Baxter’s Bafana Bafana Search

bafana_bafana_logoAs stated on Soccer Laduma’s site on Monday (here), Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter is boarding a flight northwards. During his trip to the UK and Europe, he’ll catch up with current internationals but he’s also rumoured to be looking at persuading players with South African heritage to commit their international futures. Continue reading

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Remember You’re A Womble… An Interview With Nik Tzanev

Fresh from signing his permanent contract with AFC Wimbledon of English League One yesterday, goalkeeper Nik Tzanev very kindly gave of his time to answer a few questions for me. Speaking in an accent that is very much half-Kiwi / half-English (he has lived in the UK since 2006), Nik opened up on the hard work that got him to his current success, the merits of a loan move to non-league football and also gives some advice for aspiring young Kiwi players who dream of making it as a professional in England.

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Australian Accent, Maltese Blood – the story of Jacob Borg

Jacob_Borg_BalzanSome people say that the modern-day footballer is self-absorbed with no time for their supporters. It’s said most would rather be clubbing at Chinawhite’s in London than honing their skills on the training grounds of their respective clubs. As long as the hefty pay packets, so synonymous with the modern day footballer, are funding a luxurious lifestyle then the world is good. However, such people have clearly never met my interview subject… Continue reading

Malta Legend To Sliema!

John ButtigiegFor me personally, it was fantastic to read yesterday that John Buttigieg – former Malta defender – has been given the job of Manager at Sliema Wanderers for the coming season. He brings a vast experience with him which has also included a spell in charge of the Maltese national side as well as Birkirkara and the Floriana Youth Academy. Continue reading