Tasked with promoting the team to the top division at the end of the season, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila coach Vladislav Heric admits he is faced with a different challenge compared to clubs where he had success.
The Serbian who has helped Bay United (now Polokwane City) and Chippa United gain promotion to the elite league has 14 matches to repeat the same feat at TTM, who are eighth on the log and seven points behind leaders Ajax Cape Town.
The Limpopo side are one of the 9 GladAfrica Championship sides who still have a realistic chance of either winning automatic promotion or at least secure a promotion playoff spot.
“It’s a very big difference, the teams that I have promoted before had very good professional structures. Here I am still focused on the management structure where I have to actually help them to help me,” Heric told FARPost.co.za
“No coach in the world can promote a team on his own, you need management, you need structure, and you need the technical team so I am still fixing those kind of things then I am going to turn 100% on the players. So I am trying to help Tshakhuma to be as professional as possible,” Heric continued.
“The clubs I used to promote were better organised, let’s say from Bay United or from Chippa it was a different story. But here I am trying from actually from far behind to restructure the club so that I can have proper support because without support there is nothing I can do,” concluded Heric, who will earn a R1-million bonus if TTM win promotion.
TTM will host second from bottom side Royal Eagles at Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday afternoon at 15:30.
By Ofhani Munyai