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Posted: 22 February 2019 Time: 11:37 am
The March edition of KICK OFF Magazine (Issue 503) is jam-packed with insightful features and hard-hitting interviews with George Lebese, Vuyo Mere, Stuart Baxter and man of the moment Siphelele Mthembu.
Lebese, who is currently on loan at SuperSport United, talks about troubled times at Mamelodi Sundowns, his relationship with Toni Silva and coach Pitso Mosimane.
Read Vuyo Mere’s emotional interview about how he almost ended his own life after leaving Mamelodi Sundowns. The Bidvest Wits veteran has a word of advice for youngsters.
Stuart Baxter will have his work cut out when Bafana Bafana take on Libya in the decisive Africa Cup Nations Cup qualifier. The Brit lays out his plans and explains why he might leave his job at the end.
This edition’s Secret Footballer is a former age-cheat, he dishes out on age-cheating and gives out reasons why most players retire at a young age.
From Alfred Ndengane, Mthobi Mvala to Lucky Baloyi – this is an edition not to miss.
“I realise that time is moving and I have to play the way that I’m supposed to.”
Now is the time for the Kaizer Chiefs playmaker to prove that he can be a game-changer for Amakhosi in the PSL.
“It would have been selfish to stay at Celtic.”
Why he had to move from Bloemfontein Celtic and his hopes for the future at Orlando Pirates.
“Beautiful football won’t win you championships.”
The stylish Mamelodi Sundowns forward opens up about this season’s ambitions and reaching legend status with The Brazilians.
“My thoughts were on closing all the windows and opening the gas to end my life.”
How the Bidvest Wits defender once found himself in such a state of despair he thought about ending his life.
“Whatever shenanigans we might have to face, let’s get that over and done with sooner rather than later.”
The Bafana Bafana boss on the massive Nations Cup qualifier with Libya and why he might quit even if the side qualify for Egypt.
“I was in camp, when all of a sudden I was told I had signed for Pirates and I was like, ‘how? when?’ My heart was pained as I loved Chiefs.”
‘Shaka Zulu’ is having his best ever season in the PSL and is now able to put behind him his spells at Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.
“The relationship with the coach was good before I got to Sundowns but when I got there, I don’t know what happened.”
SuperSport United midfielder Lebese hopes to make the most of his newfound game-time and admits he does not want to go back to mother club Mamelodi Sundowns.
PSL Assistant Coaches
“That’s what an assistant is there for – to give you an honest opinion and not just be a robot and a yes-man.”
What is the role of the assistant coach in the PSL and how does it differ from club to club? We speak to current and former assistant coaches.
“Players need to realise that this is a job, like a person who works in a grocery store.”
The former Santos and AmaZulu stalwart on life after football and how to leave a legacy after a long and distinguished career.
“I’d love to experience the Soweto Derby, even if it’s one minute.”
The Highlands Park midfielder admits that he would love to step onto the pitch in a Soweto Derby one day.
“Being humble and respecting the game is all I have ever done.”
The Polokwane City midfielder remains one of the most consistent performers in the PSL and seems to get better with age.
Where are they now? Gareth Devine
“It is always a pity when I bump into my former teammates and they are battling.”
Former Bidvest Wits striker Gareth Devine has a solid career after quitting the game early.
“The players told me not to worry because I was not the only one who forged a date of birth.”
The Secret Footballer dishes the dirt on age-cheating in football.
A round-up of all the January transfers in the PSL, including those that can have the biggest impact at their clubs.
My Dream Team
Former Bush Bucks star Wilfred Mugeyi picks his Best XI from his teammates during his illustrious career.
A pull-out poster of retired Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Wiseman Meyiwa.
Football in Peru
What lessons can South African football learn from Peru, where they have put in place certain checks and balances in their local game.
Secrets of the Stars
Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder Lucky Baloyi reveals some interesting facts about his life.
And lots, lots more! Get your copy now!
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