Former Black Leopards midfielder Chris Zwivhuya Matombo has taken the PSL club to the Dispute Resolution Chamber for allegedly not honouring their contract.
The Kaizer Chiefs development product was released by Leopards in February following a failed loan deal to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzhivhandila FC in the January transfer window. There will be a hearing in early May.
"Matombo is fighting for his money because he signed a three-year deal with Black Leopards," a source tells snl24.com/kickoff.
The 25-year-old's troubles with the Limpopo outfit emanated from a salary cut made by the club. He had a contractual dispute after his move back to the PSL, which led to the player not being considered for official matches for Lidoda Duvha.
Not so long ago former under-23 international Nkhiphitheni Matombo, who is Chris' older brother, accused Leopards of not wanting to keep their end of the bargain when it came to his brother's salary agreement.
Asked to comment on the matter, Chris confirmed to this website that indeed he has taken the club to the PSL DRC.
"Who told you that? I don't want to comment on such things my brother eish..." he said.
"Eish, ja it's true my brother but I don't want to appear in the papers over such things you understand, but okay my comment is yes I have opened a case against Leopards, I agree. Ja that's it. They've released me long time ago in February."
Matombo has found himself in a difficult situation at Black Leopards as he was not playing. The Thohoyandou-born player joined Lidoda Duvha in July last year following his return from overseas where he did well in reviving his career with Qormi FC of Malta.
Leopards official Tshifiwa Thidiela refused to comment on the matter and referred all questions to team manager Elijah Mulaudzi and spokesperson Berry Ramunenyiwa, both of whom could not be reached for comment.
"No, ask Elijah or Berry," Thidiela said.