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ABC MOTSEPE LEAGUE NATIONAL PLAYOFFS-2019

The ABC Motsepe League national playoffs got under way in Cape Town on Tuesday and all the matches have been played in each group. Steenberg United beat Casric 1 - 0 in the one semi-final, while JDR Stars defeated Hungry Lions 3 - 0 in the other semi-final. Both Steenberg and JDR Stars will compete in the NFD next season. The final will be contested on Saturday with the winning team taking home R1m and the runner-up bagging R500 000.00  

TS GALAXY CREATE NEDBANK CUP HISTORY

National First Division outfit TS Galaxy caused not only a major upset on Saturday in beating Premier League side Kaizer Chiefs 1 - 0 in the Nedbank Cup, but by doing so became the first club from the lower ranks of south African football to win the "Cup of Dreams". Thabiso Kutumela's late penalty enough for the win.

PROMOTIONAL PLAYOFF FIXTURE DATES, VENUES AND TIMES

The fixtures, dates, times and venues have been announced by the PSL and are as follows:

Match 1 - Royal Eagles vs TTM FC     Wednesday 15 May 2019     Chatsworth Stadium     15h00

Match 2 - Maritzburg United FC vs Royal Eagles   Sunday 19 May 2019     Harry Gwala Stadium     15h00

Match 3 - TTM FC vs Maritzburg United FC     Wednesday 22 May 2019     Thohoyandou Stadium     15h00

VENUE FOR NEDBANK CUP FINAL CONFIRMED

The PSL has confirmed that the final for the 2019 Nedbank Cup between Kaizer Chaiefs and NFD rookies TS Galaxy will be held at the Moses Mabidha Stadium on the 18th of May 2019.

Amakhozi are the most succesful side in the history of the Nedbank Cup in it's various forms since Chiefs beat Pirates 2 - 1 in a replay of the Life Challenge Cup in 1971. The Naturena based side have won the competition 13 times in the past with their last win coming in 2013 when they beat Supersport United 1 - 0 in the Nedbank Cup.

PROMOTION PLAYOFF DRAW CONFIRMED

The Promotion Play-off draw was conducted on Thursday afternoon in Johannesburg at the headquarters of the PSL.

The Premier Soccer League confirmed that the Promotion Play-offs will kick-off on Wednesday, 15 May 2019.

The last fixture of the play-offs will be played on 01 June 2019.

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 09 PREVIEW

STELLENBOSCH FC vs TSHAKHUMA TSHA MADZIVHANDILA

Table topping Stellenbosch FC will play their second top of the table clash in two weeks when they take on title contenders TTM FC on Friday at Idas Valley. The Cape side have put together an unbeaten run of 5 matches with 4 wins and a draw and became the 7th team in the eight weeks of the season to get to the top of the log. TTM FC beat Mbombela last week to close the gap to the top of the log to just 1 point. Last season TTM FC won both at home and in the Cape.  

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 08 WRAP

TSHAKHUMA TSHA MADZIVHANDILA 2 MBOMBELA UNITED FC 0

Coach Chokoe got back to winning ways on Saturday and up to second on the log when they outlasted Mbombela on Saturday. Ononogu’s brace saw the home side maintain their unbeaten home start to the season. Mbombela have yet to win on the road this season and have slipped to 8th on the log.

TS SPORTING 0 STELLENBOSCH FC 2

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 08 PREVIEW

TSHAKHUMA TSHA MADZIVHANDILA v MBOMBELA UNITED FC

Coach Chokoe will look to get back to winning ways after TTM FC lost their unbeaten record in the NFD last time put against Tuks. Such is the packed nature of the log at the moment that the loss saw TTM drop from 1st to 7th. Mbombela’s win over Richards Bay in Round 7 took the Mpumalanga side above TTM FC on goal difference.  Both teams won at home last season.

TS SPORTING v STELLENBOSCH FC

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 07 WRAP

MBOMBELA UNITED FC 2 RICHARDS BAY FC 0

Mbombela Utd returned to winning ways on Saturday after a winless and goalless run of three matches. After a goalless first half, goals from Zimu and Sangweni gave the home side the boost they had been looking for. The win lifts Mbombela to 4th on the log. Richards Bay have lost all three matches away from home this season and have failed to score in any of those losses. The KZN side slip to 9th on the log.  

UTHONGATHI FC 0 TS SPORTING 1

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 07 PREVIEW

MBOMBELA UNITED FC v RICHARDS BAY FC

Top of the table after Round 3, Mbombela haven’t won a match or scored a goal since then and have slipped to 9th on the log. On Saturday they face a Richards Bay side who are fresh off a victory against Ajax CT and no doubt full of confidence. The up side for the home team is that the KZN outfit have lost both away matches so far this season and have failed to score a goal on the road. Last season Richards Bay won this fixture 1 – 0.

UTHONGATHI FC v TS SPORTING

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 06 WRAP

CAPE UMOYA UNITED 1 MBOMBELA UNITED FC 0

Letsie Koapeng scored his first goal of the season as Cape Umoya United bagged their second win of the campaign to slot into 10th place on the log. At the same tome visiting Mbombela Utd suffered their first loss of the season causing the former logleaders to drop 5 places to 9th. This was the first meeting between the two sides.

TSHAKHUMA TSHA MADZIVHANDILA 0 JOMO COSMOS 0

NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 06 PREVIEW

CAPE UMOYA UNITED v MBOMBELA UNITED FC

Cape Umoya United will look to bounce back on Friday at the Cape Town Stadium, after their loss last week against TTM FC in Thohoyandou. They host an Mbombela side who have spent one week at the top of the log and are one of only three sides still unbeaten in the NFD this season. A win would lift the Cape side into the top half of the tale. This will be the first meeting between the two sides.

TSHAKHUMA TSHA MADZIVHANDILA v JOMO COSMOS

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.

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