Former Dynamos, Black Leopards and Bidvest Wits marksman Coxwell “Magic” Ratshivhadelo is optimistic that his home province of Limpopo stands a better chance of seeing at least one of the GladAfrica Championship sides secure promotion to the DStv Premiership.
There are currently four clubs in the first division from the Far North with Black Leopards, Polokwane City, TTM and Venda Football Academy.
With only Marumo and Baroka in the top flight, Ratshivhadelo has also tipped his former club Leopards to make a return to the Premiership.
“I think this time we have a chance (of getting a team promoted). I also think Black Leopards, despite the poor start, they will come back because they have experience when it comes to this situation,” he told FARPost.
The 51-year-old has also voiced out his concerns on how the local teams are run and the disinterest in involving former players.
“I have said this a lot of times and I still stay it. The owners of football teams in Limpopo need to involve more of the ex-players. Lots of players are willing to assist so I think they need to utilize them because they have a lot of knowledge.
“The problem is that we want to adopt Chiefs and Pirates style that this is a family team but at the end of the day you can’t match Chiefs or Pirates because of the resources that they have,” added Ratshivhadelo.
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