Some [players] need a bit of time to get back into [the squad] – Ernst Middendorp on Willard Katsande

Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp explains why Willard Katsande has been missing in the Amakhosi starting lineup.

“The routine on our side is that we go through the normal process of selecting players, starting the week with those who should be in the 20 and then 18-man squad,” said Middendorp.

“And we have a certain idea, and in the moment some players are in. It’s not only about one player, but some players are in while some need a bit of time to get back into it.

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The Soccer Podcast Without A Name (Yet) S01E08

 




Bongani ‘Da Bongz’ Nkosi and Thabang ‘Da Real Cheez’ Kgeledi discuss this weeks soccer topics. But they should hurry because each topic has a time limit.

The Discussion This Week:
1. Sundowns Draw
2. Top of The Table Results
3. Bottom of The Table Results
4. El Clasico
5. Manchester City Go Top
6. Games To Look Forward To
7. Quick Hits

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The Soccer Podcast Without A Name (Yet) S01E07

Bongani ‘Da Bongz’ Nkosi and Thabang ‘Da Real Cheez’ Kgeledi discuss this weeks soccer topics. But they should hurry because each topic has a time limit.

The Discussion This Week:
1. Sundowns On Top
2. Benni McCarthy For Bafana
3. Elvis Chipezeze’s Play Acting
4. El Clasico
5. Premier League Review
6. Games To Look Forward To
7. Quick Hits

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The El Clasico Rivalry Across Europe: Real Madrid And Barcelona Also Lead The Way In Youth Development

With the El Clasico taking place tonight (in the Copa Del Rey) and on Saturday evening, we take a look at how both clubs make the podium for the numbers of academy graduates playing in Europe’s top five leagues.

Real Madrid and Barcelona may add another chapter to world football’s greatest rivalry this weekend, but the presence of these two giants won’t only be felt in Madrid on Saturday night.
The El Clasico rivals boast two of the very best academies in European football, with the Catalan side’s La Masia and the capital city club’s La Fábrica both famous for their non-stop production lines. They’ve produced past LaLiga Santander legends such as Xavi, Carles Puyol, Andrés Iniesta, Iker Casillas, Raúl and Guti, plus current stars such as Lionel Messi, Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Dani Carvajal, Nacho and Lucas Vázquez.

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