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Polokwane City confirmed in Premiership

Posted: 26 July 2013 Time: 07:03

The finalization of the arbitration matter in which appeals by Thanda Royal Zulu and Chippa United were dismissed has paved way for the Premiership to welcome yet another new baby for the second year running with Polokwane City now confirmed as the brand new addition to the top flight football family.

Polokwane City – who will become the only Premiership club from Limpopo Province – become the 35th club to have a dance with top flight football since the start of the PSL in 1996 and the second new kid on the block for the second year running after Chippa United last season.

City joins Real Rovers, Ria Stars, Dynamos, Black Leopards and Silver Stars amongst the clubs to have had their roots up North though the later went on to change names to Platinum Stars and move base to the North West.

With their confirmation now confirmed City will also be hoping that they don’t make their stay in the Premiership temporary as the new teams are notorious for not lasting long as evidenced by Chippa and Vasco da Gama in recent years.

City will also be hoping that they stay up longer than the one season that Bay United – from whom they acquired this particular franchise from in 2010 – managed when they were quickly in and out the same season in 2008/09.

Not only do City arrive as the new babies they are also led by a Premiership debutant coach in Duncan Lechesa who retired from playing just three-years ago and took the Limpopo to promotion in fairytale fashion within six months of taking over.

Bareng Kgobi, the technical director at the club confirms that they will be retaining Lechesa but have nine players who have already left either because their contracts had expired or due to desire to get game time elsewhere.

City will also make big announcements next week regarding unveiling new players, team bus and the technical sponsor for their campaign this season.

Article by: Lovemore Moyo

Previous comments on this story...

Aldair Applegates
posted: 07:19 am
ORLANDO PIRATES IS COACHED BY SCREAMER AND FLOYD BUT TRAINED HYPE ROGER BUT AMAZINGLY WHEN THEY LOSE THEY VENT THEIR ANGER TO ROGER,,,,,,.NC NC NC POOR MANAGEMENT
Commander Of The Ship Cpt. Black Beard
posted: 07:21 am
Good luck Polokwane all the best in your PSL endeavours. It's gonna be a season to remember...
tati
posted: 07:30 am
Finally the case is over. In future PSL must prioritise cases, this case should have wrapped earlier to allow the winning team enough time to prepare. Guys and Dolls, this is about the Limpopo team nothing else. If you wake up angry don't take it out on irrelevant articles...am tired of this Pirates/Chiefs even on other teams news.
msenti15
posted: 07:32 am
what does this topic have to do with Pirates? hhayi i "arrest my case"
Captain Morgan
posted: 07:42 am
ldair Applegatesposted: 07:19 am  |  Report
ORLANDO PIRATES IS COACHED BY SCREAMER AND FLOYD BUT TRAINED HYPE ROGER BUT AMAZINGLY WHEN THEY LOSE THEY VENT THEIR ANGER TO ROGER,,,,,,.NC NC NC POOR MANAGEMENT
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Des only enuf blood 2 run a brain an a ##### in a body, so please go ejaculate somewher else...
IvoryPark OrlandoPIrates Branch
posted: 08:14 am
Polokwane going back to NFD !
zorro
posted: 08:20 am
Do away with these stupid play offs. Why do always take everything that the English are doing.
Polokwane city
posted: 08:23 am
Bosso Ke Mang
Lucky Bucks
posted: 08:30 am
TEAM POLOKWANE... lets go for top 8 guys.. but i ddnt like wat management dd signing new players *who ddnt hv game tym @ sundowns* while the club had good players
Tsowetso
posted: 08:47 am
100% behind you boys, hope you unveil a new better jersy for this PSL season so that we can be able to buy and support you. Good Luck.
KC is National Defence Force
posted: 09:18 am
6 points POPULATED to Chiefs
Ka boyellow
posted: 09:34 am
Loveless moyo and statistics. Ai
Sir eeeemzaa walikhosi
posted: 09:55 am
This team is guaranteed 4 points against a weak team in PSL known as Orlando Pierats
Chippa UTD walloped Pierats this year

k4l : let's hear
Barcsmanship
posted: 10:02 am
ORLANDO PIRATES IS COACHED BY SCREAMER AND FLOYD BUT TRAINED HYPE ROGER BUT AMAZINGLY WHEN THEY LOSE THEY VENT THEIR ANGER TO ROGER,,,,,,.NC NC NC POOR MANAGEMENT
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Floyd was not part of Pirates in d past two seasons......
Every soccer fan in ds country was surprised of Roger'z announcement as Bucs coach early last season and more esp because of d beef dt Roger and Benni had and Benni was high profile Bucs player at d time. The jounalist wudnt stop askin if Roger was willing to work wit Benni and d response was dt dey are professionals dey will work just fine but it didn't happened hence Benni retired bcs noone seemed to protect him in dt circuation.
RECLAIMING DA GLORY \"Waya waya\"
posted: 11:15 am
Editor u remind me my hom team Silver Stars ( Pltnm Stars) bck dat time of Ratshivhadelo
Tshepiso wa Mashiloane.
posted: 11:21 am
This team stole promotion. It played 30 games and others played 27 except Santos which played one game extra. Polokwane City is a thief, just like Chiefs!!!!!
DTC until Chips win CAF Champions League
posted: 12:36 pm
But this team has been in the PSL before (under the name "BAY UNITED".
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