24 YEARS OF SOCCER AT ITS BEST!

 
24 YEARS OF SOCCER AT ITS BEST!
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24 YEARS OF SOCCER AT ITS BEST!
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INSIDE
   6      The Month That Was                                42   Ubuntu Cape Town
                                                                 The unique First Division side who
          Looking back at the month’s most
          memorable moments.                                     turned heads last season say football
                                                                 is not their main focus, proving they’re
                                                                 more than just a professional football
   6      Letters
          You have your say over the game’s                      club.
          most contentious issues.
                                                            46   South American Invasion
                                                                 A look at the number of South
12        Gaston Sirino
          Despite struggling with English, the                   Americans who have made the PSL
          Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder has                        home over the years, and why the
          far from struggled on the pitch as he                  gateway to South Africa remains
          looks set to take this season by storm.      12        a popular route.

14        Lebohang Maboe                                    50   Hamilton Football Academy
                                                                 Former national team coach Gordon
          The new Sundowns starlet reveals how
          a phone call to his father sealed the                  Igesund has launched his own
          deal in his decision to leave Maritzburg               academy as he looks to give back
          United.                                                and fix what he feels is a major
                                                                 problem in South African football.

16        Happy Jele
          The experienced Orlando Pirates                   54   My Dream Team
          skipper is keen to add more silverware                 Bafana Bafana midfielder Bongani
          to his personal cabinet as he eyes his                 Zungu picks his dream line-up from
          former mentor’s trophy haul.                           teammates he played alongside in
                                                                 South Africa, Portugal and France.

20        Giovanni Solinas
                                                            56   Wedson Nyirenda
          Despite not being the club’s preferred
          choice as head coach, can the Italian
                                                       16        The Baroka FC coach says he has
          solve Kaizer Chiefs’ problems of last                  unfinished business in South Africa
          season and put a halt to their                         as he looks to change the fortunes
          barren run?                                            of the usual relegation candidates.

24        Toni Silva                                        60   Cristiano Ronaldo
                                                                 We analyse the impact, both on and
          Sundowns’ latest import holds nothing
          in back in explaining why he failed                    off the pitch, following the Portuguese
          to make the grade in Europe as the                     megastar’s surprise move to Serie A
          journeyman targets success in another                  giants Juventus.
          new league.
                                                            64   Uefa Nations League
                                                                 A brand new tournament is about to
28        Reneilwe Letsholonyane
          South Africa’s loyal servant is into his               kick-off in Europe, as we break down
                                                                 how the complicated format will
          13th year in the PSL as he reflects on
          his journey so far, and what lies ahead.     38        unfold and what impact it will have
                                                                 in future.

32        Bafana Bafana
          The national team heads into unknown              68   Augustine Makalakalane
          territory as they prepare to face Libya in             The former Bafana Bafana midfielder
          a crucial 2019 Nations Cup qualifier.                   reflects on the ups and downs of his
                                                                 playing and coaching career, and where
                                                                 he feels Safa has dropped the ball.
36        Poster Power
          A pull-out poster of new Kaizer Chiefs
          signing Khama Billiat.                            71   Secrets of the Stars
                                                                 Ten things you may not know about
                                                                 Bidvest Wits goalkeeper Darren Keet.
38        Fadlu Davids
          The Maritzburg United tactician reflects
          on his side’s historic 2017/18 season             72   Secret Footballer
                                                                 Unpaid salaries is not a new
          while spelling out what he envisages in
          the future for the Team of Choice.           60        phenomenon in South African
                                                                 football …

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Orlando Pirates players and coaching staff
                                          line up ahead of the 1995 CAF Champions
                                                 Cup Final, first leg at FNB stadium.

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