NFD WRAP - WEEK 24

MILANO UNITED FC 2 MTHATHA BUCKS 0

Back to back wins for Milano has eased their relegation worries and comes at the right time in what has been a torrid season. The result was a dent in the hopes for a place in the post season for the visitors, but Mthatha Bucks will have to pick up the pieces in the final 6 matches. It is the first time since mid-October that Bucks have lost on the road. The Milano goals came from Solomons and Mrawu.

SANTOS FC 0 UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 2

Tuks won for the first time in five outings to pile more pressure on bottom side Santos. A brace from Chapman was enough to see off the challenge of the Cape club who are now 7 points behind 14th placed FC CT with a worse goal difference. Tuks climb to 9th and perhaps have an outside chance of making the post season if other results go their way.

WITBANK SPURS v FC CAPE TOWN

With the two reams on either side of FC CT winning in Week 24, the Cape side would be happy to grab a point from homeside Spurs. Mathabela scored for the home side with Mathosi poaching the equaliser for the visitors. Spurs remain in 7th, while FC Cape Town drop to just outside the relegation zone, only 3 points above Magesi.

THANDA ROYAL ZULU 1 BLACK LEOPARDS 1

Thanda retained their unbeaten home record and their nine point gap at the top of the NFD after the draw with Leopards on Wednesday. Cele bagged his 16th goal of the season for the home side while Munganga poached the equlaiser for the visitors. Despite pressure being exerted by Leopards for the entire second half of the match, Thanda held on for the draw and are still on track to win the NFD.    

ROYAL EAGLES 1 AMAZULU FC 3

Royal Eagles lost their unbeaten home record when they were hammered in the KZN derby in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday by a resurgent Amazulu. Three wins in a row has seen Usuthu climb from 8th to a place in the Promotional Playoffs, bumping Eagles down to 5th on the log. A brace from Ramphele and a goal from Nyundu provided the goals from the visitors, while Seanego scored for Eagles.           

MBOMBELA UNITED FC 2 STELLENBOSCH FC 1

Stellenbosch FC suffered a dent to their playoff hopes when they were beaten in Kanyamazane on Wednesday. Patjie and Masuku scored for the home side before Muishond was able to pull one back for the visitors. While Stellenbosch drop out of the top three for the first time in a month, Mbombela have probably done enough to secure their place in the NFD for next season.  

MAGESI FC 2 JOMO COSMOS 0

Midtable Cosmos suffered a shock defeat away at relegation haunted Magesi to dent their chance of making the post season. A brace from former Leopards striker Nevhulamba did the damage for the home side who although still in the relegation zone, are now just three points behind FC Cape Town in 14th. Cosmos have dropped to 11th on the log and although they have a match in hand (vs All Stars) they will have to win plenty of the remaining matches to have any hopes of the post season.  

REAL KINGS 0 CT ALL STARS 0

Home side Kings hung onto their top 8 position on the log after playing to a goalless draw against All Stars on Wednesday. The Cape side stay 12th and are only 4 points clear of Magesi and the relegation zone. They do however still have that match in hand against Cosmos still to play.