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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17
MAY

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.
10
MAY

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.
28
APR

“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.
20
APR

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.
07
APR

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!
30
MAR

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.
23
MAR

Chiefs Fans: Baxter Is Stuck In His Ways

After almost a season of ups and downs, Kaizer Chiefs find themselves in 3rd place on the PSL log and knocked out of all other competitions. Chiefs came out victorious in the Soweto Derby 3 weeks ago, but slipped up against Golden Arrows, losing that game 1-0. Chiefs have also been in the tabloids a fair amount this season due to them not honoring 4 fixtures late last year due to a cover-19 outbreak in the training camp, the final verdict on that is yet to be announced after the most exempt developments.
It goes without saying the Chiefs have had a rollercoaster ride so far with all of the fans’ eyes looking towards the same person; Stuart Baxter. This is Baxter’s second spell with the glamour boys and unfortunately, things haven’t been going as well as he would’ve hoped for compared to his first spell. Baxter managed to accumulate 2 league titles, 1 MTN8, and 1 Nedbank Cup title back in his first spell and managed to pick up the PSL coach of the season twice as well. The fans have expressed their frustration on multiple occasions, demanding a change in the coaching staff with cries for Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard to take the reigns.

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Mzansi has their say on whether Stuart Baxter has left a positive impression on Chefs this season and if his second sting with the glamour boys has been a fruitful one. Mzansi expresses their irritations towards Baxter’s playing style and explains how and why they think the 68-year-old is stuck in his ways. Later on the show, Mzansi debates on wether or not Orlando Pirates could go all the way and lift the CAF CONFED Cup after a fine run of form!
15
MAR

Don’t Rule Out Pitso - Mzansi

With the CAF Champions League heading towards the business end of the competition, Mamelodi Sundowns are hot favourites for this year's title after coming out victorious twice against the reigning champions in Al Ahly. Both games in Group A were won by the Brazilians 1-0 with nothing for Pitso to show. Sundowns top Group A with 10 points where AL Ahly sit in second place, way down on 4 points. It is starting to look as if Sundowns will qualify for the next round, however, Pitso and Al Ahly must win their next game to stand a chance of progressing and not exiting the cup.

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, supporters of Mamelodi Sundowns react to their side's recent victory of Al Ahly and Ptso Mosimane, while answering the question of can Sundowns win the CAFCL this time round. Mzansi also shared their opinion on whether ‘Jungles’ can qualify for the next round after Al Ahly were beaten once again by his former club, Mamelodi Sundowns.
07
MAR

Chiefs Fans: We Deserved To Win!

After yet another fantastic weekend of PSL Football, thrills and upsets was the trend of the matchday with all eyes focused on the Soweto Derby. Orlando Pirates hosted the glamour boys in the 175th edition of the derby (52nd in the PSL era). Both the Buccaneers and Amakhosi were searching for the 3 points and the bragging rights, with the ultimatum of closing the gap on Mamelodi Sundowns. After a thrilling 90 minutes, it was Kaizer Chiefs who emerged victorious after a stunning 2-1 victory over their fierce rivals. Goals by Frosler and Mathoho secured all 3 points for the glamour boys, which now sees them 16 points behind league leaders Sundowns.

On the latest episode of the fan reaction show, Mzansi comments on the recent Soweto Derby result with questions being asked about not only the officiating, but the chances pirates missed and the defensive efforts of Kaizer Chiefs.
04
MAR

Will The Youngsters Make The Difference?

Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs will take the battlefield once again on Saturday 5th March in the 52nd Soweto Derby in the PSL era. Many fans of the beautiful game believe that the youngsters are going to “make” this fixture after both Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs won their recent games, with youngsters on the pitch. Closing the gap on league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, claiming second spot and the bragging rights is ultimately the goal for this match. With both teams starting to find their form more, this match is going to be a mouth-watering clash from the first whistle, right until the final play of the game.

On the latest episode of the Fan reaction Show, Mnzasi debates who will emerge victorious in the latest Soweto Derby. Amakhosi Nation is glowing with confidence after a win against Baroka whereas the Buc’s fans are frothing after their team recently demolished their CAF CONFED Cup opponents 6-2.
23
FEB

The Derby Without Fans Is Boring - Mzansi

Over the last 18 months or so, Covid has destroyed so many different parts of life that it is almost impossible to remember what it was like before the initial outbreak. Having been in strict lockdowns for the majority of these months, the biggest tragedy to the sport we all love is the fact that fans weren’t allowed in the stadiums due to safety concerns. Now, almost 2 years since the virus started, more than half the population has been vaccinated; other sports such as cricket and rugby have started to allow fans back into stadiums to watch live matches, and the question that is being asked by Mzansi is; when will the PSL start opening stadium to fans? With the Soweto Derby right around the corner, a salivating fixture is on the cards, however, on the latest episode of the fan reaction show, Mzansi expressed frustration about not being able to attend. One fan even says “The derby will be boring without fans watching live.” The fans are the 12th man f and they are itching to get behind their beloved teams to show support.

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Mzansi has their say about still not being able to attend live matches; especially with the Soweto Derby around the corner. The fans expressed frustration towards the PSL and also had a say on the future of Orlando Pirates striker Gabadinho Mhango, debating whether or not the Malawian should stay with the Buccaneers or not.
14
FEB

Chiefs Fans: We Demand Change

With the first round of the Nedbank Cup completed, the most noticeable result was a 1-0 victory for TS Galaxy over Kaizer Chiefs. This match (and result) is a direct reflection of the 2019 final, which saw the rockets win via a 90+2 minute penalty. Kaizer Chiefs were looking the business before the long break, having worked their way up to 4th pace on the DStv Premiership table, however as the old saying goes ‘anything can happen in football.’ The score remained even until the 54th minute when TS Galaxy striker Augustine Chidi Kwem netted. Without stating the obvious, Amakhosi Nation are incredibly frustrated and have been angered by this result, with many fans demanding change. Many supporters have been caught saying that the team has been playing the same football for years.

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Kaizer Chiefs fans express their anger and frustration as the Glamour Boys crashed out of the Nedbank Cup at the hands of TS Galaxy, many fans stated that change is needed and the question of ‘what's next for Kaizer Chiefs’ gets answered!

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