In anticipation of this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, we preview some of the features included in issue 969. The latest edition will be out tomorrow, Wednesday, April 20.
The Khosi Nation speaks – No team exists without its supporters. With Kaizer Chiefs currently struggling to live up to the massive expectations of their fans, the Amakhosi nation speaks out, represented by six of their most prominent supporters.
Has the technical team found the right balance and playing style? Who do the supporters want to see at the team next season? Is Steve Komphela supported by the fans, and do the fans feel heard by Chiefs’ management?
All of these questions and more are answered in this ground-breaking feature.
Sundowns CAF Preview – After a disappointing 1-0 defeat away to AS Vita in the DRC in the first leg of the CAF Champions League, Mamelodi Sundowns will be looking to bounce back in the second leg against the Congolese side on Wednesday evening.
Can Sundowns turn the tide and will Khama Billiat be what makes the difference for Masandawana this time around? We speak to those in the know to see how the game might play out.
Ayanda Gcaba – With results currently going the way of Orlando Pirates and key players discovering a new lease of life, Ayanda Gcaba is one of the unsung heroes who has helped to stabilise Bucs’ ship.
Soccer Laduma’s Lunga Adams caught up with the powerful defender to find out why he's regarded as one of the team's major assets this current campaign.
Also in issue 969…
Nedbank Cup preview – Ke Yona! It's that time again! This weekend will see eight teams battling it out for a place in the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup. We spoke to supporters of the eight remaining teams to find out how they see the matches panning out.
Tshepo 'Skhwama Sama Tariyana' Matete – 'YouTube sensation', and now Baroka FC midfielder, Tshepo Matete, chats with SL's Peter Raath about how Baroka signed him and his ambitions and dreams as a player.
Steven Pienaar – ‘Schillo’, as he is affectionately known in football circles, is in the house! He talks about his contractual difficulties at Everton, as well as his dream of playing in the Soweto Derby, amongst many other topics.
Lantshene Phalane Interview – Recently match-fixing allegations arose implicating Bloem Celtic’s Lantshene Phalane and his teammate Patrick Tignyemb in the wrongdoing. Phalane opens up in an interview with Lunga Adam to tell his side of the story.
Christian Karembeu interview – Former Real Madrid star, as well as two-time UEFA Champions League and World Cup winner, Christian Karembeu, chats to Soccer Laduma's David Kappel about his illustrious career and playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world.
In Siyagobhoza this week…
In the ever-popular Siyagobhoza, we reveal that Chiefs could lose their young star if they don’t act hastily, we reveal the likely destination of Riyaad Pieterse, we name the keeper Bucs have their eye on, and we disclose Keagan Dolly’s Olympic aspirations.
Grab the latest copy of Soccer Laduma at your nearest outlet tomorrow for all this, and much more!