Rofhiwa Maraga of Revolution kicks the high ball, while Shandukani Mabirimisa of Nandilani tackles him from behind.

Mixed fortunes for RO Nandilani

 

The MMK Administrators Soccer League Stream D log leaders, Tshakhuma RO Nandilani experienced mixed fortunes in their league matches last weekend.

Tshakhuma Nandilani lost 1-2 to Kalahari Stars at the Ramukhuba grounds on Saturday. They made amends and collected the maximum points the following day when they crushed their neighbours, Tshakhuma KK Revolution 3-0 at the Tshakhuma Malaria grounds.

Revolution managed to match the home side pound for pound in the first 20 minutes, but their stamina vanished with time. Realizing that their scoring chances were slim, Nandilani effected an early change to their starting eleven. They introduced Shandukani Mabirimisa and sacrificed Khuliso Phosiwa 18 minutes into the game.

The replacement proved to be a clever move as the home side opened their account five minutes later. Their veteran midfielder, Khuliso “Navara” Netshulu, blasted in a rocket after a rebound. Revolution did not give in without a fight after the goal. They initiated several moves from behind, but it was difficult for them to find their way through the defence of Nandilani.

Revolution strengthened their midfield by introducing Lindelani Gumani and Rofhiwa Ganyani for Rabelani Munyai and Thabelo Mbedzi respectively. The move was sufficient to stop Nandilani from scoring their second goal before the teams went for the half time break. Navara Netshulu completed his brace in the 38th minute. He beat the offside trap and showed the keeper the wrong way.

Nandilani effected the last change to their starting eleven by replacing Ndivhuwo Makhado with Jabulisa Ngwenya. Nandilani put the matters beyond doubt in the 78th minute. Rinae Madzhuta finished in a square pass from Dakalo Nemakonde to bring the final score to 3-0.

 

Tshifhiwa Baloyi of Nandilani kicks the high ball while Thabelo Mbedzi of Revolution challenges from behind.

Thabiso Lekgau of Nandilani controls the ball.

Tshililo Makondelela of Revolution controls the high ball, while Aaron Sithole of Nandilani is on his heels.

Thabiso Lekgau of Nandilani (left) and Rofhiwa Maraga of Revolution are focused on the high ball.

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Date:13 April 2018 - By: Frank Mavhungu

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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