VHEMBE DERBY: A historic occasion

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Although the football loving people of Vhembe district in Limpopo have been denied an opportunity to watch the first ever local derby live at Thohoyandou Stadium for obvious reasons, this afternoon’s DStv Premiership match between Black Leopards and Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila remains historical.

This is the first time in the PSL era that the district has two teams in the elite division, the closest rival was when Dynamos, which was 77km away from Thohoyandou, was campaigning in the Premier League against Leopards.

Leopards and TTM have played in the same League before, but that was in the 2017/18 GladAfrica Championship season.

The two matches ended in 0-0 and 1-1 draws.

They also met twice recently at the relegation/promotion play-offs with both matches ending 3-1 and 2-1 in favour of Lidoda Duvha.

FARPost paid a visit to the Vhufulwi and Tshakhuma villages where David Thidiela and Masala Mulaudzi were born, respectively, to get their views ahead of the much anticipated match starting at 15:30.

By Ofhani Munyai

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