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Matlama want to reclaim league title from Bantu

Matlama FC

Dec. 28, 2020 2 min read

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MATLAMA head coach Charles Manda says Tse-Putsoa will be looking to reclaim the league title from arch rivals Bantu after an impressive start to the new Vodacom Premier League season.

The country’s most successful side has won its four opening matches and is level on 12points with defending champions, Bantu at the top of the table.

The two clubs have won the league titles over the last two seasons and Manda is adamant they have done well to reinforcing their team to give A-Matšo-Matebele a run for their money in the race for the championship.

“We managed to patch the team and bring in new faces though the new players are still settling into our systems,” Manda told this publication.

“Of course, it will take them time to understand our methodology and the chemistry is not there as yet, but the good thing is that we are grinding positive results.”

The Malawian-born mentor who is in his second season in charge of the Sea-point outfit admitted that there is still a long way to go as it is still early days of the new campaign, but he is hopeful of a successful 2020/2021 season.

“We are taking it one game at a time, but we want to build from the second spot finish from last season and also win the Independence Cup.

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“Our target is to reclaim the league title from Bantu and also win cup competitions provided our season is not distracted by the COVID-19 pandemic again, because I would love to win trophies with Matlama.

“We want to be the first side to clinch the league title under the new sponsorship of Vodacom. I’m happy how the squad has responded in the new season, despite challenges of injuries on some of our key players,” he said.

Manda has also warned his charges against complacency, saying it will be important for them to remain grounded when the league returns to action after the Christmas break.



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