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Sport - Date: 03 December 2020
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 397
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) may have failed to collect the maximum points in their DStv Premiership League match against Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth last Sunday, but the team’s head coach, Mr Joel “The Prophet” Masutha, is happy with the results. Vhadau Vha Damani held Chippa United to a 1-1 draw.
During an interview with him after the game, the former Black Leopards mentor said that the fact that they had managed to grab a significant point away from home was a good reason for them to celebrate. He further stated that an away point was as good as gold to them. He stressed the fact that the team would go places if they continued to collect at least a point away and strived to win the majority of their home matches.
Mr Masutha again stated that he was delighted to see that his team had managed to hold off a strong Chippa United attack, despite the fact that they had played the last 30 minutes of the game with their hands tied behind their backs. The Tshakhuma side lost their playmaker, Meshack Maphangule, in the 60th minute. Maphangule saw red for a second bookable offence. At that stage, the score was 1-1.
Thabo Rakhale had scored TTM’s all important goal earlier in the last half, following a mix-up within the box. TTM managed to match the side pound for pound for the remaining part of the game, despite all the odds.
Vhadau Vha Damani moved a step up on the log standings after this result. They are now lying in the ninth position with six points accumulated from the five matches they have played so far. They won one, shared the spoils on three occasions and lost one.
TTM’s next fixture will be against Amazulu FC at the Thohoyandou Stadium tomorrow evening (Saturday).
Thabo Rakhale scored TTM’s equalizer in the last half. Photo supplied.
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.