In This Week's Edition Of Soccer Laduma
In anticipation of this week's edition of Soccer Laduma, we preview some of the features included in issue number 910. The latest edition will be out on the shelves tomorrow, Wednesday, February 25.
Shakes Ngwenya – The former Mamelodi Sundowns fan-favourite updates Soccer Laduma readers on his progress in the Botswana Premier League where he is plying his trade for top side, Township Rollers.
The 33-year-old attacking midfielder recently made a trip back to South Africa to face Kaizer Chiefs in the first leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary round, at FNB Stadium.
In this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, Shakes, as Ngwenya is affectionately known, reflects on the experience of playing at the stadium where he faced Chiefs on a number of occasions while in the colours of the Chloorkop-based Sundowns.
Ngwenya also sets the record straight about his and former teammate, Benedict Vilakazi’s controversial departure from Notwane FC.
Lennox Bacela – The Orlando Pirates striker openly discusses the raw deal that he believes the South African number nines are getting from the football supporters. In a frank interview in this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, Bacela reveals why our players are scared. He also discusses the frustration strikers are facing from some of their midfield teammates and reveals why the goal-scoring ratio has been on a low for seasons.
Former Bafana Bafana striker, Philemon Masinga also adds his weight on Bacela’s views in a mini-interview along the same lines as Bacela’s.
Mandla Masango – Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs on-form winger, Mandla Masango, has been enjoying a good run of form since almost finding himself on the transfer-list of the Naturena-based club.
In this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, Masango talks about the situation he found himself in at the beginning of the season. He also reveals what kept him going when his future at the club was under threat.
He also talks about the interest reportedly shown in his services and what the latest is regarding a new contract at the Stuart Baxter-led side.
Masango also takes a look back at the recent Afcon tournament in Equatorial Guinea where he came back with one of the best goals scored in the showpiece.
Themba Zwane – The Mamelodi Sundowns attacking midfielder, Themba Zwane, discusses his role in Pitso Mosimane’s star-studded side where he has struggled to command a regular place until recently.
Having spent some time on loan at Mpumalanga Black Aces under Clive Barker, Zwane reveals how he almost gave up on making it at Sundowns. He also reveals how his father’s advice helped him and how he regained his belief. Why has he been playing in different positions and what role does he really want to play in the team? Get this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma to get all the answers from Mshishi, as Zwane is affectionately known.
Junaid Hartley – Remember the name? The former fan-favourite and darling of South African football opens up about the traps of fame and money after making it big in the game, in an exclusive interview in this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma.
How did Hartley find himself involved with drugs? How did he recently land up in jail for a couple of months? What damage has drugs caused him and his family? What is he up to now? Current footballers and even ordinary members of the public can definitely learn from the heart-to-heart interview Hartley gave to Soccer Laduma in this week’s edition.
Make sure not to miss it!
Shakes Mashaba – The Bafana Bafana coach congratulates his junior counterpart, Molefi Ntseki, who led his U17 national team, Amajimbos, to the semi-finals of the CAF Youth Championships currently underway in Niger and, subsequent automatic qualification to the FIFA U17 World Cup later on in the year, in this week’s Revolving column.
Mashaba also talks about the future plans between the junior national teams and Bafana to ensure continuity.
We also have a Teko Modise poster.
There’s also a lot of Siyagobhoza stories to look forward to.