- Soccer side Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) has a number of players refusing to participate in club training
- Reports say that some TTM players have not received their salaries for both November and December last year
- Stars such as Lerato Lamola, Mogakolodi Ngele and Edgar Manaka are protesting until they receive their pay
Limpopo-based soccer club Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) is facing more issues as a few players refuse to train due to not receiving their salaries. Lerato Lamola, Mogakolodi Ngele and Edgar Manaka are reportedly some of the players in protest of the club.
The club has allegedly not released salaries for some of their players for the months of November and December. Both Lamola and Ngele were not present for TTM's match against Orlando Pirates earlier this week due to their protest.
TTM has a PSL match against Golden Arrows scheduled for Saturday.
The Sowetan reported that Thulaganyo Gaoshubelwe, president of SA Football Players Union (SAFPU), stated that they are still waiting for feedback from club chair Lawrence Mulaudzi.
The publication also revealed that sources close to the situation at TTM stated that Justin Shonga, who left to join Cape Town City, also did not receive his money.
IOL reported on the match against Pirates where the Bucs secured a comfortable 3-0 defeat over TTM at Thohoyandou Stadium. TTM is currently in 12th place on the PSL log with nine points.
In other soccer news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Junior Khanye openly criticised Orlando Pirates' Thulani Hlatshwayo. The former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder blamed the Bucs' defeat on 2 January on Mamelodi Sundowns' Hlatshwayo while speaking at an interview.
Pirates faced Sundowns and conceded a goal by Brian Mandela. Masandawana is currently at the top of the PSL log while Pirates are sitting at the number four position with 17 points.
Hlatshwayo didn't have the best of games on 2 January, making many unnecessary fouls, one of which led to Mandela's goal. The South African reported that Khanye said Hlatshwayo "cannot improve at the age of 30." Goal added that Khanye had this to say about Hlatshwayo:
"Probably, his contract with Pirates states that he must be the captain, for what? I don't understand. I know that he is not comfortable with the ball at his feet."
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