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

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 05 WRAP

REAL KINGS 1 TS GALAXY 1

Real Kings remained in the bottom two after their draw on Saturday with TS Galaxy. The Mpumalanga club are 13th on the log with both sides yet to win this season. The home side opened the scoring 10 minutes before halftime when Mtshali scored his 1st of the season, but the visitors fought back in the second half when Mbamba netted the equalizer just before the hour mark. This was the first meeting between the two sides.

UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 0 ROYAL EAGLES 1

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 05 PREVIEW

REAL KINGS v TS GALAXY

Both Real Kings and TS Galaxy will be hoping to earn their first wins of the season when they meet for the first time at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Saturday. Kings will play two matches in 5 days with their postponed match against Uthongathi rescheduled for Wednesday. It does provide the KZN side with a chance to escape from the bottom of the log. Coach Malesela will be hoping for points too, with the former Chippa coach being disappointed with the performance of his new team last week against Ubuntu.

UTHONGATHI BOSS MURDERED

The NFD and footballing world in general woke to the news that the chairman of Uthongathi FC, Mr. Nicholas Mkhize had been gunned down on Monday night after leaving the weekly club meeting. Mr. Mkhize had presided over the most successful era of the club, seeing Uthongathi FC win the KZN ABC Motsepe League and the ABC Motsepe League playoffs in the same season to see his club advance to the NFD for the first time. Uthongathi FC finished 11th in their debut season in the NFD and currently lie 6th on the log after 3 rounds in their second season.

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 03 WRAP

AJAX CAPE TOWN 1 STELLENBOSCH FC 0

The Cape derby left former PSL side Ajax CT unbeaten after 3 rounds of the season and in 3rd place on the log. The only goal of the match came just before the half hour mark in the second half, when Thabo Mosadi snatched his first goal of the season. The loss for Stellenbosch FC drop them to 11th on the log. Stellenbosch FC have played all three of their opening matches of the season away from home.

REAL KINGS 0 UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 1

TS GALAXY APPOINT DAN MALASELA AS COACH

Following the departure of Vusi Mkhatshwa, TS Galaxy FC has wasted  no time in finding his replacement in the form of Coach Dan Dance Malesela.

TS Galaxy has announced the appointment of former Chippa United coach, Coach Dan Malesela att he club. Malasela has taken over from Vusi Mkhatshwa at The Rockets and will be at the helm at the club for the next two seasons.

TS GALAXY COACH VUSI MKHATSHWA FIRST TO FALL

TS GALAXY FC has relieved Vusi Mkhatshwa of his duties as the Head Coach of the Club.  This announcement comes after the 0 - 1 defeat against TTM FC left the Mpumalanga club without a win after three Rounds of the 2018/19 season. TS Galaxy have played to two draws and a loss so far and find themselves in 13th place on the log. The club announced that further details regarding the new Head Coach and way forward would be made available in due course. The Club also took the opportunity to thank Mr.

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 03 PREVIEW

AJAX CAPE TOWN v STELLENBOSCH FC

A Cape derby to start the weekend sees Ajax CT play Stellenbosch FC for just the third time and the first time since Ajax did the double over the then Vasco da Gama in the 2010/11 season. Ajax are unbeaten with a win and a draw this season and are in third place on the log, while their opponent on Saturday are 7th on the log with a win and a loss.

REAL KINGS v UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 02 WRAP

WITBANK SPURS 1 MACCABI FC 1

Spurs and Maccabi remained unbeaten after their first ever meeting in the NFD on Saturday in Witbank. The ABC Motsepe League Champions came into the match as logleaders and picked up their first away point of the season. Both sides drop one place on the log, with Spurs down to 6th, while Maccabi are 2nd behind Richards Bay FC.

UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 1 UTHONGATHI FC 1

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 02 PREVIEW

WITBANK SPURS v MACCABI FC

Two unbeaten sides meet for the first time in the NFD on Saturday in Witbank as Spurs take on ABC Motsepe League Champions and logleaders Maccabi FC in the Johannesburg sides’ first match on the road this season. Spurs beat Real Kings last week in KZN and will be hoping that home-ground advantage will make it two wins in a row. Maccabi beat TS Sporting 3 – 1 in their NFD debut and will test themselves against a side that finished 5th last season.

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 01 WRAP

REAL KINGS 0 WITBANK SPURS 1

Witbank Spurs got their season off to a winning start on Saturday and extended their unbeaten record against the KZN side to 5 matches. Goalkeeper Zwane scored the only goal of the match just after halftime. Spurs will be hoping to do even better than their start to last season, where they went 6 matches unbeaten. Spurs are 5th on the log, the same pace in which they finished last season, while Kings are in 13th.

ROYAL EAGLES 0 STELLENBOSCH FC 1

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 01 PREVIEW

A new season is about to dawn and much had changed in the NFD landscape over the past few months. Highlands Park won the NFD title last season, with Black Leopards winning the Promotional Playoffs. Both sides earning promotion to the PSL, while two newcomers have progressed from the ABC Motsepe League. A warm welcome to Maccabi FC from Gauteng and TS Sporting from Mpumalanga. We wish you a pleasant stay in the NFD. The NFD also welcomes Ajax Cape Town and former Platinum stars – now Cape Umoya United to their ranks.

MHLONGO TO COACH TS SPORTING

TS Sporting Football Club announced the arrival of Benson Mhlongo as their new head coach. The former Ass. Coach of Orlando Pirates will resume his duties with immediate effect.

TS Sporting FC Chairman Slungu Thobela took the opportunity to welcome Benson by saying “we will make sure that you have all the resources that you need to succeed”.

MACCABI FC AND TS SPORTING PROMOTED TO NFD

Maccabi FC from Gauteng and TS Sporting from Mpumalamga have been promoted to the NFD after winning their semi-finals in Polokwane this afternoon.

While Maccabi saw off the challenge of local favourites The Dolphins 3 - 1, TS Sporting drew 1 - 1 with Mangaung United at full time forcing post match penalties. With the shootout level at 4 all, Mangaiung missed their spot kick. And with TS sporting holding their nerve, the Mpumalanga side slooted thie spot kick to advance to the final of the Motsepe League on Saturday, but more crucial, earn their place in the NFD for next season. 

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