One of the players whose relationship with TTM is part of history, Cheslyn Jampies. Photo supplied.
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC (TTM) will continue without four of their players when the league programme resumes in the new year. According to the team manager, Mr Azwihangwisi Phasha, the club has recently parted ways with Cheslyn Jampies, Tumelo Makha, Mothusi Gopane, and Afeez Alabi.
Jampies was the first player to say goodbye to Vhadau Vha Damani. Before his release, Jampies had gone public, accusing the club of poor management and non-payment of the players’ salaries. He went further to say that his car had been repossessed by the bank after he had failed to pay an instalment for several months because of non-payment of his salary by the club.
When responding to the allegations made by Jampies, Phasha said that the player was ill-disciplined. He said that Jampies had not played a full game during his stay at TTM because he was lazy at training. According to Phasha, Jampies had been advised on countless occasions to work on his body weight, something which he had failed to do.
Some of the clubs that Jampies had played for over the past years include Sekhukhune United, Baroka FC, Bloemfontein Celtic, Jomo Cosmos, Richards Bay FC and Steenberg United.
Phasha further revealed that Makha, Gopane and Alabi were not regular players and the club had no reason to keep them on their payroll. Asked whether they were intending to replace the four players, Phasha said that they were happy with their current squad. He reckoned that the management believed that their current squad had the potential to go places.
Phasha said that TTM would continue to fight for the league championship when the league activities restarted early next month. TTM are currently lying in the ninth position on the log standings with 16 points, nine behind the pace setters, Polokwane City. Vhadau Vha Damani’s first match in the new year will be against Cape Town All Stars at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town on Saturday, 14 January.
Date:22 December 2022
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.