The new Vhembe-based ABC Motsepe team, Blackpool FC, are committed to becoming the best team in the Limpopo Province.
The former chairperson of Mikhado FC, Mr Itani Musandiwa, bought the status from Venda Football Academy (VFA). VFA were playing in the SAFA Limpopo ABC Motsepe league before buying their GladAfrica league status.
Musandiwa said he had bought the team for the Nzhelele area’s people. “I have seen a lot of young boys who have potential, and I want to help them to lift the standard of their playing,” he said. He said that the team would be one of the best teams in the province and be playing in the PSL league within three years.
Musandiwa explained that the secret of success for the team lay in the utilisation of the young stars. He said that the players were training hard, and they were dedicated and committed. He said the Nzhelele area had an abundance of talent. Several top-class players came from this area, including former Mamelodi Sundowns and Moroka Swallows defender Luvhengo Mungomeni, former Kaizer Chiefs player Richardt Lishivha, and Rudzani Ramudzuli, the former Orlando Pirates striker. The former Black Leopards and Dynamos keeper Mashudu Mamphitha also hails from this area.
Musandiwa appealed to the people of the Nzhelele area to support the team. The team’s coach is the former Mikhado FC and Venda Football Academy coach, Mr Abel Makhubele. The team will use Rabali Stadium as their home ground.
Vhembe will have five teams playing under the auspices of SAFA Limpopo ABC Motsepe League, namely Mikhado FC, Ablex FC, Munaka FC, Vondwe XI Bullets and Blackpool FC.
Date:18 September 2021 - By: Kaizer Nengovhela
Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.