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Sport - Date: 30 November 2018
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 410
Following the draws conducted last Monday evening, teams campaigning under the banner of the National First Division (NFD) will be engaged in their Nedbank Cup qualifying-round matches this weekend.
Four matches will be played at various places countrywide tomorrow afternoon. The remaining four matches will be played on Sunday afternoon. Whether Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) can make a comeback and beat Ubuntu Cape Town and secure a place in the last-32 stage of the prestigious competition remains to be seen. They meet at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Ubuntu and TTM have been at each other’s throats after the Cape Town side narrowly beat TTM 1-0 in their league match at the Boland Stadium in Cape Town three weeks ago. TTM will welcome their two regular players, Happy Mashau and Khunadi Nkoana, back to the team. The duo was out of action in their last match against Maccabi FC because of suspension.
The Tshakhuma side are still in shock after losing 0-2 to Maccabi FC in a league encounter at the Thohoyandou Stadium last Saturday.
The combination of the TTM strikers, David Zulu, Edward Maqele and Wonderboy Makhubu, is expected to keep the Ubuntu defenders running for cover throughout the match.
In the other matches that will be played on Sunday, TS Galaxy will entertain Ajax Cape Town; Jomo Cosmos will host Real Kings and Stellenbosch FC and Mbombela United will meet in the Western Cape.
Tomorrow’s fixtures are: Cape Umoya United vs TS Sporting, Richards Bay FC vs Royal Eagles, Witbank Spurs vs Uthongathi FC and the University of Pretoria vs Maccabi FC.
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TTM's striker, Wonderboy Makhubu.
Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990. He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.