Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA) board Chairperson Andrew Dipela insists their policy regarding the sponsorship of PSL remains the same. 

The LTA mandated by the provincial government has an obligation to support DStv Premiership Limpopo-based teams with at least R 1 million a season. One of the conditions is that the club needs to be playing their home matches within the province.


Limpopo currently has Sekhukhune United and Marumo Gallants which ply their trade in the elite league. But the recent decision by Gallants to move their home matches to Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg has angered many, including government leaders. 

This has also raised questions on whether the LTA will continue to financially support them as mandated by the government. 

Peter Mokaba stadium will play host to Kaizer Chiefs
Peter Mokaba stadium in Limpopo

Dipela was asked what the LTA stance is on the matter, during the launch of the Limpopo Championship golf tournament in Mookgophong on Friday.

“As we are speaking now, we have not yet given anybody any money,” explained Dipela. 

“There have been discussions and the matters have not been concluded but our policy is very clear. 


“We only support teams from Limpopo that are in the DStv premiership that host their matches in Limpopo. We know of the economic benefits that happen when those matches are staged here,” he said. 

The comments could be a clear message to Marumo that they will automatically forfeit the fee, by taking matches away. 

“Well, that’s Marumo Gallant’s choice,” he said. 

“Our policy is very clear, we are going to support any team that is in the DStv Premiership. As long as they host their games in the province of Limpopo.

“This is not about football, it’s about the fact that the teams in the DStv Premiership have an opportunity to use the digital platform. Platforms that are able to be utilised to reach their spectators so that they can be able to visit the province.” 

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