In anticipation of this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, we preview some of the features included in issue 992. The latest edition will be available at your nearest outlet tomorrow, Wednesday, 27 September.
The difference between Downs & Chiefs
Soccer Laduma’s Nikolaos Kirkinis takes a close look at last season’s title winners, Mamelodi Sundowns, and the previous campaign’s champs, Kaizer Chiefs, after their fall from glory to discover the difference between a championship winning team and one that slipped out of the top three in the space of one season. A fascinating read…
Luvuyo Memela interview
After an impressive 2015/16 season, left-footed Orlando Pirates midfielder Luvuyo Memela has been seeing more of the sidelines than he would like. The Mbekweni-born Buccaneer talks to Soccer Laduma’s Lunga Adam about his introduction to the PSL and how the new signings are fitting in at Mayfair.
MTN8 final preview
Siseko Gwegwe previews the MTN8 final between Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits, and details what we could expect from these two formidable powerhouses. It’s Wafa Wafa time!
Also in issue 992…
Andrea Fileccia interview
Maritzburg United’s Belgian goal-poacher, Andrea Fileccia, made a move to the Pietermaritzburg-based club from Free State Stars. The striker speaks to Soccer Laduma’s Siseko Gwegwe about his knee injury rehabilitation and what life is like in KwaZulu-Natal.
Menzi Masuku interview
Masuku, whose popularity was steadily growing among the Buccaneers faithful, recently made an unsuspected move to Chippa United. Menzi opens up to Soccer Laduma’s Celine Abrahams about why he felt it was time to leave Orlando Pirates to join the Chilli Boys, and he relives his experience with the U23 national team at the Rio Olympics.
Janine Van Wyk interview
Banyana Banyana’s captain, Janine Van Wyk, opens up to Kyle Smith about our ladies team’s performance at the Olympics and the team’s future plans without Head Coach Vera Pauw.
Can Zidane be Real’s Pep?
Real Madrid’s head coach, Zinedine Zidane, has won two titles since taking charge at Los Blancos, one of which happens to be the UEFA Champions League crown. Soccer Laduma’s international team analyses the early stages of his success to see whether he could become Real’s very own Pep Guardiola.
Mthatha Bucks’ head coach, Velile Dyaloyi, talks passionately to Soccer Laduma’s Peter Raath about his philosophy, new signings and the fans.
This week we hear from ‘Simba’ Marumo, who discusses Sundowns’ Champions League semi-final win against ZESCO United, the optimal approach to the final, as well as the MTN8 final against Bidvest Wits. Find out why he believes Sundowns are showing what it takes to becomes champions of Africa.
In this week’s Siyagobhoza, the crew bares news of a trio of Chiefs players still transfer-listed by the club, a Maritzburg United midfielder who is still on the cards to join Sundowns, and more on Chiefs’ bid to land a top Zimbabwean striker… as well as much, much more!
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