24 YEARS OF SOCCER AT ITS BEST!
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September 2018 ISSUE NUMBER 497 R16.00 (VAT INCL.) NAMIBIA N$18.50 24 YEARS OF SOCCER AT ITS BEST! 35497 9 771022 381002
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 … news on your phone: kickoff.com/mobile SEPTEMBER 2018 1
Orlando Pirates players and coaching staff line up ahead of the 1995 CAF Champions Cup Final, first leg at FNB stadium. news on your phone: kickoff.com/mobile DECEMBER 2017 3
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