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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This Has To Stop! - Mzansi

Another week in the PSL has come and gone, with results aplenty, some surprises and some expected, but the biggest surprise came after Mamelodi Sundowns only managed to scrape a victory over Chippa United. After only 7 games in charge, Daine Klate was sacked by the club, thus continuing the trend of not allowing coaches to have sufficient time. The issues will continue to have a snowball effect - the players will now have to adjust to a caretaker coach and then readjust to a permanent coach, and there is now going to be a sense of unsettlement.

The Carling Black Label cup, since its inauguration in 2011, has featured the same 2 teams (Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs) with no other teams having the chance to partake. However for the 2022 edition of the cup, fans are now able to vote for their teams to join the Soweto Giants - this has been met with great excitement by Mzansi!

On the latest episode of the Fan reaction Show, Mzansi reacts to Chippa United sacking yet another coach (Daine Klate) after only 7 games. Fans also react to the Carling Black Label Cup potentially adding more teams for the 2022 edition.

Should The PSL Regulate Tickets? - The Fans Answer!

The PSL is a league we all know and love with the history of the different teams rooted deeply within the fans. Mzansi waits eagerly to make their way to the stadium, from far and wide to watch their beloved team playing the sport we all so enjoy. Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the stadiums sat empty for close to 2 years, with football still being played. Both the teams and fans are still recovering. However, Cape Town City owner and businessman John Comitis came out last week to announce that Cape Town City home matches will have a structured ticket system implemented for different matches; coming as a shock to many. For many, R100 for a ticket is too much. “ We budget enough for our tickets, but R100 is too much,” says one fan on the Fan Reaction show. Many fans are questioning this decision and beg for the PSL to stand in and regulate ticket prices so that every match, for every team, will cost the same amount

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Mzansi reacted to the ticketing structure put in place for Cape Town City Matches; with many suggesting that the PSL should step in and regulate these prices!

Mhango & Bucs - The fans have their say…

Since he arrived in South Africa, Gabadinho Mhango has been a constant threat to defenders. He has a special ability that portrays a combination of speed, versatility, and goal-scoring ability. The Malawian has always performed on the international stage, which is why the saga between him and Orlando Pirates raises confusion for some fans. Towards the end of his last season with Orlando Pirates, Mhango wasn’t seeing much game time, leaving many fans frustrated. Mhango has shown his talent since joining AmaZulu (3 goals so far) and many are thinking that he is a perfect fit for Usuthu!

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, PSL fans, and Buccaneers in particular express their opinions on the saga between Orlando Pirates and Gabadinho Mhango and why the Malawian wasn’t given game time last season!

Did Chiefs Play The Occasion And Not The Game? The Fans Answer!

Kaizer Chiefs had a day to forget after they were thrashed 4-0 by reigning DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns. Chiefs were without Ashley Du Preez upfront after the new Chiefs signing picked up a niggle. Chiefs defender Ngezana was at fault for Masanadwana’s first goal after a poor back pass was intercepted by Gaston Sirino. The second goal came from another Ngezana mistake after he fouled Shalulile in the box, yet Kwinika was given the yellow card! Chiefs were awarded a penalty yet new Downs' number 1 Ronwen Williams managed to get palm-to-ball and deny Khama Billiat a goal.

Mamelodi Sundowns proved to be too strong for Chiefs, which came as a surprise after Chiefs managed a 3-0 victory during the week and at the same time, Sundowns lost. One fan on the Fan Reaction Show mentions Sundowns being an injured lion, but a massive team!

New Season, New Winners? The Fans React!

The moment we have all been waiting for is finally upon us; The start of the new DStv Premiership season! The teams have been busy reforming and reshaping. Many new signings have been made, and a plethora of players have been released - all in the name of strengthening a squad. Only time will tell how the 2022/23 DStv Premiership will turn out, but many are hopeful of their sides with some fans suggesting we could have a new champion!

On a darker side of things, the match between Royal AM and Kaizer chiefs has caught the attention of many, as the accessibility of tickets seems to be reaching a level of unfairness. It seems that tickets for this match are only being sold in KZN with no regard for other provinces. This may be a tactic to get stronger home support, but all is fair in love and war and a little competition has never hurt before!

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, PSL fans and football lovers react to the new DStv Premiership season and express concern over the accessibility of tickets for the Kaizer Chiefs/Royal AM match.

What Banyana has taught South African football!

Banyana Banyana have made the county proud by grabbing their first ever WAFCON title. The ladies have managed to make 5 finals in previous competitions, however, they fell short at the final hurdle. This time around, saw dominance from the get-go. 3 clean sheets, goals galore, and perseverance saw the ladies of South Africa overcome every opponent and eventually Morocco in the final. A brace by Hilda Magaia was enough to secure the victory in the final.

What has this victory taught South African football? First and foremost, consistency is key. It goes without saying that Banyana are representing the country proudly, but where does this all come from? Desiree Ellis has been in the hot seat for 6 years and she is constant with the squad she selects. Could this be the secret behind the victory? Mzansi reacts!

On the latest episode of The Fan Reaction SHow, Mzansi reacts to Banyana Banyana winning the 2022 edition of WAFCON, and what the team have taught South African football!

Bucs Fans Bid Jele Farewell!

A Legend, a leader, and an inspiration. Happy Jele and Orlando Pirates have parted ways after spending 16 years together. Jele joined the Soweto giants in 2006 and eventually took over the captain's armband from Lucky Lekgwathi. Jele has played over 400 times for the club and scored close to 18 goals. He is the most capped Pirates player to grace Soweto and his on-field aurora will be sorely missed. This news has come as a shock to many Buccaneers fans and they truly believe more could be done. On the Fan Reaction Show, one fan suggested that a leadership role for the youth could have been organised.

Bucs fans express their gratitude towards the 35-year-old veteran for his dedication and his years of service to the club. Jele leaves pirates with 8 trophies, and a handful of runners-up medals. Jele has undoubtedly left a legacy for future generations and will be forever known as a club legend!

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Mzansi and fans of Orlando Pirates bid farewell to a club legend in Happy Jele. The fans express sadness seeing their beloved captain leave the coveted black and white jersey.

Could Hunt Perform With Matsatsantsa Again? - The Fans Answer!

After close to a decade apart, Gavin Hunt and SUperSport will be reunited after the 57-year-old recently penned a 2-year contract with Matsatsantsa. A three-time league winner with SuperSport, Hunt was last in a coaching hot seat last year, before he was shown the door by Chippa United. He has been itching to make a return to top-flight football and will coach a side he knows well, though a lot has changed since he left in 2013.

Also on the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, the fans give their opinions as to which local, or international team would suit Pitso Mosimane best; Jingles and Al Ahly parted ways close to a month ago.

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.

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