JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 17: Marumo Gallants FC  Chairperson Ditonkana Abram Sello  during the Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC unveiling new name press briefing at The Radisson Blue Hotel on June 17, 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)
TTM Rebrands as Marumo Gallants FC

The club formerly known as Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) has rebranded as Marumo Gallants FC.

Gallants Chairperson Abram Sello explained that the name was based on the bravery shown by the then-TTM in the past season, surviving relegation, and going on to win the Nedbank Cup.

Sello had bought a club in disarray from previous owner Lawrence Mulaudzi in January. Mulaudzi had bought the Premier Division franchise of 99-year-old Bidvest Wits at the end of the 2019-20 season‚ but soon ran into financial trouble‚ with reports of players not being paid.

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TTM seemed bound for certain relegation in the first season of their new existence. But the arrival of Sello‚ who stabilised an apparently disastrous situation‚ and brought in the coaching trio of Dylan Kerr‚ Mpho Maleka and David Mathebula‚ saw TTM end a fairly respectable 12th.

“The name Marumo Gallants is a promise to all our fans that we will fight to continue to remain in the league for all time‚” Sello said.

Gallants will be based in Polokwane.

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