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Leopards, Baroka claim first victories of season


Black Leopards Football Club and Baroka Football Club started the 2015/16 National First Division (NFD) season with major victories over the weekend. Lidoda Duvha who missed out on Premier Soccer League (PSL) status last season after unsuccessful NFD Play-offs beat Milano United 2-0 at Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday.
Their goals were scored by Roggert Nyundu and Thembisane Nevhumba in the first and the second half of the match.
Baroka, who finished in 11th position last season, beat Santos 3-2 to amass the first three points of the season at Athlone Stadium on Sunday.
Defenders Shaku Olaleng and Thabiso Kutumela scored for Baroka while Brendon Deane and Loyiso Simandla converted for Santos.
Leopards Spokesperson, Berry Ramunenyiwa attributed the positive start of the season to proper preparations during the off season. “We prepared well for this season and we returned all the players including Si-
phelele Ntshangase and Roggert Nyundu who were on the wanted list of many teams in the PSL. Like we have been saying all along, the aim is to return to the elite league and that journey began last Saturday,’ Ramunenyiwa said. Technical Manager for Baroka, Oupa Kgoadi said they are pleased to have won the first match of the season. “It was a good result but we should not get carried away. It is still early but our aim is to continue with the same performance throughout the season,” Kgaodi said.

Herbert Rachuene
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