In anticipation of this week’s 1163rd edition of Soccer Laduma, we preview some of the features included. The latest edition will be available at your nearest outlet tomorrow, Wednesday 4th March.
Soweto Derby review
Much to the surprise of many pundits and fans alike, Kaizer Chiefs came out victors following their impressive display against bitter rivals Orlando Pirates. Although Daniel Akpeyi received much of the post-match plaudits, Ernst Middendorp’s tactical plan worked. However what was the thinking behind his selections? Soccer Laduma’s Grant de Smidt finds out.
Fortune Makaringe interview
Since his move from Maritzburg United, Fortune Makaringe has fit into the Orlando Pirates midfield like a glove. Forming one half of the Buccaneers' dynamic midfield duo with Ben Motshwari, the versatile midfielder shares his insight on Kaizer Chiefs, his move to Orlando and much more.
Mamelodi Sundowns CAF Champions League second leg preview
Can Mamelodi Sundowns overturn their 2-0 first-leg deficit against Al Ahly this weekend? If home form and recent history is anything to go by, then Pitso Mosimane’s chargers have every chance of salvaging this highly-anticipated CAF Champions League tie. Soccer Laduma caught up with a few club legends to get their insight on this weekend’s continental clash.
Also in issue 1163…
Musa Nyatama interview
Not too long ago, Musa Nyatama was an ever-present in the Orlando Pirates midfield. Under the Sredojević and Mokwena regimes, he was a crucial cog in the Bucs midfield. However, with Josef Zinnbauer taking over with little warning, Nyatama was suddenly out of favour. Although his departure from the Soweto giants was something of a surprise, what really prompted him to leave the Sea Robbers?
Richard Ofori interview
Without a doubt, Richard Ofori has one of the safest pair of hands in the Absa Premiership. As one of Ghana’s top shot-stoppers, the goal minder has caught the attention of some of Mzansi’s formidable outfits. With his current side, Maritzburg United doing well domestically, will Ofori be content with his current surroundings or is a move away imminent?
GladAfrica Championship interview
This week, Soccer Laduma’s Peter Raath spoke to Real Kings defender, Riyaaz Ismail, about his first season in the GladAfrica Championship, his participation in the U17 FIFA World Cup in 2015, what lies ahead in their Nedbank Cup tie against Bidvest Wits and more
In this week’s revolving column, we caught up with AmaZulu FC goalkeeper, Siyabonga Mbatha. Usuthu’s club captain opened up their season up to this point, how they look to cause Kaizer Chiefs problems and the responsibility he has to shoulder while wearing the armband.
Carabao Cup wrap
In this week’s international section, we take a look at Manchester City’s third League Cup success under Pep Guardiola, in addition to what the future holds for the outgoing Premier League champions in the UEFA Champions League.
In this week’s edition of our beloved Siyagobhoza, the crew reveals news regarding the future of an Orlando Pirates assistant coach, what the future holds for a Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder why one of Cape Town City’s strikers is set to stay in the Mother City.
Grab a copy of the latest edition of Soccer Laduma at your nearest outlet tomorrow. Don’t miss out!