STILL IN THE RACE
There is no doubt that the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Limpopo has turned into our happy-hunting ground as evidenced by a number of victories we have recorded.
Returning with an emphatic win against relegation-bound Mpumalanga Aces further confirmed our excitement of sharing our successes with a welcoming support from the province.
With the atmosphere reddened by the new corporate identity of Vodacom, the stadium witnessed another successful league campaign by Amakhosi. Congratulations to our sponsors and the Supporters Club crew for a well executed marketing plan that introduced the new red and white colours and logo of our erstwhile sponsors.
On the pitch, the match was tough and seemed destined for a draw until our lads prevailed to snatch maximum points. Coming from an unlikely source, the opening goal seemed to drill a sense of urgency after numerous goal-bound attempts were dealt with by their uncompromising goalkeeper.
Things turned around as we probed their goalposts and came better for us to unfortunately send them into relegation. The victory was however welcomed as we continued to surge forward in pursuit of a chance to lift the Premiership trophy at the end of the season.
With three games remaining and fifteen points on offer, I believe we can stay on course to write another interesting chapter in our history of success.
THE NEDBANK CUP
Since our draw against Baroka FC for the quarterfinal spot in the NEDBANK competition, I have read and listened with interest, assumptions and suggestions that have disrespectfully dismissed our chances. I have no doubt that such have been informed by our three-times-unlucky exit in the early stages of the competition; something that we would dearly love to erase this time around.
Meeting Baroka FC in its backyard and with little knowledge of their style of play obviously adds the recipe for an interesting clash during the serene weekend of Easter Sunday.
The fact that they dismissed Moroka Swallows and that they are the only remaining team from their division points to their deadly ambition of causing a major upset.
Interestingly, they have gone on to create frenzy by exclaiming that they would repeat the same feat against a Kaizer Chiefs that is unstoppable at this stage. I want to believe that we shall sing a different tune when the game finishes given the effort that has been put into our preparations by the players and the Technical Team.
At this stage, our players understand the importance of qualifying for the semifinals and finals so that we eventually lay our hands on a trophy that has been illusive so far.
Once more, Peter Mokaba will be packed with our supporters who will settle for nothing less than an outright win against a virtually unknown team from GaMphahlele to celebrate a good Easter Weekend.
U/20 NATIONAL TEAM AND BANYANA BANYANA
I would like to congratulate our National Under/20 team for surging forward in the Orange U/20 Championships. The win against Lesotho shows that there is tremendous potential in our lower ranks from both the bench and the playing squads.
Banyana Banyana also did us proud after snatching a victory against the tough Tunisia in the qualifier for the Olympics.
These two teams are currently riding a crest-wave of success and need to be commended for their attempt at claiming a spot in the bigger arenas of football events.
HAPPY EASTER HOLIDAYS
I would also like to wish our supporters a happy Easter Holiday and encourage them to be mindful of other motorists. With this period being notorious for road-fatalities, may I appeal for calm and respect for human lives by those motorists that will be headed in different destinations to celebrate their Easter Holidays.
Happy Easters and enjoy!
Kaizer Motaung (Mr.)