Black Leopards

Black Leopards FC

Club Name : Black Leopards Football Club
Nickname : Lidoda Duvha

Head Coach : Jean Louis Losciuto

Formed : 1983

Club Colours : Black and Orange

Home Stadium : Peter Mokaba Stadium
Alternative Stadium : Thohoyandou Stadium  

Club Website Address : www.blackleopardsfc.com

Club History

The club was founded in 1983 by business people in Venda in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. In 1998, the club was taken over by the Thidiela family.

1996/97  Winners of the 1st division Northern Stream. Last in a 4 team playoff system to remain in the 1st Division.

1997/98  8th in the Inland Stream on the 1st Division.

1998/99  9th in the Inland Stream on the 1st Division. Lost in 0 – 3 to Supersport United in 1st round of Bobsave Superbowl.

1999/00  6th in the Inland Stream on the 1st Division.

2000/01  Winners of the Inland Stream on the 1st Division and promoted to the PSL. Lost in 0 – 2 to Kaizer Chiefs in 1st round of Bobsave Superbowl.

2001/02  8th in the NSL Premier League. Lost 0 – 1 to Manning Rangers in the preliminary round of the Coca Cola Cup (League Cup).

2002/03  11th in the NSL Premier League. Lost 2 – 3 to Santos in the 1st round on the BP Top 8. Lost 1 – 1 (7-8 penalties) to Kaizer Chiefs in the final of the Telkom Charity Shield. Lost 0 – 0 (1-3 penalties) to Ajax CT in the quarterfinals of the Coca Cola Cup (League Cup). Lost 1 – 2 to Hellenic in the last eight of the ABSA Cup.

2003/04  8th in the NSL Premier League. Lost 0 – 3 to Mamelodi Sundowns in the semifinals of the Telkom Charity Shield. Lost 0 – 2 in the 1st round of the ABSA Cup. Lost 0 – 1 to Wits in the 1st round of the Coca Cola Cup (League Cup).

2004/05  14th in the NSL Premier League. Lost 0 – 2 to Kaizer Chiefs in the semifinals of the Telkom Charity Shield. Lost 1 – 2 AET to Kaizer Chiefs in the quarterfinals of the SAA Super 8. Lost 0 – 2 to Moroka Swallows in the quarterfinals of the Coca Cola Cup (League Cup). Lost 0 – 4 to Orlando Pirates in the 2nd round of the ABSA Cup.

2005/06  12th in the NSL Premier League. Lost 0 – 1 to Mamelodi Sundowns in the semifinals of the Telkom Charity Shield. Lost 2 – 2 (3-4 penalties) to Orlando Pirates in the 1st round of the Coca Cola Cup (League Cup). Lost 0 – 1 to Kaizer Chiefs in the quarterfinals of the ABSA Cup.

2006/07   11th in the Castle Premiership. Lost 1 - 3 to Mamelodi Sundowns in the quarterfinals of the Telkom Knockout.  Lost 1 – 3 to Benoni Premier United in the 1st round of the ABSA Cup.

2007/08  15th in the ABSA Premiership. Lost 1 – 2 on aggregate to Bay United in the Promotional Playoffs and relegated to the NFD. Lost 1 – 1 (4-5 penalties) to Bloemfontein Celtic in the 1st round of the Telkom Knockout.  Lost 2 – 3 to Amazulu in the quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup.

2008/09  6th in the Inland Stream of the NFD. Lost 1 – 2 to Moroka Swallows in the semifinals of the Nedbank Cup.

2009/10  Winners of the Inland Stream of the NFD. Lost 2 – 3 to Vasco da Gama in the Championship Playoff. Beat African Warriors 6 – 3 in the semifinals of the Promotional Playoffs, but lost 3 – 3 (3 - 5 penalties) to MP Black Aces in the final of the Promotional Playoffs to remain in the NFD.  

2010/11  Runner Up to Jomo Cosmos in the Inland Stream of the NFD. Beat Vasco da Gama 4 – 2 in the semifinals of the Promotional Playoffs. Beat Bay United 2 – 0 in the final of the Promotional Playoffs to gain promotion to the ABSA Premiership. Lost 1 – 3 to Orlando Pirates in the final of the Nedbank Cup.

2011/12  14th in the ABSA Premiership. Lost 1 – 2 to Orlando Pirates in the 1st round of the Telkom Knockout.  Lost 0 – 4 to Kaizer Chiefs in the 2nd round of the Nedbank Cup.

2012/13  16th in the ABSA Premiership and relegated to the NFD. Lost 0 – 2 to Orlando Pirates in the 1st round of the Telkom Knockout.  Lost 0 – 2 to Platinum Stars in the 2nd round of the Nedbank Cup.

2013/14 2nd in the NFD. Lost 0 – 1 AET to Kaizer Chiefs in 1st round of the Nedbank Cup. Finished second behind Polokwane City in the Promotional Playoffs and remain in the NFD. 

2014/15 3rd in the NFD. Beat FC Cape Town and Kaizer Chiefs in the Nedbank cup before losing 2 – 3 AET to Vasco Da Gama.

2015/16  8th in the NFD. Beat African Warriors 1 – 1 (3-1 Pen)  in the preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup, but lost 1 – 3 to Maritzburg United in round one.

