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Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila edge Chippa United to win Nedbank Cup

May 8th 2021 at 14:35

Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila edged Chippa United 1-0 in the Nedbank Cup final on Saturday to win their first major trophy on Saturday.

A first half goal by Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo was enough to earn Vhadau Vha Damani their first silverware since they bought the status of Bidvest Wits last season.

A poor clearance at the back by Chippa in the 27th minute led to what was to be the opening goal and the winner for TTM at the Free State Stadium.

The game started at a frantic pace with both teams having a go at each other, but there were no clear-cut chances earlier on.

Ndlondlo then tried his luck from just outside the 18 yard box after the Chippa defence failed to clear the ball and the ball deflected off Frederic Nsabiyumva and into the back of the net.

TTM managed to hang on to the slender lead until the half-time break.

Chippa coach Vladislav Heric introduced a couple of substitutes in the second half to try and change the complexion of the game.

One of those substitutes Anthony Laffor found himself unmarked just outside the penalty box, but his shot was saved by Washington Arubi in the 77th minute.

Four minutes later, Chippa saw their penalty appeal turned down by the referee after Alfred Ndengane looked to have kicked Ayabulela Konqobe in the face while trying to clear the ball. The referee gave a corner kick instead.

Brandon Theron wasted a good chance to put the game beyond Chippa’s reach in the 84th minute when he found himself through on goals, but shot wide, but TTM went on to win the game in the end.

Heric – Chippa only have cup finals left

May 8th 2021 at 04:11

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Chippa United coach Vladislav Heric says the club have told their players the Nedbank Cup is not the only final they are going to be playing in this season.

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Chippa face Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila on Saturday at the Free State Stadium in Mangaung, with both sides possibly a little conflicted, as they are also in serious danger of being relegated from the DStv Premiership.

β€œWe have a cup final on Saturday, and another cup final, and another. We did explain to the players that one by one it is cup finals here,” said Heric this week.

With four games left to play in the league, Chippa are currently 15th in the league, which would see them in the relegation/promotion play-offs come the end of the campaign. TTM are only a point further ahead, though both have found some form of late, with Chippa winning their last two matches and TTM two of their last three.

β€œWe expect a very tough game,” said Heric of Saturday’s encounter.

β€œIt might not be attractive … but I believe people will enjoy some good football and a couple of good moves. We must also take into consideration that both sides are fighting to avoid relegation. I don’t know how many weapons they will leave out (for the final) but I know that for me we will pull out all our weapons to try and win.”

Heric also lauded the fact that Chippa are the first side from the Eastern Cape to play in a major cup final in the PSL era.

β€œI like the fact that the Eastern Cape has never had a representative in a cup final before. It is a great opportunity to give them a cup and make a celebration for the people (of the Eastern Cape).”

Victory would also put Chippa in next season’s Caf Confederation Cup.

β€œBringing Caf football here will be vital for football in the Eastern Cape. It is an area that we all know is not that developed from a football point. There is barely a Premiership or NFD side here, there are very good teams in the Vodacom League, and a lot of good facilities, but for some reason football has lost popularity. God willing we can win the cup and bring a huge boost to the area. I do think people here will then start thinking differently about football,” added Heric.

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Kerr wants TTM players to replicate performance against Chiefs in the Cup final

May 7th 2021 at 09:04

Tshakuma Tsha Madzivhandila head coach Dylan Kerr has asked his players to play the way they did in their victory over Kaizer Chiefs when they meet up with Chippa United in the final of the Nedbank Cup at the Free State Stadium on Saturday.

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TTM go into the match after a morale boosting 2-1 win over Amakhosi in a midweek DStv Premiership clash.

Kerr,Β  admits that league games are different to cup games, but says his charges are eager to lift the cup against Vladislav Heric’s Chilli Boys and there is excitement all round at the club leading to the game and there is a clean bill of health in his squad.

β€œI hope that we can replicate or surpass our performance against Chiefs in the cup final. I told the players that it is about winning the trophy and not financial gain. It is a cup final, so league form goes out the window. The players are excited and want to impress. This week we have had training sessions with no injures, which is almost unheard of. It is an important game for the club and players, it could be the one and only chance for these players to reach a cup final. Our opponents have got a couple of good results behind them and have a new coach (Heric),” said the TTM mentor.

