Tsholotsho Football Club

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Tsholotsho Football Club
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Full nameTsholotsho Football Club
Nickname(s)Iziqholo Zezhwane
FoundedJanuary 2007
ManagerLizwe Sweswe

Tsholotsho Football Club is a Zimbabwean club based in Matebeleland North Province's Tsholotsho District. It plays in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League.


Tsholotsho Football Club was formed in January 2007.

Club Achievements

In 2011, Tsholotsho became Bulawayo province division two champions.[1] Tsholotsho was promoted into the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League in 2014 after they topped the then Zifa Southern Region league with 54 points. Tsholotsho made history by becoming the first club from a rural set-up in independent Zimbabwe to make it into the country's top football league.[2]

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Relinquishing of ownership by founder

In June 2016, Mandla Manyathela, who had been the sole owner of the club relinquished ownership of the club citing financial hardships. In April 2015, Manyathela's supermarket was burnt down by fire.[3] In June 2016, Manyathela relinquished ownership of the club to the Tsholotsho community which was represented by Councillors and business people. The club was to be ran by a new board.[4]


  1. , About Tsholotsho Football Club, Facebook, published: No Date Given, retrieved: June 23, 2016
  2. , Fortune Mbele, Tsholotsho make PSL history, NewsDay, published: November 18, 2014, retrieved: June 23, 2016
  3. , Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Council plot Tsholotsho FC takeover, Chronicle, published: December 24, 2015, retrieved: June 23, 2016
  4. , Ricky Zililo, Tsholotsho owner gives up team, Chronicle, published: June 21, 2016, retrieved: June 23, 2016

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