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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23
NOV

Should Overseas-Based Players Be Given A Chance? Mzansi Reacts!

Bafana Bafana recently locked horns with two African nations in friendly matches. The first fixture saw Bafana come from behind to defeat Mozambique 2-1, thanks to a 3-minute second-half brace by Bongokuhle Hlongwane. The second fixture against Angolo brought a different result. A penalty in the 29th minute by Zakhele Lepase was enough to seal a draw for Bafana. These results, although not too concerning, a topic of discussion as been raised by the fans - are overseas-based players being overlooked.

We, as a country, have a plethora of players who play in European, the America's and everywhere in between, but yet, not even a select handful get a chance to represent Bafana. The fans have expressed mixed feelings towards this, with one saying "We have to look if they are consistent, if they are, then they should be given a chance."

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Mzansi has expressed their opinions on the topic of overseas-based players and how they are not given a chance to represent the country. Mzansi suggests that a fair chance should be given, considering the experience brought to the table!
14
NOV

Disallowed goals, new winners and questionable decisions?

The 2022 Carling Black Label Cup has come and gone, and brought with it immense excitement and disappointment! Unlike previous years, the 2022 edition had 4 participating teams. Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns, and AmaZulu, as voted by the fans.

In the weekend opener, Mamelodi Sundowns made light work of Amazulu, beating them 3-0, and Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs played out to a goalless draw before the Bucs progressed on penalties. This match was of course without controversy! This match saw both teams have a goal disallowed for offsides, but the controversy surrounds Chiefs as the player was onside, causing mass outrages amongst Khosi Nation. We are all human after all, but yet another mistake by a match official is causing the issue.

The final saw Sundowns take on Pirates, which was another bloodbath thanks to the 4 goals Masandawana put past Pirates, allowing Sundowns to claim their first CBL title. This now solidifies Sundowns’ dominance, as they claim a trophy that finishes their cabinet!

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, The Carling Black Label Cup has been trialed with its new 4-team format, Mamelodi Sundowns made light work of their opponents and a massive amount of controversy surrounds Chiefs and Pirates!
07
NOV

Pirates Lift The MTN8!

The MTN8 final has come and gone in a flash and the result has left one side of Soweto cheering and celebrating! The buccaneers proved to be too strong for Amazulu after Pirates began eating early in the first half thanks to a world-class free kick! Orlando Pirates managed to defend their lead for the rest of the game, allowing them to lift their second MTN8 trophy in a matter of 3 years!

Hugo Broos has announced his 30-man squad to take on Mozambique and Angola later this month. A few stalwarts have kept their place, but on the other hand, a few players, who are performing have been left out!

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Mzansi reacts to the MTN8 final, which saw the Bugs emerge victorious and Hugh Broos has announced his 30-man squad with a few surprises and a few disappointments!
31
OCT

Kaizer Chiefs Fans React to Maart’s Moment of Brilliance!

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates locked horns once again for the Soweto Derby, with both teams coming off a series of mixed results. Each having a decent run of form! With few wins and losses under their belt, this match would always bring excitement. A sold-out FND stadium was the venue of choice for battle; an occasion like none other.

The stats will show the Orlando Pirates have more of the ball and completed over 100 more passes than Chiefs, but the only stat that counts is the goal tally. A sensational strike by Chiefs’ midfielder Yusuf Maart from within his own half was enough to secure all 3 points for Amakhosi and a contender for the goal of the season.

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Kaizer Chiefs supporters express their excitement after a wonderful Soweto derby win against Orland Pirates and celebrate one of the greatest goals in the history of the PSL, scored by Yusuf Maart!
26
OCT

Mzansi Reacts To MTN8 Semi-Finals!

The semi-finals of the MTN 8 have been completed finely. Kicking off the weekend; Mamelodi Sundowns hosted a motivated Orland Pirates outfit. The score going into this matchup was all square. Bugs youngster M.K Saleng was the standout, scoring two goals and downing Masandawana 3-0, Knocking the Brazilians out of the cup!

Kaizer Chiefs were looking to edge themselves closer to silverware after drawing the first leg with AmaZulu 1-1, in Soweto. Chiefs had it all to do but were dismal in front of the goal. The glamour boys had 11 shots but none went on target. The fans have once again cried out against Amakhosi and their striking abilities. One fan has even commented on the likes of new chiefs strike Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimane saying ‘this boy can only score penalties’. Chiefs will have to look for silverware elsewhere and Arthur Zwane will be backing his team to look at the league. Considering the Soweto Derby is only days away, Chiefs have some work to do if they want to overcome their Soweto neighbours!
17
OCT

How Can Kaizer Chiefs Bounce Back?

The PSL continued this past weekend with only a handful of matches; three out of the four matches ended in draws, and Chippa United were the only team to acquire points - against Kaizer Chiefs. The match was fairly even when looking at the stats but an unfortunate own goal by Edmilson Dove took the points out of Chiefs' reach.

