Promoted to the GladAfrica Championship League: Magesi FC. Photo: LimSportsZone.

Magesi join Limpopo teams in GladAfrica league


Magesi FC will be campaigning in the GladAfrica Championship League when activities for the new season start in about two months’ time. This follows the team’s superb performance in the national playoffs at the Olën Park Stadium in Potchefstroom last week.

Magesi competed in the group stages with Spear of the Nation FC from the Eastern Cape and Real Madrid from the Northern Cape. Their opening match was against Real Madrid, whom they brutally walloped 3-1 on Tuesday.

Magesi completed their group-stage programme at the top of their group after playing to a 2-2 draw with Spear of the Nation in their second match. Their semi-final match was against University of the Northwest FC, whom they beat 2-1 on Thursday to secure a place in the final.

The Polokwane side played against MM Platinum FC from Gauteng in the final on Sunday afternoon. Their only goal, which came towards the end of the game, was enough to make MM Platinum the ABC Motsepe League national champions. MM Platinum were presented with a cheque to the value of R1,25 million and a floating trophy shortly after the final game. Magesi FC received R600 000 for their efforts.

Magesi, together with MM Platinum, have been promoted to the GladAfrica Championship League, following their outstanding performance in the tournament. Magesi will be the sixth club in the GladAfrica Championship League from the Limpopo Province. There were four clubs from Limpopo, namely Black Leopards, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, Venda Football Academy and Polokwane City in the GladAfrica Championship League last season.

Baroka FC, who were campaigning in the DStv Premiership Division last season, had failed to make the grade as they were relegated to the lower division after they had finished their league programme at the bottom of the log.

Magesi FC will not be campaigning in the GladAfrica Championship League for the first time. They were promoted in the same manner at the end of the 2014/15 soccer season. Unfortunately, they could not maintain their franchise for more than one season as the team was relegated to the ABC Motsepe League at the end of the 2016/17 soccer season.



Date:24 June 2022 - 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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