Leopards’ sharpshooter, Phathutshedzo Nange.

Black Leopards must beat Free State Stars


Black Leopards must beat Free State Stars, or they will have a high mountain to climb to escape the relegation axe at the end of the season.

Lidoda Duvha and Stars will rub shoulders at the Goble Park Stadium in Bethlehem tomorrow evening (Saturday), starting at 18:00.

The fixture is a matter of life or death to both Leopards and the Stars from the Free State. The Thohoyandou side are currently in the 13th position on the log with 21 points from 20 outings. Free State Stars are in the 15th spot with 19 points from their 20 matches.

The Stars are still fresh from a 3-2 victory over neighbours Bloemfontein Celtic, while Leopards shared the spoils with Highlands Park when they played to a goalless draw at the Thohoyandou Stadium last weekend.

Khuliso Mudau, the Leopards’ allrounder, will not travel with the team to Bethlehem. He saw red in their game against Highlands Park last Sunday. The likes of Joseph Mhlongo, Pentjie Zulu and Phathutshedzo Nange will be expected to keep the fire burning in the middle of the park in the absence of Mudau.

The other Absa Premiership matches of the weekend are Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bloemfontein Celtic, Kaizer Chiefs vs Highlands Park, Bidvest Wits vs Cape Town City, Lamontville Golden Arrows vs Orlando Pirates, Baroka FC vs Polokwane City, Chippa United vs SuperSport United and Maritzburg United vs Amazulu.


Leopards’ striker, Joseph Mhlongo.


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Date:01 March 2019 - By: Frank Mavhungu

Frank Mavhungu

Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990.  He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.



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