One of the favourites to lift the trophy, Tshimuthe FC. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.
The much-awaited semi-final and final matches of the Safa Vhembe Champ of Champs will be staged at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Sunday. The first semi-final match will be between United Artists and Tshimuthe FC, which is scheduled to start at 09:00. The match is expected to be the final before the actual final.
Tshimuthe and United Artists’ ways to the semi-final stage were rocky and thorny. Tshimuthe managed to beat the big guns such as Madridtas FC and SMSA FC on their way to the semis. On the other hand, United Artists’ way to the semi-final went via the much-feared Mashamba Soccer Academy and Marhavi United.
Tshimuthe’s killer striker, Parnell Didzolapi, will watch the game from the grandstand. Didzolapi is serving a suspension after seeing red in their game against Rabali Pull Together at the Saselamani Stadium two weeks ago. The likes of Godfrey Mavhungu, Tsiko Khothisi and Tshanduko Singo will be expected to do the job in the absence of Didzolapi.
The second semi-final will be between Tshivhazwaulu Peace Makers and Rabali Pull Together and is scheduled to start at 11:00. Peace Makers and Pull Together are the dark horses in the competition. Rabali Pull Together booked a place in the semi-final stage after they were the best runners-up in the group stages.
The winners in the semi-final matches will meet in the final later in the afternoon. The champions will represent the Vhembe Regional Association in the provincial promotional playoffs that will be staged at the Seshego Stadium over the weekend of 2 and 3 July. The best two teams in the provincial playoffs will be promoted to the ABC Motsepe League.
Date:11 June 2022 - By: 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.