So much has been said about Khama Billiat since he joined Kaizer Chiefs in a deal that is believed to have made him the biggest earner in domestic football.
His first season at Chiefs was satisfactory, but wasn’t up to the standards that he has previously reached while at Mamelodi Sundowns.
Can Billiat finally rise to the occasion and be at the forefront of Chiefs’ desperate bid to land silverware? KICK OFF magazine investigates in the October edition of Soccer At Its Best.
New Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki lays out his plans ahead of the 2021 AFCON qualifiers. The former Bloemfontein Celtic assistant also explains why he believes the national team can qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Paseka Mako takes us through his long journey from Sundowns to Orlando Pirates. Nicknamed 'Computer' due to his football intelligence, Mako now must prove why he is rated so highly and the only way to do that is to establish himself at Bucs.
Anele Ngcongca is in his 14th season as a professional and remains a key player for Sundowns both on and off the pitch. The experienced defender tells KICK OFF what he learnt during a decade-long stay in Europe, what he thinks of Pitso Mosimane and how he turned down a move to Chiefs.
Former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe explains why South African football needs new faces and new ideas while Lyle Foster reveals what it’s like sharing a dressing room with top players such as Cesc Fabregas and Radamel Falcao, while explaining how being alone in Europe is good for his personal growth.
Lorenz Kohler visited the Club of the Century, Al Ahly, at their headquarters in Cairo to gain insight into how the record eight-time CAF Champions League winners have achieved their remarkable success, and their next steps in ensuring their dominance is sustained.
Read the sad story of Onyedikachi Ononogbu, born in Johannesburg to a Nigerian father and South African mother, about being discriminated against while growing up because he has a Nigerian name.
It’s all in the October KICK OFF magazine, on shelves now!
"Sundowns was, and is, still a better team, so that is why Khama performed there."
Why this is a make-or-break season for the Chiefs forward.
"I was frustrated by what happened at Sundowns because I saw that I will never get a chance to play there."
The versatile midfielder is determined to make his mark at Pirates as he fights for a place in the team.
"My agent wanted me to go to Chiefs, who had been calling about me for some time."
The experienced defender remains a key figure for Sundowns on and off the pitch.
"Middendorp didn’t always have his best players, as they were always chopping and changing."
Many Chiefs fans were upset when the club appointed the German coach for a second time, but is he in fact the right man to take Amakhosi forward?
"I might be looking at local players only or I might be looking at an overseas player scoring goals on a Youtube channel, and that won’t be enough."
A left-field appointment as Bafana Bafana coach but Ntseki says he is the right man for the job.
"SA football needs ideas, new ideas. We need new faces and people involved in the game, then at least we can sit down and see where we can improve."
The former Leeds United and Bafana Bafana captain on the shake-up that is needed in South African football.
"We invest heavily into the development of our younger players to build them into international stars for Egypt and the world."
We go inside the CAF Club of the Century, which is steeped in history and has the best facilities on the continent.
"Issues to do with using the full name Moroka Swallows are already being dealt with, though that will only come into effect next season."
The Dude Birds fly again after buying their way into the GladAfrica Championship for the 2019/20 season.
"Obviously you miss it because it has been part of your whole life, but I have absolutely no regrets."
The former Pirates and Bidvest Wits winger is now set to become a top coach.
"Before I would go as far as asking if it is a crime that I was born to a Nigerian father."
A South African junior international who is often mistaken for being Nigerian tells his story.
"When I do go back to Monaco, I think I should be a striker who is ready to play 20 to 30 games."
The striker is relishing the chance for regular game time after joining Belgian side Cercle Brugge on loan from Monaco for the season.
"I sat down with the family and my wife convinced me that it wasn’t worth it anymore."
The former Chiefs star updates us on life after his playing days and how he has returned to the classroom.
CAF Champions League
Part 1 of our series looking at all the South African players to have featured in the UEFA Champions League in its current form.
All the big moves from the transfer window explained as clubs beef up their squads.
My Dream Team
Former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Andre Arendse selects his best XI from his playing days.
The Everton midfielder is delighted to have signed for the Goodison Park club as he seeks a fresh challenge following a move from Manchester City.
Secrets of the Stars
Baroka FC midfielder Gerald Phiri Jnr reveals some interesting facts about his life.
The Secret Footballer gives us the inside scoop on the disappointment in the Bafana Bafana camp following the September FIFA international window.