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Tshakhuma Tsha Madzuvhandila dismiss coach
20 September 2019, 7:21 PM

Momcila Medic became the second coach in Limpopo to lose his job this week after being dismissed on Friday by GladAfrica Championship side Tshakhuma Tsha Madzuvhandila (TTM).

Medic’s contract was terminated with immediate effect as an outcome of a disciplinary hearing of a misconduct charge.

According to club Chief Executive Officer Sello Chokoe the coach failed to adhere to Rule 54.1 of the National First Division which requires clubs to field not less than two players under the age of 23 against TS Sporting in April.

Medic arrived at the Limpopo side in February this year and helped them reach the Premier Soccer League promotion/relegation play-offs.

He leaves Vhadau vha Damani in third position on the Championship log with seven points from four matches. Chokoe says the side’s assistant coach Phuthi Mohase is in charge in the interim.

Report by Lethabo Kganyago

Proteas players pleased with MSL T20 player draft results
4 September 2019, 1:49 PM

Proteas all rounder Vernon Philander says he is looking forward to playing in front of the ‘hard to please’ PPC Newlands crowd after being drafted to join the Cape Town Blitz for this year’s second edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 (MSL T20) tournament.

The Western Province Cricket and Cape Cobras stalwart says he is well aware of the expectations playing at your home ground brings to the fans.

However, he adds that he is looking forward to helping the Blitz bring the cup home this time around.

Following a disappointing inaugural year with the Durban Heat, Philander says he is also looking forward to playing under Blitz captain and Proteas teammate Quinton de Kock.

He adds that from the outside looking in, the Blitz coaching staff, led by former Protea Ashwell Prince, seemed to be always on the mark last season.

In another surprise move for current Proteas players, all-rounder Dwaine Pretorious, who was not retained by the Jozi Stars, was signed by the Paarl Rocks. Pretorious says he is excited to join the Mother City based side.

The MSL title winner with Jozi Stars last year, Pretorious, believes that there will also be a lot of players hoping to use the MSL T20 tournament to put their hands up for Proteas 2020 T20 World Cup squad selection.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants captain Jon-Jon Smuts also confirmed that the excitement has really been building up with all the plans and preparations for the Draft.

The Eastern Cape side has again favored the youth in their signings having acquired the services of Matthew Breetzke, Onke Nyaku, Nandre Burger and Akhona Mnyaka.

Smuts says he is expecting the youngsters to dominate the tournament again this year. – Report by Thando Gqamane

Everitt privileged to lead Sharks coaching team
4 September 2019, 11:59 AM

Sean Everitt feels privileged to have been given the opportunity to coach the Sharks in the 2020 Super Rugby season after he was handed the reins earlier this week.

The Currie Cup coach for the Durban side in the past few months, he will be assisted by attack coach, David Williams, while former Griquas coach, Brent Janse van Rensburg joins the technical team as forwards coach.

Everitt replaced Rob Du Preez at the end of the 2019 Super Rugby campaign and led the team to the semi-finals of the Currie Cup.

He has welcomed the chance to take the top coaching job at the franchise.

Throughout the Currie Cup campaign, Everitt spoke openly about growing the player pool at the franchise.

He says for the Sharks to compete for a first-ever Super Rugby title, a big group of players who will be able to hit the ground running will be needed.

And preparations for the upcoming Super Rugby season will be key. Report by Thahir Asmal

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