Soccer Laduma - - Team of the Week -

• Fol­low­ing a 1-0 vic­tory over Alexan­dra United, Baberwa FC were the only re­main­ing un­beaten Gaut­eng ABC Mot­sepe League club at round eight. “That match was a thriller. My guys are fighters. I’m go­ing to win the league this time,” said a con­fi­dent Baberwa boss, Joe Seanego.

• De­spite a late start in the North West ABC Mot­sepe League Stream, Or­bit Col­lege has showed good form by net­ting nine goals in their open­ing three fix­tures, while Moretele Gun­ners FC were point­less at the same stage, hav­ing con­ceded eight times. • Mean­while, the sit­u­a­tion in Lim­popo’s third tier is far worse be­cause clubs such as Ma­gesi FC, Great North FC, Boyne Tigers FC, Polok­wane City Academy and Polok­wane United are still wait­ing to be­gin their 2018/19 sea­son. “There’s a lot of foot­ball politi­cians here,” joked a well­known coach. • Although two left wingers, Sa­belo Buthelezi, 18, and Themba Gumede, 20, as well as striker, Nku­l­uleko Zondi, 22, were spot­ted train­ing with Royal Ea­gles, the club’s new Ser­bian coach, Zlatko Krmpotic, is only ex­pected to make a de­ci­sion about their fu­tures at a later stage. “Zlatko will first fo­cus on the regis­tered play­ers be­fore giv­ing proper at­ten­tion to those on trial. I un­der­stand his point of view,” a source told Soc­cer Lad­uma. • Foot­ball agent, Daniel Bro­phy, of Prime Sports Man­age­ment, who looks af­ter the af­fairs of well-trav­elled mid­fielder, Xolani Mdaki, has moved to the UK. “It’s a bet­ter place to base your­self,” he said. • Ajax Cape Town’s for­mer mid­fielder, Ndi­viwe Md­abuka, has fi­nally made his Mac­cabi FC de­but. “He did well against TS Gal­axy,” said coach, Mokete Tsotetsi.

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