Leopards’ new coach conveys first training session

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New Black Leopards Coach Lionel Soccoia conducted his first training session on Monday afternoon in Ladana in Polokwane and he is pleased with how things started.

Soccoia was announced last week as Dylan Kerr’s successor at the club. His two assistants Patrick Mabedi and Morgan Shivambu also reported for duty along with new signings Thuso Phala and Mogakolodi Ngele.

Soccoia says the first day of pre-season camp was to observe and learn his players.

Li Doda Duvha finished the previous season in 13th position with 30 points from as many games.

The Frenchman says he will be watching Leopards’ previous matches since he was not following the side last term. Soccoia adds that he is here to make sure Leopards perform better than they did last season.

Soccoia admits that his experience in five African leagues has set him well to handle a side like Leopards.

The coach is pleased that there are a lot of young players at the Limpopo side and that will make his job a little easier. Report by Lethabo Kganyago