Black Leopards F.C.

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Black Leopards
Black Leopards FC Logo.png
Full name Black Leopards Football Club
Nickname(s) Lidoda Duvha (The day will come)
Founded 1983, as Sibasa Black Leopards
Ground Makhuvha Stadium
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman David Thidiela
Manager Northern Ireland Sean Connor
League National First Division
2013–14 National First Division, 2nd

Black Leopards are a South African football (soccer) club based in Polokwane, Limpopo that plays in the National First Division.


The club was founded in 1983 by business people in Venda. In 1998 the club was taken over by the Thidiela family. After just two seasons of campaigning in the National First Division, Black Leopards were promoted to the elite division of the country.

Leopards were relegated to the First Division in 2008 after seven seasons in the Premiership. In 2011 Leopards returned to the PSL.

Contrary to popular belief the team was started by 3 school teachers from the village of Tshipako in the early 1980's or late 1970's. It was known as Tshipako Black Leopards. After the 3 teachers were unable to financially support the team it was passed over to a local business man. Even today some people still call the team Tshipako paying homage to the village of it's origin.


  • First Division Inland Stream: 1
  • National First Division Promotion/Relegation Play-offs: 1

Club records[edit]

Premier Soccer League record[edit]

2013-14 First team squad[edit]

As of October 22, 2013 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 South Africa GK Langeni Gogo
2 South Africa MF Samuel Tefu
3 South Africa MF Moses Ramadumo
4 South Africa DF Humphrey Khoza
5 Malawi DF Harry Nyirenda
9 South Africa FW Siphamandla Sangweni
10 South Africa MF Tommy Mandlazi
11 South Africa MF Thomas Madimba
12 South Africa MF Edgar Manaka
13 South Africa DF Meshack Maphangule
15 South Africa MF Bafana Sibeko
16 South Africa DF Shimi Radebe
17 South Africa DF Ernot Dzaga
No. Position Player
19 South Africa FW David Zulu
21 South Africa MF Mondli Miya
22 South Africa DF Moses Kwena
24 Zimbabwe FW Abbas Amidu
25 Ghana MF Mumuni Abubakar
26 South Africa MF Mxolisi Gumede
28 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Djunga Munganga (Captain)
29 South Africa GK Robert Modiadie
30 South Africa GK Dino Visser
31 South Africa MF Karabo Tshepe
32 South Africa GK Jacob Mokhasi
35 Uganda GK Postnet Omony
44 South Africa MF Sizwe Sibiya
76 South Africa DF Vincent Mabusela

Shirt sponsor & kit manufacturer[edit]

  • Shirt sponsor: None
  • Kit manufacturer: Winner

Notable former coaches[edit]

External links[edit]