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Sibusiso Mahlangu, Conditioning coach of Mamelodi Sundowns exchanges words with Sead Ramovic, head coach of TS Galaxy. Image: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

TS Galaxy confirm dates for German side’s visit

Tim Sukazi revealed that TS Galaxy will face the German Bundesliga’s FC Augsburg in two pre-season matches in July.

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Sibusiso Mahlangu, Conditioning coach of Mamelodi Sundowns exchanges words with Sead Ramovic, head coach of TS Galaxy. Image: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

TS Galaxy Chairman and owner Tim Sukazi revealed that the PSL club will face the German Bundesliga’s FC Augsburg in two pre-season matches.

The Rockets will take on the Fuggerstädters in two matches on 20 July and a week later on 27 July.

TS Galaxy confirm dates for Augsburg tour

The friendly games will be part of pre-season preparations for both teams. What’s more the winner will walk away with the inaugural Mpumalanga Premier’s International Cup trophy.

These clashes will be staged at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit and will be part of a two-legged tie.

Sukazi claims that Galaxy and their support staff are hard at work preparing for the arrival of their German opponents in July.

“We’ve been at work since day one of announcing Augsburg coming to us in July. So, all is set.

“It will be a two-legged affair, so in other words we are gonna play Augsburg on Saturday the 20th and then again, play them on Saturday, 27th. The winner of the two games obviously will win the inaugural Mpumalanga Premier’s International Cup. It will be a mini table of sorts. I hope there will be a clear winner and that should be us. We have to win it so that we could defend it next year.” Sukazi said.

Mpumalanga Premier’s International Cup to become an annual event

Sukazi claims that the Mpumalanga Premier’s International Cup will now become an annual tournament. Galaxy hope to be able to add two more teams into the mix – something they wanted to do this year but were unable to because of the lack of available of teams.

“Going forward, it is something that we were looking at doing every year. So, maybe next season we’ll be lucky to add probably one more South African club and another European club.

“This season it wasn’t really easy, we tried to engage our sister clubs but they had their own commitments. They couldn’t be available on the day that we had set. So, we are forging ahead with FC Augsburg, they are coming, and all preparations are set.”

TS Galaxy had a strong conclusion to the PSL season and ended up finishing in sixth position.

They face a battle to keep hold of in-demand head coach Sead Ramovic, who has been impressive at the helm.

PSL legends Vuyo Mere and Bernard Parker are now set to move into coaching roles with TS Galaxy under Ramovic’s direction.