The team’s head coach, Mr Mashudu Ndou (second from left), receives his trophy from Mr George Kubayi (second from right), while the club’s chairman, Mr Aubrey Raluzwidzo, and Vhamusanda Vho-Naledzani Thangavhuelo (left) look on.
After being crowned the overall champions of the Safa Vhembe Regional Association, the management of Tshakhuma RO Nandilani FC felt the necessity to report the team’s achievement to the residents of Tshakhuma Mutsindoni village, where the club is based.
The ceremony during which the team’s trophy was officially shown to the local traditional leader, Vhamusanda Vho-Naledzani Thangavhuelo, was held on Sunday morning.
When addressing the joyful gathering, Thangavhuelo indicated that the fact that a team from his area was going to represent Vhembe Region in the provincial playoffs was a good reason for him to rejoice. He further stated that Mutsindoni might be a small area, but the team had made it known even abroad.
He wished the team well in the provincial promotional play-offs that will be staged at the Nkowankowa Stadium in Tzaneen this weekend.
During the ceremony, three companies that assisted the team financially during the past season, Welties Investment, Muirhead and Roux and Globe Finance, were given certificates of appreciation by the local traditional leader.
The four local football referees, who officiate at different levels, Messrs Mpfunzeni Mahafha, Emmanuel Liphadzi, Fhulufhelo Masindi and Lyoid Mafuna, also received certificates. The manager of NFD side Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC, Mr Ricardo Miriri, was also recognized for his achievement. Miriri was the youngest team manager in the PSL last season.
RO Nandilani’s head coach, Mr Mshudu “Coolio” Ndou, also received a certificate during the ceremony.
The president of Safa Vhembe, Mr George Kubayi, appealed to the residents of Vhembe District to rally behind the team in their promotional play-off campaign. During the ceremony, the announcement was made that the team’s youngest player, Maboho Nevari, had been selected to be part of the provincial U/17 team that will take part in the national championships that will be staged in Durban from next Tuesday.
Date:06 July 2018 - By: 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.