Motsepe Foundation Championship side Black Leopards have surprisingly parted ways with star striker Tiklas Thutlwa with immediate effect.

Leopards were recently relegated from the Motsepe Foundation Championship with two games to spare. Their relegation comes after years of flirting with danger at the national first division.


The exodus of players exit was to be expected but the sudden departure of Thutlwa early comes as a huge surprise. The 23-year-old has been rumoured to be on the wanted list of many clubs including Kaizer Chiefs.

DStv Premiership sides such as Sekhukhune United and Marumo Gallants are believed to have made formal offers for the player.

It will now be interesting to see where Thutlwa ends up as he is now eligible to sign with a team of his choice for next season.

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Black Leopards part ways with star player Tiklas Thutlwa
Black Leopards owner David Thidiela

The club has also parted ways with former Orlando Pirates development side defender Kenneth Nthatheni. Nthatheni was the club’s captain under coach Owen Da Gama.

Da Gama was also relieved of his duties earlier this week. There are more exits expected at the club before they wrap up the season.

Veteran goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane is also rumoured to be on his way out.

Morgan Shivambu will be in charge until the end of the current season. The club has also been speculated at looking to purchase status for next season.

So far, All Stars are the only club that has made their intentions of selling clear. Boardroom battles in the league can also not be ruled out given the recent events at the end of the season in the NFD.

It remains to be seen how the two matches for Leopards will pan out given the fact that they have nothing to play for.


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