TTM’s second goal scorer, Thabo Rakhale. (Photo supplied).
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC (TTM) may have collected the maximum points in their DStv Premiership League match against TS Galaxy at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg over the past weekend, but they are not yet out of danger.
The final score was 2-0 for TTM. If the current league log were the final one, Vhadau Vha Damani would have at least escaped the relegation axe. TTM jumped from the 15th to the 14th spot on the log standings with the unexpected away victory. The last team on the log standings at the end of the season will be relegated to the lower division, while the second-last team will take part in the promotion/relegation playoffs, together with the second- and third-placed teams from the GladAfrica Championship Division. TTM have deposited 19 points into their league account from 21 outings so far.
Asked what the victory meant to the team, the team’s head coach, Mr Dylan Kerr, said that the win would go a long way in boosting the team’s morale in their future games. He further stated that celebrating would be premature as the team was not yet out of danger. He described the win as a step in the right direction.
The former pride of Tshakhuma village took the lead three minutes before the half-time whistle was blown. Brendan Theron blasted in a rocket from inside the box, beating the opposition keeper, Wensten van der Linde, hands down.
TTM increased the margin eight minutes towards the end of regulation time. Thabo Rakhale, who came on as a substitute for Brendan Theron, was on target, following a neat pass from Joseph Malongoane.
While TTM are celebrating the victory, Black Leopards are still battling to come to terms with the 0-1 defeat they had suffered at the hands of Moroka Swallows at the Dobsonville Stadium on Sunday evening. Lidoda duvha are deeply rooted at the bottom of the log with 13 points accumulated from 22 matches, following the defeat.
Date:15 April 2021 - 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.