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 908. The latest edition will be out on the shelves tomorrow, Wednesday, February 11.
Tshepo Gumede – The new Orlando Pirates centre-back opens up about his move to the Parktown-based club after a successful stint with Platinum Stars, which earned him a couple of Bafana Bafana call-ups, in this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma.
The 23-year-old hard-tackling defender also reveals what attracted him to Orlando Pirates, leading to him signing with the club. How does he see himself fit into the Bucs system? Get a copy of this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma to get the answers and the full interview with the former Platinum Stars defender.
We also take a look at how fellow former teammates, Siyabonga Mpontshane and Issa Sarr’s capture will do for Bucs.
Sibusiso Vilakazi – Bidvest Wits and Bafana Bafana inspirational midfielder talks about their recent participation in the CAF Afcon in Equatorial Guinea in this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma.
Affectionately known as Vila, the Soweto-born midfielder also defends Bafana coach, Shakes Mashaba, from all the criticism he has been receiving from the media and the general public.
He also shares his views on the questions surrounding Mashaba’s team section as well as Tokelo Rantie’s missed penalty. What does he think of his individual performances? Get a copy of this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma to read the full interview with the Bafana midfielder.
Vilakazi further talks about his decision to extend his Wits stay, despite all the attention he has been getting from the ‘Big Three’.
Matthew Pattison – The former Bafana Bafana midfielder has found himself a new home at the English fifth division club, Gateshead, since joining them in 2014.
Pattison caught a lot of attention and was idolised by a lot of Sundowns supporters. His departure from the club was one of the decisions that didn’t go down well with a section of the club’s supporters and it was even worse when then-head coach, Johan Neeskens told Soccer Laduma about the conversation he had with the former Newcastle United midfield maestro.
In this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, Pattison reflects on Neeskens’ remarks about his departure. He also shares his views on South African football and some of the things that upset him about local football.
Dove Wome – The SuperSport United attacking midfielder has been enjoying himself since joining Mamelodi Sundowns’ arch-rivals, Matsatsantsa a Pitori, at the beginning of the season.
In this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, Wome talks about the disappointment of being told he wasn’t in the Chloorkop-based club’s plans for the season.
He also talks about his future as his loan deal is nearing the end. The Togolese international also reveals why he believes their failure to qualify for Equatorial Guinea was a blessing in disguise for his national team, who looked like they were on the verge of securing a place to battle it out against the best 32 African countries at the biennial tournament.
Mame Niang – The Senegalese striker has been struggling for regular game-time since joining Mamelodi Sundowns at the beginning of the season.
In this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, Niang talks about the frustration of not getting enough game-time under coach Pitso Mosimane so far this season. He also sets the record straight regarding rumours of him facing the exit door at the Chloorkop-based club.
David Zulu – Newly-signed Kaizer Chiefs striker, David Zulu, talks to Soccer Laduma about his much-talked about move in this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma.
The former Black leopards and Chippa United goal-poacher talks about the nervousness he experienced on his first day at Naturena. He also talks about settling in at the club. Is he at Chiefs to replace former teammate, Kingston Nkhatha, who has since joined SuperSport United? What makes Zulu different to other strikers? Get yourself a copy of this week’s edition to get the answers to these and more questions from Zulu.
Edward Motale – The former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana defender shares his views on the recently concluded Afcon in Equatorial Guinea, as well as Bafana Bafana’s overall performances in the tournament in this week’s Revolving column.
There’s also a lot of Siyagobhoza stories to look forward to.