Absa Premiership

Leopards can return to 'slaughterhouse'

2018-08-30 14:14
Roggert Nyundu of Leopards and Kgotso Moleko during the Nedbank Cup (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) official Ronnie Schloss says Black Leopards' home ground of Thohoyandou Stadium is now ready to host matches after safety improvements.

Leopards have been unable to play their matches at what the club have dubbed the 'slaughterhouse' due to unsafe conditions within the venue.

However, after making a number of necessary changes, Lidoda Duvha are now free to return to their home to play games in the Absa Premiership in 2018/19.

The outfit from Limpopo had previously been playing at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, but now can return to their preferred ground once they register Thohoyandou as the location.

Leopards next fixture is against Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday, September 16 

"Ja, it happened on Friday afternoon (PSL approval to use Thohoyandou Stadium)," Schloss said as quoted by KickOff website.

"Yes, they might play their next game there, but then they need to apply for their remaining games of the season.

"What was not okay was the safety aspect, the safety aspects never complied. The entry points, the exit points, and also there weren't enough toilets.

"The pitch needed attention, and a few other things with regard to the lighting etcetera."

Read more on:    black leopards  |  psl  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Friday, 28 February 2020
Maritzburg United v Stellenbosch, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 29 February 2020
Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs, FNB Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Highlands Park, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v AmaZulu, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Wits, Mbombela Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 01 March 2020
Bloemfontein Celtic v Baroka FC, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Black Leopards, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

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.