β€œWe have the disadvantage of one day’s fewer training because we played on Tuesday. But we have put in a good performance, which was very successful.”

The TTM coach wants to make history with the club by becoming the first Limpopo club to lift the Nedbank trophy.

β€œWe must look forward to the game and create history. I think this is the first time the Nedbank Cup would have been won by a team in the Limpopo province.”

Nedbank Cup final: Chippa United and TTM battle for millions

May 7th 2021 at 06:57

Chippa United and Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila will battle for Nedbank Cup honours in the final on Saturday, 8 May.

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Unbelievably, while both sides fully deserve their places in the final, they are both currently involved in a DStv Premiership relegation scrap.

TTM are currently in 14th-place, just one point ahead of 15th-placed Chippa United who have played one more match.

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Chippa United have featured in the top-flight of South African football since 2012, while TTM are enjoying their first season having bought the status of now defunct Bidvest Wits in mid-2020.

According to the respected Transfermarkt website, Vladislav Heric’s Chippa United have a market value of €5.28 million (R91 million), which is slightly more than Dylan Kerr’s TTM market value of €5.15 million (88.7 million).

Chippa United’s most valuable player is on-loan Mamelodi Sundowns defender Nyiko Mobbie, who has a €500 000 (R8.6 million) market value, while for TTM playmaker Thabo Rakhale ranks as their most valuable player at €400 000 (R6.8 million).

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TTM have endured a considerably tougher path to the final having eliminated SuperSport United, Swallows FC, Black Leopards and Mamelodi Sundowns.

Meanwhile, Chippa United’s path has been littered with GladAfrica Championship sides as they beat Cape Town City, Free State Stars, Richards Bay and Pretoria Callies.

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In head-to-head stats, TTM and Chippa have only ever met twice across all competitions.

Their first-ever meeting came in a 2018/19 Nedbank Cup Last 16 match with Chippa United securing a 2-0 win at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in February 2019.

The two teams then drew 1-1 in the DStv Premiership match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in November 2020.

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Saturday’s final will be the first for both sides as they look to land some silverware at the Free State Stadium.

The winners receive prize money of R7 million and also qualify for the next season’sΒ CAF Confederation Cup.

The losers will walk away R2.5 million richer.

Kick-off is scheduled for 18:00.

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South Africa faces three big credit rating reviews in May – here’s what to expect

May 6th 2021 at 05:03
Credit rating agenciesΒ Moody’s Investor Services and S&P Global Ratings are expected to release their rating reviews on 7 May and 21 May respectively, with Nedbank analysts warning that further downgrades from the agencies are likely.

Yurav Premlall goes wire-to-wire at Nedbank Junior Challenge

May 5th 2021 at 15:16

Glendower’s Yurav Premlall walked in the footsteps of giants when held on for a wire-to-wire win in the inaugural Nedbank Junior Challenge on a score of three-under-par at the Gary Player Country Club on Wednesday.

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The 17-year-old GolfRSA National Squad member led by two strokes after the first round and carried a single shot lead into the final round, which soon became a two-horse race between Premlall and nearest challenger Jordan Duminy.

Duminy, the 2021 Boland Amateur champion and a fellow member of the National Squad, got off to a fast start and drew level with Premlall after seven holes.

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β€œI was playing really solidly to begin with, hitting fairways and greens and not making too many mistakes,” said Yurav Premlall.

β€œThen came the blunder of a three-putt on the seventh hole. It threw the tournament wide open, because Jordy hit it to about three feet and tapped in for birdie.”

A blocked tee shot on the difficult eighth hole saw Duminy sign for an unfortunate double bogey and Premlall carried a two-shot lead into the closing nine.

Duminy trimmed the gap to one shot again with a birdie on the par-five 10th, but the Louis Oosthuizen Academy member made costly bogeys on 12 and 13 to hand the advantage back to Premlall.

As they reached the closing stretch, Premlall looked to have the tournament sewn up.

β€œI knew that, with a one-shot lead, pars on the last three holes would give me a great chance at winning,” he said.

β€œI really put a lot of effort into my iron shots and although I didn’t make the putts, it was good enough at the end.”

Reigning South African Amateur champion Christiaan Maas put in a late charge, firing birdies at the 16th and 17th holes, but his hat-trick birdie attempt on the closing hole rolled past and the GolfRSA No 1-ranked junior finished two back, tied with Duminy in second on 1-under.

