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

Stellenbosch FC became the 7th team in eight weeks of the season to top the table after ending the unblemished record of logleaders TS Sporting in a top of the table clash in Mpumalanga on Saturday. Iqraam Rayners is now just on 5 goals, just one behind Vilane of Uthongathi. The second goal for the visitors was scored by Du Preez. Stellenbosch FC are now unbeaten in their last five outings with four wins and a draw. This was the first meeting between the two sides.

AJAX CAPE TOWN 0 UBUNTU CT FC 0

The Cape derby at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday failed to produce a goal, leaving Ajax third on the log, and Ubuntu at the bottom of the table for yet another week. Ubuntu have played 7 out their 8 matches so far away from home and have not been out of the relegation zone all season. Ajax, looking to bounce straight back to the PSL, have yet to top the NFD standings this season. This was the first meeting between the two sides.   

ROYAL EAGLES 0 TS GALAXY 0

The two sides in the bottom half of the log and looking to bounce back to winning ways after losses in Round 7, played to a goalless draw in Chatsworth on Saturday. The home side climbed one place to 11th, while their visitors stay 13th. This was the first meeting between the two sides.

RICHARDS BAY FC 2 UTHONGATHI FC 2

The KZN derby ended in a stalemate in Richards Bay with both sides looking to bounce back to winning ways after suffering defeats in Round 7. Another derby and his time in KZN will feature two sides that lost in the previous round. The draw leaves the home side unbeaten in front of their own fans this season with Richards Bay and Uthongathi FC still in mid table positions, separated by just one point.

CAPE UMOYA UNITED 1 WITBANK SPURS 4

New coach, lots of goals, only one conceded and all this away from home. What a start for Sammy Troughton on debut with Spurs who also forces the first home loss of the season on Cape Umoya. Spurs stay 14th despite the emphatic win, but if this is a sign of what is to come the Witbank side won’t be in the bottom half of the table for long.  Debouto, Mhlabine and Sauls all grabbed their first goals of the season, while Zwane weighed in too. Paulse scored the consolation goal for the home side. This was the first meeting between the two sides.

JOMO COSMOS 1 UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 1

The Gauteng derby saw the spoils shared in Vosloorus on Sunday. Tuks took the lead 12 minutes after halftime when Mares converted a penalty, but Cosmos weren’t about to give up and equalized through Mashumba with quarter of an hour remaining. The two teams remain level on points in 5th and 6th respectively with identical records this season.

MACCABI FC 2 REAL KINGS 4

Despite a brace from Colins Mbesuma, Maccabi suffered their second home defeat of the season against a Kings side who have won back to back for the first time this season. The visitors scored with a brace from Kunene with Mtshali and Ndlovu weighing with goals in the biggest win of the season for the KZN side. Despite the win, Real Kings remain in the relegation zone for another week, while Maccabi FC stay 10th. This was the first meeting between the two sides.