- Bloemfontein Celtic head coach Steve Komphela has called for a major upgrade at Thohoyandou Stadium
- The 40 000 seater venue currently plays host to newly-promoted Black Leopards and is regularly filled to capacity
- Komphela said loyal local football supporters deserved world-class stadium and shouldn’t be treated like orphans
Bloemfontein Celtic head coach Steve Komphela has called on authorities to embark on a major upgrade of Thohoyandou Stadium in Thohoyandou, Limpopo. Komphela said he loyal local football supporters deserve a world-class stadium and should not be treated like orphans.
The 40 000 seater venue currently plays host to newly-promoted Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Black Leopards and is one of only a handful of venues which can boast regular capacity crowds at matches.
Komphela made the comments after his new side won their match against Black Leopards 1-0 in their PSL encounter at the venue on Sunday.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Komphela said the fans in the area deserved to have a beautiful stadium with proper seating and a roof. He added that such a venue would bring extra pride to the club and its supporters.
Citizen.co.za reported that Black Leopards only recently received approval from the PSL to host their home matches at the stadium. The league initially wanted Black Leopards to use the Peter Mokaba Stadium as its home venue.
The club was opposed to this move and wanted to reward their loyal fans who had attended matches while the club was still playing in the National First Division.
Earlier this year the PSL’s Disciplinary Committee fined Black Leopards for security violations which occurred at the venue during the promotion/relegation playoffs against Jomo Cosmos.
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