VFC’s coach, Mr Johnny Ferreira. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.

VFC must beat Casric Stars


Venda Football Club (VFC) are leaving no stone unturned in their preparations for their match against Casric Stars, which will be played at Thohoyandou Stadium next Wednesday, 17 April. The fact that VFC are not certain about their future as an affiliate of the Motsepe Foundation Championship League is reason enough for them to ensure they collect the maximum points at stake in the match.

Time is fast running out for VFC. Maunavhathu, as they are also called, are still battling to come to terms with the 0-1 defeat they suffered at the hands of Platinum City Rovers at the Isak Steyn Stadium in Vanderbijlpark last Saturday. VFC are now lying in the fourth position from the bottom of the log with 25 points, only five better than the tail-enders, Marumo Gallants.

The defenders of VFC, Nhlanhla Makhubele, Tshovelo Mathebula, and Zebulon Mtsweni, will have to double their efforts to keep their danger area clean. VFC’s number one goalkeeper, Samkelo Mbambo, is one of the best keepers in the league. Whether the team’s right-back, Lwazi Meek, would pass a late fitness test was not clear at the time of our going to press. Meek was taken off the pitch on a stretcher in their home game against Black Leopards at Thohoyandou Stadium on Tuesday, 2 April.

Although they will be playing in front of their home crowd, beating Casric Stars will not be a walk in the park for VFC. The Stars are still on course to finish their league programme among the top three teams and participate in the promotional playoffs. They are currently lying in the eighth position with 32 points, 13 behind the pace setters, Magesi FC.


Sport - Date: 12 April 2024

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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.