The own goal wasn't obvious, a deflected header, a ping-pong-like bounce was enough to beat Brandon Peterson at his left post. This was not the birthday Kaizer Motaung was hoping to have, but the MD would like to have his team bounce back

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Khosi Nation has reacted to the 2-1 loss against Chippa United after an unfortunate own goal by Edmilson Dove, took the points away from Kaizer Chiefs.
11
OCT

“This Isn’t Fair!” - Khosi Nation

Kaizer Chiefs fans have had a rollercoaster of a week for a few reasons. It all started with a recurring issue, being the prices of tickets. It seems as if other teams are raising the price from R60 to R100 whenever Chiefs are in town. This is causing outrage among the fans with one saying "They are killing us..." Khosi Nations cries for the PSL to step in and regulate the prices of tickets have continued to go unheard. This is an issue that has been spoken about before by the fans, yet nothing has changed.

Continuing Khosi Nations rollercoaster, their new Burundian striker Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana netted an 11-minute hatrick, involving 3 penalties! This leaves the man with a total of 6 goals so far this season, joint first with Sundowns' Peter Shalulile. "He's started off well, but he needs to continue this form" says one fan on the Fan Reaction Show.

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Khosi Nation has reacted to the price hike implemented to tickets to matches involving Chiefs. The Amakhosi faithful also have their say on newly signed Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana.
04
OCT

"Football Can Kill You"

The first legs of the MTN8 Semi-Finals have come and gone in a flash with the results being nothing less of a surprise! This first matchup saw Mamelodi Sundowns travel to Orlando to take on the Buccaneers in a fixture witnessed by a sold-out stadium! Masandwana uncharacteristically failed to register a single shot on target (9 shots in total); combined with a strong defensive effort from the buccaneers - that match ended in a stalemate!

Kaizer Chiefs hosted AmaZulu on Sunday which saw red cards, goals, and fiery emotions. Gabadinho Mhango opened the scoring for Usuthu early in the first half after a lovely composed finish; Dolly netted in the 61st minute to even things up for Chiefs. A couple of missed chances between and after the goals should've given Chiefs the lead but it wasn't to be for Amakhosi. A second red for AmaZulu late in the game was too little too late for Chiefs to claim the victory.

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Mzansi has given their opinion on the recent MTN8 fixtures - the first legs of the Semi-Finals. The supporters express their frustrations, and excitement and offer praise toward the matches with one fan even saying 'football can kill you!'
28
SEP

Pitso's Saudi Move: The Fans Debate!

Mzansi has turned their eyes to Pitso Mosimane and and his new coaching job. The former Mamelodi Sundowns coach has made his way to Saudi Arabian outfit Al Ahli Saudi FC. Jingles has taken on a monster task, trying to take a 7th placed team to promotion - if anyone in Africa can do that, Jingles can.

It hasn't been too long ago since Jingles and Al Ahly (Egypt) parted ways due to mutual agreement, and since then, he has become the first South African coach to graduate with a CAF Pro Licence, making him very high in demand!

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Mzansi debates whether Pitso Mosimane has made a right decision in joining Al Ahli Saudi FC and whether this move is a step forward.
20
SEP

Khosi Nation: We Aren't Worried About That

Kaizer Chiefs got back to winning ways after a hard-fought victory over SuperSport United and former Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt. The Glamour boys entered the match needing a win after drawing two games in a row and losing before that. Chiefs haven't had the best of starts so the 3 points was vital not only to their table position but for the confidence of the team. The glamour boys lined up with basically a full-strength team, which included new signing Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana. The Burundian striker was able to net 2 goals on his debut for the club, which included a penalty spot kick. A great way to make your mark on the team. 

Bimenyimana, however, was in the headlines for not only his goal-scoring heroics, but for also the way he celebrated one of his goals. The 6ft4 striker appeared to cross his arms in an 'X-Like' formation, which has caused confusion in and around Mzansi; Was the Chiefs player signalling Orlando Pirates or representing his National Flag?

On the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Khosi Nation has offered forgiveness after new signing Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana celebrated in a strange manner that has caused mass confusion!
14
SEP

Khosi Nation Delivers Harsh Assessment!

Kaizer Chiefs haven't had the best of starts to the 2022/23 DStv Premiership season, currently sitting in the 14th spot on the log after only managing to claim 7 points from their first 8 games. Having only scored 5 goals so far, this is their second lowest total at this stage of a PSL and lowest since the 2009/10 season (4 goals in seven matches). It is evident that Kaizer Chiefs need to pick their socks up and start winning games, as the fans are growing angrier and more frustrated as the weeks go by. “It is not looking good at all,” one fan says on the latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show.

A new coach with new ideas, methods, and programs is bound to take time to produce trophies, but a complete squad overhaul was concluded and the fans expected a much, much better start.
09
SEP

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.

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