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

NFD WRAP - WEEK 21

UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 0 MBOMBELA UNITED FC 2

Mbombela continued their domination over Tuks when they handed the student side their 4th loss in a row in less than a year. The win for the Mpumalanga side is their second away win in a row and their first on the road in the NFD this season. Mbombela climb back up to 10th just one place behind Tuks. Inky Masuku who poached a brace against Castle League side Days FC in the Nedbank Cup, repeated the dose in Pretoria to take his season tally up to 5 goals.

NEDBANK CUP ROUND OF 16 DRAW

The draw for the Round of 16 for the lucrative Nedbank Cup took place on Thursday.

The draw for the NFD teams is as follows:

Bloemfontein Celtic vs Mbombela United FC

Jomo Cosmos v Bidvest Wits

The rest of the draw is as follows :

Chippa United vs Polokwane City

KwaDukuza United vs Supersport United

Free State Stars vs Orlando Pirates

Baroka FC vs Platinum Stars

NFD NEDBANK CUP FIRST ROUND PREVIEW

The Nedbank Cup gets underway today officially, but for NFD teams on Saturday. With none of the NFD sides drawn against each other it will be interesting to see if the second tier outfits can cause an upset or two amongst the big guns from the PSL. Six NFD sides play against PSL opponents in the first round proper, while the other two face teams from the lower leagues. Three matches involving NFD sides will be played on Saturday, one on Sunday and the final four all on a Supa Wednesday

FC CAPE TOWN v BAROKA

NFD WRAP - WEEK 20

CT ALL STARS 0 FC CAPE TOWN 0

CT All Stars maintained their unbeaten record when they drew with city rivals FC Cape Town in a Cape derby on Friday. Patrick Mabedi’s side have not conceded a goal this year and have consolidated 11th place on the log. FC CT won their first match of the year, but have yet to win in their next 4 outings. All Stars have never lost at home to FC CT.

WITBANK SPURS 2 JOMO COSMOS 2

NFD PREVIEW - WEEK 20

CT ALL STARS v FC CAPE TOWN

A Cape derby to get the weekend underway sees two sides in the bottom half of the table. However their respective form has been impressive in 2017. All Stars are unbeaten in four outings with 3 wins and a draw, while their visitors have lost once in their four outings.  All Stars have only lost once to their city rivals in 5 matches and have never lost at home to FC CT.

WITBANK SPURS v JOMO COSMOS

NFD WRAP - WEEK 19

CT ALL STARS 0 STELLENBOSCH FC 0

The Cape derby ended in a goalless draw on Friday, leaving CT All Stars unbeaten in 2017 despite dropping points for the first time. All Stars stay 11th with the draw, 8 points clear of the drop zone. Stellenbosch FC drop to 7th with some of the teams around them getting wins in Round 19. All Stars have still never lost to Stellenbosch FC.

UNVERSITY of PRETORIA 2 THANDA ROYAL ZULU 0

KIKI MONARENG SPEAKS TO MTHATHA BUCKS COO - LUNGA TUKUTE

Kiki : Molo Lunga tell us who is Lunga Tukute? 

Lunga : I am a Mthatha resident born and bred here. I played for a couple of teams like Happy Brothers, Tembu Royals, Mthatha Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers (NFD). Most of my success was in the ABC Motsepe League.

Kiki : Please shed some light about how the promotion of your club has benefitted the local people?

KIKI MONARENG SPEAKS TO AMAZULU GM - LUNGA SOKHELA

Kiki : How would you sum up the season so far?

Sokhela : We started the season very well, but had a bit of a slump. We had two crucial away draws recently and were very disappointed to lose against Mthatha Bucks. We need to be more consistent and with more confidence we will get back to a winning streak.

Kiki : You have one of the best squads in the NFD and also a major sponsorship from Spar but you haven't gone to the fore yet?

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