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The July edition of KICK OFF Magazine is out!

Posted: 23 June 2017 Time: 10:30

The latest edition of KICK OFF Magazine (Issue 483) is now on shelf, with loads of interesting and insightful content to help you get your local football fix during the off-season break.

In this edition, we chat with this year’s KICK OFF Footballer of the Season – as voted by you, the fans – Lebogang Manyama, as well as mapping out the career thus far of his new coach at Cape Town City, Benni McCarthy.

We’ve also gone to great depths in uncovering the little-known past of history-makers Bidvest Wits, and chat exclusively to their record-breaking winger Daine Klate and coach Gavin Hunt following their successful bid in helping the Clever Boys finally win their maiden top-flight crown.

We also chat to Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana as he reflects upon a successful season for Masandawana, while also breaking down the numbers in Kaizer Chiefs’ second barren season as we weigh in on the Steve Komphela debate.

Insight, opinions, heart-wrenching features, advice, statistics and much, much more, here’s a look at what’s on offer this month:

Lebogang Manyama
We get the KICK OFF Player of the Year to don a suit, as he chats about his rise to the top following a hugely impressive season at Cape Town City.

Hlompho Kekana
The Mamelodi Sundowns captain reflects on the past year as he opens up about continental glory, domestic rivalry and THAT wonder-goal for Bafana Bafana.

Wits special feature
The Students finally won the league title for the first time in their 96-year history. We look at the history of the club and the challenges along the way, leading up to this year’s crowning glory, and speak to six-time league champion Daine Klate and four-time winner Gavin Hunt as they reveal inner secrets about the season past.

We also reveal Gabadinho Mhango’s extraordinary story as he beat all odds in Malawi to become a South African league champion, while also uncovering some of the longest waits for clubs across the globe for their maiden top-flight league trophy.

Bafana Bafana
We take you back to the first-ever game Bafana Bafana played as we approach the day’s 25th anniversary, and speak to national legends who were involved on that historic day.

Thibang Phete
The Portugal-based South African looks forward to a fresh start as he looks to emulate compatriot Bongani Zungu at club side Vitoria Guimaraes.

#KomphelaOut vs #KomphelaIn
We join the debate, giving statistical and solid reasoning for both arguments as the Kaizer Chiefs coach remains on the hunt for his first piece of silverware.

Orlando Pirates
We reflect on one of the most successful decades for the Soweto giants, in a period where they made history not only for themselves, but the entire country.

Benni McCarthy
A look back at the illustrious career of the new Cape Town City coach, tracking his journey from Cape Town to Holland, Spain, Portugal, England and Belgium, which has now come full circle as he starts out a new chapter in the city where it all started.

Nduduzo Sibiya
The Golden Arrows youngster has enjoyed a stellar season and has risen in leaps and bounds in KwaZulu-Natal … and feels that this is just the start.

And lots, lots more! Get your copy now!

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