow. Don’t miss out!