Amavarara want to go to the Motsepe Championship!

Amavarara celebrating the ABC Motsepe League trophy in the Eastern Cape. PICTURE: FACEBOOK

Amavarara, the Eastern Cape’s only Premier Soccer League team, is keen to push for promotion to the Motsepe Foundation Championship. After defeating Peace Makers of Gqeberha in the final game of the season last month, Amavarara has been officially crowned the ABC Motsepe League’s Eastern Cape champions.

Following their victory in the Eastern Cape, Amavarara is getting ready for the challenging national games that will take place the following month. These games will pit the winners of every South African province against one another, with the victorious team being promoted to the Motsepe Foundation Championship.

After the relegation of Bizana Pondo Chiefs, which did not last, this province has not had a team in the Motsepe Champions for quite some time. Amavarara have a duty to compete to win the games that start on June 5 and continue through June 9 at a venue that has not yet been revealed by the South African Football Association.

It is difficult to play games that progress to the next level because the quality is really good. However, Amavarara should not have too much trouble because they have gained experience in Nedbank Cup matches, which are played by lower division teams and higher division teams competing in the DStv Premiership. Amavarara made its Nedbank debut against TS Galaxy.

“We are very happy with this team after a very difficult season,” stated the team’s chairman, Akhona Pele. “You may recall that the team relocated to Joe Gqabi. The players have had to try to adapt to the new environment, which has not been simple.

“Nonetheless, we believe the moment has come to raise it to the level of a team in the Motsepe Foundation Championship. For that to occur, we must go through the national championship games. We believe we have the necessary players. We will give the coaches our full support to make that happen,” stated the team’s chairman recently to journalists in Mthatha.