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Sport - Date: 08 February 2019
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 500
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) have a mammoth task ahead this weekend. Should they fail to beat Ajax Cape Town in their NFD match at the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday, TTM’s chances to take part in the promotional playoffs at the end of the season will be very slim.
While TTM are still recovering from the shock after their 0-2 defeat at the hands of Royal Eagles at the Thohoyandou Stadium last Saturday, Ajax are fast becoming the giant killers. Although it was an away fixture for them, Ajax beat Maccabi FC 1-0 last weekend.
To solidify their squad, TTM acquired the services of three players, Thembisani Nevhulamba, Zwivhuya Matombo and a goalkeeper, Lutho Mbanjwa, from Black Leopards last week.
None of them was part of the team that lost 0-2 to Royal Eagles last Saturday. TTM’s caretaker coach, Mr Phuti Mohafe, appealed to the team’s supporters not to press the panic button, saying things would soon shape up.
TTM dropped from the fifth to the seventh position on the log, following their defeat against Royal Eagles.
The other NFD fixtures are: Royal Eagles vs University of Pretoria, Uthongathi FC vs Witbank Spurs, Ubuntu Cape Town vs Jomo Cosmos, TS Sporting vs Maccabi FC, Cape Umoya Unite vs Richards Bay FC, Mbombela United vs Stellenbosch FC and TS Galaxy vs Real Kings.
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TTM’s caretaker coach, Mr Phuti Mohafe.
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.