Sello Chokoe eyeing promotion with Tshakuma Tsha Madzivhandila
Posted: 5 February 2018 Time: 18:30
Sello Chokoe is no stranger to performing miracles and he is currently on his way to achieving the unthinkable with Tshakuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM).
Chokoe led Baroka to the semi finals of the Nedbank Cup in 2011 and helped the Limpopo outfit win promotion to the National First Division. Now in charge at TTM, Chokoe is hoping he can win promotion with a side not many people would have picked to get anywhere near the play-off positions.
TTM are in second place on the standings, eight points behind leaders Highlands Park with 10 rounds of matches to play in the campaign.
TTM bought the status of Milano United at the start of the season and their dream campaign could see them winning promotion to the big league.
Having worked in the NFD for quite a number of years now, with the likes of Baroka, Black Leopards and Atlie FC, Chokoe believes he would be ready to work in the top flight of South African football. At 34, Chokoe would be the youngest coach in the PSL, should TTM win promotion.
“The whole process was started by bringing the team together. They have trained under me for some time now and they understand what is required. We have shown we can give championship performances. We are ready now to compete stronly. I wish we would have been ready earlier, but it’s part of the process,” Chokoe tells KickOff.com.
“For coaches age is not a factor. I have been in the NFD and I am enjoying it. If opportunity comes to work in the PSL, then that will be good. There’s no use rushing if it’s not the right time. You don’t want to go there and find that you were not ready. It would be good if we can win promotion. I would be ready for the PSL.”
Things have been going well for TTM, but Chokoe has to make sure his players keep their feet on the ground.
“It’s really tough. Clubs are fighting for their lives and others are looking to get to the position we are in. But I think the focus of the players is okay. They believe in themselves more and they have the mentality that says it’s not done until it’s done. They will continue to work hard.”