Black Leopards

Black Leopards FC

Club Name : Black Leopards Football Club
Nickname : Lidoda Duvha

Head Coach : Joel Masutha

Formed : 1983

Club Colours : Black and Orange / Pink & Black

Home Stadium : Thohoyandou Stadium
Alternative Stadium : Peter Mokaba 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  2nd in the NFD. Finished 2nd to Baroka FC in the Promotional Playoffs to stay in the NFD. Lost 3 – 4 to FC Cape Town in the preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup.

2017/18  2nd in the NFD.  Won the Promotional Playoffs and promoted to the PSL. Lost 0 – 3 to Super Eagles FC in the preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup.

                      BLACK LEOPARDS

Date Opponents H/A GF GA Goal Scorer/s Log Position
19 Aug 17 MBOMBELA UNITED A 1 0 NANGE WK 1 -3
27 Aug 17 UBUNTU CT FC H 2 2 MUSONDA ; NANGE WK 2 -4
09 Sep 17 UTHONGATHI FC A 0 1   WK 3 -8
16 Sep 17 STELLENBOSCH FC A 1 2 MUNYAI WK 4 -12
23 Sep 17 REAL KINGS FC H 0 0   WK 5 -13
29 Sep 17 CT ALL STARS A 0 0   WK 6 -13
14 Oct 17 TTM FC H 0 0   WK 7 -14
22 Oct 17 AMATUKS A 1 0 MUSONDA WK 8 -10
28 Oct 17 HIGHLANDS PARK H 0 1   WK 9 -12
05 Nov 17 JOMO COSMOS A 1 2 NDLOVU WK10 -13
18 Nov 17 MTHATHA BUCKS H 2 0 MUSONDA ; TSHEPE WK11 -10
25 Nov 17 SUPER EAGLES A 2 1 MUSONDA ; NANGE WK12 -8
02 Dec 17 ROYAL EAGLES A 1 1 MUSONDA WK13 -10
09 Dec 17 WITBANK SPURS H 0 0   WK14 -9
16 Dec 17 RICHARDS BAY FC A 1 2 MUSONDA WK15 -10
06 Jan 18 AMATUKS H 4 0 MUSONDA (3) ; NDLOVU WK16 -8
14 Jan 18 TTM FC A 1 1 NDLOVU WK17 -8
20 Jan 18 CT ALL STARS H 1 2 MAPHANGULE WK18 -10
28 Jan 18 ROYAL EAGLES H 1 0 MUSONDA WK19 -7
03 Feb 18 UBUNTU CT FC A 4 0 TSHEPE (2) ; MAPHANGULE ; MHLONGO WK20 -7
17 Feb 18 MBOMBELA UN ITED H 2 0 TSHEPE ; MUSONDA WK21 -4
24 Feb 18 MTHATHA BUCKS A 0 0   WK22 -5
04 Mar 18 SUPER EAGLES H 3 0 MUSONDA ; NEVHULAMBA ; MHLONGO WK23 -4
17 Mar 18 REAL KINGS FC A 2 1 MUSONDA ; NANGE WK24 -2
01 Apr 18 STELLENBOSCH FC H 3 1 MUSONDA (2) ; MASIA WK25 -2
07 Apr 18 UTHONGATHI FC H 1 0 MAHANGWAHAYA WK26 -2
15 Apr 18 WITBANK SPURS A 0 2   WK27 -2
21 Apr 18 RICHARDS BAY FC H 4 0 MHLONGO (2) ; MAPHANGULE ; MAHANGWAHAYA WK28 -2
29 Apr 18 HIGHLANDS PARK A 1 2 MUDAU WK29 -3
06 May 18 JOMO COSMOS H 3 0 TSHEPE (2) ; MHLONGO WK30 -2
      42 21    
HOME                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
BLACK LEOPARDS 15 9 4 2 26 6 20 31
                 
AWAY                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
BLACK LEOPARDS 15 5 4 6 16 15 1 19
                 
TOTAL                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
BLACK LEOPARDS 30 14 8 8 42 21 21 50

 

                       BLACK LEOPARDS

PLAYER No. POSITION BORN D.O.B. INFO
LUTHO MBANJWA 1 GOALKEEPER Johannesburg 14-Dec-1997  
AIFIMI ADELHBOLA 16 GOALKEEPER      
ROTSHIDZWA MULEKA 32 GOALKEEPER   18-Aug-1992 Baroka
           
JUPITER NGWENYA 2 DEFENDER      
THIVHAVHUDZI NDOU 3 CENT. DEF   3-Jun-1991  
LEBOGANG MABOTJA 4 LEFT BACK   11-Nov-1991 Roses
MARKS MUNYAI 5 RIGHT BACK Masakona 27-May-1991  
ANDISWA NDAWONDE 23 CEN DEF Greytown 23-Sep-1995 Matimatolo FC,Sharks Aca.
JEAN MUNGANGA 28 CEN DEF DRC 12-Dec-90 Int. St. Eloi Lupopo(DRC)
KHOMOTSO MASIA 29 CEN. DEF.   12-Aug-1994 Magesi,Leopards
           
KHULISO MUDAU   DEF MID   26-Apr-1995 Magesi
XOLANI NDLOVU 7 RIGHT WING      
THEMBISANI NEVHULAMBA 8 RIGHT WING   7-Sep-1985 Leopards,Magesi,Leopards
MENZI DLAMINI 12 MIDFIELD Mpumalamga 14-Feb-1991 Pirates,Aces,Cosmos,Thanda
MESHACK MAPHANGULE 13 MIDFIELD   9-Aug-1991 Dynamos,Leopards,Polokwane
PHATHUTSHEDZO NANGE 14 MIDFIELD Shanzha 11-Dec-1991  
MARUBINI MANYANE 15 RIGHT MID Kutuma 24-Sep-1991 Vasco, Roses, Celtic
SIYABULELA SHAI 17 MIDFIELD Benoni 18-Mar-1993 Utd FC,Sundowns,Chippa,Pmb Utd
DONALD MAKGETLWA 18 MIDFIELD      
EDEN NENE 20 MIDFIELD   22-Dec-1987 Thanda,FC CT,All Stars,Stellenbosch
MORGAN SHIVAMBU 25 MIDFIELD Malamulele 7-Jun-1982 Winners Park, Swallows, P Stars, Blackburn
THABELO MULAUDZI 27 LEFT WING   8-May-1997 S/S Jnrs
KARABO TSHEPE 31 MIDFIELD Randfontein 27-Jan-1989 Chiefs & Sundowns Jnrs
           
SIYANDA MASANGO 9 STRIKER   30-May-1997 R Kings
KAGISO SELEMELA 10 STRIKER Vosloorus 8-May-1986 u/23. Chiefs,Amazulu,Arrows,P Stars,Amazulu,Polokwane
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  
JOSEPH MHLONGO 30 STRIKER     Roses,FC CT
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TEBOHO MATENTJI   MIDFIELD      
ELLESAH MENSAH Jnr   STRIKER GHANA 30-Oct-1990 Ashanti Gold, ASPAC,Liberty Pro's,Port Gentil,Mouana
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