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Rautman to come to Leopard's rescue

Sport - Date: 21 February 2003

Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 421


THOHOYANDOU – As part of their mission to escape the relegation axe at the end of the season, Black Leopards have acquired the services of the former coach of Thembisa Classic, Mr Walter Rautman. The deal that saw the outspoken Rautman joining the Thohoyandou outfit as a Technical Director was sealed on Monday this week.

According to the club's Public Relations Officer Mr Tshifhiwa Thidiela Rautman will be give instructions to the players during their game tomorrow against Jomo Cosmos alongside the team's coach Mr Shepherd Murape.

He is the same Rautman who once guided the defunct Rabali Blackpool way back in 1995. Walter Rautman also coached Moroka Swallows and saved them from relegation a few seasons ago. *In the meantime the marketing manager of the club Mr Calvin Ralikhuvhana revealed that as usual there would be a lot of fun during and after the game.

He stated that they would give away several fabulous prizes to lucky winners at half time. According to him they will hold a lucky draw at half time and that the lucky winners will take home prizes ranging from cooler boxes, caps and cash.

The Black Leopards Man of the Match will become R200 richer at the end of the game. These prizes have according to Ralikhuvhana been sponsored by Mount Fuji Motors of Louis Trichardt. The company will give away similar prizes in all Leopards home matches. Ralikhuvhana also revealed that the Thohoyandou branches of Spar Supermarket and Nandos have also come up with some attractive incentives for the players each time they collect full points.


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Frank Mavhungu

Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990.  He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.


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