We are doing things differently this season – Thobela


After retaining their GladAfrica Championship status due to a boardroom battle, TS Sporting are now aiming high.

Abantu Bemthetho finished second from bottom on the log but remain in the league after their neighbours Mbombela United were docked 23 points for fielding improperly registered Eswatini international Sabelo Ndzinisa.

It was the third season for Sporting after being promoted to the first division in 2018.

Chairman of the club Slungu Thobela says the club has leant a few lessons from their two previous seasons in the division and they are hoping for change of fortunes in 2020/21.

“Well, the lessons especially for myself as a Chairman, is that sometimes we must avoid taking emotional decisions and take business decisions,” Thobela told FARPost.

“Because sometimes you will keep players that cannot be able to help you just because you feel pity for them and then you find yourself in trouble. So this season we are doing things differently, we are going to keep the best players and players that we believe can help us get automatic promotion to the DStv Premiership.

“Obviously there is nothing more to play for in the GladAfrica Championship, it’s actually a transition league. We are actually gunning for automatic promotion this season. We did not do well the previous season, but history has taught us that teams that are struggling the previous season do better the following season,” he said.

“So we are hoping that we will fight for automatic promotion, you can see by the signings that we have made that we really mean business this season,” added Thobela during the club’s media launch in Mbombela on Friday.

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