Polokwane City F.C.

Polokwane City FC
Full name Polokwane City Football Club
Founded 2012, renamed Bay United
Ground Peter Mokaba Stadium
Ground Capacity 45,500
Chairman Johnny Mogaladi
Coach Luc Eymael
League ASBA Premiership
2015–16 ASBA Premiership, 14th

Polokwane City FC is a South African football club based in the city of Polokwane, Limpopo that currently plays in the Premier Soccer League.


Polokwane City FC was established under the current name in 2012 although it is a continuation of Bay United whose owners sold the franchise to the Mogaladi family. After playing in various temporary venues, the club was moved officially from Port Elizabeth to Polokwane City.

The club originally came into existence as Bay United in 2006 when the franchise of the struggling National First Division club Maritzburg United was purchased and relocated to Port Elizabeth. The club spent the one season in the Premier Soccer League, and the other years of its existence in the National First Division. Following the 2010–11 NFD season, the club's NFD franchise was moved to Polokwane, Limpopo.

In May 2013 City was promoted to the Premier Soccer League.


Champions: 2012–13

November 2012 accident

Four of the club's players died in a traffic accident on 11 November 2012. The crash occurred on the R71 highway, near Polokwane as the players were returning from their match against FC AK. A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drunken and reckless driving. The deceased players were:[1]

Club officials/Technical team

Current squad

As of 3 August 2016.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Zimbabwe GK George Chigova
2 South Africa DF Thabiso Semenya
4 South Africa DF Thapelo Tshilo
5 South Africa DF Walter Maponyane
7 South Africa FW Sipho Jembula
8 South Africa MF Jabulani Maluleke (Captain)
9 Malawi FW Essau Kanyenda
10 South Africa FW Puleng Tlolane
11 South Africa MF Jorry Matjila
12 South Africa MF Randy Ngobe
14 South Africa MF Edgar Manaka
15 Uganda MF Boban Bogere
17 South Africa FW Rodney Ramagalela
18 South Africa MF Nazier Jacobs
19 South Africa FW Rendani Ndou
20 South Africa MF Jabulani Nene
No. Position Player
21 South Africa MF Sammy Seabi
22 South Africa DF Sibusiso Mbonani
23 South Africa DF Tshepo Tema
24 South Africa DF Simphiwe Hlongwane
25 South Africa MF Bhekuthando Mmema
26 South Africa GK Pule Kanopi
27 South Africa FW Thobani Mncwango
31 South Africa DF Mfundo Phungwayo
33 Zimbabwe DF Carlington Nyadombo
34 South Africa FW Muzikayafane Ngidi
36 South Africa MF Themba Mavundla
37 South Africa FW Tshepo Matsemela
50 South Africa GK Harold Ndlovu
South Africa MF Thabang Klaas
South Africa DF Walter Maponyane
South Africa MF Sibusiso Msibi


In the South African PSL, only five non-South African nationals can be registered. Foreign players who have acquired permanent residency can be registered as locals. Namibians born before 1990 can be registered as South Africans.

permanent residency

Shirt sponsor & kit manufacturer

Notable former coaches


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