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 865. The latest edition will be out on the shelves tomorrow, Wednesday, April 2.
Ntsikelelo Nyauza – The Orlando Pirates utility player has been a revelation since he surprisingly joined the Parktown-based club from National First Division side, Roses United FC in January. The Matatiele-born skilful player failed to secure a move to Pirates after his first trial at the club, but got second time lucky when he finally signed on the dotted line in January. Nyauza reveals to Soccer Laduma how he ended up at Pirates. He also talks about the support he’s been getting to the more experienced campaigners like Lucky Lekgwathi.
Kennedy Mweene – Mamelodi Sundowns stand a very good chance on clawing their way back to the summit of the PSL standings as they visit Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium this weekend. With Chiefs’ CAF Champions League commitments, Sundowns managed to catch up on points with Amakhosi, who still have to games in hand. The two teams clash this weekend in a much-anticipated match that is sure to influence the outcome of the league title race. In this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, Mweene opens up about missing four league matches due to injury.
Tefu Mashamaite – Despite Chiefs’ elimination from the CAF Champions League, following their 3-2 aggregate loss to AS Vita Club, Mashamaite remains confident of doing well in the continental showpiece, the next time they get a chance. Defending their league title is the only hope for the Naturena-based club to take part in this competition next year. In this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, Mashamaite talks about his individual contribution to the club and also talks about the team’s mission for the remainder of the season.
Dean Furman – Just under two years ago, not many South Africans knew anything about Dean Furman, as the Doncaster Rovers combative midfielder had not showcased his talent for SA soccer public at both club and national team level. It took a call-up from Gordon Igesund for Furman to prove his worth in the Bafana Bafana set-up. Since then, Furman’s name has become one of the first in Igesund’s team. In this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, Furman talks about his role in Igesund’s team. He also shares his views on Bafana’s way forward.
Christopher Katongo – It is not every season that an international player would accept the challenge that comes with joining a relegation-threatened team. This is exactly what Zambian international, Katongo has done when he accepted an offer from Golden Arrows. In this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, the former Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot award winner, reveals how his move came about. He also talks about the team’s chances of retaining their PSL status.
Jackson Mabokgwane – Mpumalanga Black Aces goalkeeper, Jackson Mabokgwane, has been enjoying a relatively regular game time since joining AmaZayoni on loan from Wits. In this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, 'Barthez', as Mabokgwane is affectionately known, talks about his frustrating periods of his career where even making the travelling squad proved too much. What motivated his decision to join Aces? What does the future hold for Mabokgwane, as his contract is expiring at the end of the season? Read on to get the answers to this and many other questions.
There’s also a lot of Siyagobhoza stories to look forward to.