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Sport - Date: 27 August 2021
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 730
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) are still in celebratory mood. The team started the new season with a bang with a 3-1 victory over Cape Town All Stars at the Thohoyandou Stadium last Saturday. Vhadau Vha Damani, as they are affectionately called, are shining on top of the GladAfrica Championship League log after the victory.
Asked what the victory meant to the TTM family, the club’s interim spokesperson, Mr Livhuwani Madzuhe, stated that the win was a step in the right direction. He stressed the fact that celebrating too soon was premature. Mr Madzuhe said that the road to the league championship was still long, adding that they still had 29 matches to play before the end of the season.
He said that their aim was to maintain the team’s current form until the end of the season. He added that he was convinced that nothing would stop them from gaining automatic promotion to the DStv Premiership Division with the current squad, come end of the season. TTM had added several quality players to the ones who agreed to relocate with the team when Mr Masala Mulaudzi bought the club’s GladAfrica Championship franchise from Royal AM about two weeks ago.
Some of the new players who joined the Tshakhuma side last week include Rhulani Manzini, Pentjie Zulu, Naeem Amojee and Ernot Dzaga. TTM’s full squad comprises Shane Kock, Itumeleng Maja and Edmore Sibanda (goalkeepers), Afeez Alabi, Ernot Dzaga, Frank Motebejane, Pentjie Zulu, Mpho Motloung, Nkululeko Tshangane, Luvolwethu Mpetha, Koketso Mokoena and Inga Nyeleka (defenders), Kamohelo Mohoje, Daniel Ngwepe, Tebogo Motloung, Lehlohonolo Kekana, Brian Dolamo, Dumisani Ngwenya, Lebohang Mlangeni, Kevin Maswanganyi, Kabelo Setoba and Jacob Mahlangu (midfielders), Rhulani Manzini, Hlope Sthembiso, Nkebe Ludumo, Tebogo Reed and Naeem Amojee (strikers).
Mr Phuthi Mohafe is the team’s caretaker coach. TTM will play against Venda Football Academy at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
TTM’s striker, Naeem Amojee. Photo: 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.