Leopards chairman remains defiant


Black Leopards chairman David Thidiela still has hope of surviving the dreaded DStv Premiership relegation axe in the final two games of the season.

Bottom-placed Lidoda Duvha will need all three points against seventh-positioned Cape Town City when they meet in their penultimate league match on Wednesday.

City, who are fighting to consolidate their top-eight spot, will welcome Leopards to Cape Town Stadium looking to complete the double over the Limpopo outfit after their 2-0 win in Thohoyandou in January.

With three points separating them from 15th-placed Chippa United, Leopards will not only need victory but also hope results go their way elsewhere.

Should they successfully see of the Citizens, and Chippa and Stellenbosch FC suffer defeats, Thidiela's troops could spring a surprise by escaping relegation altogether if they also beat Bloemfontein Celtic and their bottom rivals lose their final games on Saturdays.

“I'm still grieving, I'm not even attending games anymore. I just started doing so again in the Kaizer Chiefs game last week, but I'm still going to fight, I'm not giving up,” Thidiela tells KickOff.com.

In January, Thidiela's wife Mpho Dorothea Ramunenyiwa-Thidiela passed away, which resulted in the club boss stepping away from his responsibilities for a while.

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