In anticipation of this week's edition of Soccer Laduma, we preview some of the features included in issue number 905. The latest edition will be out on the shelves tomorrow, Wednesday, January 21.
In This Week's Edition Of Soccer Laduma
Eric Tinkler – Orlando Pirates caretaker coach, Eric Tinkler opens up to Soccer Laduma about the changes he's looking at implementing at the Parktown-based club since taking over the reins following head coach, Vladimir Vermezovic’s resignation.
In this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, Tinkler also reveals why he believes Pirates players struggled with Vermezovic and what are some of the differences he has noticed in the team since the departure of the Serbian mentor.
In this frank interview, Tinkler also talks about the team’s playing style and shares his views on what archrivals, Kaizer Chiefs, are doing right so far this season.
Sundowns report card – We take a closer look at coach Pitso Mosimane’s star-studded Mamelodi Sundowns to see who has done what so far this season. Obviously the team didn’t start the new season as well as they finished the previous one, leading to their efforts to defend their title mostly dependent on what happens with Kaizer Chiefs.
In this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, we analyse the team’s first half of the season and the players who have added value to the team so far.
Doctor Khumalo - There will never be another Doctor Khumalo! This is a bold statement coming from the former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs midfield maestro, in his interview in this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma.
Doc also talks about working with Stuart Baxter and reveals why Baxter is different from all the other coaches he has worked with before. Khumalo also shares his views on the current crop of players compared to his generation and, also reveals the most difficult part of his job as the Chiefs assistant coach.
Afcon panel – The Soccer Laduma panel share their views on Bafana Bafana’s performance against Algeria in their opening match of the 2015 Afcon last night. These legends share their views on the penalty situation as well as the team’s next match – a crucial clash against Senegal – on Friday.
Bernard Parker – The Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana striker talks about his return to the national team fold after a lengthy period of absence and, reveals how Shakes Mashaba has changed things in the camp.
Parker also talks about his personal goals in the national team and what role he sees himself playing in Mashaba’s team. Affectionately known as ‘Hond’, Parker also discusses club matters in his interview in this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma.
Brian Baloyi – The former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper shares his views on Bafana’s game against Algeria last night. The former dreadlocked goalkeeper also opens up about his former number two, Itumeleng Khune’s contractual situation at Kaizer Chiefs in this week’s Revolving column.
To read Baloyi’s advice to Khune, get yourself a copy of this week’s Soccer Laduma.
There’s also a lot of Siyagobhoza stories to look forward to.