DStv Premiership side Sekhukhune United who play their home matches at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane have announced the appointment of Lehlohonolo Seema as the new coach. Seema takes over from Brandon Truter who was shown the door last week.

Seema himself also resigned from fellow DStv Premiership side Polokwane City despite an excellent run of form.

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He leaves the club at position sixth after 12 matches this season with 17 points collected. Polokwane City also saw the resignation of coach Duncan Lechesa. He is now at Venda FC in the Motsepe Foundation Championship.

Sekhukhune United made the announcement on Monday after days of speculation on who will take over.

Sekhukhune United have appointed Lehlohonolo Seema as the new head coach
Sekhukhune United welcomes Lehlohonolo Seema


“Sekhukhune United Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Lehlohonolo Seema as Head Coach effective immediately. In an effort to fill the vacant Head Coach position ahead of what promises to be a challenging November and December period, interspaced by both League and CAF Confederation Cup fixtures, ‘Babina Noko’ have acted swiftly in securing Coach Seema to steady the ship and ascend into the position,” the club said.

Meanwhile, Seema said he was looking forward to steering the Babina Noko ship after a slow start to the season.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Chairman, Mr. Simon Malatji for having afforded me an opportunity to lead the team. I’m most appreciative of how the negotiations between my management team and the Club were handled, in a respectable and candid manner.

“There is obviously a lot ahead of us and therefore I have to hit the ground running’, said Lehlohonolo Seema. I don’t wish to make any promises except to offer my work ethic and dedication to the Club and its supporters,” he added.

Seema brings in a wealth of experience having started his coaching career at Bloemfontein Celtic as co-coaches with John Maduka.

The club also announced that interim coach Mcdonald Makhubedu returns to his position as assistant coach. Nascent Nkwashu will serve as Goalkeeper Coach.

Baroka FC have confirmed the appointment of well-traveled coach Dan Malesela as their new head coach. Malesela takes over from Stanford Nkoane who was fired from his post this past weekend.

Nkoane, who hails from Ga-Mphahlele was sacked after a poor start to the new season.

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Baroka, a former DStv Premiership club, have had a terrible start to their season. They have only collected three points in their opening five matches.

Malesela was unveiled during a media briefing held at the club’s Village in Lebowakgomo, Limpopo on Monday.

“We are serious about this business and we don’t have time to play. He is an experienced man and I trust him,” said club boss Khurishi Mphahlele.

“He is going to be with us until the end of the season. Hopefully when we go to the DStv Premiership. Our aim is to go to the DStv Premiership, that’s why we have a man like Dan Malesela here to sign with us.

“Personally I am a fan of Dan Malesela and it has been my dream to have him here one day. I have tried so many times. He knows that he can come here but we were not lucky all the time. This time around we were lucky that he is here today and I am so happy,” he said.

  Limpopo club Baroka FC appoint Dan Malesela as new coach
Dan Malesela at Baroka Village


The 58-year-old Malesela told the media that he has always been a fan of Baroka and their vision.

“I was fortunate sometimes when I was with the other team [Marumo Gallants], I was driving with the technical team. So I said I was interested in seeing the Village.

“I came in and I was fortunate the chairman was here and I was highly impressed with what I saw. Something kept bugging me as to why this team would be playing in the first division. With this facility and everything that is here, this is like a dream for many clubs, even those in the DStv Premiership,” said a delighted Malesela.

“In the back of my mind, I said maybe one day things will happen that I can help this club. Here it is, let’s see.”

The coach is expected to be on the bench when Baroka welcomes Upington City in Lebowakgomo on Wednesday.

The Polokwane Municipality have announced a free ride through the Leeto la Polokwane bus service for the Kaizer Chiefs match on Wednesday. Kaizer Chiefs will take on SuperSport United in a DStv Premiership match at New Peter Mokaba Stadium.


SuperSport are the hosts for the encounter as part of the seven matches they will host in the capital of Limpopo. According to the information provided by the Municipality communications team, the bus will ferry fans from Polokwane CBD as well as Flora Park. This will also include a return trip after the match.

Here are the routes Leeto la Polokwane will use to the stadium:


Church Street [505], – Marshall Street – Webster Street drop-off traffic circle [Edu Park], – Thabo Mbeki Street- Church Street- Rissik Street- Jorrison Street- Church Street.


Savannah Mall – Webster Street-turn back at first traffic circle [Edu Park] – Marshall Street- MacDonald Street- Boshoff Street – De Wet Drive – Grobler Street – Savannah Mall.

The Polokwane Municipality have announced a free ride through the Leeto la Polokwane bus service for the Kaizer Chiefs match on Wednesday.
New Peter Mokaba Stadium

Fans will only be allowed provided they have a Leeto travel card. Or a once-off special operations ticket bought at a Leeto sales point. The match is scheduled for 19:30.

SuperSport United are currently fifth in the DStv Premiership log having played five matches. They have so far collected 10 points, eight behind log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns. Kaizer Chiefs on the other hand are in seventh position having collected two points less than United. They have been under fire from their fans to win their first trophy in over eight seasons. 

