Soweto Panthers

Soweto Panthers is a South African basketball club based in Soweto in Johannesburg. The team plays in the Basketball National League (BNL).[1] The team, which was founded in 1986, has won the BNL championship in 2009 and 2018.

Soweto Panthers
Soweto Panthers logo
LeagueBasketball National League
PresidentDr. A.S. Mokoena
Head coachTaurai Oscar Takarupiwa
Championships2 (2009, 2018)

The Soweto Panthers joined the BNL in 2011.[2]

In October 2018, the Panthers beat Egoli Magic 84-58 and captured the championship.[2]

The Panthers were led by head coach Steven Butler and general manager Elvis Ukpong. For both Bedfordview natives, it was the first year leading the club.[2]

Besides running a senior team, the Panthers engage in youth development programs countrywide.[2]

Notable playersEdit

- Set a club record or won an individual award as a professional player.
- Played at least one official international match for his senior national team at any time.


  1. ^ "Panthers – Basketball National League". BNL SA. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d Bedfordview residents lead Soweto Panthers to basketball championship, 18 December 2018, accessed 21 December 2021.