Maindis’ captain, Xiluva Tshabalala. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.

Maindis Ladies and Thunderbirds on the warpath


After losing 1-2 to Tshwane University of Technology Ladies FC (TUT) at the Giyani Stadium last Saturday, Maindis Ladies will be on the road this weekend. They will undertake a journey to Butterworth in the Eastern Cape to honour their Hollywood Bets Super League fixture against Thunderbirds Ladies at the Butterworth Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

A quick glance at the track records of the two teams shows that sparks will fly on Sunday. Maindis are lying in the eighth position on the log standings with 28 points gained from 24 outings, while Thunderbirds are one step up with 32 points. Maindis must win the match at all costs to keep their hopes of finishing their league programme among the top eight teams alive.

Should they fail to collect the maximum points on Sunday, Maindis’ dream finish is likely to become a nightmare. Sunday’s fixture will be the second-last for Maindis this season. They will wrap up their league programme by hosting the log leaders, Mamelodi Sundowns FC, at the Giyani Stadium in two weeks’ time.

Coal City Wizards will host Bloemfontein Celtic at the Puma Rugby Stadium in Emalahleni. Durban Ladies will fly to Cape Town, where they will play against the University of Western Cape Ladies FC at the Cape Town Stadium.   

University of Johannesburg FC will enjoy the home-ground advantage in their match against First Touch Academy at the University Campus Stadium. Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and Golden Ladies will battle for league points at the Loftus Stadium in Pretoria. Tsunami Queens will entertain JVW FC at the Goble Park Stadium in Bethlehem.



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Date:20 November 2021 - By: Frank Mavhungu

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.




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