A bus carrying players from Limpopo-based PSL club Polokwane City was involved in an accident on Monday. According to a report by the City Press, the players were on their way to training when their bus collided with a 4×4 bakkie.

No injuries were reported at the accident scene but the players were reportedly treated for trauma. Their training session was subsequently canceled on the day. The accident happened near the Polokwane City Centre on Marshall Street.

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The images showing a badly damaged bus and a heavily dented 4×4 bakkie have been doing the rounds on social media.


This is not the first time a Polokwane City bus has been involved in an accident. In 2012 the club lost four of its players while on their way from a League match at Oscar Mpetha Stadium in Turfloop.

Koketso Takalo [20], Robert Mphuthi [21], Moeketsi Nthete [23] and Sylvester Mpaketsane [27] all died during the horrific accident at Nobody, Mankweng. One of the players who were injured during the accident is Kopano Sekgobela, who is now wheelchair-bound.

In 2015, the club bus carrying the players was also involved in an accident after their PSL match against Bloemfontein Celtic in Polokwane.

Polokwane City team bus involved in an accident
Polokwane City FC Bus accident in 2015

The Bus was travelling to their base from the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium after beating Celtic 3-2. A driver of a private car allegedly caused the accident and his vehicle was badly damaged.

Rise and Shine are currently participating in the DStv Premiership following their promotion last season. This is their second stint in the elite league. They are currently in position 10 after winning two of their five opening league matches this season.

City have roped in Lehlohonolo Seema to work alongside Duncan Lechesa as a co-coaches. This is after Lechesa was in charge when they gained promotion last season.

Kaizer Chiefs have been charged by the PSL following the missile-throwing incident directed at head coach Molefi Ntseki . This is after the 1-0 loss to TS Galaxy on Sunday.

They will appear before the PSL DC on Tuesday, 29 August 2023.


“I confirm that I preferred charges of misconduct against Kaizer Chiefs. This is as a result of a missile-throwing incident that transpired in a match between themselves and TS Galaxy this past Sunday. They have been scheduled to appear before the PSL DC on Tuesday, 29 August 2023. Once the DC has pronounced its verdict and the matter finalised, I will then give further updates,” said PSL prosecutor Zola Majavu. 

The Chiefs fans’ behaviour follows a disappointing start to the season by the club. They are yet to win a single match in the opening three DStv Premiership this season. 

Coach Ntseki ah to be escorted by the Police after the match following the incident. “It’s a disappointment for us to have lost a game like this,” said Ntseki after the match.

Kaizer Chiefs charged by the PSL for misconduct over Molefi Ntseki incident
Kaizer Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki


“But when you look at the overall performance of the team, we tried very hard. From our observations in terms of how we executed ourselves in the game, we were coming second in everything.

“The energy levels were not as high as we had expected. The intensity of our game was not what we had expected. I think the most important thing for us was to defend well,” he said.

“Apart from the slow start in the first half, you look at the second 25 minutes of the game. We put our foot on the ball and we were very much comfortable
 We even created a few scoring chances but on the day those chances could not be buried. So you look at it to say which areas you need to improve and work on. So if we were to defend well we would not have conceded.”

Soweto Giants Kaizer Chiefs suffered their second defeat of the 2023/24 DStv Premiership season in three matches. This follows a 1-0 loss to TS Galaxy on Sunday in Mbombela.

Galaxy scored the only goal of the match via a second-half own goal by Brandon Peterson.

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Galaxy were also the dominating team in the first opening 10 minutes and posed a few threats to the Chiefs defense.

Chiefs launched their first move of the match in the tenth minute which nearly resulted in a goal. Striker Ranga Chivaviro was unlucky when his header went over the bar after a beautiful cross by Reeve Frosler.

Chiefs were dealt after striker Ranga Chivaviro was taken off with a hamstring injury as early as the 27th minute. He was replaced by Christian Saile.

Galaxy’s new signing Mpho Mvelase was having a great game on the right-hand side with some quality crosses. Unfortunately, there was no one to connect with from the Galaxy side.

Mlungisi Mbanjana was the first to go to the referees’ book after a foul in Potsane.

Saile came close for Chiefs five minutes from the break but his shot narrowly missed the target with only the keeper to beat.

Galaxy had their own attack but Sebelebele’s shot didn’t have much power to threaten Petersen. Galaxy’s shout for a handball in the 18-area box fell on deaf ears as the referee waved play on. The match went to the halftime break at 0-0.

Another defeat for Kaizer Chiefs in the DStv Premiership
Brandon Peterson


GOAL. 1-0

But Galaxy came into the second half a more rejuvenated side and were quickly rewarded with a goal. A shot by new signing Higor Vidal’s shot came off keeper Peterson and resulted in an own goal for Galaxy.

Amakhosi attempted for a quick equaliser but his shot was saved by Galaxy Keeper.


Chippa United 0-2 Mamelodi Sundowns
AmaZulu 0-0 Richards Bay
Polokwane City 3-1 Cape Town Spurs
Royal AM 1-3 Stellenbosch
SuperSport United 1-0 Cape Town City
TS Galaxy 1-*0 Kaizer Chiefs

Marumo Gallants have become the latest Limpopo club to be relegated from one of the PSL leagues, this time DStv Premiership.

