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Pitch Invasion podcast

The podcast for football tribalists.

Pitch Invasion is an opinionated, fun-loving football podcast giving a unique view on the latest football news and developments ⚽
Weekly English South Africa Sports · Sports
59 Episodes
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Santi Cazorla on injury comeback, Arsenal return & Euro 2020

Spain and Villarreal midfielder Santi Cazorla spoke to and a few selected international journalists about... - his return to football after a career threatening injury - Arsenal dream return - fighting for a place in Spain's Euro 2020 squad and - Villarreal’s quest for European football.
20 Feb 2020 35 min

S2 E5: Percy Tau, Liverpool and Chiefs reborn

After an extended break, the gents are back! With Emeka on the road, they discuss... + Emeka's work with Mainz and bringing meaningful development to Africa + Percy Tau's a Champions League inspiration for SA + "Liverpool not under pressure in the Champions League" + is 2019 Manchester United vs…
2 Oct 2019 44 min

S2 Ep4: Micho, MTN8 and the VAR

Orlando Pirates are a different team after Micho Sredojevic's shock exit. In the 1 year Pitch Invasion podcast anniversary, Xola and Lwazi chat Bucs & Rhulani, who needs the MTN8 more, is there VAR controversy and more. + Pirates project on ice? + Silver lining: Micho exit good for SA…
20 Aug 2019 1 hr 03 min

S2 Ep3: Celtic, the new Zuma & Chelsea's win-win

While defenders are blowing up the PSL, Percy Tau is still our favourite obsession. Emeka Enyadike, Lwazi Ziqubu and Xola Magwaza talk Moroka Swallows, Africa & Social media plus Chelsea's win-win situation regarding Frank Lampard. + Head and shoulders: Tower Mathoho and the pragmatic Kaizer Chiefs + Will anyone overtake…
14 Aug 2019 1 hr 07 min

S2 Ep2: PSL start, Gavin Hunt's Bafana & PL intensity

The ABSA Premiership is up & running and the Premier League is soon upon us - life is good. Xola Magwaza, Lwazi Ziqubu and Emeka Enyadike reflect on the PSL opening weekend, hot takes on Gavin Hunt, Kaizer Chiefs plus, Jurgen Klopp's tactical influence and the intensity of the English…
7 Aug 2019 52 min

S2 Ep1: ABSA Prem return, Lorch & Billiat

We're back baby! Season 2 of the Pitch Invasion podcast has officially kicked off. Emeka Enyadike, Lwazi Ziqubu and Xola Magwaza were at the Digital Sport & Entertainment Summit and focus on the PSL ahead of the ABSA Premiership return. + great kick-start for the season: were we surprised by…
31 Jul 2019 23 min

Pitch Invasion podcast Rewind: Eden Hazard better than Neymar?

Before Eden Hazard said "I think it's a goodbye" after the Europa League final, the debate on where the Belgian ranks as one of the world's top talents was raging on the Pitch Invasion podcast. (Ep 33) "Before he [Hazard] went to Chelsea he was asked who was the best…
30 May 2019 6 min

Ep37, 1st half: Sundowns' legal win, PSL Relegation & Percy Tau

It's a wrap! The 2018/19 ABSA Premiership season ended in a blaze of glory & controversy. In Ep37 first half, Xola, Lwazi & Emeka wade in on Sundowns 9th title, Sports Lawyer Sbu Dube explains the PSL appeal, Percy Tau's AFCON moment & more. + Giving credit to Mamelodi Sundowns…
14 May 2019 37 min

Ep37, 2nd half: Spur-size package, saluting Man City & UCL final

What a season in the Premier League, the greatest chase yet? In Ep37 2nd half John Goliath joins Lwazi, Emeka & Xola as the debate everything from majestic Man City, surprise package Spurs, UCL final predictions and a lot of banter in between. + "shoe-string" Tottenham, are the stars aligning?…
14 May 2019 48 min

