Cape Town - Black Leopards have reportedly been
warned by the Premier Soccer League that they could lose Thohoyandou
Stadium should the venue be unplayable.
The PSL raised concerns about using the stadium for the Nedbank Cup last-16 clash against Bidvest Wits on Monday.
Last Wednesday the match against the Clever Boys was abandoned following a torrential downpour.
Leopards were leading 1-0 at the time of the abandonment though
Monday's replay will re-start from 0-0 and a full 90 minutes has to be
However, Soccer Laduma report that the league recommended a different venue be used due to a worrying weather forecast.
In addition, Thohoyandou was used for an ANC rally in Venda over the
weekend. Lidoda Duvha management said they would cover the pitch to
protect it while a stage was erected off the playing surface so as to
not damage it.
The publication's source said: "The PSL has asked for pictures that
this was all done as proof, the league doesn't want any embarrassment."
Should the game be called off on Monday evening, Leopards would lose
the right to use Thohoyandou Stadium as their home ground.