In anticipation of this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, issue 1080, we preview some of the features included. The latest edition will be available at your nearest outlet tomorrow, Wednesday, July 04.
Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates feature
As pre-season has officially begun, there are two teams that are gunning to getting their squads rearing for the 2018/19 season. One of these sides being Orlando Pirates who came close to edging Mamelodi Sundowns to the league title last season will be looking to continue their run, while Sundowns will be hoping to reclaim the glory once again. Soccer Laduma takes an in-depth look at both these sides.
Stuart Baxter feature
Both Steve Komphela and Eric Tinkler failed to continue the success of Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United, respectively after they took over the reins from Baxter at both these sides. Soccer Laduma investigates why was it such a huge act to follow for these two men.
Kylian Mbappe poster
France have one of the most dangerous squads at this year’s World Cup in Russia and one player that has managed to grab the spotlight is their 19-year-old right midfielder, Kylian Mbappe. Soccer Laduma has provided our readers with some memorabilia of the exciting youngster.
Also in issue 1080…
Farook Kadodia interview
Maritzburg United’s executive chairman, Farook Kadodia chatted to Soccer Laduma’s Beaver Nazo about the club’s ambitions as well as players movements.
Wedson Nyirenda interview
Baroka FC acquired the services of former Zambian national team coach, Wedson Nyirenda to turn the fortunes around at the Ga-Mphahlele-based club. In this interview with Soccer Laduma’s Celine Abrahams, ‘Wada’ as the coach is known back in his hometown, chats about his decision to leave the Zambian national team, and his plans ahead for Bakgaga.
Musa Bilankulu interview
Last season, Golden Arrows finished off in the top eight bracket and one of the mainstays that played a part in the team achieving this feat was defensive midfielder, Musa Bilankulu. He chats to Soccer Laduma’s Beaver Nazo about his journey so far, the disappointments along the way and what happened with a possible move to Orlando Pirates.
World Cup round-up
The World Cup in Russia has been an event filled with much surprises. This week, Soccer Laduma’s international team caught up with Nigeria’s coach, Gernot Rohr, while German journalist, Raphael Horigstein takes over the guest column.
Soccer Laduma’s Peter Raath chats to Mokete Tsotetsi about his triumph at Gauteng’s newest side, Maccabi FC.
This week, we hear from Bafana Bafana legend, Phil Masinga on the big countries’ exit from the World Cup and his predictions on who could end up winning the title.
Our beloved Siyagobhoza is back to keep up in the loop of what is happening behind the scenes. This week, the crew has revealed that Mamelodi Sundowns are believed to be keeping a close eye on a former PSL player, a bidding war is said to be on the cards between the ‘Big Three’ for the services on an Ajax Cape Town defender, and Maritzburg United place a price tag on one of their starlets, 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!