Fan Reaction Show

The Fan Reaction show features your voice! The SL Podcast's fans comment on games, signings and all the happenings in Mzansi Football.

This is the show where we give a voice to the fans and allow them the platform to express their opinions on big games and breaking news. Fans send their thoughts to us through voice notes and Facebook comments, and always bring the banter!

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19
OCT

Have Chiefs Caught A Break? The Fans Debate

After a shaky start to the 2021/2022 DStv Premiership season, Kaizer Chiefs seemed to be struggling a fair amount. Dropping points seemed to be a trend, mixed with the team not finding their feet, evidently something needed to change. Chief’s fixture against Chippa United was always going to be an interesting matchup, as Gavin Hunt (former Chiefs coach) returned to the FNB stadium, but this time in the away teams technical area.
Chiefs managed an early goal after Billiat broke down the left flank and crossed the ball into the box, which was calmly finished off by Keegan Dolly. After that, the flood gates opened. Chiefs played with more determination and confidence, running another 3 goals past Gavin Hunts’ Chippa United. The match ended 4-0 in the favor of Amakhosi, a well-deserved 3 points. One can’t help but think that this is the break that Chiefs ever so needed.

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, soccer fans debate whether this is the turning point in the season for Chiefs. Amakhosi Fans offer praise to their beloved team after showing a valiant display of courage and team play.
07
OCT

Can Sundowns Be Stopped? The Fans Answer!

Mamelodi Sundowns are proving to everyone that they are the team to beat, having not conceded a single goal in 6 matches. The Brazilians have scored a total of 11 goals and have accumulated a total of 16 points from a possible 18, clearly they mean business! However, many of the fans believe that their teams can end this impressive run of form, but the question remains; who will end Sundowns’ dominance?

Let’s pay attention to Bafana Bafana as they continue their 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying journey this weekend with the first of 2 back-to-back matches against Ethiopia. Bafana were impressive against African Giants Ghana, as Bafana emerged victorious. Currently, Bafana are sitting at the top of their group with Ethiopia in third. If Bafana can secure points in these fixtures, they stand a much better chance of making it to Qatar next year!

On the latest episode of the SL Podcasts’ Fan Reaction Show, the fans and supporters have their say regarding who could end Sundowns’ run of form; they provide analysis into the matter. The Fans also give their two cents on Bafanas fixtures against Ethiopia with hopes running high!
29
SEP

Dominance, Struggles and Shock: The Fans Have Their Say

Mamelodi Sundowns faced off against Orlando Pirates in a derby that was sure the bring excitement. Looking at the post-match stats, one could say that Sundowns weren’t messing about, controlling the ball possession, total shots, and the number of passes. This proved correct as Masandawana eased past Pirates thanks to a brace from Namibian striker Peter Shalulile.
Kaizer Chiefs have struggled all season to put the ball in the back of the net and the struggles continued to show as Chiefs remained stagnant in 13th position on the log after they drew to Gallants 0-0. With only 7 shots throughout the game and news that striker Samir Nurkovic will have to undergo surgery, Chiefs will need to make a plan.

In the most talked about event of this past week, Percy Tau will not be representing Bafana Bafana this weekend against Ethiopia in the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. Al Ahly have come forward and announced that they will not be releasing the South African as he is nursing an injury. This has been met with great shock and disappointment by the fans as Percy is the talisman striker.

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Mzansi nation voice and express their feelings towards the Sundowns vs Pirates match, they rate Chief’s performance against Gallants and express concern for how big of an impact Tau’s absence will cause this weekend as Bafana Bafana are set to play back-to-back 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
20
SEP

Chiefs Fans Are Very Angry - Listen Here

As we see the continuation of the 2021/2022 DStv Premiership season, Mamelodi Sundowns have reclaimed the top spot, with Orlando Pirates sitting in 4th and Kaizer Chiefs find themselves in the bottom half of the table, sitting in 12th position after claiming 4 points from a possible 12. After an embarrassing defeat to newly-promoted side Royal AM, questions are being asked about the style of play that Chiefs are entering matches with. One fan even says ‘ this is the same playing style that chiefs played when Baxter first coached them years ago.’ With Chiefs stuck in the same problematic situation as last season, it is evident that changes are needing to be made, but the ever-lasting question remains… What needs to change?

