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MUSHIN ERTUGRAL RESIGNS

Ajax Cape Town has announced the resignation of Muhsin Ertugral as coach with immediate effect. This comes after the club suffered its 4th loss in 11 matches this season, dropping to 8th on the log. The Cape side have not won in four outings.

Muhsin posted these thoughts on Twitter over the weekend.

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 11 PREVIEW

STELLENBOSCH FC vs JOMO COSMOS

Stellenbosch FC will play at home for only the 4th time this season when they host Cosmos on Saturday. It’s been a good season for the Cape side who have won 5 out 7 matches on the road and are unbeaten at home. Cosmos travel to the Mother City on the back of a winless run of three matches with 2 draws and a loss. Added to that, cosmos have never neaten Stellenbosch in the Cape.

TS SPORTING vs RICHARDS BAY

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 10 WRAP

TSHAKHUMA TSHA MADZIVHANDILA 1 WITBANK SPURS 0

While TTM FC continue their push for top spot in the NFD, Spurs dropped into the relegation for the first time this season after their defeat on Friday.The home side have never lost to Spurs in the NFD. Mgaga scored his first goal of the season just eight minutes before halftime. TTM FC find themselves just one point behind logleaders Stellenbosch FC at the one third mark in the season.

UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 0 STELLENBOSCH FC 3

ROYAL EAGLES HIRE FORMER ZESCO UNITED COACH

Royal Eagles have hired former Zambian based Zesco United coach Serbian Zlatko Krmpotic to coach the club in the NFD in South Africa. Coach roger sikhakane has been sufffering illness for some time and Royal Eagles require a competent coach to run to club. The club confirmed that coach Roger has not been fired. 

Coach Krmpotic is a 60 year old who had coached in Macedonia, Turkey, Serbia, Greece, Kazakhstan and Zambia and plays an attacking 4-3-3 style of football. 

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 10 PREVIEW

TSHAKHUMA TSHA MADZIVHANDILA vs WITBANK SPURS

A win for TTM FC and any stumble from Stellenbosch FC and the Limpopo side could be at the top of the table by Saturday evening. TTM FC are unbeaten at home having dropped points only once and hat was a draw against Cosmos a month ago. Spurs have won 1 and drawn 1 under their new coach Sammy Troughton, but this could be his toughest test so far. Last season this match ended 2 – 2.

UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA vs STELLENBOSCH FC

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 09 PREVIEW

STELLENBOSCH FC vs TSHAKHUMA TSHA MADZIVHANDILA

Table topping Stellenbosch FC will play their second top of the table clash in two weeks when they take on title contenders TTM FC on Friday at Idas Valley. The Cape side have put together an unbeaten run of 5 matches with 4 wins and a draw and became the 7th team in the eight weeks of the season to get to the top of the log. TTM FC beat Mbombela last week to close the gap to the top of the log to just 1 point. Last season TTM FC won both at home and in the Cape.  

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 08 WRAP

TSHAKHUMA TSHA MADZIVHANDILA 2 MBOMBELA UNITED FC 0

Coach Chokoe got back to winning ways on Saturday and up to second on the log when they outlasted Mbombela on Saturday. Ononogu’s brace saw the home side maintain their unbeaten home start to the season. Mbombela have yet to win on the road this season and have slipped to 8th on the log.

TS SPORTING 0 STELLENBOSCH FC 2

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 08 PREVIEW

TSHAKHUMA TSHA MADZIVHANDILA v MBOMBELA UNITED FC

Coach Chokoe will look to get back to winning ways after TTM FC lost their unbeaten record in the NFD last time put against Tuks. Such is the packed nature of the log at the moment that the loss saw TTM drop from 1st to 7th. Mbombela’s win over Richards Bay in Round 7 took the Mpumalanga side above TTM FC on goal difference.  Both teams won at home last season.

TS SPORTING v STELLENBOSCH FC

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 07 WRAP

MBOMBELA UNITED FC 2 RICHARDS BAY FC 0

Mbombela Utd returned to winning ways on Saturday after a winless and goalless run of three matches. After a goalless first half, goals from Zimu and Sangweni gave the home side the boost they had been looking for. The win lifts Mbombela to 4th on the log. Richards Bay have lost all three matches away from home this season and have failed to score in any of those losses. The KZN side slip to 9th on the log.  

UTHONGATHI FC 0 TS SPORTING 1

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 07 PREVIEW

MBOMBELA UNITED FC v RICHARDS BAY FC

Top of the table after Round 3, Mbombela haven’t won a match or scored a goal since then and have slipped to 9th on the log. On Saturday they face a Richards Bay side who are fresh off a victory against Ajax CT and no doubt full of confidence. The up side for the home team is that the KZN outfit have lost both away matches so far this season and have failed to score a goal on the road. Last season Richards Bay won this fixture 1 – 0.

UTHONGATHI FC v TS SPORTING

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 06 WRAP

CAPE UMOYA UNITED 1 MBOMBELA UNITED FC 0

Letsie Koapeng scored his first goal of the season as Cape Umoya United bagged their second win of the campaign to slot into 10th place on the log. At the same tome visiting Mbombela Utd suffered their first loss of the season causing the former logleaders to drop 5 places to 9th. This was the first meeting between the two sides.

TSHAKHUMA TSHA MADZIVHANDILA 0 JOMO COSMOS 0

WITBANK SPURS PUT COACH ON SPECIAL LEAVE

The Witbank Spurs management announced on Twitter late yesterday that they have decided unanimously with their head coach, Mr.Rahman Gumbo, to place him on special leave. The decision was taken largely due to results that were not forthcoming.

Spurs are third from bottom in the NFD with only one win to their name all season - and that was in Round 1. 

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 06 PREVIEW

CAPE UMOYA UNITED v MBOMBELA UNITED FC

Cape Umoya United will look to bounce back on Friday at the Cape Town Stadium, after their loss last week against TTM FC in Thohoyandou. They host an Mbombela side who have spent one week at the top of the log and are one of only three sides still unbeaten in the NFD this season. A win would lift the Cape side into the top half of the tale. This will be the first meeting between the two sides.

TSHAKHUMA TSHA MADZIVHANDILA v JOMO COSMOS

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