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Sport - Date: 23 October 2020
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 1982
Black Leopards are confident that they have assembled a solid squad that will restore the team’s lost pride this season. This was said by one of the directors for the club, Mr Tshifhiwa Thidiela, during the club’s media conference at the Southern Sun Hyde Park Hotel in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning.
The club unveiled 11 new players during the conference. The new players who will be in the Lidoda duvha colours this season are Rodrick Kabwe, Tsepo Matsimbi, Wiseman Maluleke, Roggert Nyundu, Ntlakuso Rikhotso, Sibongiseni Mthethwa, Tebogo Makobela, Tiklas Thutlwa, Tebogo Sodi, Onyedikachi Ononogbu, and Sibusiso Khumalo.
Rodrick Kabwe was playing for Ajax Cape Town last season. Ononogbu played for Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila for two seasons before migrating to the GladAfrica Championship side, JDR Stars, in January this year. Sibusiso Khumalo’s contract with TS Sporting expired at the end of last season. He played for several PSL teams before moving to TS Sporting at the beginning of last season.
Roggert Nyundu is a familiar name in the Black Leopards’ family. The 32-year-old striker played for Lidoda duvha for two seasons while they were still campaigning in the National First Division.
Mr Thidiela used the same platform to introduce the team’s new head coach, Mr Patrick Aussems, officially. The 55-year-old Belgian mentor will be assisted by Mr Morgan Shivambu.
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.