Divhambele “Mr MC” Mbalavhali. Photo supplied.
The waiting is over. The opening matches for the GladAfrica Championship League Division will be played this weekend and the Thohoyandou Stadium will be the centre of attention on Saturday afternoon. That is where the much-awaited Limpopo derby between Black Leopards and Polokwane City will take place.
According to the spokesperson for Black Leopards, Mr Divhambele “Mr MC” Mbalavhali, Lidoda duvha had recently strengthened their squad by acquiring the services of four players. He revealed that Lucious Ndou (from Sekhukhune United), Percy Makgopa (Polokwane City), Lebohang Sentsho (Northern Cape Professionals FC) and Lethabo Mathaba from Pretoria Callies had been in their camp for the past three weeks.
Asked about the team’s level of readiness for the game, Mbalavhali said that they wanted to open the new season with a bang. Their aim is to win all their home matches and get at least a draw away from home to enhance their chances for promotion.
The Pretoria derby between JDR Stars and University of Pretoria will be played at the Soshanguve Giant Stadium outside Pretoria. TS Sporting will host Pretoria Callies at the Kabokweni Stadium outside Nelspruit.
Sunday will see Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) battle it out for league points against Cape Town All Stars at the Thohoyandou Stadium. The newcomers, Hungry Lions FC, will entertain Uthongathi FC at the Sivos Training Centre in Kimberly.
Venda Football Academy will fly to Cape Town. Their match against Cape Town Spurs will be played at the Parow Park Stadium outside Cape Town. Free State Stars will have a date with Platinum City Rovers at the Goble Park Stadium in Bethlehem. The match between Jomo Cosmos and Richards Bay FC will be played at the Tsakane Stadium in Brakpan.
Date:19 August 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.