Leopards to play in Polokwane
Black Leopards will use the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane for the second leg of their 2012 CAF Confederation Cup tie with Al-Merreikh.
The game against the Sudanese will be played on Sunday, July 15 with a kick-off time of 15h00.
There had been considerations to take the game to the Giyani Stadium, a smaller pitch where the team might also expect greater support in the stands.
But as with their previous match in the tournament, a 2-0 victory over Nigerian side Warri Wolves, the players have expressed the desire to play on the bigger pitch in Polokwane, which they feel is more suitable to their style.
Leopards will be hoping to go into the game still in touch with the Sudanese side, who they play in the first leg in Omdurman on June 30.
They have at least received a small boost ahead of that game with the news that veteran Egyptian goalkeeper Essam Al-Hadary will not be available for their hosts.
The 39-year-old will instead link up with his national side for the second leg of their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in the Central African Republic that will be played on the same day. The Pharaohs trail 3-2 from the first leg.