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

Two sides that are enjoying growing success meet in Thohoyandou on Saturday. TTM are joint logleaders with Uthongathi FC and one of three unbeaten sides remaining in the NFD this season. Both sides come off victories last weekend. Last season both sides won their home matches.

ROYAL EAGLES v UTHONGATHI FC

A KZN derby on Saturday will pitch two sides against each other with victories under their belts from last weekend, After an 11th place finish in their debut season, Uthongathi find themselves scoring freely and sitting at the top of the log. Back to back wins last weekend for Uthongathi bore testament to hard work being done in Tongaat, with Vilane also the NFD’s leading scorer with 6 goals. Eagles bagged their first win of the season when they edged Tuks last week and will be hoping to build on that success. The teams played two 1 – 1 draws last season.

TS SPORTING v UBUNTU CT FC

TS Sporting have taken a liking to Cape sides having been the only side to beat former PSL outfit Ajax CT so far this season. On Saturday they meet another visitor from the Mother City in 2nd from last Ubuntu CT FC. Ubuntu have yet to win this season and have accumulated just one point in five outings. They lie 2nd last on the log. NFD newcomers TS Sporting on the other hand are unbeaten at home with wins over Royal Eagles and Ajax. This will be the first meeting between the two sides.

STELLENBOSCH FC v REAL KINGS

It’s been a torrid season so far for Real Kings who are without a win so far this season and bottom of the log. They face another tough hurdle on Saturday when they face improving Stellenbosch FC at the Athlone Stadium. Kings beat the Cape side 2 – 1 in the Mother City last season and a similar result will be a confidence booster for the struggling KZN outfit.

UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA v MACCABI FC

A Gauteng derby will see Tuks and Maccabi go head to head in the first meeting between the two sides. Tuks have been in good form and despite conceding late against Royal Eagles last week, Tuks are looking good. Maccabi started the season with a win that saw the ABC Motsepe League champions top the log after the opening round. However there have been no wins since then and the Johannesburg based side have slipped to 11th on the log. Tuks are 6th.

TS GALAXY v WITBANK SPURS

One of many Mpumalanga derbies this season will kick off in KwaNdebele on Sunday afternoon in a first meeting between TS Galaxy and Spurs. Dan Malesela is still waiting for his first win at this new club and could be rewarded against a Spurs side who won their opening match, but have lost their last three in a row. TS Galaxy however will have to up their performance as they are one of three sides in the NFD who have yet to register a win this season. They are one position above their visitors and level on points.

RICHARDS BAY FC v AJAX CAPE TOWN

Richards Bay FC and Ajax Cape Town will be under the scrutiny of the Supersport cameras and commentators when meet on Sunday. The home side enjoyed a promising start to the season with back to back wins, but slipped to successive losses in their last two outings and have slipped back to 8th on the log. Ajax bounced back to winning ways against Maccabi last week after suffering their first loss in the NFD in Round 4 away at TS Sporting. The Cape side are 3rd on the log, just one point behind TTM and Uthongathi. This will be the first meeting between the two sides.