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

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

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 05 WRAP

REAL KINGS 1 TS GALAXY 1

Real Kings remained in the bottom two after their draw on Saturday with TS Galaxy. The Mpumalanga club are 13th on the log with both sides yet to win this season. The home side opened the scoring 10 minutes before halftime when Mtshali scored his 1st of the season, but the visitors fought back in the second half when Mbamba netted the equalizer just before the hour mark. This was the first meeting between the two sides.

UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 0 ROYAL EAGLES 1

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 05 PREVIEW

REAL KINGS v TS GALAXY

Both Real Kings and TS Galaxy will be hoping to earn their first wins of the season when they meet for the first time at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Saturday. Kings will play two matches in 5 days with their postponed match against Uthongathi rescheduled for Wednesday. It does provide the KZN side with a chance to escape from the bottom of the log. Coach Malesela will be hoping for points too, with the former Chippa coach being disappointed with the performance of his new team last week against Ubuntu.

UTHONGATHI BOSS MURDERED

The NFD and footballing world in general woke to the news that the chairman of Uthongathi FC, Mr. Nicholas Mkhize had been gunned down on Monday night after leaving the weekly club meeting. Mr. Mkhize had presided over the most successful era of the club, seeing Uthongathi FC win the KZN ABC Motsepe League and the ABC Motsepe League playoffs in the same season to see his club advance to the NFD for the first time. Uthongathi FC finished 11th in their debut season in the NFD and currently lie 6th on the log after 3 rounds in their second season.

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 03 WRAP

AJAX CAPE TOWN 1 STELLENBOSCH FC 0

The Cape derby left former PSL side Ajax CT unbeaten after 3 rounds of the season and in 3rd place on the log. The only goal of the match came just before the half hour mark in the second half, when Thabo Mosadi snatched his first goal of the season. The loss for Stellenbosch FC drop them to 11th on the log. Stellenbosch FC have played all three of their opening matches of the season away from home.

REAL KINGS 0 UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 1

TS GALAXY APPOINT DAN MALASELA AS COACH

Following the departure of Vusi Mkhatshwa, TS Galaxy FC has wasted  no time in finding his replacement in the form of Coach Dan Dance Malesela.

TS Galaxy has announced the appointment of former Chippa United coach, Coach Dan Malesela att he club. Malasela has taken over from Vusi Mkhatshwa at The Rockets and will be at the helm at the club for the next two seasons.

TS GALAXY COACH VUSI MKHATSHWA FIRST TO FALL

TS GALAXY FC has relieved Vusi Mkhatshwa of his duties as the Head Coach of the Club.  This announcement comes after the 0 - 1 defeat against TTM FC left the Mpumalanga club without a win after three Rounds of the 2018/19 season. TS Galaxy have played to two draws and a loss so far and find themselves in 13th place on the log. The club announced that further details regarding the new Head Coach and way forward would be made available in due course. The Club also took the opportunity to thank Mr.

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 03 PREVIEW

AJAX CAPE TOWN v STELLENBOSCH FC

A Cape derby to start the weekend sees Ajax CT play Stellenbosch FC for just the third time and the first time since Ajax did the double over the then Vasco da Gama in the 2010/11 season. Ajax are unbeaten with a win and a draw this season and are in third place on the log, while their opponent on Saturday are 7th on the log with a win and a loss.

REAL KINGS v UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 02 WRAP

WITBANK SPURS 1 MACCABI FC 1

Spurs and Maccabi remained unbeaten after their first ever meeting in the NFD on Saturday in Witbank. The ABC Motsepe League Champions came into the match as logleaders and picked up their first away point of the season. Both sides drop one place on the log, with Spurs down to 6th, while Maccabi are 2nd behind Richards Bay FC.

UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 1 UTHONGATHI FC 1

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