Lidoda Duvha are out to avenge the defeat that their little brother, Silver Stars, suffered at the feet of Santos, according to their web site, www.blackleopardsfc.com.
The People's team host Leopards at the Athlone Stadium on Sunday for a Castle Premiership clash.
Last week Santos saw Silver Stars off with a solitary goal, and Hellenic lost to Leopards. This is the second weekend in a row that this Limpopo versus Western Cape clashes take place.
Fees Moloi, Ricardo Manetti, Rueben Cloete, Thokozani Xaba and Byron Hendricks all have ankle injuries. While Musa Otieno and Sebastian Bax are down with the flu. Leopards have a full strength team and could capitalize on Santos' problems. Seasoned winger Tyren Arendse is scheduled for a return in six weeks.
Probable line ups:
Santos: Wardle, Mbidzo, Burton, Kirsten, Francis, Mnchunu, Tsotetsi, Bantam, Solomons, Sait, Ithier
Leopards: Khumalo, Masangane, Matola, Mathebula, G Ramadzuli, Nhleko, Lechesa, Sikhwivhilu, Netshidzivhe, Lishiva, Sithole
Players To Watch:
Santos: Jean-Marc Ithier should lead from the front as most of the team is out injured. His prowess in the air is well known and the Lidoda Duvha will have a tough time contesting with the Mauritian giant.
Leopards: Christopher Netshidzivhe is very highly rated up in Limpopo. Now that Sibusiso Dlamini has moved on to Chiefs, the Leopards faithful could really see him coming into his own.
January 3 2003: Santos 2 - 1 Leopards (Athlone Stadium)
May 25 2003: Leopards 1 - 0 Santos (Thohoyandou Stadium)
Referee: Petrus Mathebela
Assitants: Jeff Groenewald and Sipho Jibiliza
Fourth Official: Abdul Ebrahim