The National First Division, The NFD
The National First Division, The NFD

NFD WRAP - WEEK 04

CT ALL STARS 3 SANTOS FC 3

New coach, former Malawi International Patrick Mabedi very nearly grabbed all three points on his debut after All Stars led 3 – 1 at tone stage. Only a gutsy second half performance and a brace from Santos’ Sambou snatched an unlikely point for The Peoples Team. The home side stay bottom of the table for anther week, while Santos clmg one position to 7th.  

KIKI MONARENG SPEAKS TO MASON OCTOBER

Kiki : Little is known about you, what type of player would you compare yourself to?

Mason : I wouldn't compare myself to anyone. I compete with myself, but I admire Marcelo from Madrid . He's special. My favorite player at the moment.

Kiki : Mason please tell our readers how the move to Hearts of Oak transpired and how was the feeling of playing in the Ghanaian Premier League?

NEW COACHES AT CT ALL STARS

Cape Town All Stars Football Club has confirmed the identity of their new head coach – former Kaizer Chiefs and Malawi international defender Patrick Mabedi. The new goalkeeper coach is former Nigerina International Greg Etafia, who worked alongside Mabedi as part of the Moroka Swallows technical bench.

NFD WRAP - WEEK 03

UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 0 FC CAPE TOWN 0

Tuks dropped their first points of the season in the goalless stalemate in Pretoria on Saturday, but remain unbeaten this season so far. It was only the second point on the campaign for FC CT and their second point on the road. Tuks have never lost to the Cape side and stay in 3rd on the log overnight. FC CT who have yet to win this season, drop two places to 13th.

MILANO UNITED FC 2 JOMO COSMOS 1

CT ALL STARS RELEASE COACH

CT ALL STARS RELEASE COACH NGUBANE

The press release received from the club is as received :

Cape Town All Stars Football Club can regrettably confirm the departure of head coach Mlungisi ‘Professor’ Ngubane after both parties agreed to go their separate ways.

NFD PREVIEW - WEEK 03

UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA v FC CAPE TOWN

Tuks have had an impressive start to the NFD season and are one of four sides that have gone 2 for 2 so far. Visiting FC CT haven’t shared the same fortunes in the early part of the season having drawn 1 and lost the other. The two sides last met on the 2011/12 season where Tuks won at home and drew in the Cape. Both sides have experienced coaches at the helm in Shaun Barlett and Johnny Ferreira.

MILANO UNITED FC v JOMO COSMOS

NFD WRAP - WEEK 02

BLACK LEOPARDS 1 JOMO COSMOS 1

Two former PSL sides played to their 11th draw in 27 outings on Saturday with Leopards picking up their 1st point of the season. The home side were in front with barely 4 minutes having elapsed and led 1 – 0 at halftime. Cosmos fought back in the 2nd half and their efforts paid off when Aka grabbed a point for the visitors. Cosmos have yet to win or lose this season having drawn both of their opening matches.

NFD WRAP - WEEK 01

UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA v CT ALL STARS

Amatuks made a winning return to the NFD after four years in the PSL when they saw off a spirited challenge from FC Cape Town in their first ever meeting. Tuks struck first with a crisp effort from Moseki beating goalkeeper Salie in the 17th minute. Tuks led at halftime, by the visitors were back in business just 6 minutes after the break through Bongani Fakude. Tuks however would have the final say and sealed the points when substitute Petersen struck the decisive blow.

TEAM COACHES FOR 2016/17 SEASON

Clubs in the NFD have largely shown faith in the coaches that they employed last season, to carry the teams into the 2016/17 campaign. The exceptions being Amazulu who have appointed Joey Antipas,  Black Leopards whose new coach is former Zimbabwe u/20 coach Jairos Tapera and Royal Eagles who have the experienced Kostadin Papic at the helm for the season.

 

NFD PREVIEW - WEEK 01

A new season. Two big names from the PSL have again joined the NFD for the new season, while two other newcomers have progressed from the ABC Motsepe League. A warm welcome to Jomo Cosmos, University of Pretoria, Magesi FC and Real Kings FC. We wish you a pleasant stay in the NFD. The NFD – Creating the Future of South African Football.

UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA v CT ALL STARS

AMENDMENTS TO u/23 RULE IN NFD

NSL Rule Change: NFD U23 Rule

The National Soccer League Board of Governors approved a change in the NSL Rules relating to the use of the u/23 players in the National First Division. The Rule came in effect on 01 August 2016.

Please see below the old Rule and the new Rule – as it now appears in the NSL Handbook.

The Old Rule:

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