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.

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SA Fans Roast Jordaan Appointment…

Danny Jordaan has been re-elected as SAFA President for a third term, to the complete dismay to Bafana Bafana fans around the country. Jordaan will serve a third term as Safa president, beating Ria Ledwaba and Solly Mohlabeng to the position which he has held since 2013. It's understood that Jordaan has won by a landslide victory, with members of the association backing him to lead South African football for another four years. Jordaan took over in 2013, and many fans have agreed with one another in saying that he hasn’t changed anything for Bafana and question what he has planned for the next 4 years. ‘Jordaan is spiraling South African Football into ICU’ claims one angered fan on the Fan Reaction Show.

Bafana Bafana recently suffered a 2-1 loss to Morocco in the 2023 AFCON qualifiers, and are set to come up against Liberia on 19 September for their second group game.

Khosi Nation: We Need This Reshuffle!

Kaizer Chiefs haven’t had the greatest few seasons, there have been coaches who have come and gone, attitudes haven’t been the best and there hasn’t been a structured plan moving forward. Khosi nation became frustrated and agitated with their team. As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait because the rebuilding process at Naturena is well underway! It all started with Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard being offered permanent positions and then the mass exodus followed. Chiefs believed in releasing a plethora of players to bring some new faces and new, young talent.

The mass exodus (so far) saw chiefs get rid of a whopping eleven players and the reasons behind this were discussed on the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show. Mzansi discusses the exodus of Orlando Pirates, AmaZulu, and Kaizer Chiefs. “This is long overdue,” says one Chiefs fan.

Mzansi Fans take aim at SAFA!

The 2023 AFCON qualifiers recently began with Bafana Bafana grouped with African giants Morocco and Liberia. The 4th spot in the group belonged to Zimbabwe, but The Warriors were disqualified before they could set foot on a pitch. Bafana traveled away to face Morocco in their opening fixture, which saw the home team win thanks to a goal in the dying minutes of the match. This sparked outrage amongst Bafana fans, as they began to question the management behind SAFA. Mzansi expresses concern, with some fans asking why legends of Bafana such as the Radebe’s aren't involved in Bafana?

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Mzansi questions Bafana and SAFA and the management that goes on behind the scenes. This comes after the disappointing loss to Morocco in their opening match of the AFCON 2023 qualifiers

Did Fadlu Impress at Pirates? The Fans Answer!

After joining Orlando Pirates in 2019, and spending close to 3 seasons as an assistant coach, Fadlu Davids will leave the Buccaneers at the end of June 2022 when his contract expires. The 41-year-old will not be signing a new contract and nothing has been agreed upon by the club itself. Davids has performed a stellar job according to a statement released Pirates’ official website. Davids helped take Pirates to the final of the CAF Confederations Cup, unfortunately coming in second place, and a few big wins on the local circuit have put the Cape-Town-born coach in demand. Since this announcement, the fans have been rating Davids’ performance, and there are now talks of Fadlu already looking for a new job!

During the course of the last 10 days, close to 50 players in the PSL have been released by their clubs which opens up plenty of space in these organistions for new signings. Kaizer Chiefs have already announced a few big-name signings, but with the transfer window well underway, more players will be joining clubs with big names circulating the footballing world.

Will Chiefs Perform Next Season? - The Fans Answer!

After an incredible start to the transfer window, (acquiring the signatures of Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard as permanent coaches) Kaizer Chiefs have now confirmed the signings of Stellenbosch FC duo Ashley Du Preez and Zitha Kwinika. Kaizer Chiefs fans are looking forward to the 2022/23 DStv Premiership season with hopes of securing continental football and a trophy or two as well. Amakhosi Nation has expressed their feelings about these two coaches before, with many saying that Zwane is a perfect fit as he understands Chiefs' Culture.

Both Du Preez and Kwinika are fan favourites and have performed well for Stellenbosch FC. Amakhosi nation believes that these signings are the start of good things and there are a few fans who believe that another signing will be the final piece of the puzzle.

At the time of this podcast, Chiefs have confirmed the exit of a few players, with the likes of Samir Nurkovic, Lazarous Kambole, Lebogang Manyama, and Daniel Cardoso all leaving the club (read more on this below).

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Amakhosi NAtion express excitement and joy for the 2022/23 DStv Premiership season after Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard are now permanent. Khosi nation also has their say on Chiefs signing Stellenbosch FC duo Ashley Du Preez and Zitha Kwinika.

Why Chiefs Fans Are Sceptical For Next Season…

After a season of mixed results and emotional rollercoasters, which includes the sacking of coaches (Stuart Baxter) and players performing well; Amakhosi Nation shares mixed feelings about the 2022/2023 season. Many fans think that the ‘rebuild’ is going to take a long time and many others think that Arthur Zwane is the man for the job! Now that the 48-year-old has officially been announced as the head coach, Chiefs fans will be licking their lips in hopes of performing well next season. A few fans mention that Chiefs could very well be competing for the honours next season.

On the contrary, some fans think that Chiefs need better communication between the coaches and the players; with the players sometimes not getting the clear message set in front of them. One fan even said “to qualify or not to qualify for continental football isn't important”

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Kaizer Chiefs fans shared mixed emotions about the 2022/2023 DStv Premiership Season. Arthur Zwane has just been announced as head coach which will put a spring in the step of some Chiefs fans.

Can Pirates Make SA Proud? The Fans Answer!

After reaching the CAF Confederations Cup final for the fourth time, Orlando Pirates have the chance to acquire silverware, after a disappointing season. The Bucs have shown their quality in the competition, by topping their group scoring 15 goals, and continuing their march for glory to the final. Pirates were too strong in the first leg of the semi-finals after beating Al Ahli Tripoli 2-0 but lost the second leg 1-0 (Aggr 2-1). The buccaneers now travel to the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Nigeria to face RSB Berkane in the final on Friday 20 May.

