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Sport - Date: 01 February 2019
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 489
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) are geared to cut the wings of Royal Eagles when they meet in their National First Division League match at the Thohoyandou Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
TTM, or Vhadau vha Damani as they are affectionately called, will be playing their second official match without a head coach. TTM terminated their contract with the team’s head coach, Mr Sello Chokoe, and his assistants, David Mathebula and Lucky Nelukau, three weeks ago.
The Tshakhuma-based side played their first official match against the Absa Premiership side, Polokwane City, under the guidance of the caretaker coach, Mr Phuti Mahafe, last Wednesday, January 23.
Mahafe steered TTM to an amazing 2-1 victory over City to ensure that Vhadau secure a place in the last-16 stage of the Nedbank Cup Competition. TTM must win the match in order to keep their title hopes alive. They are currently lying in the fifth position on the log with 27 points, 10 behind the pace setters, Stellenbosch FC.
Eagles are in the fourth spot, just two points ahead of TTM.
TTM will pin their hopes for goals on players such as Ononogbu Onyedikachi, Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo, Nhlanhla Mgaga and Aluwani Nedzamba.
The other fixtures are: Cape Umoya United FC vs TS Galaxy, University of Pretoria vs Witbank Spurs, Real Kings vs Uthongathi FC, Maccabi FC vs Ajax Cape Town, Jomo Cosmos vs Mbombela United, Stellenbosch FC vs Ubuntu Cape Town and Richards Bay FC vs TS Sporting.
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TTM’s midfielder, Nhlanhla Mgaga.
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.