FARPost has reliably been informed that the new Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila owners have been trying hard behind the scenes to convince the outgoing management to appoint Dan ‘Dance’ Malesela as the head coach for the last 6 matches of the season.
The GladAfrica Championship side was sold to Limpopo businessman Simon Malatji by Masala Mulaudzi, who now owns Bidvest Wits.
With six matches remaining, ‘TTM’ are still within a chance to gain automatic promotion to the Absa Premiership or at least qualify for a promotion playoffs.
“He (Masala Mulaudzi) still owns the club and he is in charge until the end of the season but is open to the idea of seeing the club gaining promotion that’s why he has allowed them to make recommendations,” said the reliable informant.
“They want Coach Dan to come and help the current coach “Lucky “Mchichwa” Nelukau because they believe he can make an impact for these last few games and who knows maybe they can qualify for the playoffs,” the source said.
TTM are 2 points below the promotion spot and 10 points behind leaders Ajax Cape Town.
The new owners are also believed to be keeping legend Alex ‘Barnes’ Bapela at his role as the football director, the position he has been occupying at African All Stars (Gauteng ABC Motsepe League).
When contacted for a comment on the issue of Malesela, Bapela refuted the story.
“I don’t know what you are talking about and where you get such information. As African All Stars we have nothing to do with Tshakhuma (Tsha Madzivhandila) and their business,” said an irritated Bapela.
But this publication still sticks to the story that, if and when football resumes Malesela will be in charge of the GladAfrica Championship side for their last 6 matches.
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By Ofhani Munyai