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The road ahead for Lidoda duvha and Vhadau Vha Damani

Sport - Date: 01 May 2021

Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 378

 

With only six matches remaining before the DStv Premiership League programme for the current season comes to an end, Black Leopards’ future as an affiliate of the country’s elite division looks bleak. Lidoda duvha are perched at the bottom of the 16-team league log. The Thohoyandou side has deposited only 15 points into their league account from 24 matches to date.

A quick glance at the team’s remaining fixtures shows that Black Leopards will have to double their efforts in their remaining fixtures if they want to escape the relegation axe at the end of the season. To make matters even worse, only two of their remaining fixtures are home matches. Their first uphill battle will be against the other relegation candidates, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC (TTM), at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane tomorrow evening (Saturday).

The pride of Vhembe will travel to Johannesburg next Wednesday, 5 May. They will battle for league points with Orlando Pirates at the Orlando Stadium. Their next fixture will be against Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, 11 May. Chippa United are also fighting for survival.

Lidoda Duvha will then return to Thohoyandou, where they will host Kaizer Chiefs on Tuesday, 18 May. That will be followed by a trip to Cape Town, where they will play against Cape Town City at the Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday, 26 May. Leopards will wrap up their league programme by hosting Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday, 29 May.

Unlike Black Leopards, TTM have seven matches to play before the end of the season.

TTM’s remaining fixtures are: Black Leopards (home), Kaizer Chiefs (home), Supersport United (away), Baroka (away), Chippa United (home) and Orlando Pirates (away). TTM played against Bloemfontein Celtic at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Wednesday afternoon.

TTM’s head coach, Mr Dylan Kerr, is adamant that Vhadau Vha Damani will collect enough points in their remaining fixtures to escape the relegation axe at the end of the season.

 

TTM’s head coach, Mr Dylan Kerr.

 

 
 

Frank Mavhungu

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.

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