Ep36: PSL race, Stellenbosch promotion, Arsenal & Man United woes

The 2018/19 season is ending in fireworks! Episode 36 weighs in on the tight ABSA Prem title race, Stellenbosch FC & diversity, Banyana's World Cup goals and understanding why Arsenal and Manchester United are so bad. + City deserve credit for holding Pirates + "Until Sundowns win those games it…
7 May 2019 37 min

Ep35: Pirates, new Sundowns culture & the Messi-Ronaldo show

Back before the brink! The gents return with just weeks remaining in the 2018/19 season. We delve into Orlando Pirates title march, *culture changers Mamelodi Sundowns, giving Man City credit and appreciating Messi & Ronaldo. *Note: this episode was recorded before the PSL DC's decision on Sundowns-Arendse fine + Pirates…
30 Apr 2019 48 min

Ep34: AFCON draw, Khune, Fill-up Orlando & Sundowns' decision

The AFCON 2019 draw delivered everything we hoped for including a fascinating "Group of Death". In Ep. 34 Lwazi, Xola and Emeka discuss the draw, Itumeleng Khune, Sundowns' decision and more. + AFCON Group of death: Bafana fearing no-one + Group A: Zimbabwe have the firepower to upset Egypt (05:00)…
16 Apr 2019 55 min

Ep33: Sundowns 10-top, Africa Ballon d'Or & Hazard

Africa is still spinning after Mamelodi Sundown's 5-star victory over Al Ahly in the CAF CL. Lwazi, Emeka & Xola reflect on a "top 10 SA game of all time", PSL title race, Africa's Ballon d'Or shot and Eden Hazard's Real Madrid audition. + CAF CL: Sundowns have arrived +…
9 Apr 2019 52 min

EP32: Jantjie, Pirates v Sundowns, backing Chiefs & Solskjaer-Ferguson

We start Episode 32 on a sombre note following the death of Free State Stars forward Sinethemba Jantjie. With Emeka calling in, the gents chat Pirates v Sundowns, Ernst Middendorp's Chiefs revival and debate the timing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United appointment. + Sinethemba Jantjie - one road death too…
2 Apr 2019 47 min

EP31: Bafana Bafana, AFCON surprises & Benni's CV

As Bafana Bafana join the 24-team AFCON hopefuls Lwazi, Emeka & Xola celebrate Percy Tau's heroics, debate potential AFCON heroes and salute Namibia, Zimbabwe & Tanzania's qualification. + South Africa at AFCON 2019 - "We made it!" + Emeka's officiating gripe (03:40) + Xola finally gives Stuart Baxter praise (05:10)…
25 Mar 2019 39 min

EP30: Pirates, Sundowns' swagger and the G.O.A.T

It's a bumper 30th episode as Xola, Lwazi & Emeka discuss Pirates metrics for success, Sundowns's swagger, Bafana Bafana's AFCON hopes, redefining the G.O.A.T debate and more. + Pirates CAF Champions League exit and "7 ABSA Prem finals" + Pitso Mosimane "writing a legacy that cannot be ignored" (08:00) +…
18 Mar 2019 1 hr 05 min

EP29: PSL sacrifices, Bafana surprises & the battle

"I'm looking at it saying how is Mothobi Mvala not in the National team..." with South Africa's AFCON 2019 hopes on the line will Baxter's squad get it done? In episode 29 the gents also chat Orlando Pirates priorities, Supersport vs Chiefs and Manchester United's season expectations. + Orlando Pirates:…
12 Mar 2019 54 min

EP28: PSL top 5, Bafana's refs & Liverpool's slip

"I want to see anarchy... I want the PSL bosses to have a situation where there's a trophy floating and they don't know where it will land" - Xola Magwaza That's how open the ABSA Premiership title race is with at least 5 teams still in it. In this mini-sode…
5 Mar 2019 29 min

EP27, 2nd half: Kepa, Liverpool's squad & Juve's sacrifice

"There are sometimes moments of chaos that revive a team..." will adversity get Chelsea players back on-side with Sarri? In the 2nd half Lwazi, Emeka & Xola chat Liverpool's squad depth, London derbies and more. + Kepa fiasco to work in Sarri's favour? + Man City quadrupple a hoax (04:30)…
26 Feb 2019 33 min
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