Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni has congratulated a Mpumalanga-based TS Galaxy FC for reaching the finals of the 2019 Nedbank Cup.
Speaking following the team’s 3-1 victory over Golden Arrows at the Sugar Xulu Stadium in Claremont over the weekend said their win was a victory for the people of Mpumalanga province.
“After only being in the NFD since May 2018, TS Galaxy has shown, with great resiliency, the indomitable spirit of the Mpumalanga Province. Their performance laid bare the potential of the province,” said Mtshweni.
The premier further thanked the Chairman of TS Galaxy, Tim Sukazi, for his faith in choosing to plough back to the province that has raised him.
“That the Chairman chose the province of Mpumalanga as the platform through which he shall give back by investing in the development of football is indicative of the fact that he embodies the principle that a person must be the change he wishes to see in the world.”
“We wish the team well in their task of winning the 2019 Nedbank Cup. In our eyes, you are already winners. That you have already defeated Ajax Cape Town, Umvoti, Jomo Cosmos, Cape Umoya United and of course Golden Arrows is indicative that you have what it takes to be crowned Champions,” said Mtshweni.
She added that she hoped TS Galaxy shall participate in the PSL in the not-so-distant future.
“The quality of football that TS Galaxy has displayed consistently this season belies their ranking in the second tier of South African Football,” she said.
She further urged the people of the Province of Mpumalanga to rally behind TS Galaxy in the Nedbank cup final that is scheduled to be played on the 18th of May 2019.