In anticipation of this week’s 1112th edition of Soccer Laduma, we preview some of the features included. The latest edition will be available at your nearest outlet tomorrow, Wednesday, February 27th.
Khama Billiat feature
The Zimbabwean international has had to hold a unique meaning to different sorts of people during the course of his career up until now. A hero for his people back home and a much-idolised figure while on the books of Mamelodi Sundowns during his spell there. Signed by Kaizer Chiefs at the beginning of the season amid much fanfare, the nimble-footed star is yet to show the consistency that was the hallmark of his game at Downs. Is there something Ernst Middendorp is not doing right that Solinas did to get the best out of the 28-year-old? Soccer Laduma’s Celine Abrahams gets to the bottom on the debate.
Helman Mkhalele interview
Helman Mkhalele together with his teammates created history at Orlando Pirates as up until today their names serve as the first and last team to have had their hands on the CAF Champions League title, leaving the current crop of players with a lot to live up to. Speaking to Soccer Laduma’s Celine Abrahams, ‘Midnight Express’ touches on the happenings at his former club this season and does not shy away from speaking from the heart.
Thembinkosi Lorch poster
He has been dubbed as the number one contender to snatch this campaign’s Player of the Season award and has also earned the nickname “Shake My Soul”. For all Lorch fans, Soccer Laduma has provided some memorabilia of the Orlando Pirates attacker.
Also in issue 1112…
Thabiso Kutumela interview
Thabiso Kutumela’s story tells of one of a striker topped the goalscoring charts in the National First Division and went on to join Soweto giants, Orlando Pirates. However, he flattered to deceive. What led to these state of affairs? What does he hope to achieve at Maritzburg United as they sit rock bottom of the log table? Soccer Laduma’s Celine Abrahams fires these questions at the pint-sized attacker.
Riyaad Norodien interview
A refined footballer well-schooled on the basics of the game through the years and years of turning out for Ajax Cape Town’s junior teams. He was seen as a perfect fit for an Orlando Pirates team that was bereft of natural out-and-out wingers of his kind. Unfortunately, Norodien didn’t make the required impact, was sent on loan to Platinum Stars and now finds himself at Cape Town City. He went on to tell Soccer Laduma’s Beaver Nazo in this interview that he has his destiny in his own hands.
Teboho Mokoena interview
The young Teboho Mokoena has been receiving praises from far and wide and is making a name for himself. He has been bossing the midfield for SuperSport United and in this interview with Soccer Laduma’s Beaver Nazo, the Bafana Bafana international talks about his penchant for shooting from range, his ambitions for the future and coach Eric Tinkler.
El Clasico feature
Each time FC Barcelona take on Real Madrid sparks are set to fly on the field. This weekend will be no different and to make matters more interesting, the two will face each other in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final. Soccer Laduma’s David Kappel caught up with two former players that turned out for both The Catalans and Los Blancos, as well as Madrid youth product Fernando Sanz.
Soccer Laduma’s Peter Raath chatted to Witbank Spurs’ veteran midfielder, Khethukuthula Zwane about their new coach, Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba and reveals what has been lacking in the team this season.
This week, we hear from former Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper, John Tlale on Downs’ league winning chances and what head coach, Pitso Mosimane needs to do with his squad.
The beloved Siya Crew is back to let you in on what is happening behind the scenes at your favourite clubs. It has been reported that Maritzburg United are looking to make further changes in their squad, Kaizer Chiefs said to have enquired for a SuperSport United goalkeeper, and what is happening with Rodney Ramagalela? 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!