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 903. The first edition for 2015 will be out on the shelves tomorrow, Wednesday, January 7.
Hlompho Kekana – Despite Mamelodi Sundowns’ average displays at times, the Brazilians’ hard-tackling holding midfielder believes they are on track to defend their league title.
In this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, Kekana reveals how they plan to unseat run-away leaders, Kaizer Chiefs in the second round of the season. He also talks about his exclusion from coach Shakes Mashaba’s Bafana Bafana squad, where he looked to have made a strong case for a place in the national team.
Kekana also talks about what motivates the star-studded team and how things are behind the scenes. Why is it difficult for Sundowns to dominate? What does Kekana think of the team’s upcoming CAF Champions League campaign? Get this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma to get the answers to these and more questions.
Thabo Rakhale – The Orlando Pirates skilful midfielder is rapidly endearing himself to the club’s supporters’ hearts, if his first few games in the Bucs shirt are anything to go by.
Having signed from Sivutsa Stars three seasons ago, Rakhale has only recently finally managed to break into the team’s first team. What took him so long? Why did he turn down Mamelodi Sundowns for Orlando Pirates, when the two clubs were battling it out for his services? What does he have to say to those who believe Pirates have found a new ‘Steve Lekoelea’ in the player affectionately known as Jomo?
Rakhale opens up about these and other questions in his interview in this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma.
Kaizer Chiefs report card – We take a look at coach Stuart Baxter’s team and analyse their first half of the season. Who has contributed the most and how? Who are the players that need to up their game if they still want to remain at the Naturena-based club?
Get this week’s edition of the paper to see the in-depth analysis of the log leaders and how they compare to their Soweto arch-rivals, Orlando Pirates.
We also have a giant team poster of the Amakhosi in this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma.
Puleng Tlolane – The on-form Polokwane City striker’s future has been a subject of speculation for a while now with the ‘Big Three’ said to be interested in his services.
In his interview in this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, Tlolane opens up about his first two seasons in the professional ranks and the progress he has made since. He also talks about missing out on coach Shakes Mashaba’s Afcon squad and the interest shown in him by some of the big clubs in the country.
We also hear from Tlolane’s coach, Kostadin Papic about the possibility of losing one of his prized assets.
Dean Furman – One of the key Bafana Bafana players going into this year’s Afcon is undoubtedly Dean Furman, who is expected to lead his troops onto the field against Algeria for the first time in the continental showpiece.
In this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, Furman talks about captaining the national team, the team’s chances of doing well in the competition as well as playing for coach Shakes Mashaba.
There’s also a lot of Siyagobhoza stories to look forward to.