Premlall, who is ranked third in the SAGA Junior Ranking – behind Maas and Duminy – was happy to make amends for his last outing at the Gary Player Country Club layout, where he missed the cut in the South African Open in December.

β€œTo get the win at a golf course like this means so much,” said Yurav Premlall.

β€œIn the SA Open I hit a couple of loose tee shots and paid the price, so it feels good to get a little bit of sweet revenge on the course.”

Premlall not only got to take home the replica of the famous Nedbank Golf Challenge trophy, but the Glendower golfer landed a once in a lifetime behind-the-scenes experience at the next Nedbank Golf Challenge with his victory.

β€œI can’t wait to experience Africa’s Major’s from the other side of the ropes,” said the excited young champion.

β€œI don’t have all the details yet, but I’ll get to meet players, watch them on the driving range up close and I get to walk the golf course during the Pro-Am. It’s going to be epic.”

It has been some months since Yurav Premlall ended in the winner’s circle since his Harry Oppenheimer Trophy and Central Gauteng Open triumphs in November last year.

Although he won the ProShop Northern Amateur match play title, the teenager was delighted with his performance. He also sounded a warning that the best is yet to come from the new champion, who has been hard at work tightening up his swing and putting with his coach, Grant Veenstra.

β€œIt’s a real confidence booster that I could get the job done in stroke play,” said Yurav Premlall.

β€œI had a couple of good results since the start of the season, but I just couldn’t pull it through. I’ve been making changes every week to my game so I’ve accepted that it’s going to be hot and cold.

β€œBut I know that when it all comes together and I start to play consistently, it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

New GolfRSA National Squad member Daniel Bennett, who finished runner up in the Nomads SA Boys Under-19 Match Play Championship last week, finished alone in fourth on a score of 2-over par, with Hannes Strooh, who beat him in last week’s 36-hole final, finishing in fifth on 3-over.

TJ Sandys led the 20-strong South African Golf Development Board squad with a top 20 finish.

Although the 16-year-old Klerksdorp junior struggled to navigate the typically tough final round course set-up, he was just five over for the day when he suffered a costly a triple on the par-4 15th. Sandys also dropped on 17, but still managed to seal a joint 16th finish on 13-over.

β€œThis was an incredible experience; not just for me, but for the entire squad,” the North West junior said.

β€œTo play one of the best courses in the country with the best juniors in the country was a huge opportunity.

β€œWe talked about last night at dinner. Everyone us will leave here having learned something from playing with these juniors. We especially liked watching the top guys. How they handle themselves, their course management and how they adjust their strategy when they get into trouble.

β€œThis week was a massive learning curve, and we are leaving motivated to raise our games. We all want to be back here again next year.”

CMR Golf Club’s Rezario Adams was the next best in, tied for 31st on 18-over, and Alric Rooi from Theewaterskloof Golf Club finished 34th on his own, just a further stroke adrift.

Yurav Premlall
Glendower’s Yurav Premlall walked in the footsteps of giants when held on for a wire-to-wire win in the inaugural Nedbank Junior Challenge. Photo: GolfRSA

Final result

213 – Yurav Premlall 68 72 73

215 – Christiaan Maas 72 73 70; Jordan Duminy 70 71 74

218 – Daniel Bennett 75 72 71

219 – Hannes Strooh 75 75 69

221 – Christopher Bagnall 73 74 74

223 – Morris Schiefner 73 78 72

225 – Behn Heyns 79 68 78; Ivan Verster 76 75 74

226 – Amilkar Bhana 76 77 73; Malan Potgieter 73 77 76

227 – Jaden Deltel 80 72 75; John-William Blomerus 79 71 77; Fabrizio de Abreu 77 76 74; Nash de Klerk 70 77 80

229 – Jack Brugman 77 74 78; Nico Booyens 76 77 76; Joshua Koekemoer 76 75 78; Hanro Kriel 75 82 72; TJ Sandys 73 75 81

230 – Herman du Plessis 82 73 75; Werner Potgieter 79 74 77

231 – Damian Osner 80 74 77; Dean Wilken 78 78 75; Janko van der Merwe 78 74 79; Divan Mostert 76 77 78; Stefan Delport 76 76 79

