Black Leopards

              BLACK LEOPARDS

Club Name : Black Leopards Football Club

Nickname : Lidoda Duvha

Head Coach : Owen Da Gama

Formed : 1983

Club Colours : Black and Orange

Home Stadium : Malumelele 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. Played in the CAF Confederation Cup in 2012. Preliminary Round – Beat Motor Action (Zim) 3 – 1, Round 1 – Beat St Eloi Lupopo (DRC) 6 – 4, Round 2 – Beat Warri Wolves (Nig) 3 – 3 (won on away goals), Playoff Round with CAF Champs losers – Lost 2 – 3 to Al Merreikh (Sud).

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 in the quarterfinals.

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.

2018/19  13th in the ABSA Premiership . Lost 1 – 1 (2 - 4 Pen) to Kaizer Chiefs in Round 1 of the Telkom KO. Beat Orlando Pirates 1 – 1 (5 – 4 Pen) in Round 1 of the Nedbank Cup before losing 1 – 1 (2 – 3 Pen) to Bidvest Wits in the Round of 16.

2019/20  15th in the ABSA Premiership. Lost 0 – 0 (5 - 6 Pen) to Highlands Park in Round 1 of the Telkom KO. Beat NW University 4 – 0 in Round 1 of the Nedbank Cup, beat Amavarara 2 – 0 in the Round of 16, before losing 0 – 1 to Baroka in the Quarterfinals.

2020/21  16th in the DSTV Premiership and relegated to the GladAfrica Championship. Beat Jomo Cosmos 2 –

1 in Round 1 of the Nedbank Cup, beat Amazulu 1 – 0 in the Round of 16, before losing 0 – 2 to TTM FC in the Quarterfinals.

2021/22  9th in the GladAfrica Championship. Lost 1 – 2 to Free State Stars in the preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup.

2022/23  16th in the MFC and relegated to the ABC Motsepe League. Lost 0 – 1 Polokwane City in the Preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup.  

              BLACK LEOPARDS FC

Date Opponents H/A GF GA Goal Scorer/s Log Position
25 Aug 23 PRETORIA CALLIES A 0 0   WK 1 -8
02 Sep 23 CASRIC STARS H 0 1   WK 2 -14
17 Sep 23 ORBIT COLLEGE A 0 2   WK 3 -15
30 Sep 23 MAGESI FC A 0 2   WK 4 -15
24 Sep 23 UPINGTON CITY H 1 0 MUZEU WK 5 -13
04 Oct 23 JDR STARS H 2 0 MUZEU (2) WK 6 -10
08 Oct 22 AMATUKS A 0 1   WK 7 -11
22 Oct 23 BAROKA FC A 0 4   WK 8 -13
28 Oct 23 MILFORD FC H 2 1 MABENA ; MUZEU WK 9 -12
31 Oct 23 MARITZBURG UTD H 1 0 MUZEU WK 10 -10
03 Nov 23 PLAT CITY ROVERS A 0 1   WK 11 -11
11 Nov 23 VENDA FC H 1 1 MUZEU WK 12 -12
25 Nov 23 MARUMO GALLANTS H 3 2 MAKHANYA ; MUZEU ; MOKORO WK 13 -10
01 Dec 23 NB LA MASIA A 0 2   WK 14 -11
09 Dec 23 HUNGRY LIONS H 2 1 MUZEU ; CHAUKE WK 15 -11
15 Dec 23 MARITZBURG UTD A 2 1 MOLOKO (2) WK 16 -9
19 Dec 23 MILFORD FC A 2 4 MUZEU (2) WK 17 -9
14 Feb 24 PRETORIA CALLIES H 0 1   WK 18 -9
17 Feb 24 PLAT CITY ROVERS H 3 1 MUDAU (3) WK 19 -8
02 Mar 24 CASRIC STARS A 2 0 MUZEU ; MABENA WK 20 -7
09 Mar 24 MAGESI FC H 0 1   WK 21 -8
02 Apr 24 VENDA FC A 2 4 MUDAU ; MUZEU WK 22 -10
07 Apr 24 BAROKA FC H 0 0   WK 23 -10
16 Apr 24 JDR STARS A 1 2 MUZEU WK 24 -10
20 Apr 24 UPINGTON CITY A 0 1   WK 25 -11
26 Apr 24 ORBIT COLLEGE H 3 0 MUKUMELA ; MUZEU ; MAVUNDLA WK 26 -11
01 May 24 MARUMO GALLANTS A 0 1   WK 27 -11
05 May 24 AMATUKS H 2 2 MUZEU ; MOLOKO WK 28 -10
12 May 24 HUNGRY LIONS A 0 2   WK 29 -12
19 May 24 NB LA MASIA H 2 0 MUZEU (2) WK 30 -10
      31 38    
HOME                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
BLACK LEOPARDS 15 9 3 3 22 11 11 30
                 
AWAY                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
BLACK LEOPARDS 15 2 1 12 9 27 -18 7
                 
TOTAL                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
BLACK LEOPARDS 30 11 4 15 31 38 -7 37

 

            BLACK LEOPARDS

PLAYER No. POSITION BORN D.O.B. INFO
MASHUDU MAKHAVU 16 GOALKEEPER   25-May-2002  
           
AMUKELANI CHAUKE 8 LEFT BACK   25-Apr-2000 Jrs
VUSI MKHWANAZI 19 RIGHT BACK      
SANELE ZULU 25 CEN DEF   14-Jan-2003  
           
RAFIK NAMWERA 20 ATT MID MALAWI 30-Oct-1991 Mighty Wanderers
FREDDY MATHOLE 23 RIGHT WING      
LUCIOUS NDOU 30 MIDFIELD   24-Jul-1999 TTM FC
SHANISANI MCHAVI 31 MIDFIELD      
           
MAHLATSE LESO 7 STRIKER      
TRANSFER IN          
MOKONE MEREKO 4 LEFT BACK   5-Dec-1996 Mthatha,Celtic,Royal,Polokwane,FC Blackcross
THABO MAKHAE 33 DEFENDER     Polokwane
MAKORO MOLOKO   MIDFIELD      
VINCENT MASHEGO 5 DEF MID Groblersdal   Sekhukhune Jnrs
LESIBA MOSHUPYA 6 MIDFIELD      
MULISA RAMUSIA 7 STRIKER      
THABANA MABENA 10 ATT MID     Dondol
NKOSEPHAYO MAVUNDLA 11 RIGHT WING      
THABO NKWANA 15 RIGHT WING     Sekhukhune Jnrs
TLOU RAPHADU 17 LEFT WING      
BONGINKOSI MAKANYA 22 LEFT WING     Mikhado FC,Mpheni FC
TLOTLISO PHATSISI 34 MIDFIELD   26-May-1999 FSS,Sekhukhune
THATO SESOAI 80 MIDFIELD      
TRANSFER OUT          
THIKLAS THUTLWA 36 RIGHT WING   9-May-1999 To Sekhukhune
MOGAMAT BULL 6 CEN DEF Cape Town 30-Sep-1999 To NB La Masia
MATIMU TSHABALALA 47 MIDFIELD     To VFC
TSHEAMO MASHOENE 39 LEFT BACK   6-Aug-1995 To Marumo