In this week’s Blast from the Past interview, former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Andre Arendse kicks us off into the new PSL season.
Favourite PSL current player?
It would have to be Lerato Chabangu.
Favourite global current player?
Best goalkeeper of all time?
My hero Peter Schmeichel.
Best current goalkeeper?
I’d say Iker Casillas, but also for the way he has captained his teams and led by example.
Hardest shot you ever experienced?
Nobody comes close to Eric Tinkler. When he used to take set pieces during Bafana Bafana training I used to have big trouble.
Toughest pre-season coach?
I only had one season with him, but it was enough to hate the training. Paul Dolezar loved to make you run, but you got very, very fit.
Best centre back you played behind?
It would be Neil Tovey because of the way he managed defences. I never had to talk much when I played behind him.
*Arendse has won the South African League title five times. He lifted his first trophy with Cape Town Spurs, followed by Santos, Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United (twice)
He made over 450 appearances as a professional footballer, winning 67 caps for South Africa along the way and also played for Oxford and Fulham in England.