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Amakhosi Fans voice their opinions on the current state of the Chiefs camp, anger and frustration seem to come to mind. Changes have to be made soon if Chiefs wish to see silverware this season.
13
SEP

Fans Question Baxter’s Selection...

With the return of the DStv Premiership, this past weekend saw some mouth-watering encounters, will all eyes looking towards Mamelodi Sundowns vs Kaizer Chiefs. Masandawana welcomed a traveling AMakhosi to Loftus Versfeld. From the get-go, we all knew how important this match was for both teams, as each is facing their own set of technical issues, albeit staff or teams. Grant Kekena got the scoring underway for Sundowns in the 8th minute, and Peter Shalulile put the nail in the coffin in the 63rd minute, edging Kaizer Chiefs 2-0. Many fans around the country have come forward to express their confusion surrounding Stuart Baxter’s team selection, fielding 5 players, and putting Samir Nurkovic, a natural striker, on the wing.

In the latest edition of The Fan Reaction Show, Mzansi relay their feelings towards this match, focusing on Kaizer Chiefs. Some fans expressed emotion towards Baxter saying “why is Nurkovic on the wing, he is out of position!”
08
SEP

Fans Praise Bafana!

With the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers on hold for a moment, we look back at how Bafana Bafana fared in their two most recent games against Zimbabwe and Ghana. Both of these fixtures were tough matches to come out on top, however, the boys from South Africa did exceptionally well, getting 4 points from a possible 6. After a stalemate against Zimbabwe, Bafana turned things up a notch against Ghana, emerging victorious 1-0 thanks to a Bongokhule Hlongwane strike.

In the latest episode of ‘The Fan Reaction Show,’ Mzansi praises the efforts of Hugo Broos and his Bafana squad, with one fan even saying that ‘the boys have more freedom.’
30
AUG

Fans Question Tau’s Move...

Percy Tau has made headlines once again, however this time it is related to a shock move to Egyptian giants Al Ahly from English side Brighton and Hove Albion. The former Mamelodi Sundowns and current Bafana Bafana star has spent 4 years playing in Europe, having featured for Belgian outfit Club Brugge, playing in the UEFA Champions League, and making a handful of appearances for English topflight side Brighton and Hove Albion. Tau hasn’t seen much of the starting 11 team sheet whilst playing under Graham Potter, perhaps forcing a move. Tau will be reunited with former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane at Al Ahly, a connection that runs deep.

The MTN8 Semi-Finals took place this past weekend with all 4 teams experiencing draws. Sundowns, Arrows, Swallows and Cape Town City will have it all to do in the second leg to secure a spot in the final. Who will prevail?
18
AUG

MTN8 Quarter Finals: The Fans Have Their Say

With the first round of the 2021/2022 MTN8 done and dusted, it was Golden Arrows, Moroka Swallows, Mamelodi Sundowns, and Cape Town City who progressed from the quarter-finals and find themselves in the semi-finals. These fixtures were nothing short of exciting, drama-filled, and entertaining. Two out of the four games had to be decided on penalties. Speaking on the SL Podcast’s ‘Fan Reaction Show’, one fan was saying how “there are no big teams anymore.”

Also making headlines this week is former Orlando Pirates coach Joseph Zinnbauer. The German-born coach has left Orlando Pirates with immediate effect. This news came out after his side lost to Swallows 2-1. And now the age-old question remains… Who should replace him as the head coach of Orlando Pirates?

