Soccer

SAFA congratulates Leopards

2012-05-14 07:31
Kirsten Nematandani (Gallo)

Johannesburg - The South African Football Association (SAFA) on Sunday congratulated the Black Leopards for progressing to the last 16 of the CAF Cup.

GALLERY: Past weekend's sporting pictures

Leopards beat Warri Wolves of Nigeria 2-0 at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday for a 3-3 aggregate score but progressed on away goals rule, having scored a precious away goal in their 3-1 defeat in Nigeria a fortnight ago.

"I would, on behalf of SAFA, want to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Black Leopards. They continue to carry the South African flag high and we would like to wish them all the best in the next round of the competition," said SAFA president Kirsten Nematandani.

"They have really made the country proud and I would like to take this opportunity to thank club chairman David Thidiela for a job well done. SAFA will continue to give the club all the support during their campaign on the continent," he added.

This is Leopards' first appearance in CAF's second tier of the continent's club competition. They now join the eight qualifiers and eight CAF Champions League second round losers for the intermediate round of the competition. The draw for this round will be made on Tuesday with the winners advancing to the group stages.

Despite fighting relegation at home, Leopards" performance in the African club competition has been a fairy tale. They beat Zimbabwe's Motor Action 3-1 in the first round and accounted for DRCongo's St Eloi Lupopo in the second round 6-4 on aggregate. Sapa

Read more on:    safa  |  kirsten nematandani  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
5 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
Vote

Who was the best summer signing in the EPL?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.