What's in the July KICK OFF magazine


The July 2019 edition of KICK OFF magazine is on sale now and packed with all the quality features you need this off-season.

It’s no secret that Kaizer Chiefs is a club in crisis and as they get to feel of cold days and dark nights of winter, they are left to contemplate a club record four seasons without a trophy.

In this investigative feature, KICK OFF speaks to people who know the club about what's next for Amakhosi.

We go one-on-one with Orlando Pirates midfielder Xola Mlambo. The 2018/19 PSL season proved to be a defining one for 27-year-old as he played a vital role in his club’s push
for the title, as well as in their CAF Champions League campaign.

Bafana Bafana striker Lebo Mothiba has made huge strides for club and country in the last 18 months. The French-based player opened up to KICK OFF about his journey from the Mamelodi Sundowns juniors to winning the French League Cup this past season.

We sit down with SuperSport United and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Ronwen Williams. The young goalkeeper was an ever-present once again between the posts this past season but the real challenge that he faces is establishing himself as the first-choice in the national team.

There’s plenty more interviews and features in the July edition of your favourite magazine.

Kaizer Chiefs
"Chiefs needs some restructuring because the problem doesn’t appear to be only with players."
The Soweto giants are a club in crisis after their worst-ever points tally and a ninth-place finish last season. So the question is, what's next? We speak to people close to the club.

Xola Mlambo
"My mother and I were the only Chiefs supporters in the house while the others were Orlando Pirates."
The Orlando Pirates midfielder is eager to win silverware with The Buccaneers and says he is not fussed by his Bafana Bafana snub.

Lebo Mothiba
"When you go five or six games without scoring a goal, the fans start saying 'this one is not a good striker'."
Find out why Strasbourg striker Mothiba could be a major source of goals for Bafana Bafana.

Ronwen Williams
"To play in that game against Brazil when I was still 22, maybe mentally I wasn’t prepared for that challenge."
Goalkeeper Williams is already a club legend at SuperSport United and is now seeking to become number one in the national team.

Kennedy Mweene
"We failed the nation by not qualifying and for some of us who are used to being at the AFCON, we feel the pain the more."
Veteran Zambia gloveman Mweene has no plans to retire anytime soon and still has much to offer club and country.

Tim Sukazi
"Running a club at a professional level in the way that we do it at TS Galaxy is not the easiest thing."
The TS Galaxy owner on his club’s remarkable first season in existence and what the future holds for the Nedbank Cup champions.

Neil Tovey
"There are lots of better players, Jomo Sono, Ace Ntsoengoe, Teenage [Dladla] who never had a chance to play international football."
Former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana stalwart Tovey has released a book on his career and gives some insight to KICK OFF readers.

Samuel Darpoh
"I came here as a nobody who wasn’t even known by anyone in Ghana."
The Ghana midfielder on his journey from Accra to AmaZulu amid interest from Spanish club Espanyol.

Thabang Monare
"It would be unfair for me to say that I am being overlooked."
Bidvest Wits midfielder Monare has been an unsung hero for the side over the past few seasons and is now pushing for higher honours.

Luther Singh
"I am a much better player now and I feel better in myself because I have been playing in a very competitive league and playing every game as well."
After six months on loan at GD Chaves, South Africa starlet Singh is ready to fight for his place at Portuguese side Sporting Braga.

"I was told I needed to get a proper job, but I always believed in the potential I had."
Everton’s Brazilian international forward is the latest Toffeeman to share his football journey and thoughts on life on Merseyside.

Jonathan Solomons
“There isn’t so much else I’m doing. I do have a house that I’m renting out to some people who pay me every month.”
The former Santos forward is still playing football in Cape Town but admits he has hit hard times after his professional career ended.

Poster Power
A pull-out poster of Liverpool and Senegal striker Sadio Mane.

2018/19 Season Wrap
All the facts and figures from the 2018/19 Absa Premiership season.

SA Players Abroad
Who was hot and who was not among South Africa’s overseas-based players in the 2018/19 season.

KICK OFF travels to Tanzania with Spanish side Sevilla and looks at the work LaLiga is doing on the African continent.

Secrets of the Stars
Highlands Park midfielder Ryan Rae reveals some interesting facts about his life.

Secret Footballer
The Secret Footballer gives us the inside scoop on what it was like to prepare for a major international tournament.