Modibedi Ivan Mokoena of Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (Gallo Images)
Despite the shock sale of Bidvest Wits to the owners of Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM), the Limpopo Province is delighted with the news.
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Wits will take the name of TTM next season, relocate to Limpopo and compete in the Premier Soccer League.
In a statement, the Limpopo Provincial Government welcomed the addition of a new top-flight team.
TTM will join Black Leopards, Baroka and Polokwane City in the PSL next term – if the three relegation-threatened sides survive.
Limpopo Premier Chupu Mathabatha said in his statement: “We are indeed excited that TTM will now join Black Leopards, Baroka and Polokwane City in the top-flight of the Premier Soccer League, and this comes with lots of economic spin offs for our people in the Province.
“This fourth team will join Black Leopards in the Vhembe District and Thohoyandou Stadium (their home base ground) will be one of the busiest stadiums come next football season. Polokwane City and Baroka remain in the Capricorn District, both utilizing the world-class Peter Mokaba Stadium as their home base.
“We are glad that Limpopo is basically reclaiming its status as the home of football legends. Limpopo has over years contributed and produced big soccer players from Lesley Manyathela, to Trott Moloto, Mulomowandau Mathoho, and many others who mesmerized on the soccer turf.”
– TEAMtalk media