In the new KICK OFF Magazine

Posted: 25 August 2017 Time: 02:06 pm

The latest edition of KICK OFF Magazine (Issue 485) is now on sale and is packed with stories of your favourite stars, as we continue to preview the 2017/18 PSL season.

This month's cover focuses on Kaizer Chiefs' quest to return to the summit, with Siphiwe Tshabalala, Gustavo Paez and Bongolethu Jayiya adamant on leading the charge in Steve Komphela's third season at Naturena. 

Mbulelo Mabizela also exlusively opens up on the pitfalls in his promising career, which once took him to Tottenham Hotspur, but prematurely ended due to his off-the-field troubles, as he points fingers at the media.

For the Buccaneers, Thamsanqa Sangweni is tasked with filling the shoes of the now departed Oupa Manyisa, as well as living up to the reputation of his older brother and former Orlando Pirates defender Siyabonga Sangweni, but the midfielder is adamant on paving his own road.

This, and a whole lot more – including interviews with Cape Town City new boy Ayanda Patosi and Bidvest Wits' marquee signing Steven Pienaar – is what you can look forward to when picking up the September edition.

Siphiwe Tshabalala

The Amakhosi stalwart looks to step up as a senior member of the squad and pin-points where the team needs to improve in order to stake their claim for silverware this season.

Gustavo Paez

The Venezuelan is out to prove the doubters wrong in his first full season at Chiefs, after eyebrows were raised upon his arrival due to his supposed poor scoring record in his 11-year professional career.

Bongolethu Jayiya

Jayiya has realised a childhood dream by joining The Glamour Boys on a free transfer from Cape Town City, and he is relishing the challenge of leaving a lasting impression on the fans.

Thamsanqa Sangweni

The former Chippa United captain had a hard time making his decision to join Orlando Pirates, and reveals how Chippa Mpengesi had persuaded him, but he is not regretting his decision one bit as he looks to grow his career at a 'big' club.

Yannick Zakri

The Ivorian who ditched African powerhouses ASEC Mimosas for current African champions Mamelodi Sundowns is ready to live up to his potential after overcoming the struggles of adjusting to a new country and environment.

Steven Pienaar

Rumours quickly circulated that the former Bafana Bafana captain was coming home after his disappointing spell with Sunderland, who got relegated to the English Champions last season, with Orlando Pirates tipped to land his signature. However, 'Schillo' explains why he steered clear of the Soweto giants.

Ayanda Patosi

A homecoming before the age of 30 is often frowned upon in South African football, but the Cape Town-born winger's return home has come with a purpose.

Faa-Iqah Hartley

Junaid Hartley's daughter is following in her father's footsteps on the field, as she opens up about the struggles of growing up without his guidance while being caught up in recreational drug addiction.

Sedwyn George

Last season's National First Division top goalscorer is ready to make the big step up to the Absa Premiership, as he looks to show his quality amongst the elite.

Amogelang Motau

The Banyana Banyana midfielder details her journey from the University of Western Cape Ladies team to joining the likes of Janine van Wyk and Jermaine Seoposenwe in the United States.

And lots, lots more! Get your copy now!

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