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In the new KICK OFF Magazine - May 2017 edition

Posted: 21 April 2017 Time: 10:11

The latest edition of KICK OFF Magazine (Issue 481) is out, and is loaded as always with interesting, flabbergasting, thought-provoking and behind-the-scenes stories of your favourite players and clubs.

From superstars of the present to legends of the past, we bring you a wide variety of “Soccer at its best” from across South Africa and beyond.

Here’s what you can feast upon in the May edition:

Joseph Molangoane

The Kaizer Chiefs winger spills the beans on his long journey to stardom as he looks to make a name for himself at Naturena after being chased away by their Soweto rivals.

Thembinkosi Lorch

Following two frustrating loan spells, the talented forward has finally been given a chance at Orlando Pirates, and is out to prove a point.

Sundowns signings

Reigning league and continental champions Mamelodi Sundowns have in recent years travelled across Africa and the globe to recruit foreign talent who have shone in Masandawana colours. We speak to the imports, as well as coach Pitso Mosimane, on how South Africa has become the destination of choice, and what they hope to achieve in Mzansi.

Fifa Under-20 World Cup preview

Amajita are finalising their preparations as they prepare to fly the South African flag in South Korea. Junior starlets Sibongakonke Mbatha and Grant Margeman give their thoughts ahead of the world showpiece, Helman Mkhalele explains his role on the technical team, while we also analyse Amajita’s ‘group of death’.

Orlando Pirates

Buccaneers fans, and supporters from various South African clubs, have given some of the most unique, hilarious and often-times outrageous nicknames to their stars. We list some of the best.

The American dream

South African youngsters are trickling their way to the United States of America in the hopes of realising their football dreams, with San Jose Earthquakes talent Lindo Mfeka leading the way.

Keith Groeneveld

A 17-year-old South African talent is making waves and rapidly rising through the ranks in Belgium, and says he hasn’t entirely turned his back on his African country of birth.

Galactic goals

Every so often, a goal is scored which changes the path of history. We list a few game-changing strikes that turned the fate of players, coaches or clubs, both locally and abroad.

Golden gloves

Gloves were never a permanent item for goalkeepers, and only recently became a necessity. We go back in time and look at the history of goalkeeper gloves, and speak to a number of pioneers who introduced them into the South African game.

One-hit wonders

It was no easy task, but we’ve listed all the players in the PSL era that made just one appearance for their respective clubs before disappearing into obscurity.

And lots, lots more! Get your copy now!

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