In anticipation of this week’s 1272nd edition of Soccer Laduma, we preview some of the features included. The latest edition will be available at your nearest outlet on Wednesday, May 4th.
Kaizer Chiefs v Mamelodi Sundowns Preview
Amakhosi host Masandawana on Sunday at Soccer City in one of the PSL’s showpiece fixtures, regardless of how different the two teams’ fortunes are right now. Chiefs are in their worst form of the PSL era and facing the champions when you’re already on a four-match losing streak is a scary proposition. Can Arthur Zwane avoid another loss of his difficult rein so far? Can Downs take all three points as they chase a 70-point haul? In this preview, we look at a lot of factors, including the recent head-to-head between these sides, key battles between individual players, how the two giants could line up and whether the Soweto giants will give the Brazilians the dreaded guard of honour.
Joseph Makhanya Interview – Part 2
The Orlando Pirates legend popularly known as “Duku-Duku” is back with the second instalment of his interview with Soccer Laduma, as he continues from where he left off last week. In this week’s conversation, the former crowd favourite opens up about the difference between playing for a massive outfit like the Buccaneers and other teams. He also talks about Mamelodi Sundowns’ dominance and why he feels it isn’t about to stop. Makhanya also dispels the myth about the difference between the Chloorkop-based side and the two Soweto giants, while he stresses how the absence of Pirates legends in the club’s structures could be doing more harm than good.
Joseph Molangoane Interview
It’s hard to imagine that two years ago, Molangoane was on the verge of being shown the door by Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila without officially kicking a ball for the team. After all, this was one of the few players who got to turn out in the colours of both Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. But, in his own words, football can change in a minute. His move to Limpopo brought about a new lease on life for the man nicknamed ‘Tight’, who has truly grabbed his second chance after a slow start at the club. In this interview with Soccer Laduma, the 34-year-old opens up about his season so far, why he’s confident of Nedbank Cup success and how far he is from hanging up his boots.
Also In Issue 1272…
Azola Matrose Interview
When Chippa United boss Siviwe Mpengesi moved the club to Port Elizabeth (now called Gqeberha) from Cape Town in 2014, one of his plans was to see talented young players from the disadvantaged areas of the province get opportunities in pro football. One such is Matrose, who comes from Walmer township. Following his promotion to the first team, he has made notable progress. Soccer Laduma caught up with the talented youngster to talk about the journey so far. The exciting winger also talks about his aim to inspire aspiring footballers from Gqeberha and his plans for his unemployed mother, who has been supportive of his career. Matrose also has a special message for Mpengesi!
Khanyisa Mayo Interview
Often, having a father who played the game at the highest level – especially for one of the biggest teams in the country– places a burden on the son, who has to first escape their father’s shadows and, secondly, prove that their success is not as a result of their old man calling in favours. But for Mayo, his father’s success plays no part in his rise as one of the country’s most prominent strikers besides the football genes inherited and the ability to tap into the well of his old man’s experience. The 23-year-old has come into his own at Cape Town City this season and is slowly finding the Midas touch in terms of goals. He has set himself some lofty ambitions and aims to pave his own way, per his Soccer Laduma interview.
This week, we hear from Mxolisi Macuphu, who reacts to Royal AM’s elimination from the Nedbank Cup at the semi-final stage by Mamelodi Sundowns and reveals what he thinks went wrong for them. The gangly striker also talks about his progress since joining the side from TS Galaxy earlier this season.
In this week’s edition of the popular Siyagobhoza section, there is news on how a Chippa United man’s mooted move to Kaizer Chiefs fell apart, interest gaining momentum in a Mamelodi Sundowns star, the latest on Siyanda Xulu, and more…
Grab a copy of the latest edition of Soccer Laduma at your nearest outlet tomorrow. Don’t miss out!