Umvoti FC fell agonizingly short of promotion to the GladAfrica Championship back in 2018 but the KwaZulu Natal workhorses refused to give up as they will once again compete in the ABC Motsepe League national playoffs.
The Greytown-based outfit, fresh and hungry for success will be looking to take one of the two places up for grabs in the 2020/21 second-tier league by reaching the final of the ABC Motsepe League national playoffs.
“Covid-19 popped up from nowhere and took us all by surprise. We felt that we were at our peak but then had to follow government rules and regulations. We had to make sure that our players were taken care of during this crisis though, but eventually, things worked out and we are in the play-offs again,” these are the words of Umvoti manager Bongani Msomi.
Umvoti topped the KZN ABC Motsepe League yet again with only six games remaining before the deadly pandemic Covid-19 halted the football season in March with lockdown regulations put in place.
“For starters, many other clubs did complain about our insertion into the play-offs but luckily that was resolved. We actually didn’t even inform our players about the playoff news and played a couple of friendlies to see if they were match-fit and they managed to prove themselves,” added Msomi.
“Some guys were there when we fell short in 2018 and have some experience to rely on now. I can safely say to our fans that we are very close to being 100% ready.
“We aim to play in the Premiership one day. This is a goal we are confident in achieving. We are also fortunate to have the support of the Sports and Recreation department as well as our loyal supporters,” concluded Msomi.
The playoffs will run from 9-14 November 2020 at the Vaal University of Technology in Gauteng.
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By FARPost Reporter