2016/17

                      BLACK LEOPARDS

Date Opponents H/A GF GA Goal Scorer/s Log 
27 Aug 16 AMAZULU A 1 2 NYUNDU WK 1 -11
10 Sep 16 JOMO COSMOS H 1 1 MUSONDA WK 2 -12
17 Sep 16 SANTOS A 2 1 MUSONDA ; SHIVAMBU WK 3 -7
24 Sep 16 MILANO UNITED FC H 4 0 MKHULISE (2) ; MAHANGWAHAYA ; NANGE WK 4 -3
01 Oct 16 MTHATHA BUCKS A 2 2 MAHANGWAHAYA (2) WK 5 -4
15 Oct 16 AMATUKS H 0 2   WK 6 -7
22 Oct 16 FC CT H 3 2 NEVHULAMBA (2) ; MKHULISE WK 7 -5
26 Oct 16 CT ALL STARS A 1 1 MAHANGWAHAYA WK 8 -5
29 Oct 16 STELLENBOSCH FC H 2 3 MUSONDA ; MUSAKA WK 9 -8
05 Nov 16 WITBANK SPURS A 1 2 SHIVAMBU WK10 -9
19 Nov 16 MBOMBELA UN ITED H 2 2 MUSONDA ; ZIMU WK11 -11
26 Nov 16 REAL KINGS FC A 2 1 MUSONDA ; NANGE WK12 -6
03 Dec 16 THANDA ROYAL ZULU H 0 0   WK13 -7
10 Dec 16 MAGESI FC A 0 0   WK14 -10
17 Dec 16 ROYAL EAGLES H 2 1 SHIVAMBU (2) WK15 -8
11 Feb 17 MILANO UNITED FC A 2 1 SHOZI ; MUNGANGA WK16 -5
15 Feb 17 SANTOS H 1 0 SHELLAR (O.G.) WK17 -2
18 Feb 17 MBOMBELA UN ITED A 2 1 NANGE ; ZIMU WK18 -2
25 Feb 17 WITBANK SPURS H 1 0 MAHANGWAHAYA WK19 -2
04 Mar 17 STELLENBOSCH FC A 1 2 MUSONDA WK20 -2
18 Mar 17 CT ALL STARS H 2 1 NDOU ; MUSONDA WK21 -2
01 Apr 17 FC CT A       WK22
15 Apr 17 REAL KINGS FC H       WK23
19 Apr 17 THANDA ROYAL ZULU A       WK24
22 Apr 17 JOMO COSMOS A       WK25
29 Apr 17 AMAZULU H       WK26
06 May 17 ROYAL EAGLES A       WK27
13 May 17 MAGESI FC H       WK28
21 May 17 AMATUKS A       WK29
28 May 17 MTHATHA BUCKS H       WK30
      32 25    
HOME                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
BLACK LEOPARDS 11 6 3 2 18 12 6 21
                 
AWAY                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
BLACK LEOPARDS 10 4 3 3 14 13 1 15
                 
TOTAL                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
BLACK LEOPARDS 21 10 6 5 32 25 7 36

 

                       BLACK LEOPARDS

PLAYER No. POSITION BORN   INFO
LUTHO MBANJWA 1 GOALKEEPER Johannesburg 14-Dec-1997  
AUBREY MATHIBE 13 GOALKEEPER Kroonstad 16-Jul-1980 Chiefs, Swallows, Thanda, Swallows, Amazulu
AYASHONI TSHINUNA 40 GOALKEEPER   6-May-1985 Chippa,Blackburn
           
PHATHUTSHEDZO NANGE   RIGHT BACK Shanzha 11-Dec-1991  
THIVHAVHUDZI NDOU   CENT. DEF   3-Jun-1991  
LEBOGANG MABOTJA 4 LEFT BACK   11-Nov-1991 Roses
           
MARKS MUNYAI 19 RIGHT BACK Masakona 27-May-1991  
ANDISWA NDAWONDE 23 CEN DEF Greytown 23-Sep-1995 Matimatolo FC,Sharks Aca.
           
KGABO MASHIANE   DEF. MID. Mokopane 14-Jul-94 Baroka
HLABANE KUTUMELA 2 MIDFIELD Bloemfontein 13-Apr-1990 Roses FC, Pirates, Baroka, Chippa
KHUNADI NKOANA 20 MIDFIELD Polokwane 18-Sep-91 Baroka FC, S/S, Chippa, Atlie, Baroka
NDAMULELO MUGADI 22 LEFT WING Thohoyandou 4-Jun-1993 FSS
MORGAN SHIVAMBU 25 MIDFIELD Malamulele 7-Jun-1982 Winners Park, Swallows, P Stars, Blackburn
MARUBINI MANYANE 26 RIGHT MID Kutuma 24-Sep-1991 Vasco, Roses, Celtic
JEAN MUNGANGA 28 MIDFIELD DRC 12-Dec-90 Int. St. Eloi Lupopo(DRC)
           
SIPHELELE NTSHANGASE   STRIKER   11-May-1993  
MWAPE MUSONDA 11 STRIKER ZAMBIA 8-Nov-1990 K.Blades, Zanaco, Pirates, Arrows
MZIWOKUTHULA ZIMU 21 STRIKER Empangeni 2-Sep-1990  
IVAN MAHANGWAHAYA 24 STRIKER   27-Jun-89  
           
ABUBAKAR MUMUNI 5   GHANA 3-Dec-1993 Edubiase, Sundowns, Leopards, Vasco
SPHELELE MKHULISE 6     19-Feb-1996  
TEBOGO REED 7     13-Sep-1996  
PATRICK MUSAKA 12   ZIMBABWE 17-Feb-1997  
THAPELO MULAUDZI 27     8-May-1997  
KHAYELIHLE SHOZI 30     28-Dec-1994 S/S
TRANSFER IN          
ROTSHIDZWA MULEKA 32     18-Aug-1992 Baroka
TRANSFER OUT          
MESHACK MAPHANGULE   RIGHT WING   09-Aug-91 To Polokwane
THEMBISANI NEVHULAMBA       7-Sep-1985 To Magesi
AZWINDINI MAPHAHA         To Magesi
KATLEGO MOLOMO 17 CEN DEF Mokopane 25-Jul-1995