In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’ ‘The Fan Reaction,’ DStv Premiership fans provide their analysis and opinions on the quarter-final round of the MTN8. The fans also debate who should replace Joseph Zinnbauer at Orlando Pirates after the German left the club with immediate effect.
29
JUL

Will The Teams Miss Their 12th Man

It is no secret that the Corona Virus is still around and it looks like it is here to stay, period. SAFA and the South African Government have decided to keep fans out of stadiums to prevent ‘super spreaders,’ however what does this mean for football and football clubs? This weekend marks the ninth edition of the Carling Black Label Cup, however with no fans attending the match, one can only speculate how this will impact the participating teams, albeit positive or negative. Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, the Soweto Derby, this match is sure to bring an action-packed 90 minutes, with both teams having very different ‘advantages.’ Chiefs have just finished their season after playing Champions League football, so they have momentum and form but Pirates have enjoyed some time off so they could be more rested. One thing is for sure though, excitement is in the air.

In the latest episode of the SL Podcasts’ “Fan Reaction,” football lovers across all ages have expressed their opinions on the 2021 edition of the Carling Black Label Cup.
19
JUL

Was This The Turning Point? - Amakhosi Fans Have Their Say

With the CAF Champions League officially over, it was Pitso Mosimane and his Egyptian giants who emerged victorious after Al Ahly beat Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 to lift the cup for a record tenth time; this was Pitso's third CAF Champions League trophy. Looking at how the match was played, the focus has shifted to not the score, but rather the 45th+3 minute, a moment in the game that was the deciding factor according to Amakhosi fans. This was the moment where Happy Mashiane committed a foul, resulting in a red card. “Playing against Al Ahly is difficult, but when you play with 10 men, it almost becomes impossible,” said one CHiefs fan when speaking on the SL Podcast’s Fan Reaction Show. Above and beyond the result, plaudits need to go to Kaizer Chiefs for representing the country in the final, in their first CAFCL appearance, this is a remarkable feat that deserves high recognition, regardless of the result. Another fan has said that Red Cards are a part of the game and Chiefs must hold their heads up high for progressing as far as they did

In the latest episode of The SL Podcast’s Fan Reaction, Amakhosi nation have their say over the ‘turning point’ in the CAF Champions League Final, being Happy Mashiane’s red card at the end of the first half.
07
JUL

How Should Chiefs Approach The Final?

With the CAF Champions League final fast approaching, 90 minutes separate Kaizer Chiefs from continental glory. However, standing in their path are the dangerous Egyptian Giants, Al Ahly.
Chiefs have put on some valiant displays throughout the tournament, defensively being rock solid at the back; as the old saying goes ‘ defense is the best attack.’ But will that be the case for the upcoming battle against Al Ahly? Only time will tell.

In the latest episode of SL Podcast’s “ Fan Reaction Show,” Amalhosi fans have their say in the way their beloved Kaizer Chiefs should approach the match.
28
JUN

It Was Easy To Judge Chiefs - Amakhosi Fans

Kaizer Chiefs have done the impossible and have qualified for the CAF Champions League Final after coming out on top over 2 legs against Wydad AC. The first leg (which took place in Morocco) saw Kaizer Chiefs winning 1-0, thanks to a Samir Nurkovic strike. The Moroccan giants could not return the favor, as a huge defensive display saw Kaizer Chiefs keep yet another clean sheet in the return leg, at the FNB Stadium.

The Final for the CAF Champions League will take place on Saturday 17 July 2021, at the Stade Mohammed V, in Morocco. Chiefs vs Al Ahly, Chiefs vs Pitso, this final will surely be one to remember. A Huge battle of the titans, competing for African glory will soon commence, but one thing is for sure. Kaizer Chiefs have surpassed expectations by making the final. Coach Pitso has even been quoted saying “A very strong team in terms of organisation, they don’t give away goals easily” Pitso continued to say that Chiefs are a very good team, but they can be awkward at times, you cannot describe them easily.”

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