No.10 joins Phala at Leopards exit door


Black Leopards jersey number 10 Karabo Tshepe is set to follow winger Thuso Phala out the exit at Lidoda Duvha at the end of the season.

A source close to Phala recently revealed the former Bafana Bafana star is likely to leave when his contract expires, while Zimbabwean striker Cuthbert Malajila has already left the club.

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Now Tshepe has fallen out with Leopards management due to undisclosed reasons, with the 31-year-old midfielder having not yet kicked a soccer ball for the Limpopo side this year.

Leopards spokesperson Berry Ramunenyiwa has confirmed the club's "issues" with Tshepe as the reason behind his non-appearance in the first team.

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"There are issues but unfortunately I can't disclose them to the media," Ramunenyiwa tells

Another player whose disappearance from the first team has been a major concern is midfielder Lefa Hlongwane.

However, Ramunenyiwa has assured the Lidoda Duvha faithful that Hlongwane is still part of the team.

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"He is part of the team. It's the issue of team selection," he explains.

Leopards are in trouble down in 15th place on the Absa Premiership table and are staring relegation in the face after losing 2-1 at Polokwane City on Sunday.

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