Search for a story:
Sport - Date: 17 September 2021
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 452
The struggle to lift the league trophy and to escape the relegation axe at the end of the season will continue among the teams affiliated to the Hollywood Bets Super League this weekend. Whether Maindis Ladies will be able to make a comeback and make the University of Johannesburg FC pay for their 0-3 defeat against Coal City Wizard last weekend remains to be seen.
According to the assistant coach of Maindis Ladies, Ms Rhulani Mathebula, most of the players who were not available in their last four matches will be available for their crucial match against UJ FC that will be played at the Giyani Stadium on Saturday afternoon. She said that Sophy Magoro, Lucy Twala, Kamogelo Nakana and Rahab Mabina had watched their last four matches from the grandstand because of injuries. Should she be given a chance tomorrow, Sophy Magoro is expected to form a good combination with Xiluva Tshabalala and Molepo Rapatsa at the forefront.
The other Limpopo-based side, First Touch FC, will also enjoy the home-ground advantage when they host Durban Ladies FC at the Seshego stadium. Tomorrow’s match will be the second for First Touch in a row. They lost 1-3 to Durban Golden Ladies at the same venue last Saturday. First Touch must win the match at all costs to keep their hopes to finish their league programme among the top eight teams alive. First Touch are currently lying in the fifth position on the log standings.
Thunderbirds Ladies will play against Bloemfontein Celtic at the Cape Town Stadium. The log leaders, Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies, will have a date with Tshwane University of Technology FC at the Loftus Stadium in Pretoria. Durban Golden Ladies will meet Coal City Wizards at the Princess Magogo Stadium in Durban. The only match that will be played on Sunday will be between Richmond United Ladies and Tsunami Queens at the Chatsworth Stadium in Durban.
Maindis’ killer striker, Molepo Rapatsa. 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.