233 – Reinhardt Uys 85 72 76; Marno Lange 80 76 77; Jaime Clive Lewis 77 78 78

234 – Rezario Adams 82 75 77; Jonathan Wilsenach 79 77 78; Josh De Aguiar 75 81 78

235 – Alric Rowaan Rooi 80 78 77

237 – C.J van Wyk 82 80 75; Christian Lewis 78 76 83; Keagan Crosbie 75 82 80

238 – Julian Daws 80 81 77

239 – Jordan Wessels 82 73 84; Sean Tsipa 81 79 79; Caden Sanders 80 79 80; Dino Thobela 80 77 82; Matthew Lotz 77 76 86; Stefan Jacobs 75 80 84

240 – Devon Valentine 78 79 83

241 – Nico Els 77 78 86

242 – Zinan Maimane 89 74 79; Filip Sakota 79 82 81; Tristan Leonard 79 77 86

243 – Matthew Dippenaar 83 80 80; Vuyisani Makhama 81 83 79; Kyle Conradie 76 85 82

244 – Hezron Frieslaar 90 78 76; Dylan Melville 81 82 81; Hayden Morgan-Evens 81 80 83; Jacob Joseph 80 80 84; Michael Ferreira 76 84 84

246 – Ethan Govender 85 80 81; Jayden Hoskins 85 74 87

247 – Luc Gavagnin 90 82 75; Tobias Jan de Flamingh 85 78 84; Timothy Daniels 81 83 83; Thami Ngobeni 72 94 81

248 – JC Schutte 78 87 83

249 – Bernhard KΓΆster 87 83 79; Luka Stanisavljevic 87 80 82; Tiaan Hugo 86 82 81

251 – Angelo Keffers 90 79 82

252 – Mitch Phigeland 78 87 87

254 – Eric Ncube 83 86 85

256 – Kairav Maduray 85 90 81

258 – Kushal Bugareth 82 88 88

263 – Mihlali Tom 88 89 86

267 – Thobelani Magwaza 89 92 86

282 – Ronan Nortje 92 86 104

302 – Matthew Dennis 99 98 105

WD – Andrew Long 88 87 WD

DQ – Johndre Ludick 81 DQ

Your 2021 #NGCJUnior champion Yurav Premlall

A wire-to-wire performance at the Gary Player Country Club earns the @GolfRSA No 3 junior a 2-shot victory on 3-under 213 AND a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the Nedbank Golf Challenge πŸ‘πŸ‘#golfrsa #ItStartsHere #RaiseYourGame pic.twitter.com/qLsk3QPjvM

β€” GolfRSA (@GolfRSA) May 5, 2021

Yurav Premlall

Glendower’s Yurav Premlall walked in the footsteps of giants when held on for a wire-to-wire win in the inaugural Nedbank Junior Challenge. Photo: GolfRSA

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Chippa United edge Pretoria Callies to reach first ever Cup final

April 17th 2021 at 12:10

A second half goal by defender Sandile Mthethwa was enough to give Chippa United a 1-0 win over Pretoria Callies in the Nedbank Cup semi-final clash at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

A second half goal by defender Sandile Mthethwa was enough to give Chippa United a 1-0 win over Pretoria Callies in the Nedbank Cup semi-final clash at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Mthethwa pounced on a loose ball inside the Callies box in the 63rd minute to book the Chilli Boys their first ever cup final.

Thabiso Lebitso missed a golden chance to put Callies in the lead in the seventh minute of the match when he found himself unmarked inside the box, but failed to control the ball and it ran away from him.

Six minutes later, Lebitso had a chance to make amends for his earlier miss but his shot went wide of goals.

William Twala also missed an opportunity to put Callies in the lead in the 18th minute after Thabo Moloi played a ball towards him, but he also shot wide.

The game remained 0-0 at the half-time break.

Callies continued where they had let off in the first half by taking the game to Chippa in the second half, but it was the Chilli Boys who took the lead against the run of play by Mthethwa who pounced on a loose ball inside the box after the Romans tried to clear the ball only for it to land in his path and he volleyed it home.

Chippa goalkeeper Ismail Watenga was lucky not to received a red card in the 77th minute when he fouled a Callies player Pogiso Mahlangu just outside the penalty box.

The Chilli Boys managed to hang on to their slender lead and book their place in the final of the Nedbank Cup, where they will meet the winner of Sunday’s semi-final match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.

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