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

NFD WRAP - WEEK 22

CT ALL STARS v JOMO COSMOS

After waiting for some after the scheduled kickoff, the match officials eventually declared the match abandoned after the playing kit and the registration cards of Jomo Cosmos failed to arrive in Cape Town. The matter has been referred to the PSL prosecutor.

WITBANK SPURS 4 UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 0

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.

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

COACHING UPDATE

Mbombela United have appointed a new coach in Ashwin Sutton who takes over from Milton Dlamini at the Mpumalanga based side for the start if the second half of the season. His opening match at the resumption of the NFD after AFCON 2017 on Sunday 12 February could hardly be more difficult as Mbombela United take on unbeaten Thanda Royal Zulu in Richards Bay. Sutton was in charge of Free State side African Warriors in 2009, moved to Batau in 2010, was at Sivutsa Stars (now Royal Eagles) in 2012 and Blackburn Rovers in East London two years later.

NEW TOP MARKSMAN IN NFD

Royal Eagles' Sedwyn George became the Nfd's leading goal poacher when he opened the scoring for Thanda against Jomo Cosmos over the weekend. George has reached 13 goals which puts him one ahead of long time highest scorer, Mhlengi Cele of Thanda Royal Zulu. 

AMENDMENTS TO u/23 RULE IN NFD

NSL Rule Change: NFD U23 Rule

The National Soccer League Board of Governors approved a change in the NSL Rules relating to the use of the u/23 players in the National First Division. The Rule came in effect on 01 August 2016.

Please see below the old Rule and the new Rule – as it now appears in the NSL Handbook.

The Old Rule:

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