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Sport - Date: 08 November 2019
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 811
The much-awaited Vhembe derby in the ABC Motsepe League between Tshakhuma RO Nandilani (TRON) and Venda Football Academy (VFA) will be staged at the Tshisahulu Mmbengeni Kone grounds tomorrow afternoon.
The fact that both VFA and TRON are favourites to win the league championship is reason enough for the fans to expect a thriller. VFA are currently lying in the fourth position on the log with 12 points, three behind the pace setters, Magezi FC. Although TRON are perched in the 14th position on the log, they are only eight points behind Magezi, and they have a match in hand.
VFA are still in mourning after suffering a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Eleven Fast Tigers at the Makgoka Stadium outside Polokwane last Saturday. On the other hand, TRON are to appear before the league’s disciplinary enquiry, following allegations that they caused the abandonment of their league game against Ngwane City Motors at the Jane Furse Stadium last Friday.
TRON must keep a close eye on VFA’s goal poachers, Rudzani “Zobo” Thabo, Lucky Mkhari and Henley Mbedzi or else tomorrow will be their doomsday. TRON will pin their hopes on Dakalo “Akonkwo” Nemakonde and Rinae Madzhuta for goals.
The other Vhembe-based side, Mikhado FC, will host Makotopong Brazilians at the Rabali Stadium. Mikhado are still fresh from a 3-2 victory over Baraccah Valley FC. Ndengeza FC will host Magezi FC at the Giyani Stadium.
After crushing Polokwane United 5-0 last Saturday, Giyani Happy Boys will travel to Ollesdal F at the Turfloop Stadium outside Polokwane. Polokwane United will entertain Ngwabe City Motors at the Seshego Stadium. The other fixtures are: The Dolphins FC vs Eleven Fast Tigers, Baraccah Valley FC vs Mighty FC and Ditlou FC vs Ndengeza FC.
The hosts, Tshakhuma RO Nandilani FC (TRON).
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.