SL Podcast Players Abroad

Players Abroad

Players Abroad is the Soccer Laduma Radio show where we connect you with the South African footballers playing in foreign leagues.

In each episode, we connect with South African footballers who are plying their trade overseas. They tell us about the country, the culture, the fans and more. We also hear what they’ve been missing most about Mzansi.
Weekly English South Africa Soccer · Sports
19 Episodes

Leo Mert On How The Italian Game Is Different To The South African Game

Cape Town-born youngster Leo Mert is yet another young South African who took a leap of faith to trial in Europe for a team. Leo was successful having recently just signed his first professional contract with Italian side A.S.D Seravezza Pozzi Calcio in the Serie D. Leo is an out…
11 May 2022 12 min

I Would Never Have Played Football If I Stayed - Katlego Mashigo

Katlego Mashigo is very quickly becoming a household name in Northern Ireland after the South African-born youngster received the man of the match award after his debut game. Rewind the tape to 2006, Katlego moved to Ireland, after spending the first five years of his life in Shoshanguve. Once in…
21 Apr 2022 21 min

How Does The Scandinavian Game Compete With The Local Game?

With the second half of the PSL underway, we wanted to take a trip down memory lane to our conversations with a few South Africans who are flying the flag high abroad! This is a very special highlights episode that features snippets from Luke Le Roux, Kgotso Masangane, and Bantu…
16 Feb 2022 7 min

SA Wonderkid On Making PSL History and Moving To Northern Ireland!

During his early years as a footballer in the Premier Soccer League (PSL), Jethren became the youngest goalkeeper in PSL History to make his debut, at the age of 17. Barr started his career in 2012 when he signed for Bidvest Wits. he spent the 2016/2017 PSL season on loan…
3 Jan 2022 9 min

“I Was Told To Consider A Career Outside Football”- Darren Smith

During his early years as a footballer in the Premier Soccer League (PSL), Darren Smith became a journeyman and moved between clubs frequently, playing for the likes of Amazulu, Stellenbosch FC, and SuperSport United. After failing to establish himself in any local side, Smith persevered and earned his opportunity in…
8 Jan 2021 22 min

One SA youngster’s Tokyo Olympics Dream

Former Stellenbosch FC & SuperSport United youth Luke Le Roux has been quietly earning his stripes, earning 23 appearances (and 20 starts) during the 2020 season of Sweden’s top tier, the Allsvenskan. The 20-year-old is back in South Africa due to a work permit issue, but with his side having…
5 Dec 2020 7 min

From ABC Motsepe League To Big European Dreams

Promising midfielder Kgotso Masangane has taken a relatively unconventional journey to European leagues, making the leap from ABC Motsepe League outfit FC Zone Mavo, to unfamiliar territory in the Latvian Higher League with FK Metta. In his first season with the club in 2019, his performances were so impressive that…
21 Aug 2020 6 min

Former Amazulu Star Is Finished With Finnish Food

South African players have managed to find success in Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, Finland & Denmark. Examples include Sibusiso Zuma and Josta Dladla. While the football can be quite enjoyable in Northern Europe, the change of scenery, culture & cuisine can be quite jarring for players. This is the…
7 Aug 2020 9 min

'Seeing My Son Would Make My Year'

Former Orlando Pirates & Kaizer Chiefs youth player Mihlali Mayambela has just completed his loan spell with Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C. in Israel and will return to his parent club SC Farense in Portugal. There he will compete for a place in Coach Jorge Paixao's side. The team have…
24 Jul 2020 8 min

'Our U23 Midfielders Are Just Phenomenal'

South Africa will be heading to the next Olympic games after beating Ghana to the bronze medal during their AFCON U23 tournament clash at the Cairo International Stadium last year. As the Olympics have since been postponed to 2021, South African youngsters still have the opportunity to challenge for a…
9 Jul 2020 8 min

Former Chiefs Youth Player Mihlali Mayambela Is Hunting Promotion in Portugal

In the latest edition of Players Abroad, Mihlali Mayambela reveals details about his rise through Kaizer Chiefs’ & Orlando Pirates’ youth ranks. He also discusses what he misses most about South Africa, who he gets compared to abroad and SC Farense's hunt for promotion in Portugal's LigaPro.
12 Dec 2019 9 min

Bafana International Darren Keet Talks Life In Belgium

In the latest edition of Players Abroad, OH Leuven & Bafana Bafana Goalkeeper Darren Keet discusses life in Belgium. He discusses meeting fellow South Africans overseas and what he misses most about South Africa. He also dishes on how his family reacted to the news of his transfer abroad.
28 Nov 2019 15 min

Dino Ndlovu - 'I’m More Appreciated In China'

In the latest edition of Players Abroad, Dino Ndlovu reveals what he misses most about South Africa, and his answer will surprise you. He also reveals the differences between China & South Africa and reflects on the past season. He also discusses why he is ready to play abroad for…
21 Nov 2019 11 min

Pule Ekstein - 'The Azerbaijan League Is Quicker Than The PSL'

Azerbaijan-based Midfielder Hendrick “Pule” Ekstein shares details on life abroad in the second edition of Players Abroad. The Sabah FK star discusses what he misses most about South Africa, the difference in culture between the two countries and the South African dish he misses the most.
14 Nov 2019 6 min

Life in the USA with Lebo Moloto

USA-based Midfielder Lebo Moloto shares details on life in the States in the first edition of Players Abroad. The Nashville SC star discusses what he misses most about South Africa, the difference in culture between the two countries and what his favourite dish in Nashville is. He also gives the…
25 Oct 2019 9 min