Marumo Gallants gear up for a CAF competition taste

2021-Sep-08   06:03

Marumo Gallants gear up for a CAF competition taste
Marumo Gallants is one of the teams from Mzansi that will compete in this season’s CAF Confederation Cup, as the team begins its historic journey in continental football.
Source: Marumo Gallants

- Karabo Mokgalagadi

It's that time of the season where some Premier Soccer League (PSL) teams gear up to represent South Africa on the African continent.

Marumo Gallants is one of the teams from Mzansi that will compete in this season’s CAF Confederation Cup, as the team begins its historic journey in continental football.

Gallants qualified for the CAF interclub competition after winning the 2021 Nedbank Cup, before the team changed its name from Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM).

Marumo Gallants chairperson, Abram Sello, said he is eager for the team to return home with three points and make the country happy.

"We'll go all out with our boys to represent the province and the country, and we'll work harder to put a smile on the faces our supporters. We truly appreciate all the support, and we'll meet when we come back," said Sello.

Limpopo MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture, Thandi Morala, also bid farewell to Gallants.

“We wish Marumo Gallants FC well in the coming 2021 / 2022 CAF Confederations Cup and are confident that the team will represent the province and the country with pride and dedication. This is a perfect opportunity for the players and the technical staff of the team to showcase their talent to the rest of the continent and the world at large,” said Moraka.

The team left for Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday afternoon ahead of its first leg clash against Futuro Kings FC at the Estadio de Mongomo on Saturday, 11 September. Kick-off is at 5pm SA time.

The second leg match will take place on Friday, 17 September at the Peter Mokaba Stadium at 3pm.

Orlando Pirates is the second team from the PSL that will also compete in the Confed Cup, however this will be at a later stage of the competition. Pirates was knocked out from the tournament by eventual winners Raja Casablanca of Morocco.

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