Sport - Date: 11 December 2021
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 662
Teams affiliated with the GladAfrica Championship League will resume with their second-round league activities this weekend. After playing two league matches away from home in a row, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) will be back home this weekend. They will rub shoulders with Richards Bay FC at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Sunday.
TTM must collect the maximum points in the match to enhance their chances for promotion. Vhadau Vha Damani, as they are also known, are lying in the 11th position on the log standings with 19 points, nine behind the pace setters, Richards Bay FC.
Sunday’s match will be the third for TTM under the guidance of the team’s caretaker coach, Mr Lucky “King Mchichwa” Nelukau. Nelukau took over from Mr Zeca Marques, who parted ways with the Tshakhuma side about three weeks ago. TTM had won both matches that the team had played under Nelukau’s guidance.
Asked about their level of readiness for the game, Mr Nelukau was quick to mention that the spirits were high in the camp. He said that his mandate as a caretaker coach was to restore the team’s lost pride.
Venda Football Academy will play against Cape Town All Stars at the Cape Town Stadium in the only match that will be played this afternoon (Friday). Black Leopards will fight for league points with Uthongathi FC at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Sunday.
Hungry Lions are bracing themselves for a tough match. They will host Cape Town Spurs at the Galeshewe Stadium in Kimberly. Hungry Lions are sharpened to kill after beating Polokwane City 3-1 at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane last Saturday.
JDR Stars will play against Jomo Cosmos at the Soshanguve Giant Stadium outside Pretoria. The other fixtures are TS Sporting vs Free State Stars, Pretoria Callies vs Platinum City Rovers and University of Pretoria vs Polokwane City.
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Ready to restore the team’s lost pride: TTM’s caretaker coach, Mr Lucky “King Mchichwa” Nelukau. 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.