TTM Announce New Name
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila is no more. From now the club will be known as Marumo Gallants FC.
This was confirmed at a launch on Thursday morning. The name change was always on the cards after Abram Sello bought the club in January this year.
“Today I’m standing here with pride of my team,” Sello said.
“On 6 June, when we played Pirates, we closed a chapter of the club. We know we have made some mistakes in the past, but today we are moving forward into a new chapter.
“The new name of the club is inspired by our journey, the name that you will see is a tribute of the bravery of our soldiers, our players. I want to thank them for their hard work this season.”
“TTM will now be known as Marumo Gallants FC.”
Sello also confirmed that the club “will be staying in Limpopo”, with head offices and training base in Polokwane.
They are the current Nedbank Cup champions, and just survived their first season in the DStv Premiership.
While in 2019/2020 season the then GladAfrica Championship side did reach the playoffs, that is not how they become a top flight side.
Instead the then Masala Mulaudzi-owned club bought the premiership franchise of Bidvest Wits, having sold their GladAfrica franchise to Sekhukhune United.
TTM had originally become a professional team in 2017 when they bought the National First Division franchise of Milano United.
Prior to that they had played in the ABC Motsepe Leagues in Limpopo, having originally been founded in 2015.
But now under new ownership, and finally with a new identity, a new era starts for the club.