TS Galaxy is a football club that’s only been operating for the past three years and has only been in the professional football set-up for 10 months but they’ve made history.
They have achieved something which teams in the lower divisions couldn’t do in the previous years, to win the Nedbank Cup title.
The Mpumalanga based club who bought the status of Cape Town All Stars at the end of last season had finished eighth in the National First Division this season.
TS Galaxy owner Tim Sukazi says playing a squad comprising only of South African players is another success story of Galaxy.
By winning this this trophy, Galaxy will now represent South Africa in the CAF Confederation Cup next season and this is something that will give Sukazi’s team some international exposure.
But he’s also fully aware that they will have to balance the expectations in the NFD and also on the continental tournament.
Based in Kammelrivier, KwaMhlanga region, Galaxy also have a good following in that area, their home games this season were played in front of almost sold out crowds.
Sukazi says this a team with a different focus on the youth.
SABC Sport understands that there’s about seven players who could be lost to this Galaxy team after a good showing this season. But this is something that doesn’t bother Sukazi as he believes that he will still be able to assemble a strong team.
Sukazi came into football as an intermediary (agent), he’s represented some prominent names in the game like Daine Klate, Mark Mayambela, Tlou Segolela, Eric Mathoho, Katlego Mashego, Vincent Pule and many more.
But FIFA intermediary regulations prohibit club officials from being intermediaries and Sukazi says when he bought the club he stopped representing the players. – Report by Velile Mnyandu