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Meet Mzumba, one of Vhembe's most lethal strikers

Sport - Date: 12 April 2020

Written by: Kaizer Nengovhela / Viewed: 3110


The well-known former Shayandima Bobs Stars striker, Emanuel "Mzumba" Davhana, was one of the most respected strikers in the Vhembe region.

Davhana started his career in 1986 at Tshisaulu Station Tigers. He played against Shayandima Bobs Stars, the team that his uncle had played for. He was recruited by Bobs Stars later to join the team.

In1989, Bobs Stars won the Solly’s League under the auspices of Great North East Province. He played with the likes of Aces Ramabulana, Tshisamphiri Madima, Ivy Mathuba, Syko Shandukani, Tornado Mulaudzi, Jomo Mamphasa, Mnini Ramakhuwela, Archie Tshisimba, and Slumber Ngondiseni.

Davhana played for the Venda school squad team during the TBVC states competition in Transkei. He also played for the Venda Eleven squad who played against Kaizer Chiefs with the likes of Thabo Mooki, Brian Baloyi and Shakes Kunguane.

He also played for the well-known Pepsi the Angel, owned by businessman Pepsi Maraganedzha. Davhana played when Pepsi played in the Bob Save Super Bowl KO against Mahwelereng Real Rovers and Acornhoek United. He also played when Stars played in the final of Sparletta KO in 1993 in Kimberly.

Davhana said that during the lockdown, players of the struggling Black Leopards team and the GladAfrica team, TTM, must stay focused and do their indoor training. He further said that, in his view, Black Leopards, who are in the last spot on the log table, would not be relegated at the end of the soccer season.

He also said that TTM would qualify to play in the promotional play-offs. TTM is in the fourth spot on the log.


Emanuel "Mzumba" Davhana.



Kaizer Nengovhela

Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.


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