Black Leopards F.C.

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Black Leopards
Black Leopards logo.svg
Full name Black Leopards Football Club
Nickname(s) Lidoda Duvha (The day will come)
Founded 1983, as Sibasa Black Leopards
Ground Thohoyandou Stadium
Capacity 40,000
Chairman David Thidiela
Manager (football manager)
League Premier Soccer League (PSL)
2017–18 National First Division, 2nd

Black Leopards are a South African football club based in Thohoyandou, Venda, Limpopo that plays in the Premier Soccer League.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1983 by business people in Venda. In 1998 the club was taken over by the Thidiela family.[1] In the beginning, the family received a unhearty welcome due to the fact of the history the fans had towards positive racial equality, this was ended with a few of the 'fans' ending in jail for conspiracy of murder.[citation needed] 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.

Honours[edit]

  • First Division Inland Stream: 1
2000-01
  • National First Division Promotion/Relegation Play-offs: 2
2010–11
2017–18

Club records[edit]

  • Most starts: South Africa Christopher Netshidzivhe 163
  • Most goals: South Africa Mulondo Sikhwivhilu 44
  • Most capped player: Malawi Robert Ng'ambi
  • Most starts in a season: South Africa Nkosiyabo Xakane 36 (2011/12)
  • Most goals in a season: South Africa David Zulu 16 (2013/14)
  • Record victory: 7–1 vs Bush Bucks (13/4/02), (PSL)
  • Record defeat: 0–5 vs Kaizer Chiefs (9/9/03), (PSL)

Premier Soccer League record[edit]

Club officials/Technical team[edit]

  • Coach: South Africa Joel Masutha

First team squad[edit]

As of 4 September 2018

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 Lutho Mbanjwa
2 South Africa DF Jupiter Ngwenya
3 South Africa DF Thivhavhudzi Ndou
4 Lesotho FW Tumelo Khutlang
5 South Africa DF Markus Munyai (captain)
6 South Africa MF Khuliso Mudau
7 South Africa FW Xolani Ndlovu
8 South Africa FW Thembisani Nevhulamba
9 South Africa FW Siyanda Masango
10 South Africa FW Karabo Tshepe
11 Zambia FW Mwape Musonda
12 South Africa MF Lesedi Kapinga
13 South Africa DF Pentjie Zulu
14 South Africa MF Phathutshedzo Nange
15 South Africa MF Marubini Manyane
16 Benin GK Christophe Aifimi
17 South Africa FW Lefa Hlongwane
18 South Africa MF Kgabo Mashiane
19 Lesotho MF Luciano Matsoso
20 South Africa MF Mthokozisi Nene
21 South Africa DF Nicholas Sibanda
No. Position Player
22 South Africa GK King Ndlovu
23 South Africa DF Andiswa Ndawonde
24 South Africa FW Ivan Mahangwahaya
25 South Africa MF Thabiso Mokoena
26 South Africa MF Tumisang Matlholwa
27 South Africa FW Thabelo Mulaudzi
28 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Jean Djunga Munganga
29 South Africa DF Khomotso Masia
30 South Africa FW Joseph Mhlongo
31 South Africa FW Themba Ndlovu
32 South Africa GK Rotshidzwa Muleka
35 South Africa FW Chris Matombo
39 South Africa DF Tsheamo Mashoene
42 South Africa DF Shane Thompson
South Africa MF Menzi Dlamini
Lesotho FW Tshwarelo Bereng
South Africa DF Alushavhiwi Marubini
South Africa FW Ndamulelo Mugadi
South Africa MF Hlulisani Mathugana
South Africa MF Donald Makgetlwa

Shirt sponsor and kit manufacturer[edit]

  • Shirt sponsor: MTG Funerals
  • Kit manufacturer: Umbro

Notable former coaches[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Black Leopards FC | Lidoda Duvha". www.blackleopardsfc.com. Retrieved 2018-08-09.

External links[edit]