Back after suspension. TTM’s right back, Tshepo “Tower” Makgoga.
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC (TTM) might be in the race for the league championship, but they must redouble their efforts if they are serious about collecting the maximum points in their all-important GladAfrica Championship League match against TS Sporting at the Sturrock Park Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Although they are fighting for survival, TS Sporting have an impressive record in their last three matches. They drew 2-2 with Richards Bay FC two weeks before playing to a goalless draw with the title chasers, Swallows FC. They rose to the occasion again and held JDR Stars to a goalless draw last Saturday. During an interview with TTM’s caretaker coach, Mr Lucky Nelukau, he said that they were not going to show Sporting any respect on Sunday because of the latter’s record in their last three matches.
He revealed that they, too, had an impressive record since the resumption of the league programme earlier this month. TTM collected the maximum points in the two league matches they played over the past week. They came back from a 0-1 deficit to beat Jomo Cosmos 2-1 in their opening match. They did it again when they beat the pace setters, Ajax Cape Town, 0-1 last Saturday.
The results for the match against Free State Stars that was played on Wednesday afternoon were not available at the time of our going to press. Tshepo “Tower” Makgoga, TTM’s right back, will be available for selection on Sunday. Makgoga missed the last two matches after seeing red in their game against JDR Stars at the Soshanguve Giant Stadium on Sunday, 15 March. Should he be given the chance on Sunday, Makgoga is expected to form a good combination with Ernot Dzaga, Carlington Nyadombo, Lebohang Mabotja and Samuel Mashele at the far back.
TTM will host another title chaser, Uthongathi FC, at the same venue next Wednesday, 26 August. The other fixtures next Wednesday are: JDR Stars vs Ajax Cape Town, Mbombela United vs Royal Eagles, University of Pretoria vs Cape Umoya United, Richards Bay FC vs Swallows FC, Steenberg United vs Jomo Cosmos, TS Galaxy vs Free State Stars and TS Sporting vs Real Kings.
The other Sunday fixtures are: Uthongathi FC vs Royal Eagles, Richards Bay FC vs TS Galaxy, Swallows FC vs Steenberg United and Cape Umoya United vs JDR Stars.
Date:22 August 2020 - 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.