Relegated: Maindis Ladies FC. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.
The past season has been a nightmare for Maindis Ladies Football Club. With only two league matches remaining before the end of the season, Maindis finds themselves at the bottom of the Hollywoodbets Super League with just eight points. The Bungeni side has managed to win only two of the 28 matches they have played to date.
Maindis’ latest humiliation was a 1-4 defeat at the hands of TS Galaxy Queens at the Puma Rugby Stadium in Emalahleni last Sunday. Sophy Magoro scored the team’s solitary goal against Galaxy, while Lorraine Mahlangu, Sylvia Skhosana, Maria Dlamini, and Florina Ngoepe scored for the home side.
Maindis’ two victories came against City Lads (3-0) and Thunderbirds Ladies (1-0). They also drew with Copper Belts in a 1-1 match and held Richmond United to a 2-2 draw. If they manage to win their remaining two matches, Maindis will finish the season on 14 points. The team in the second-to-last position on the table, Coal City Wizards, also has 14 points.
The chairman of Maindis Ladies, Mr. Falaza Mdaka, expressed that he had done everything possible to prevent the team’s relegation, but unfortunately, his efforts had been in vain. He added that they had already started preparations for the new season in the lower division.
The race for promotion is between Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies and UWC FC. Sundowns and UWC occupy the top two positions with 66 points each, while TS Galaxy Queens are in third place with 54 points, and JVW FC is in the fourth spot with 53 points.
Date:09 November 2023
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.