This follows a 2-0 defeat by Swallows in the last match of the season in Dobsonville. They finished bottom of the 16-team league after 30 matches. They only won 5, drew 14 and lost 11 matches.

Marumo Gallants follow in the footsteps of fellow Limpopo clubs Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila and Black Leopards. Leopards and TTM were relegated from the Motsepe Foundation Championship.

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Gallants coach Raymond Mdaka admits the relegation came as a shock to the club. They went into the match needing just a point to be safe.

“We are very much disappointed because we never expected that,” said Mdaka.

Limpopo club Marumo Gallants relegated from DStv Premiership
Limpopo club Marumo Gallants relegated from DStv Premiership

“We never thought we could lose, especially in this game. But it happens in football. We will just take it from here, there is nothing we can do. This is so bad. I really didn’t expect it at all.


“Honestly, we thought maybe we wouldn’t concede like other days and keep the status of the team. A lot of things went wrong. Sometimes we play well and do not score and that’s a problem. I think that’s where it started,” added Mdaka.

“If you can’t score, obviously, the chances are that the other team will get their opportunity and score which ends up bad.”

Gallants will join Baroka, Magesi and Venda Football Academy as the four Limpopo teams in the first division. There has also been rumours that Black Leopards Chairman David Thidiela intends to purchase a status to remain in the league.

Acting MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya has congratulated Limpopo side Polokwane City FC for gaining automatic promotion to the DStv Premiership

Rise and Shine beat Pretoria Caillies 4-0 on Sunday at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium to confirm their return to the elite league. They were initially relegated to the Motsepe Foundation Championship three seasons ago. 

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Their promotion means Limpopo will now have three clubs in the PSL top division as of next season. But the number will also depend on how Marumo Gallants finish in the premiership. Gallants need to win their last match of the season against Swallows to save their status.  

MEC Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya congratulates Limpopo side Polokwane City
Polokwane City congratulated for returning to the DStv Premiership

MEC Lerule-Ramakhanya says the promotion of Polokwane City will also expand economic activities in the Province. 


“This is a milestone for the team and the province as a whole. We are proud of the team and through this promotion. More social cohesion activities will come alive and it will also expand the economic activities of the City and the entire Province,” she said. 

MEC Lerule-Ramakhanya says as more teams from Limpopo gain promotion to the ultimate league in the country, young soccer stars will be encouraged to join soccer teams that ply their trade at the highest peak of competitions.

Polokwane City have gained promotion back into the DStv Premiership to make it three teams from Limpopo in top flight football. City sealed the promotion on the last day of the season after a 4-0 win against Pretoria Caillies at Old Peter Mokaba in Polokwane on Sunday.

Rise and Shine were relegated from the Premiership division at the end of the 2019/20 season. The club came into the last day of the season in position three behind Casric Stars and Cape Town Spurs. But both Spurs and Casric drew their respective matches which allowed City to go top of the log.


Club Chairman Johnny Mogaladi says the promotion is for all people of Limpopo.

“What I can promise the people of Limpopo is that I don’t want to be a yo-yo team. I don’t want to come back and go, no,” he told the media.
“But we need their support and encouragement. We need to build this team together, this team belongs to the people of Limpopo.

Limpopo side Polokwane City returns to DStv Premiership
Polokwane City celebrate their promotion

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“I am so excited right now, I don’t know whether I am coming or going. By the time the game was over I was hiding in the bathroom and People came and told me that the game was over. I was not worried about my team because I knew that we scored four goals,” added Mogaladi.

The club now joins Sekhukhune United and Marumo Gallants who play in the DStv Premiership league. Marumo still needs to fight for their status and will play Swallows in their last match of the season.

Sekhukhune United stunned Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 in a DStv Premiership match at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo on Sunday. Babina Noko’s goal came via Sammy Seabi in the fourth minute of the match.

The loss further jeopardises their chances of a CAF Champions League qualification. They are now on 41 points, five points behind Orlando Pirates with four matches remaining. Amakhosi are also three points behind SuperSport United who are in the third spot.


They will have themselves to blame for the defeat after missing a few clear-cut chances during the encounter. Ashley Du Preez came close as early as the third minute but his shot only came close. A minute later Seabi gave the hosts a lead from a close-range shot inside the 18 area box.

Limpopo side Sekhukhune United stun Kaizer Chiefs in Polokwane
Sekhukhune United stun Kaizer Chiefs in Polokwane

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Both clubs showed intentions to score but it was Amakhosi who dominated the second stanza but still failed to convert.

Their last four matches will not be easy if they are still to get a chance to finish second. They will travel to Chippa United on Thursday, 27 April. Chippa are fighting for their lives and are currently at position 15 in the DStv Premiership.

Chiefs will then return to Polokwane where they will host struggling Swallows. Swallows are also third from bottom on the log and have four matches left to0 save their status., Chiefs will also face SuperSport United before wrapping up the season with a match against Cape Town City.