The GladAfrica Championship League’s top goal scorer, Tiklas “Castro” Thutlwa. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.
Although the team did not manage to gain automatic promotion to the DStv Premiership League or to qualify for the promotional playoffs this season, Black Leopards have something to be proud of. Lidoda duvha finished their league programme in the ninth position on the log standings with 39 points accumulated from 30 matches, and the team’s diminutive striker, Tiklas “Castro” Thutlwa, is the top goal scorer in the GladAfrica Championship League.
The 22-year-old sharpshooter has scored 14 goals this season. Three of his goals were scored in their last league game against Platinum City Rovers, which was played at the Olën Park Stadium in Potchefstroom on Sunday, 15 May.
Sakhile Hlongwa of Richards Bay FC is in the second position with 13 goals, while Edmore Chirambadara of Pretoria Callies has completed the league programme with 11 goals. Khuda Muyaba of Polokwane City and Luvuyo Phewa of University of Pretoria FC had each scored 10 goals. Ndiviwe Mdabuka of Cape Town All Stars and Ishmael Wadi of JDR Stars have nine goals to their credit each.
Three players, Mohau Mokate of TS Sporting, Thabiso Nkoana of Platinum City Rovers and the captain of Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC (TTM), Rhulani Manzini, had managed to score seven goals each. Seven players who had each scored six goals are Thulani Maphakisa (Jomo Cosmos), Mike Modise (JDR Stars), Kaogelo Mosadi (Pretoria Callies), Sibongiseni Mthethwa (Richards Bay FC), Rotondwa Mutsivhuli (Venda Football Academy), Moeketsi Sekola (Free State Stars) and Anton Van Rooi (Hungry Lions), Ranga Chivaviro of Venda Football Academy and Rendani Ndou of TTM are among the players whose names appear on the long list of players who had scored three goals each.
Date:26 May 2022 - By: 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.