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Sport - Date: 21 November 2019
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 1660
With Mikhado FC and Tshakhuma RO Nandilani (TRON) blowing hot and cold, Venda Football Academy (VFA) remains the only hope for the residents of the Vhembe District. VFA enhanced their promotion chances by beating Polokwane United 2-0 in their ABC Motsepe League match at the Tshifudi Stadium on Saturday.
The Tshifudi-based side jumped from the fourth to the second position on the log, following Saturday’s hard-fought victory. VFA have deposited 18 points into their league account to date, three fewer than the pace setters, Magezi FC. Both VFA and Magesi have played 10 matches so far.
Jabu Malungani scored the opening goal for VFA 19 minutes into the game. Their second goal came via their lethal striker, Nkanyiso Gumede, who beat the keeper with a ground cutter later in the game.
The Dolphins FC are still in the race for the league title, despite the fact that they donated significant league points to their opponents last weekend. The Dolphins failed to absorb the pressure from TRON, who unexpectedly crushed them 0-2 at the Tshisahulu Mmbengeni Kone grounds. The Dolphins are tied on 18 points with VFA. VFA scored five goals more than The Dolphins.
Giyani Happy Boys are still optimistic that they will lift the trophy at the end of the season. They are perched in the fourth spot on the log with 16 points. Giyani Happy Boys played a match fewer than the top three teams. Happy Boys are tied with Ditlou FC on 16 points.
TRON are still not safe when it comes to relegation, even though they managed to collect the maximum points last weekend. The Tshakhuma side are perched in the third position from the bottom of the log with 10 points. Polokwane City Academy are languishing at the bottom of the log with 3 points. The other relegation candidates are Mighty FC and Baraccah Valley FC.
Henley Mbedzi of VFA (right) controls the ball while Daniel Kganyago of United is on his heels.
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.