Black Leopards F.C.

Black Leopards FC is a South African football club based in Thohoyandou, Vhembe Region, Limpopo that plays in the Premier Soccer League.

Black Leopards
Black Leopards logo.svg
Full nameBlack Leopards Football Club
Nickname(s)Lidoda Duvha (The day will come)
Founded1983, as Sibasa Black Leopards
GroundThohoyandou Stadium
Capacity40,000
ChairmanDavid Thidiela
ManagerMorgan Shivambu
LeagueDStv Premiership
2019–20ABSA Premiership, 15th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1983 by business people in the Vhembe Region. In 1998 the club was taken over by the Thidiela family.[1] After just two seasons of campaigning in the National First Division, Black Leopards FC was promoted to the ABSA Premier Soccer League.

In 2008 they were relegated back to the National First Division after playing for seven seasons in the Absa Premiership but the club made its return to the top tier division three years later.

HonoursEdit

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

Club recordsEdit

  • Most starts:   Christopher Netshidzivhe 163
  • Most goals:   Mulondo Sikhwivhilu 44
  • Most capped player:   Robert Ng'ambi
  • Most starts in a season:   Nkosiyabo Xakane 36 (2011/12)
  • Most goals in a season:   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 recordEdit

Club officials/Technical teamEdit

First team squadEdit

As of 2 November 2020

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   GNB Jonas Mendes
2 DF   GHA Edwin Gyimah
3 DF   RSA Thivhavhudzi Ndou
4 FW   LES Tumelo Khutlang
5 MF   GHA Mumuni Abubakar
6 MF   RSA Sibongiseni Mthethwa
8 MF   RSA Onyedikachi Ononogbu
9 MF   MAD Arohasina Andrianarimanana
13 DF   RSA Pentjie Zulu
14 FW   ZAM Rodrick Kabwe
15 MF   RSA Wiseman Maluleke
16 GK   RSA Emmanuel Makinita
17 FW   RSA Lefa Hlongwane
18 MF   RSA Donald Makgetlwa
19 MF   ZIM Ovidy Karuru
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF   RSA Tebogo Sodi
21 DF   RSA Siyabonga Zulu
22 GK   RSA King Ndlovu
23 DF   RSA Andiswa Ndawonde
24 DF   TOG Joseph Douhadji
25 MF   RSA Thabiso Mokoena
27 DF   RSA Tebogo Makobela
28 DF   RSA Tsepo Matsimbi
29 DF   RSA Khomotso Masia
31 FW   RSA Themba Ndlovu
32 GK   RSA Rotshidzwa Muleka
33 DF   RSA Sibusiso Khumalo
35 DF   ZAM Donashano Malama
40 GK   RSA Rendani Maduwa
45 FW   RSA Roggert Nyundu

Shirt sponsor and kit manufacturerEdit

  • Shirt sponsor: None
  • Kit manufacturer: Umbro

Notable former coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Black Leopards FC | Lidoda Duvha". www.blackleopardsfc.com. Archived from the original on 1 November 2020. Retrieved 9 August 2018.

External linksEdit