Edition 839 of Soccer-Laduma is now on sale and as usual, in this latest edition, there’s plenty of insightful comments from some of your favourite local and international stars.
We compiled a list of some of the most memorable quotes from our interviews in this week’s edition.
Orlando Pirates defender, Thabo Matlaba, lays down the challenge ahead of the approaching Soweto derby, “Kaizer Chiefs can’t beat us in Orlando!”
Chiefs striker Lehlohonolo Majoro has other ideas about the MTN8 second leg semi-final, “This game is our ticket to the final.”
Former Mamelodi Sundowns striker Nyasha Mushekwi reveals part of the reason why he left the club, “I didn’t want to end up like the players training on the other field.”
Ajax Cape Town’s Dominic Isaacs touches on his frustrations about how he left Bloemfontein Celtic, “I’m not the kind of person who likes to air his dirty laundry in public. I’m happy that I moved on and I’m sure that they are also happy that we have parted ways.”
Bafana Bafana star, May Mahlangu, reveals the poor timing of his Achilles tendon injury, “The injury came at a very crucial stage of my career...I have to focus on my recovery before I can even think of my next move. No one is going to sign an injured player...”
Retired former PSL star, Ivan Zwane, remembers his old coach at Platinum Stars, Owen da Gama, “He liked to eat meat and often had gout, so he had this funny walk.”
Platinum Stars’ Henrico Botes jokingly reveals why spoiling a woman is important, “You need to work hard because there are funny guys out there who are trying their luck.”
Orlando Pirates’ Patrick Phungwayo reveals the hardships of playing in the African Champions League, “We had to organise our own sheets and pillows to sleep on.”
Black Aces’ Mkhanyiseli Siwahla can’t contain his excitement at getting interviewed by the Siya crew, “You want to do an interview with me for Soccer-Laduma? Yho! Serious?”
By David Minchella
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