Orlando Pirates coach Mandla Ncikazi says reaching the CAF Confederation Cup final is a saving grace for the Buccaneers’ disappointing league campaign. Ncikazi continues to say “We did not have the best of seasons, that is the truth. But at least this is a sign that the team exists, the team has this capacity that I’ve always believed [in], and for the supporters and fans just to have hope that Pirates have done it before, and they can do it again,”

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Mzansi shows support for Orlando Pirates who face RS Berkane in the final of the CAF Confederations Cup. This is a great chance for the Buccaneers to get their hands on some silverware.

Chiefs Did The Right Thing - Khosi Nation

DStv Premiership winners, Mamelodi Sundowns travelled to the FNB stadium to face off against Kaizer Chiefs. All the talk in the week building up to this fixture was whether or not the Glamour Boys would give Sundowns a guard of honour. Tensions were high, but Chiefs did the respectable action and assembled in line to celebrate the leage winners. During the game, Sundowns got the lead early in the second half, but Chiefs equalized in the 79th minute. The biggest talking point of this match was Dolly’s penalty miss that would have secured three points for the home team.

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Khosi Nation reacts to the guard of honour, and the missed penalty that would have secured a victory over the DStv Premiership champions.

“VAR Is Another Pandemic”

For the third consecutive year, Mamelodi Sundowns have been knocked out of the CAF Champions League, having their dreams crushed by Petro de Luanda. The second leg finished in a 1-all draw, however, the Angolan giants sealed the deal in the first leg with a 2-1 victory in Angola. Masandawana will have to wait until next year’s competition to relive their 2016 title-winning tournament. The second leg between these two African giants was filled with more controversy. After the match, Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi was asked about what he felt went wrong, he said he felt VAR played a role. When asked about this, he said “I wouldn’t say they were right or wrong, but I just feel in a game it has an effect when you have too many stoppages and maybe four or five minutes in the issue of Denis (Onyango) and the handball, I think that’s a decision that can be taken very quickly.”

The fans and Sundowns supporters are in agreement with Manqoba, with many fans expressing disgust towards the way VAR is used, and not only on the African continent! Many fans however also expressed their feelings towards the arrogance of Sundowns; Some fans thought that their team went into the second leg ‘having already one.’

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Mamelodi Sundowns and soccer fans alike unite in expressing their apprehension about Sundowns’ loss to Petro de Luanda. Masandawana fans explain that their team potentially went into the match being too arrogant and how VAR could be improved.

Zwane Knows Chiefs Culture - Khosi Nation

Having played for Chiefs for a decade and now joining the coaching staff for some time, it is clear that Arthur Zwane is familiar with the club, the culture, and the morals. He is also a fan favourite and the talking point surrounding the Glamour Boys. Many fans believe that Zwane should be the head coach of Chiefs for these reasons, however, it is important to know that no decision regarding this has been made. Stuart Baxter is currently in his second stint with Amakhosi, albeit worse than his first round with the club; and this is something that fans aren’t standing for.

The league is heading towards the business end of the season and it is starting to look as if Sundowns will be crowned Champions. Start striker Peter Shalulile is closing in on Collins Mbesuma’s goal-scoring record and it looks pretty clear that the Namibian-born striker will receive the player of the season award, well at least according to the fans!

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction, PSL fans express excitement towards Peter Shalulie and Sundowns as the Brazilians are edging closer to another league title. Khosi nation explains what type of impact Arthur Zwane could make as a head coach.

The Return Of The Fans: What It Means For Football!

After PSL Chairman Irvin Khoza announced that fans will be able to return to stadiums from the 8th of April 2022, soccer fans around the country have been celebrating this news. This news has come with extreme excitement after the last 2 years; which saw stadiums sitting empty. Fans have been itching to get their tickets, to see their favourite teams live in the flesh, and now, it is finally going to happen. Fans speaking on the SL Podcast’s Fan Reaction Show all express positive emotions saying how it's been too long, with one fan even saying that the 12th man helps teams perform better and that this will be a big boost for Chiefs. The 12th man has spoken, however, the Fan Reaction Show features opinions from the likes of Reyaad Pieterse, Willard Katsande, Ruzaigh Gamildien, and many more! These players have each given their own expression towards the fans’ return!

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, the 12th man of Mzansi football expresses joy and excitement towards their return to stadiums. PSL stars also get a chance to elaborate on how special this occasion is going to be with one even saying he thinks football in front of an empty stadium is boring!

Makarapa’s and Vuvuzelas: The PSL Gives Fans The Green Light!

Breaking New! The chairman of the PSL, Irvin Khoza, has announced that after considering President Ramaphosa's latest address of the nation, soccer fans around the country will be allowed back into stadiums. This news has come with extreme excitement after the last 2 years; which saw stadiums sitting empty. Fans have been itching to get their tickets, to see their favourite teams live in the flesh, and now, starting on the 8th of April 2022, they can do just that! There are of course rules and regulations regarding attendance. Fans speaking on the SL Podcast’s Fan Reaction Show all express positive emotions saying how its been too long, with one fan even saying that the 12th man helps teams perform better and that this will be a big boost for Chiefs

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Mzansi expressed thanks to the PSL and Irvin Khoza after the recent announcement stating fans are allowed back into stadiums. Starting on April 8th, 50% capacity is allowed according to the latest Government regulations. Later in the show, fans react to Benni McCarthy’s departure from AmaZulu, Benni’s replacement, and where to next for the former Bafana Bafana striker.

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