Dynamos confident of promotion


Their return would be good news for Limpopo Province football, as flag-bearers Black Leopards are rooted firmly at the bottom of the PSL.

Rikhomeni Ri Nga Peli lost their place in the PSL when club boss Pat Malabela sold their Premiership status to AmaZulu at the start the 2006/07 season, but are now a few matches away from achieving their return to top flight football. They go into the promotional play-offs with the runners-up of the coastal stream, the 15th placed finishers in the PSL and the losers of the First Division promotional final.

Club managing director, July Malabela says Dynamos are leaving no stone unturned to make sure that the team returns to the PSL next season.

"Even though there is still some way to go, the coach, Innocent Mayoyo and his players deserve praise for their courage and determination to push the team into the play-offs.”

Mayoyo surprisingly quit his post as Moroka Swallows’ number two in January, to take over at Dynamos, and Malabela says the club “never doubted his coaching expertise for a moment”, pointing out his track record in guiding Winners Park to last season’s play-offs.

"Even though the League is now over for us there will be no time to rest. We will keep ourselves busy playing friendly games until the day of the play-offs. We just hope that the case between FC AK and Mpumalanga Black Aces could speed up so that could not affect the dates for the play-offs."

Meanwhile, Ghanaian striker, Louis Agyemang, who is on loan from Kaizer Chiefs, says he would like to stay with Dynamos provided they qualify for the Absa Premiership next season.

"I have enjoyed my stay at Dynamos and I am grateful to the club for giving me the chance to play soccer after being away from football for six months,” Agyemang says.

“I am determined to help the team qualify for the Absa Premiership next season as I don't see myself playing in the First Division next season.”

For Malabela, this is welcome news.

“Agyemang looked rusty when he arrived here, but he has regained his form and even scored a hat-trick during our last game against Garankuwa United. We are interested in keep him, depending on our negotiations with Kaizer Chiefs,” the MD says.