Leopards in venue change
BLACK Leopards have moved their CAF Confederation Cup last-16 return leg match against Nigeria's Warri Wolves to Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on May 13.
This follows a request from the club's players to have the game moved from Giyani Stadium to the bigger stadium named after the former ANC leader.
Leopards chairman David Thidiela confirmed the change, saying they have already sent a letter to Safa updating them on the latest developments.
"We were approached by our players with a request to move the game from Giyani Stadium to Peter Mokaba. After listening to their argument, we agreed to go to Polokwane.
"The players told us they want to hammer Warri Wolves to qualify for the quarterfinals, arguing that Peter Mokaba Stadium will suit their game plan of playing long balls.
"They want to have more freedom on the pitch, unlike in Warri last Sunday where the local stadium is almost as small as Giyani.
"This is a big game for us, hence we are not taking chances.
"We are working closely with our sponsors MTN to ensure that the game is properly marketed using various platforms."
The not-so-impressive Wolves won the first leg 3-1 in Nigeria, with Raymond Monama scoring the only goal for the Limpopo side.
Commenting on tonight's 7pm game against title chasers Moroka Swallows at Giyani Stadium, Leopards defender Matsobane Mabusela said: "Swallows are in for the shock of their lives.
"They won't even get a single point. We need a win to move out of the relegation zone."
On the other hand, Swallows attacking midfielder David Mathebula said: "This is one game we are not going to compromise on in terms of getting maximum points.
"We are going to Limpopo for a win," said Mathebula, the PSL Player of the Season contender who started his professional soccer career with Dynamos in 2002.
A win for Swallows will see them moving up to second spot on the log.