Changes As HB Super League Resumes
The Hollywoodbets Super League resumes on Saturday with three fixtures after a month long stoppage owing to the lockdown. Lethabo Kganyago reports.
The fixtures involve sides that have to play catch up after their inactivity following the selection of their players in the senior national team before the lockdown.
Log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns will look to keep their unbeaten record when they meet 13th placed Tsunami Queens in the Free State at 15:00.
Sundowns could be boosted by the return of striker Rhoda Mulaudzi who rejoined the side last week.
Mulaudzi told IDiski Times that she is happy to be back at Sundowns and hopes to do just as well as she did the last time.
“I love the team the most. The thing that influenced me to rejoin the team is that I have been playing for the team for a while now close to 12 years. Even though I play for them sometimes I leave and get back so to me they are more like family they have been good to me, they have been there for me through thick and thin. It is s a good team and we know in Africa or in South Africa we are not yet professionalised but they did treat us special, they treat us like professionals they are the best, why not join them. When I left I knew that when I come back I’ll rejoin them. I can’t promise anyone anything but what I know is that I’m going to do my level best and continue where I left last season,” said Mulaudzi.
Meanwhile the will be changes on the bench of MaIndies Ladies when they host University of Western Cape in Giyani also on Saturday. Rhulani Baloyi and assistant Tlou Molekwana will be in charge of the dugout as she was promoted to head coach position since Tlou Mabotja left last week.
Mabotja was in charge of 10 games where he won three, lost three and drew 4 leaving the club in eighth position. MaIndies chairman Falaza Mdaka says Mabotja wasn’t fired but couldn’t handle pressure which led to two players leaving the club.
“He couldn’t handle it he was under stress I could see him. I really thought I needed to deal with that problem but he just had issues with players. a good coach must also be able to deal with challenges and pressure and the demands of players. Players are not just players they are human beings they have issues and we need to resolve them and if we can’t handle that it’s not going to work for anyone. He was not fired he left that’s how I can put it as the owner of the team because I was part for the meeting. Players were already leaving I lost two players,” revealed Mdaka to iDiski Times.
Reliable sources told iDiski Times that Mabotja has since joined MaIndies local rivals First Touch Academy as assistant coach to John Hlako.
The last fixture of the weekend which will be televised is between JVW and Coal City Wizards in Tsakani (15:00). JVW sit sixth on the table with 16 points from nine encounters while Wizards are 11th with nine points from 10 games.