John Tlale (Co-coach), Philip Ramabodu (Team Manager) and Benjamin Reed (Co-Coach)
By kaya Mntsantsa
Roses United’s Campaign in the Vodacom League has received a major boast through a transport sponsorship from Ruwacon. The much needed sponsorship is in the form of a Mini Bus to the tune of half a million rand and was recently paraded in front of the media during a media briefing held at the Free State Science Institute on Tuesday. Huge financial incentives from Ruwacon awaits Roses United should they qualify for the national First Division. The sponsorship was warmly received by Roses United Management including Chairperson Max Tshabalala and Team manger Phillip Ramabodu. Roses United bought the status of the now defunct Mangaung FC which was campaigning in the SAFA Vodacom League at the beginning of the year.
According to Ramabodu, “our aim is to develop amateur players and administrators and turn them into professionals that will really make a mark in the administration of football in this country. Our main target is to be in the professional league within the next three years or so, so that we can continue the vibe that the Free State has created in the participation and hosting of sporting activities.”
The team coaches are Benjamin reed and John Tlale, who are both former Bafana Bafana players who are dedicated to achieving the best with the former professional and semi professional players at the team. Ramabodu further thanked the Free State Sports Science Institute for giving the team an opportunity to use their world class facilities. As in the motto, Roses United will keep on keeping on.