The May 2019 edition of KICK OFF magazine is on sale now and is packed with must-read insights on the game we all love.
Read our father and son interview of Lebogang Maboe and his father Sidwell in the May edition of Kick Off magazine, on sale now.
Maboe junior is our cover star and talks about his time at Mamelodi Sundowns, giving reasons why he is a special player. His father Sidwell, a former great striker in his own right, features in our 'Where are they now' pages.
Khama Billiat’s form has been the talk of the town since the Zimbabwean international joined Kaizer Chiefs from rivals Sundowns. The striker weighs in while experts explain why Billiat’s game has not been the same.
It’s that time of the season where you, the reader, gets to vote for your KICK OFF Footballer of the Season. Is it Deon Hotto, Hlompho Kekana, Thembinkosi Lorch, Lebo Maboe, Jabu Maluleke, Gift Motupa, Mwape Musonda or Mothobi Mvala? Have your say!
This edition is also jam-packed with interviews with Kudakwashe Mahachi, Cole Alexander, Lehlogonolo Masalesa while we also preview the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Egypt.
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"I know that if I slip up someone is going to take my place, which is something that I’m not willing to see happen."
Many thought Maboe would struggle at Sundowns following his move from Maritzburg United, but instead the forward has flourished at Chloorkop.
"Big clubs have great players who are ready to start every match and I knew that when I came here as well."
The Orlando Pirates forward is looking forward to stamping his mark on the team in their chase for silverware.
"I’m training hard like everyone to be part of the team. Any combination for me is okay because we have a good squad to play any team up front."
It has not been a season to remember for Chiefs' expensive import – so where has it all gone wrong?
"Being at an ambitious club means I’m pushing myself further because I’m in an environment of a bunch of winners."
After being frozen out at SuperSport United, midfielder Cole Alexander is back to his best in the PSL with Bidvest Wits.
"What you have seen in the two games that he has played is nothing compared to what he can do."
A serious injury has laid the Kaizer Chiefs midfielder low for the next six months at least – a blow for club and country.
"It gets to a point where management wants to interfere with the team selection or the acquisition of players."
When players begin to influence team selection and behave badly towards the technical team, this has the potential to be devastating for coaches and club owners.
"My contract was not renewed at Arrows because I picked up an injury, plus they also wanted to promote another keeper."
From beach soccer to the PSL, the AmaZulu goalkeeper has travelled an unusual path.
"I was not playing at Platinum Stars but to be honest it had nothing to do with football."
Masalesa has a new lease on life at Black Leopards after admitting he fell out of love with soccer.
"I don’t want to play in the PSL."
The Vitoria Guimaraes midfielder is determined to stay in Europe as he makes up for lost time due to injury.
Where are they now?
"Those people who doubted his decision to join Sundowns are now coming to tell me that they were wrong."
Former Bloemfontein Celtic and Orlando Pirates striker Sidwell Maboe on life after retirement and his hopes for his son Lebohang.
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Africa Cup of Nations
A guide to South Africa’s opponents at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and who the other contenders will be in Egypt.
FIFA Women's World Cup
Banyana Banyana stars Janine van Wyk and Thembi Kgatlana on their quest for recognition at the World Cup in France.
There has been much change on the refereeing panel in South Africa this season, but that has come with problems that have yet to be resolved.
Everton’s Brazilian winger shares his insight on the difficulties he has faced in his career and playing in the Premier League.
Secrets of the Stars
Golden Arrows striker Lerato Lamola reveals some interesting facts about his life.
The Secret Footballer talks about the thorny issue of Bafana Bafana bonuses.
A pull-out poster of CAF Champions League semifinalist Themba Zwane.
My Dream Team
Former Sundowns star Roger Feutmba picks his Best XI from his teammates during his illustrious career.