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Sport - Date: 16 October 2020
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 1455
Following the sale of the DStv Premiership franchise of Bidvest Wits to Mr Masala Mulaudzi, the president of Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC (TTM), about three months ago, most of the team’s senior players had indicated that they were not ready to relocate with the team to the Limpopo Province. The latest player to request a transfer letter from the Tshakhuma side is Phathutshedzo Nange.
According to Mulaudzi, Nange approached them last week and put it in clear terms that he was no longer keen to play for Vhadau Vha Damani. Mulaudzi revealed that Nange had insisted that he wanted to explore other avenues, despite the fact that they had told him that his services were still needed at the team.
Mulaudzi further stated that the club had finally succumbed to the player’s request on Monday morning. Asked about his next destination, the 28-year-old Nange said that he was still undecided. He refused to confirm the rumour that was linking him to Kaizer Chiefs. He reiterated the fact that he was still making up his mind.
After purchasing the premiership franchise from Wits, the president of TTM reportedly told the players that those who did not want to relocate with the team to Thohoyandou were at liberty to join the clubs of their own choice. The other senior players who had already demonstrated their unwillingness to relocate with the team to Limpopo include Dion Hotto, Thulani Hlatswayo, Sifiso Hlanti, and Thabang Monare.
Nange joined the Clever Boys from Black Leopards at the end of the 2018/19 soccer season. He is one of the players who assisted Lidoda duvha to gain promotion to the premiership division. He scored one goal in the 14 league matches he played for Bidvest Wits last season. He also scored one goal in the team’s Nedbank campaign.
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.