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Top Quotes In This Week's Paper

Edition 856 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 and stories in this week’s edition.

Former Bloemfontein Celtic and Orlando Pirates defender, Lucas Tlhomelang, on how his previous drug problem had affected his career and life, "Drug dealers call you - they know everything about you and they even have your payslip. Then the bank comes and repossess your car and leaves you empty. You go to the ATM and see a lot of zeros on your account. I'm crying...I was one of the top left-backs in South Africa and now I'm struggling to even buy a loaf of bread!"

Get your paper now to read more about how the struggling Tlhomelang hopes to stop other players from suffering a similar fate...

Chippa United's CEO Peter Koutroulis on allegations referee, Lwandile Mfiki, was drunk before the team's game against FC Cape Town in the NFD recently, "I can put in a complaint that said the ref smelt of alcohol but how do I prove it?"

Find out more on this story in edition 856!

Safa President Danny Jordaan's take on Gordon Igesund and Bafana Bafana, "We must not say that Bafana are the worst team in the world. We're number 10 in Africa and have jumped 11 places. We're also 52 on the Fifa rankings. So, the team that made progress is not the Chan team. It's the other one."

Do you agree with Jordaan's sentiments? Get your copy of Soccer-Laduma to read his full interview and see if you agree.

Orlando Pirates coach, Roger de Sa, shares what Ruud Krol told him after Bucs had reached the Caf Champions League final, "He was delighted. He was surprised about our success in the Champions League. He couldn't believe it!"

Grab your own issue of the paper now to read about De Sa's full interview where he talks about the pressure he is under...

Kaizer Chiefs latest signing, George Maluleka, gets a bit sheepish about when he will next speak to Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane, again. The player turned down Downs to join Chiefs, "I have a good relationship with Pitso - he was the one who gave me my first Bafana cap. We go back a long way and I wonder how it will be when I speak to him again."

Make sure to grab edition 856 as Maluleka introduces himself fully to the Amakhosi faithful.

Mpumalanga Black Aces Bafana Nhlapo on Mabhudi Khenyeza's unquencheable appetite for scoring goals, "When one of the guys takes a shot at goal and misses he always shouts, "Hayi kanjalo, baba! (Not like that, my man.)"

Read more in Nhlapo's funny In Touch interview in our paper this week.

Legendary former Brazil and Real Madrid left back, Roberto Carlos, on whether he would consider one day working in the PSL as a coach, now that his playing days are over.

"I want to develop as a coach. SA is somewhere I'd consider if they could offer that."

Get a copy and turn to page 20 to read an interview with a world football legend who spoke exclusively to Soccer-Laduma.

By David Minchella

Follow David on Twitter: @DavidLaduma


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