Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila Football Club have confirmed they have been renamed the club to Marumo Gallants with a fresh new logo ahead of the 2021/22 season.
The announcement from the Nedbank Cup champions was made on Thursday morning in Sandton, Johannesburg as they look to usher the club into a new era under the ownership of Dr Abraham Sello.
Many Africans when they name a newborn baby it is according to what is happening or the circumstances around the time of the birth. When the child is born during the rain, the child is named Mapula,” said Sello in a press conference where the club’s new name and logo were unveiled at Radisson Blue Hotel, Sandton on Thursday.
The direct translation of Marumo from iSepedi is “sword”‚ but also means bravery. If someone is gallant, they behave bravely.
“So we as the club also adopted the trend, the new name of the club is inspired by our journey together since February until the off season,” he said.
“A journey that has been rough but also a journey that has seen victory at the end, the name is a tribute to the bravery of our soldiers – players. The new name of the club is inspired by the journey that has been rough outside the field but also made us experience victory and tribute to the soldiers of our team. We’re ready to fight to make this brand bigger.”
“[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.
Sello also confirmed that the club will be based in Limpopo in Polokwane. “We will be based in Polokwane, the club will remain in Limpopo and all our facilities in the province and our side office in Sandton for the convience of marketing,” he said.