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

NFD 2017/18 - WEEK 08 WRAP

MTHATHA BUCKS 2 CT ALL STARS 1

Mthatha Bucks returned to winning ways after successive defeats and climbed to 5th on the log overtaking their Cape opponents in the process. Nhlabathi and Ntjolo both poached their first goals of the season and just as well because Erasmus who scored 5 goals in 5 starts has gone off the boil. Bucks have won all 4 home matches in the past over the Cape club, but did concede a goal to All Stars at home for the first time. The All Stars goals came from Setelele, who netted his 3rd of the season.

ROGER LINKS LEAVES UBUNTU CT FC

Ubuntu Cape Town have parted ways with head coach Roger Links. Ubuntu CT FC thanked Roger for the work and passion he brought to the club and wished him the very best for his future endeavours.

Ubuntu Football’s technical director, Casey Prince, will take over the head coach role with immediate effect.

NFD 2017/18 - WEEK 08 PREVIEW

MTHATHA BUCKS v CT ALL STARS

After successive defeats and a slip down to 7th on the table, Bucks need to get their season back on track come Saturday. And there’s a good chance that it could happen because Bucks have won all 3 home matches in the past over the Cape club and have not conceded a goal to All Stars at home either. New All Stars coach Vladislav Heric is an experienced campaigner and will look to cause more problems for their hosts.

TSHAKHUMA TSHA MADZIHANDILA v STELLENBOSCH FC

NFD 2017/18 - WEEK 07 WRAP

CT ALL STARS 1 JOMO COSMOS 0

All Stars scored in the opening 11 minutes, had a player sent off one minute later had a second player red-carded in the second half and still held on to beat Cosmos on Friday. It’s not as if the visitors didn’t have chances. Three opportunities hit the woodwork in the first half and the Vosloorus based side must wondering what it will take to beat All Stars with the Cape side having won the last two meetings between the two sides. All Stars climb to 4th while Cosmos drop to 10th.

NFD 2017/18 - WEEK 07 PREVIEW

CT ALL STARS vs JOMO COSMOS

Jomo Cosmos will be sure to pack the correct kit as well as the player ID cards for this encounter on Friday, remembering the 3 points and 3-0 scoreline they gifted the Cape club last season. It was a result that ended any real chance of Cosmos fighting for the NFD title. The two clubs are level on 8 points and have met on 5 occasions. The only win for All Stars coming by way of a DC decision in that ill-fated match for Cosmos.

NFD 2017/18 - WEEK 6 WRAP

CT ALL STARS 0 BLACK LEOPARDS 0

The struggles for both All Stars and Leopards continued as they played to a goalless draw on Friday. After winning their opening two matches, All Stars have only picked up two points in their next four outings. The story is more serious for Leopards who won in Round 1, with three draws and two losses since. All Stars still have never lost to Leopards at home.

HIGHLANDS PARK 1 UBUNTU CT FC 0

NFD 2017/18 - WEEK 5 WRAP

STELLENBOSCH FC 1 CT ALL STARS 0

Stellenbosch FC not only retained their top spot on the NFD table, but also their unbeaten record in the Cape derby on Friday. Former logleaders All Stars lost for the second week in a row and have slipped down to 7th after failing to score for the first time this season. The only goal of the match was scored by Mabua who has 2 goals this season.  

BLACK LEOPARDS 0 REAL KINGS 0

NFD 2017/18 - WEEK 5 PREVIEW

STELLENBOSCH FC v CT ALL STARS

A Cape derby to start the weekend will pitch unbeaten logleaders Stellenbosch FC against former logleaders All Stars. The home side will go into the clash on Friday hoping to beat their Cape rivals for the first time with All Stars holding a 2 win, 4 draw advantage. Stellenbosch come into Round 5 on the back of a good win over Leopards, while All Stars lost their unbeaten record to visiting Mbombela in Round 4.

BLACK LEOPARDS v REAL KINGS

CHANGE IS INEVITABLE

Change is inevitable and no more so than on the National First Division who changed from a four stream competition in the 1996/97 season to a Coastal/Inland system a year later. This system continued up until the start of the 2011/12 season when 16 teams made up the NFD single stream system. This is currently in use today.

Change had not been seen only in the league structure and over the years many teams have come and gone.

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