SAFA Vhembe Champions Mukula Young Santos admit they are faced with a serious challenge to honour the Limpopo promotion playoffs in Nkowa-Nkowa on Saturday. Santos are scheduled to play Kingborn of Sekhukhune at 10am. This comes after the playoffs were postponed to a later date following the drama that unfolded in Tzaneen a fortnight ago.

They have nothing to play for after losing the first two matches of the mini-league but are still required to honour their fixture. The club was only informed on Thursday of the decision by SAFA to conclude the playoffs.

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But with a few hours left before the playoffs, coach Tailor Eric Nevhutanda says the decision has inconvenienced them.
“We have not yet trained for this week, we are only going to train today [Friday],” he told LimSportsZone.

“Our players and the team as a whole are already inconvenienced by this decision. We were not expecting to play this week because we thought the playoffs would be next week. To our surprise, yesterday we received a communique from SAFA indicating that we are supposed to play tomorrow.”

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“As a team, we are planning to go and play there. If we fail to go we are going to contravene the SAFA rules and they will sanction us. So we are busy preparing even though it will be going just to honour the fixture. We are not preparing for this game.”


During the playoffs which were abandoned a fortnight ago, the club say they spent over R 40 000 on expenses. They now face the challenge of securing transportation to Nkowa-Nkowa.

“We are having a serious challenge when it comes to finance. We have not yet secured transport, today is Friday and we are going to play tomorrow at 10 so it will be very difficult for us”


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