NFD : Big plans for Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC unveil their big plans for the season as well as ambitions to gain Promotion to the PSL
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC have bought the NFD Status of Cape Town Outfit Milano United
After failing to qualify for the Limpopo ABC Motsepe League promotional playoff, the clubs board looked for a status to buy.
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila finished third on the log with 57 points from 30 games
Limpopo businessman, Masala Mulaudzi of Tshakhuma in Venda, Limpopo bought the status of Milano United before he could relocate the club to Tshakhuma.
Their initial bid to buy Milano Status was rejected after another bidder beat them to it, but when the buyer failed to conclude the deal Milano United got back into the race and completed the deal
Before the deal was presented to the NSL for approval the team leaders met with various consultants as well as communities around them to get advice and suggestion on the name that should be used by the majority voted for the original name “Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila”
Many people have been asking what does Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila mean
Tshakhuma is a village in Venda(Levubu) well known for its 24hour Fruit and Veg Market
Madzivhandila could be loosely translated to mean road block but it’s actually the name of the King in that area
Currently, the team is selling their ABC Status, but they are looking to retain the status in the Venda area. They have bids on the table and by Friday they are hoping it will be concluded.
The team leadership looks as follows :
Club President: Mr Masala Mulaudzi
Chairman: Mr Humbulani Mphephu
General Manager: Joel Masutha
Managing Director: Livhu Madzuhe
Coach: Sello Chokoe
Technical Director: Solly Luvhengo
When the status was bought it came with players from Milano United but only five players are willing to relocate to Limpopo and negotiations are currently on the way with those players, but it’s up to them to accept the offers said Mphephu
“we are not planning just add numbers in the NFD but to compete with the aim of challenging for promotion in the next season,” he concluded
” I have given the Coach Sello Chokoe a mandate that he needs to finish between position one and three, as well we have indicated to him that a majority of players that are in the squad and playing should be from our area so that we should grow and unearth talent in this areas” he concluded
Sello Chokoe is not new to the football world, he has led Baroka FC before as well as Black Leopard so he knows what is expected from him
” I have looked at the players we have and I’m happy, if we need an addition it will maybe be one or two” said Chokoe
” I hope that we adjust quickly to the NFD status so that we can have a great start to the league” he added
“My ambition is to win promotion and go to the PSL as soon as possible. I gave to Baroka and now they are in the PSL, so that’s what motivated me to join TTM FC,” said concluded
Livhuwani Madzuhe, TTM Marketing head is hard at work
“We want to have branches all over South Africa, even since the sale of the status went through we have been working hard to open branches,” said Madzuhe
” Already the team is launching branches across South Africa, we will start at home in Tshakhuma”
” This coming weekend we will be launching branches in Vuwani, Thohoyandou, Pretoria and Mutale”
” Tshakhuma Supporter branch launch is in Tshakuma on Saturday at 10H00. Vuwani branch launch is at 12H00, Thohoyandou branch launch will be at 2010 Center at 14H00 and Pretoria branch will be at Ha-Mavhele at 11H00. On Sunday, Mutale branch launch is at Thenge Flying Peace ground at 14H00″ concluded Livhuwani Madzuhe
The move by Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila Football Club will encourage other teams from Vhembe District to do well or have financial muscles to gain promotion. It won’t be surprising to see teams like Madritas, Mikhado FC, Mpheni Home Defenders and Makhitha Oscar Stars in the NFD in few years to come.
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila – ” Vhadau vha damane ”