SAFA Vhembe’s general secretary, Mr Eric Muneri. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.
The SAB League provincial promotional playoffs will be staged at the Thohoyandou Stadium next Saturday and Sunday (7 and 8 August). The tournament should have been played last month but had to be postponed indefinitely, following the Cabinet’s decision to move the country from lockdown alert level 3 to 4.
Following the Presidents’ announcement on Sunday evening that the Cabinet had decided to move the country back to lockdown alert level 3, the South African Football Association (SAFA) issued a circular this week informing their affiliate members to resume with the non-professional sports.
After receiving the communique from their mother body, the provincial secretary immediately advised the regional leagues to notify the teams that qualified for the provincial event to get ready for the annual tournament. As usual, five teams from the five regional associations will battle for promotion in the two-day event.
Teams that will represent their respective regions in the tournament are: Vondwe XI Bullets (Vhembe), Emmanuel FC (Mopani), Vuka Hungry Tigers (Capricorn), Greenhouse FC (Waterberg) and Mamatho United from Sekhukhune.
Asked about their level of readiness to host the tournament, SAFA Vhembe’s general secretary, Mr Eric Muneri, revealed that they had already finalised all logistical arrangements. He added that they were ready to host the visitors from all around the province any time.
The top two teams in the tournament will gain promotion to the ABC Motsepe League. Madridtas FC represented the Vhembe Regional League at the Thabazimbi Stadium in the Waterberg District last year. Madridtas failed to make the grade in the event. They won their first two games and lost the last two.
Date:30 July 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.