Absa Premiership

PSL issue warning to Black Leopards over Thohoyandou

2019-02-18 12:15
Black Leopards celebrate
Black Leopards celebrate (Gallo Images)

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 played.

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.

Kick-off is 18:00.

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